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    In The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood demonstrates a quizzical protagonist, Offred, in a dystopian, totalitarian society where fertile women are only a mere vessel for child birth. Every month during Offred’s menstrual cycle her Commander, Fred, and his wife Serena Joy perform detached intercourse while Serena holds Offred’s hands. The handmaids of the Republic of Gilead are not allowed to use their mind for knowledge nor take part in formal society. They are but the vacuous-minded property to

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    Ob10 Case Study Solution

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    1.0 Introduction OB10 is a Business-to-business (B2B) electronic invoice delivery service provider based in the UK. Its operation in Malaysia started in July 2006. Despite the substantial growth in annual revenue, the high labour cost has caused a consecutive two-year operating loss of the company. Hence, there is an urgent need for OB10 to reduce its operating cost and to strengthen its operation in Malaysia. 2.0 Issue prioritisation The main issues to be considered during the course of cost reduction

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    The Age of Enlightenment, which is also known as the Age of Reason, had sparked many new ideas for individuals all across Europe, during the seventeenth century. The Enlightenment Movement, which would eventually make its way towards the West, had brought forth a new way of thinking for all and went against traditional ways and order. With the magnificent rise of scientific and intellectual progress, many believed that this would be a time in which humanity could flourish and the fate of their future

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    Kate Chopin is a feminist author who lived from 1850 to 1904, but she did not start her career until the death of her husband. Kate Chopin pieces of work focused on the females going against societal norms and taking charge of their own life. The Story of an Hour explores the thought process of a newly widowed wife as she begins to understand the full consequences of her husband's death, which means a new found freedom, but she has it taken away in the end. The Story of an Hour is a feminist response

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    From the moment we are born we start to gain knowledge and we continue to do so as we age. Throughout our years, the knowledge we learn becomes more and more complex, as we have more understanding though various experiences. Ultimately, we may notice that there are different types of knowledge, which are shared knowledge and personal knowledge. Shared knowledge is generally exchanged between people, organizations and is known to the general public. While on the other hand, personal knowledge is gained

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    Did you know that there is injustice in the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen? The men in A Doll’s House treat women differently than how they treat other men. To society at the time men were above women. This idea is supported by the way that Nora is treated like a child by her husband Torvald, the way Nora has to follow all her husband’s decisions, during that time period women didn't typically have a job or education. When all of the evidence is presented the reader can therefore decided whether

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    Women In Beowulf

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    The Roles of Women in Beowulf Throughout the history of literature, female characters are often side characters that do not get much recognition from readers. It is a known fact that women are underestimated in Beowulf . When we look at the poem, more it is emphasized the bravery of Beowulf and how to struggle with Grendel. In my opinion, as well as male characters, women characters should be in the forefront in Beowulf. When we examine the roles of women in poetry by a closer, we can see that

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    Art nouveau was a trending art style that for some, was a way of life. The decorative art style was most popular from 1890-1910. Rene Lalique, a male French designer had a big impact on the era due to the popularity of his glass art, perfume bottles and jewellery, the essay will outline this in each section of his work. To start the essay, Art Nouveau will be discussed followed by explaining Rene Lalique and his background whilst discussing in depth his work and the repercussions of it on the era

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    Southern Food History

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    Southern Foods served during the 1930s and 1940s In the south during the 1930s and 1940s, people mostly ate foods that was grew in gardens and also ate animals that was raised on farms. The people were limited on how many foods that they received. “Waffles arrived in the U.S. with the Pilgrims” (3). There was a lot of foods that people wanted, but they couldn’t afford the food and how expensive it all was. Coffee was a big seller also. There was some people that had the money to buy extra meats

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    Ken Kesey’s comic novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, takes place in an all-male psychiatric ward. The head of the ward, Big Nurse Ratched, is female. Kesey explores the power-struggle that takes place when the characters challenge gender dynamics in this environment. One newly-arrived patient, McMurphy, leads the men against the Big Nurse. The story is told through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a patient who learns from McMurphy and fights for his freedom. In Ken Kesey’s comic novel, One Flew Over

