Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Relations Between Town and Country We in the Context of Russian Modernist History and Literature - Literature Essay Samples

Evgeny Zamyatin was born and raised in Lebedyan, a small village located in the Russian countryside, before moving to St. Petersburg, the then Russian capital, in order to study engineering (Charnaya, date unknown). Therefore, Zamyatin had firsthand experience on the similarities and differences between rural and urban life long before writing â€Å"We† (1921) Indeed, the divide between the mentalities of rural and urban inhabitants was a very pertinent topic to Soviet authors who were at the time witnessing their country’s intense industrialization; Evgeny Zamyatin’s treatment of the town vs. country divide is prominent in â€Å"We† (1921), especially through his use of different colors and D-503’s description of â€Å"The Ancients† in different passages. Noteworthy in its own right, the depiction of these contrasting areas also reveals affinities between Zamyatins work and the texts of his modernist peers. In the first place, D-503’s resentment towards the outside world is described very early in the novel. For instance, at the very beginning of record 2 (p. 6), D-503 notes that the yellow pollen coming â€Å"from beyond the Green Wall, from the wild invisible plains [†¦] somewhat hinders logical thinking†. Hence, the outside world is uncivilized and contains elements (i.e. pollen) that can undermine D-503’s logical thinking, hereby hurting his usefulness to the United State. In a transparent city, Zamyatin’s use of the color green can be associated with nature, national significance, and the unknown, since this malleable form of protection from the barbarian outside world is what gives meaning to the citizens of the United State, as stated by D-503: â€Å"I cannot imagine to myself a city that is not enveloped by a Green Wall† (p.11). Green, in this instance, gives D-503 and the other â€Å"numbers† a sense of identity, since it explicitl y tells them where their world ends, and consequently what they are not and it furthermore reinforces their â€Å"us vs. them† mentality. D-503 more explicitly adheres to the â€Å"us vs. them† mentality while describing the Green Wall later in the novel, when he asserts that: â€Å"Man eased to be a wild animal only when he built the first wall† (p.57). The Green Wall thus acts as a very meaningful national symbol to D-503, as it gives him pride and significance as a â€Å"number†. Moreover, I concur with my classmate Laurel Stewart’s analysis on the â€Å"close reading† discussion board, D-503’s mention of a â€Å"green ocean beyond the wall† (p.57) when he is in fact describing trees suggests that the novel’s narrator ignores basic concepts such as a forest and mistakenly uses the term â€Å"ocean† instead. Thus the author’s use of the color green can be associated with the concepts of nature, national s ignificance, and the unknown. Likewise, yellow is also a significant color used throughout the novel and is more precisely associated with irrationality than green. Green can be indirectly linked to the concept of irrationality whereas Zamyatin directly links yellow to this concept. Indeed, in the short citation provided at the beginning of this paragraph, D-503 hints at the fact that the color yellow is not homegrown in the United State. It hails from the irrational outside world, and hence is not scientific and even hinders logical thinking (p.11). Also, D-503 associates yellow with the fangs of the animals inhabiting the â€Å"other side of the wall†, calling them beasts (p.117). Another instance of which can be found on page 57, when D-503 describes an encounter with a creature living on the other side of the wall: â€Å"through the glass, looking at me [†¦] some kind of beast, yellow eyes, stubbornly repeating one and the same thought comprehended by me† Once more, D-503 shows contempt in regards to who or what is living outside the limits of the United State and links yellow with barbarity and otherness reinforced by his incapacity to understand what the creature is telling him. To summarize, Zamyatin depicts the concept of country as uncivilized and irrational through his use of the colors yellow and green. In addition, Zamyatin also uses colors to characterize the United State which in this analysis serves as the city in the â€Å"city vs. country† debate. At the beginning of Record 2, D-503 is amazed by the blue sky and says that â€Å"on such days you can see into the bluest depths of things, you see certain of their amazing equations† (p.6). Hence, blue here is presented as a color that contributes to D-503’s rational, mathematical thinking. Granted, such a sky most probably does not exclusively pertain to the United State, but it is easily understandable as to why D-503 would so appreciate such a sky. The pro tagonist of â€Å"We† (1922) hates surprises, and there is nothing more reassuring than a completely blue sky. It is as predictable as the machines that D-503 so cherishes. Furthermore, is it worth noting how the completely rational to completely irrational colors figure on the color spectrum since Zamyatin depicts the color blue as being the color of the rational city, and the Green Wall then divides and protects the city from the yellow beasts