English Coursework Discuss the social and historical context of each text reflected in 'The Speckled Band' by Arthur Conan Doyle and 'Lamb to the Slaughter' by Roald Dahl. In this essay, I am going to compare and contrast the two short stories "The Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, and "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl, picking out techniques used which make it exactly, or exactly the opposite of a typical detective story/murder mystery. Both "The Speckled Band" and "Lamb to the Slaughter" have ingredients for a detective story, i.e. they both have a cold murderer who is just a little mad. On the other hand, they are presented to us very differently, making one story very formulaic, and making the other very untypical of the murder mystery genre. But, both stories contain similar elements but different due to the time in which they are written. Both Conan-Doyle and Dahl use various techniques to make their stories more interesting; for example, in Dahl's "Lamb to the Slaughter" the story revolves around the character of Mrs Mary Maloney, loving housewife and psychopathic killer. Normally, many stories concentrate on the detective or the victim, this story concentrates on the character of the murderer. This perspective helps with the telling of the murder, making it more unexpected. The story includes two major plot twists; the first being the murder itself, made unexpected by what we have seen of Mary Maloney's character, the second plot twist is at the end, where the detectives eat the murder weapon. Conan-Doyle used techniques in writing "The Speckled Band" also. His story revolves around the character of the detective, Sherlock Holmes. The story is told as seen through the eyes of his companion, Dr Watson, providing a good example of writing in the first person. Unlike Dahl's story, "The Speckled Band" is...
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'Lions led by Donkeys?'The Portrayal of the Officer Class in Pat Barker's 'Regeneration', R.C Shrrifs 'Journeys End' and a selection of poetry by Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred OwenEnglish
Lions led by Donkeys?': The Portrayal of the Officer Class in Pat Barker's 'Regeneration', R.C Sherrif's Journey's End and a selection of poetry by Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. 'He's young; he hated War: how should he die when cruel old campaigners win safe through?'# The First World War claimed the life of five million fighting men. Siegfried Sassoon wrote in his letter of resignation: "I have seen the suffering of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust."# This was an act of wilful defiance of military authority. Sassoon could not go on witnessing young men die violent deaths while 'cruel old campaigners win safe through.' He expressed his conviction of the brutality and waste of war in grim, forceful, realistic verse. Poems such as 'Base Details', 'Repression of War Experience' and 'The Rear Guard' will be used amongst other references to portray his feelings towards non - combatant officers, i.e those not at the front line. Sassoon was not just any disillusioned young officer: he was a war hero, with wounds and decorations to prove it. He was sent to Craiglockhart hospital after he was diagnosed to have suffered a nervous breakdown, however this was actually arranged by his friends to avoid him being court marshalled. Pat Barker's 'Regeneration' represents a fictional - historical account of Captain River's treatment of the war poet. The novel centres on the intense psychological conflict that Sassoon experienced during the war. Barker provides a horrific and vivid depiction of war through the stories told by the patients of Craiglockhart. However, it is not simply war that is depicted negatively, the officer class removed from combat are sometimes portrayed as senseless dictators. Wilfred Owen, arguably the finest war poet, also features...
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America has always been a very diverse country. There are different people, from different countries, and they bring different languages with them. There are people from European countries, South American countries, Asian countries, and many more. With these people and their different backgrounds, they all do not speak the same language. Some of these people do not even speak English, which is the main language used in America, but not the official language. Instead, foreign people bring their languages with them and try to adapt by keeping their traditional background. Furthermore, there has always been and will always be a problem with America being a melting pot of different languages. With so many different people representing so many different countries it is hard to maintain one language. So here is the question, should there be one language used in America? In my opinion, I think that everyone in America should learn English and have English as our native tongue, and rule out other languages for primary use. I believe that being bi-lingual is ok, however, many people entering this country should learn English, and should use English as our main language. In the essay, Should English Be the Law?, by Robert D. King, he states that "The US House of Representatives approved a bill that would make English the official language of the United States. The vote was 259-169 in favor." "These events suggest how divisive a public issue language could become in America-even if it has until now scarcely been taken seriously." Furthermore, there are riots, protests, and debates that do take this language issue seriously, and want English to be the primary language. Businesses within America could be ran more smoothly and people within certain cities and towns would be able to communicate better. In America today with almost...
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Immigrants come to our nation for many reasons. It is not always the ones usually attributed with immigrants with people rushing over the border in order to get into our welfare system. Anyone who is a refugee from a foreign nation that has been bombed by war, such as people from Kuwait or ethnic Albania, they are people that come to this country and they are immigrants. They are refugees escaping oppression. They may not speak the language here, but that does that mean they do not belong here? They are fleeing their homes because their lives are in grave danger. For us to say, "Well, before we can let you in and save your lives, you have to take learn the English language and you have to pass a history test" would be blatantly wrong. The benefits of diversity are vast and usually overlooked when talking of such issues. Immigration increases our workforce. Many people born in America take things for granted and know their so-called personal worth and thus do not want the jobs they consider beneath them. We need people to fill those positions. And as the immigrants are growing, they must start at a low-level position. Someone needs to be paid minimum wage in order for our economy to exist or at the very least, function. There was a research conducted in Canada where people from America went to Canada and we tracked how they affected the Canadian economy. Now nearly half of those who went to Canada started up their own companies, a common trend in America. They come and they start a new business that might benefit their diversity. And they employ people. This creates more jobs. This creates a larger job market. This creates even more diversity in America. Now many people will...