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    Marriage Hot and Cold blood was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Story of an Hour was written by Kate Chopin. In Hot and Cold Blood, Fitzgerald tells the story of a married man name Jim Mathers and his wife Jaqueline. The couple is expecting their first child, so every penny they earned should go towards preparing for their child. Jim has a generous heart, which leads to never turn the blind eye on a person in need. He lends money to those in need without hesitation. This trait of Jim bothers

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    The novel entitled Chinese Cinderella, written by Adeline Yen Mah can be considered by one as an autobiography. Adeline Yen Mah writes about her life during her younger years in this novel. Starting off with the author, Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin in the Republic of China on November 30, 1937. Its whole title, “Chinese Cinderella: The Story of the Unwanted Daughter,” speaks literally of how the flow of the novel is. The novel introduces us to 4-year-old Yen Jun-ling, whose name was changed

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    Seven Samurai Analysis

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    Courage in “Seven Samurai”, by Kurosawa In the film “Seven Samurai”, Akira Kurosawa the director portrays courage through the characters such as the samurais but and the peasants. The story is set in the Sengoku period, which meant that Japan was undergoing numerous civil wars, and bandits were raiding a starving small village where Kambei and the 6 other samurais decide to protect later on in the film. In this essay, I will discuss the ways in which Kurosawa shows courage firstly in Kambei and between

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    Strength and Fight Courage (Chivalry in Excalibur) “A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do”(Murakami). “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a story that is based on the life of Celtic warriors who fought in the Anglo- Saxon invaders of England in the fifth and sixth centuries”(pg.171). This story presents many acts of chivalry, chivalry is the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the

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    The Dark Ages Imagine yourself in a dark building not knowing what’s around each corner. You make your way through this building facing disease, hunger, war, pressure, and being stuck on the bottom floor of the building. This is exactly how the middle ages were. During the middle ages citizens were forced into religion and faced the issues following feudalism, hunger, disease, and war. In summary the middle ages were not a good period rather they were a time of darkness. To start, the Middle ages

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    Okonkwo Tragic Hero

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    A tragic hero is defined as a character who is noble in nature, has a tragic flaw and discovers his fate by his own actions. According to the novel Okonkwo is a tragic hero. Okonkwo’s flaws were his fear of being weak and like his father. He looked at his father as being a deadbeat, weak and lazy. He even characterized his father as being woman like. Okonkwo got angry very easily when dealing with things that he didn’t like such as a weak man. Showing love and affection wasn’t something that he did

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    Nosferatu Analysis

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    Nosferatu’s Meaning and Comparisons It’s easy to say that Germany led in experimentation of film making with Murnau’s Nosferatu. Filmed in 1922, it dealt with the outside world effects of post-world war and political uproar. With everything that was going on in Europe at that time, you can see that Germany was scared with what was going to happen to their country, and that’s where Nosferatu is symbolic for Germany. Count Orlok’s characteristics like his hooked nose, long ears, and bushy eyebrows

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    Edward Martin Period 2 24 March 2017 AP Psychology Mr.Franklin “There’s a Boy in Here” AP Psychology Book Report “Autism doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a parent who doesn’t give up.” In the book, “There’s a Boy in Here” by Judy and Sean Barron, Sean is diagnosed with autism(a mental condition portrayed by trouble in conveying and framing associations with other individuals and in utilizing dialect and conceptual ideas) and his mother, Judy Barron, has helped her son overcome the obstacles

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    The Anglo-Saxon European culture holds a major piece of history when it comes to Europe. The Anglo-Saxons, as a culture, did not generally know how to read and write, so their entertainment stemmed from other aspects. Their entertainment came from the scops, who would tell the stories of war torn times, legends of ancient warriors, and monsters. Their oral history and entertainment lead to the creation of Beowulf and this epic holds the Anglo-Saxon values in high esteem. The poets and oral history

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    Dark Age In The Dark Ages

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    The term Dark Ages are often applied to the Middle Ages. Do you think this is a fair analysis of the time period? Why or why not? This is a very interesting question that has sparked a lot of curiosity in me. Once I saw this question I became very intrigued and interested. What really interests me is that it’s one of those kind of questions that makes you contemplate it for a while. For me, I had this question in my mind for a few days. Whenever I would randomly think about it, I always got new

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