inhabiting the country (or the outside world). This exactly matches the color spectrum since blue added to yellow equals green. Additionally, the other color that can be linked to the city, and thus with the concept of rationality is the absence of color. D-503 describes the absence of color in very positive terms: â€Å"I perceived everything. The absolute straight streets, the glass pavements shimmering with rays of light, the divine parellelipeds of transparent dwellings† (p. 8). From this short excerpt, the reader understan ds that D-503 holds the absence of color in a high regard for the same reasons as for why he appreciates a pristine blue sky. It denotes predictability because in creating an entire state without walls, the Benefactor deprived the â€Å"numbers† from their privacy and they cannot keep secrets from one another. To summarize, Zamyatin links the color blue and the absence of color (or transparent) to the concept of a rational industrialized city that heavily contrasts with the surrounding uncivilized country. Furthermore, Zamyatin’s speaks directly about this essay’s main topic when describing the Great Two Hundred Years’ War â€Å"the war between city and village† (p.16). Evidently, the city won over the village, since D-503 had previously rhetorically asked: â€Å"does it not then follow from this that the most sedentary form of life (ours – is at the same time the most perfect (ours) † (p.10). Again, positive attributes are associated to cities whereas villages are perceived as old and outdated. Furthermore, Zamyatin tests the reader’s philosophical knowledge by favoring John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham’s utilitarianism over Immanuel Kant’s ethics on page 12. Indeed, when D-503 condescendingly discusses the Ancients’ surplus of freedom, he mockingly names Immanuel Kant and seems to favor consequentialism over the Ancient’s concept of right or wrong: â€Å"to murder a single person, i.e., to decrease the su m of human lives by 50 years – that was criminal, but to decrease the sum of human lives by 50 million years – that was not criminal† (p.12). Here, D-503 is appalled by the fact that the Ancients had so much freedom even if it was hurting their collective quality of life. To him, obligations and regulations are positive aspects that he links to the successful city of one state. The fact that we prefer Kanthian ethics is laughable to D-503, since he favors Bentam’s consequentialism of putting the collective good ahead of what is right or wrong to humanity. For example, Kant would disagree with removing individual freedoms for the greater good, whereas Jeremy Bentham would wait and see how positive or negative the consequences of such a decision are before judging of its morality (Haines, Date Unknown) TZamyatin links the Ancients with the concept of a village and Kanthian ethics whereas the numbers are linked with the city and utilitarianism. The Ancientsâ €™ way of life was, according to D-503, primitive and philosophically incomprehensible. Zamyatin’s representation of the city vs. the village divide is on par with the works of other Russian modernists. However, it is highly different from important pre-Soviet poems, since cities in pre-Soviet Russia were far from peaceful and rational. For example Alexander Blok (1918) depicted then Russian capital Petrograd as a lawless city under anarchy in his famous poem â€Å"The Twelve†. Indeed, the poem’s protagonists promise to â€Å"fan the world to fire, fan the world afire with blood† (Blok, 1918. P.379) thus describing the reigning anarchy in the revolutionary Russian capital. Vladimir Mayakovski did the same in his most famous work â€Å"Cloud in Pants† (1915), when he wrote that â€Å"The Krupps and little Krupps grease-paint the city with creases of menacing brows† (p.436). This image used by Mayakovski referencing to rich Germans (The Krupps) who sold weapons to both sides during the First World War showcase the extreme level of violence reigning in the city. We can thus note that both the works were written in the Pre-Soviet period and show the chaotic atmosphere in the cities of the Russian Empire in the early 20th Century, which greatly differs from Zamyatin’s United State represented in â€Å"We†. Works Cited Aleksandr Blok, â€Å"The Twelve† 375-85 in Russian Literature of the Twenties: An Anthology, ed. Carl Proffer and others. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1987. (Originally published in 1918)  · Evgenii Zamiatin, â€Å"We† 2-139 in Russian Literature of the Twenties: An Anthology, ed.Carl Proffer and others. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1987. (originally published in 1921)  · Laurel Stewart, â€Å"We – Yevgeny Zamyatin. Page 57 passage analysis† posted in â€Å"Passage Analysis† on October 14th 2016.  · Maria Charnaya. Prominent Russians: Evgeny Zamyatin. Russiapedia. Date Unknown. Accessed December 10, 2016. http://russiapedia.rt.com/prominent-russians/literature/evgeny-zamyatin/.  · Vladimir Mayakovski, â€Å"Cloud in Pants,† 430-450 in Russian literature of the Twenties: An Anthology, ed. Carl Proffer and others. Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1987. (Originally published in 1915).  · William Haines, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Date Unknown.Accessed December 10, 2016. http://www.iep.utm.edu/conseque/.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Essay Television Violence - 627 Words

