John Baker's Case Study: Road To Hell

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SUMMARY The case study of “Road to Hell”, there are story about two characters with a different personality, backgrounds, and points of view and how these two characters interact. The first character is John Baker which is a successful western chief engineer of the Barracania’s branch of a multinational company. We also assume that Baker is white, possibly born in Canada because in the case it is mentioned that John Baker is English expatriate. Due to the baker with experience in understanding the psychology of the regional staff and know exactly how to get along with the locals, he felt he had the advantage of working in a foreign country. Baker who had been working had provided a successor to his position as the chief engineer which is Matt Rennalls. On the other hand, Rennals is a young engineer who represents the new generation of patriotic, well-educated Barracania’s professionals. He has over 4 year experience as a student at the University of London. So, it will make him sensitive to racial, political, and equality issues involving relations between his culture and western influence. Actually, the last meeting between two case characters ended up in a disaster. Instead of accepting the chief engineer position, Rennalls was insulted by Baker’s farewell interview and advice and make Rennalls turns in his resignation. This situation makes the future of the company’s relations with its regional staff and authorities in jeopardy and Baker also puzzled about what he
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