Television Violence Violence is one of the most primary and controversial issues in today’s society. And true that violence is on the rise. A major concern for many parents is the violence within television shows and movies, and the effect on children’s aggression. I particularly do not believe that violence in television affects children’s aggression, but who am I to say such a thing, for I am not a qualified psychologist. But I have many reasons for my accusation and references to back it up. Now television plays a major role in today’s society, and it occupies almost every home in the United States. Parents have such a big concern for the children watching television, but children throughout the U.S watch an average of twenty†¦show more content†¦Cartoons play the majority of the role. They have been around for centuries. So why make such a big deal about them now? Are the cartoons in earlier years any different from newer cartoons? Yes I agree, but there is a pur pose. The Monaco 2 newer cartoons attract the newer generation. If parents say that cartoons now are more violent than those of earlier years than why are there so many, and so many different ratings accompanied with the beginning of every show. What about â€Å"Bugs Bunny† and â€Å"Daffy Duck† with â€Å"Elmer Fudd,† and how many fights and hunting scenes there was. What about â€Å"Road Runner† and how many times â€Å"Wylie Coyote† tried to kill him. All these cartoons amused many children in earlier years and present years. So why start complaining now? Can parents not control their children? Maybe parents should pay more close attention to what their children watch, instead of making excuses and blaming others for practically their own decisions. Because it was their decision to have children, right? Like all children’s shows and movies, it let’s the mind run free, and also let’s the children be imaginative within their own realm of mind. So let’s not take these away, and just try to limit what they watch. Let us rate these shows and movies. Oh yeah, the government did that. But yet parents still let children watch the movies and shows that they did not want to watch in the first place. Is there something wrong here? Parents complain, laws are passed to limit whatShow MoreRelatedTelevision : Violence And Television1187 Words   |  5 Pages Violence and television We live in a society where violence is globalized through films and advertisements. The individual American is exposed to 200,000 advertisements in a day, where Hollywood films portray violence as entertainment and fun, films where bullies and gangs stand out as role models, on the other hand, Hollywood is the main reason kids think, violence is cool and fun. Growing up in a home where I was the youngest boy child in the family. I grew up watching television with myRead MoreViolence on Television Essay1341 Words   |  6 PagesViolence on Television Most people in our society generally have the opinion that violence on television increases aggression in children and adolescents. Does it ? Who is to say whether television has a positively direct effect or a positive correlation ? However, the majority of the people who have researched this topic have discovered that violence on television is indeed one of the prime factors contributing to the increase in violent and aggressive behavior among the youth in societyRead More Violence On Television Essay1023 Words   |  5 Pages nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;The issue of television violence and its influence on children’s behavior troubles me. Television violence seems to be becoming abundant and violence seems to be increasing. This may be a dangerous form of entertainment, especially when young children become involved. 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Monday, May 18, 2020

Cohabitation Before Marriage - 2506 Words

Did you know that over half of all first marriages are now preceded by living together compared to virtually none 50 years ago? The number of unmarried couples living together increased tenfold from 1960 to 2000. The number of unmarried couples living together increased 72% between 1990 and 2000. By the year 2010, if the present trend continues, there will be 7 married couples for every cohabiting couple. (Cohabitation Facts, Cohabitation - Its Training for Divorce†- Chuck Colson (1995). Here are some statistics on cohabitating couples. These numbers show that as times go on more and more people will be living together before marriage. What is your opinion on cohabitation before marriage? Is this something that you see yourself doing in†¦show more content†¦--Second, economical advantages do not determine whether something is morally right or wrong. --Third, the majority of cohabitants do eventually break up and economics are obviously not a problem then, so why allow it to become a controlling factor from the start. The moral questions is, What is my virginity worth and Will I save myself for my lifelong spouse? Kevin Leman in Smart Kids, Stupid Choices says, It’s kind of like giving someone a million dollars and later finding out you gave it to the wrong person, but now hes gone and so is your money. Gone for good. You dont have it anymore. And the person who should have had it will now never get it. A 2005 study, published in the Journal of Marriage and the Family (Smock) viewed the relationship between economic uncertainty and relationship conflict. Researchers interviewed 115 young adults in Toledo, Ohio, who were cohabiting or had recently cohabited. They found that among cohabiters’ financial uncertainty and a lack of money were greatly associated with the relationships conflicts and the lack of a â€Å"sen se of a stable future, thus choosing the decision to marry. In a recent statement by the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania they said, â€Å"Sure, you might save the price of monthly rent, but youre sacrificing something more valuable. Engagement is more than just time to plan the party. It is a time for deeper discussion and more thorough reflection, which are best carried out in a detached way.Show MoreRelatedCohabitation Before Marriage Essay1674 Words   |  7 PagesNowadays, the pre-martial cohabitation concept has been widely used across many places. The current generation tends to cohabit outside of marriage at least once in their lifetime. 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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Hamlet, By William Shakespeare - 929 Words

Hamlets Soliloquys Drama literature is told through a story of dialogue about a character who experiences conflict through out the play. These kind of plays are often performed on the stage of a theatre. One of the most famous screenwriters of the 16th through the early 17th century was William Shakespeare, and his work continues to live on in the 21st century. The longest play Shakespeare had ever written was Hamlet, which is about a young prince who grieves over the death of his father and seeks revenge as he learns that it was King Claudius responsible for his death. Through out the play Hamlet expresses his thoughts through different soliloquys. Hamlets soliloquy in Act I â€Å"O that this too, too sullied flesh† contrasts from his famous soliloquy in Act III â€Å"To Be or Not to Be† and both reflect issues of the times in which Shakespeare had lived in. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Jane Eyre and Tess of the DUrbervilles Essay examples

Comparative Study - Jane Eyre and Tess of the DUrbervilles Comparison of Thomas Hardys Tess of the DUrbervilles and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontà « is possible as both authors were writing in the same time period; therefore both books contain certain aspects attributed to one genre: the Victorian Novel. However its is also important to realise the differences between the books as well as the similarities; the diversities are what give each novel its individuality and make it distinct from other books by the same author or included in the same genre. The first chapter of a novel is always vital as it is essential in capturing the reader and enticing them to read on. In addition, the opening section plays a part in†¦show more content†¦They torture her, referring to her as and animal and a madcat. Subsequently her living situations change, only for Jane to endure more harsh conditions at Lowood school: we had scarcely sufficient to keep alive a delicate invalid. Jane addresses the reader, clearly intoning that she is aware of this higher power fate has out-manoeuvred me yet later on rebuking it God has given us, in a measure, the power to make our own fate. This contrast highlights for both the characters and the reader the unpredictability and unsure feelings associated with fate. In the first chapter of both novels the reader sees how social status affects the way in which an individual is treated: Jane is thought of as a lesser being not worthy of treatment as a human: -bad animal! This is emphasised through the use of the animal insults, and because the reader sees them entirely from Janes point of view, it is hard to see any good in the Reeds. For Tess, her believed change in status is just one of the many aforementioned incidents which lead to her fate. Her familys intent belief that they are descendents of the DUrberville family causes them to behave differently, to change the way they think about themselves and other people. 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In order to evaluate the quality of emergency room care, it is essential to understand and define the standards that define high-quality care. My standards for high-quality Emergency Room care include the following: 1) it maintains life. 2) It provides rapid attention to injuries in order to prevent impairment. We will write a custom essay sample on Emergency Room Criteria, Vivid Description, Concrete Example or any similar topic only for you Order Now 3) It is professional and focused on providing maximized attention to the patients’ needs. 4) It includes rapid response to crisis. 5) It includes alleviating pain. 6) It includes having well-trained personnel.7) It also includes efficiency. 8) It provides rapid assessment. 9) It provides cleanliness. 10) Finally, It utilizes excellent equipment. The American College of Emergency Physicians has established the following standards for high-quality Emergency Room care. 1) Emergency departments must possess the staff and resources necessary to evaluate all individuals presenting to the emergency department (ED.) 2) Emergency departments must also be able to provide or arrange treatment necessary to attempt to stabilize emergency patients who are found to have an emergency medical condition. 3) Because of the unscheduled and episodic nature of health emergencies and acute illnesses, experienced and quality physician, nursing, and ancillary personnel must be available 24 hours a day to serve those needs. 4) Evaluation, management, and treatment of patients must be appropriate and expedient. 5) Resources should exist in the ED to accommodate each patient from the time of arrival through evaluation, decision-making, treatment, and disposition. 6) Excellent facility design 7) State-of-the-art equipment 8) Access to required medications. (www.acep.org) The first standard is that a high-quality Emergency Room provides rapid attention. When I brought my 17-year-old son, who has asthma, to the Sutter Medical Center Emergency Department, he had difficulty breathing, was wheezing, had severe sweating, and heart palpitations. Unfortunately, the triage nurse did not prioritize my child’s medical needs. He had to wait a full 30 minutes to receive medical attention at the waiting area. When a person has an asthma attack, they need oxygen to live. If they do not receive rapid medical attention, his breathing problems increase and can even lead to shock. When my son had another asthma attack, I took him to the Kaiser Permanente Emergency Room. There the triage nurse determined that my son was in crisis. Thus, she immediately sent him to a treatment room where he received rapid attention. As a result, his crisis ended quickly. In conclusion, Kaiser was far superior to Sutter with regard to rapid attention. 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The vinyl floor was scuffed and dull, the window had a view of a brick wall, and the walls were painted drab green. In contrast, the Kaiser Permanente Emergency Room has been recently renovated inside and out. It is an attractive room with new furniture. The waiting room is spacious, and people are not crowded together. It is very clean. In conclusion, the Kaiser Emergency Room is superior with regard to high-quality facilities. The fourth standard is that a high-quality Emergency Room provides state-of- the- art equipment. At Sutter, there was a mix of modern and old equipment. The nebulizer was extremely old; however, the oxygen equipment was modern. At Kaiser, 100% of the equipment was modern. The Kaiser equipment was much more powerful, and helped to end my son’s attack more rapidly. In conclusion, Kaiser‘s Emergency Room equipment was superior to Sutter’s Emergency Room equipment because it was much more modern. 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Appalachian Coal Mining believes that it can increase labor productivity and, therefore, net revenue by reducing air pollution in its mines. It estimates that the marginal cost function for reducing pollution by installing additional capital equipment is MC = 40P where P represents a reduction of one unit of pollution in the mines. It also feels that for every unit of pollution reduction the marginal increase in revenue (MR) is MR = 1,000 10P How much pollution reduction should Appalachian Coal Mining undertake? Set MC = MR and solve for P 40P = 1000-10P 40P + 10P = 1000 50P = 1000 P = 1000/50 P = 20 units of pollution reduction MR = 1000 – 10(20) MR = 1000 -200 MR = 800 MC = 40(20) MC = 800 By installing additional capital equipment Appalachian Coal Mining can reduce the pollution by 20 units of pollution with the Marginal cost of 800. Therefore, the increase in capital will decrease the amount of pollution and will benefit both the company and the world with the reduction in pollution. We will write a custom essay sample on Managerial Economics or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Any company that invests capital to clean the environment is making the right choice no matter how much or how little it fixes, anything reduction s better than nothing. Therefore Twenty-first Century Electronics should hire two guards b. If the cost of a stolen radio is $25,what is the most the firm would be willing to pay to hire the first security guard? Guard one = (50 – 30) * 25 Guard one = 20 * 25 Guard One = 500 The first security guard would be paid the maximum amount 500 c. If each security guard is paid $200 a week and the cost of a stolen radio is $50, how many security guards should the firm hire? MC = 200 Marginal Benefit (4) = (14-8)*50 MB = 6 * 50 MB = 300 TB = (50-8) * 50 – (4*200) = 1300 Therefore they should hire four guards @ $ 50 cost of stolen radio CH 4. . The director of marketing at Vanguard Corporation believes that sales of the company’s Bright Side laundry detergent (S) are related to Vanguard’s own advertising expenditure (A), as well as the combined advertising expenditures of its three biggest rival detergents (R). The marketing director collects 36 weekly observations on S, A, and R to estimate the following multiple regression equation: S = a + bA + cR where S, A, and R are measured in dollars per week. Vanguard’s marketing director is comfortable using parameter estimates that are statistically significant at the 10 percent level or better.