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When you have a question about a Microsoft Office program, you can ask the Office Assistant. For example, to get Help about how to create a table, type How do I create a table in the Assistant. If the correct topic doesn't appear in the Assistant balloon, click None of the above, look for more help on the Web at the bottom of the list of topics. You will get suggestions on how to phrase a question to the Office Assistant or how to narrow your search by using keywords. If you still can't find the information you want, you can send feedback to improve future versions of Help and be automatically connected to the Microsoft Office Update Web site to search for help there. The Assistant automatically provides Help topics and tips on tasks you perform as you work - before you even ask a question. For example, when you write a letter, the Assistant automatically displays topics to help you create and format a letter. The Assistant also displays tips on how to use the features in the Office programs more effectively. Click the light bulb next to the Assistant to see a tip. You can also select a different Assistant and set it to operate so that it meshes with the way you work. For example, if you prefer using the keyboard to using the mouse, you can have the Assistant display tips on shortcut keys. Because the Assistant is shared by all Office programs, any options you change will affect the Assistant in your other Office programs. Return to top Getting Help from the Help menu Just click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu. If the Assistant is turned on, it appears. If the Assistant is turned off, the Help window appears. To type a...
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Contract – An agreement that is enforceable in a court of law A contract is legally binding only when it contains certain factors: Capacity – The legal capability of entering into an agreement; some individuals, such as minors, and mentally incompetent or intoxicated persons, are not seen in law as having the capacity to enter into a contract. Legality – The purpose must be neither criminal nor against the public good. Consensus – There must be complete agreement, or consensus, among the participants. Intention – The intent must be that legally enforceable obligations will result from the agreement. Consideration – All parties must offer a consideration, which is the price paid for a promise, something of value of promised or paid that is taken to indicate that the person has considered the agreement and consents to be bound by it. Capacity includes: minors, mentally incompetent people and individuals who are intoxicated. Age of Majority – The age at which a person is recognized as an adult according to the law of his or her province. Minor – A person who has not attained the age of majority according to the law of his or her province, and therefore is not legally an adult. • Each province and territory in Canada sets its age of majority. A young person who is legally a minor in one province may be considered an adult in another. • In general, the courts are unlikely to enforce a contract against a minor. • It doesn't matter if a person appears to be over the age of majority and the other party to the contract honestly believes that the young person is an adult. This is true even when the minor has deliberately lied to or misled the adult. • If a contract is cancelled by the court, the minor is entitled to have any money paid refunded, but...
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(A) Consensus in idem Consensuses in idem, legal obligation and between parties are all important elements which need to exist for there to be a contract. Agreement Agreement is when 2 parties agree on the same thing. This is also known as CONSENSUS IN IDEM. This means Agreement to the same idea. The parties to the contract must be in full agreement as to what the contract is essentially about, where they are not; the contract is to be rendered void. There are many reasons why not all agreements are given the binding force of the law. 1. The law may consider the promise not to have been seriously intended. 2. The law may disapprove of the tactics used to get the other party to agree. 3. The parties may not be mature enough to understand the nature of the agreement. 4. The agreement may not be to do something which is illegal or immoral. Legal Obligation This is which the courts regard are enforceable. Legal obligation is when the parties intend to be bound by the agreement and have the capacity to contract. There must be patrimonial interest. This is when someone gains something and the other loses some kind of material possession. Agreement without Legal Obligation Social agreement – e.g. making a date Agreements between spouses – agreement between married couple. Between Parties There must be 2 parties in the formation of a contract and they must conform to any relevant requirements regarding formalities if required. To create a contract, it usually consists of a offer by 1 person and an acceptance of that offer by the other (offer + acceptance = contract). So basically when an offeror makes an offer and the offeree accepts that offer it is usually called a contract. Contracts can be formed by using actions like winking, nodding, handshake etc. Offer This is a statement from someone looking to enter...
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Contents DOCUMENT OVERVIEW 3 INTRODUCTION 3 PART A SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND ANALYSIS 3 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 3 PERSONNEL 4 EQUIPMENT 4 SPACE LAYOUT 4 PROCEDURES 4 ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT SYSTEM AND PROCEDURES 5 EASY TO OPERATE 5 COST EFFECTIVE 5 MANUAL, COMPUTERISED OR BOTH 5 QUALITY CONTROL 5 FINANCE 5 PART B - PLAN OFFICE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM 6 THE OFFICE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 6 SYSTEM PURCHASE PRICE & SUPPLIER 9 SYSTEM RUNNING COSTS 10 AMOUNT OF PERSONNEL NEEDED TO RUN AND USE SYSTEM. 10 MINIMISATION OF DOWN TIME (AFTER PURCHASE SERVICE) 10 STAFF TRAINING NEEDS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. PART C – IMPLEMENTING THE OFFICE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM 10 WORK FLOW 10 FORMS 11 EQUIPMENT USE 11 PERSONNEL USE 11 SYSTEM COST 11 PART D – MONITOR THE OFFICE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM. 11 MONITOR THE SYSTEM FOR CORRECT USAGE 11 DEAL WITH CONTINGENCIES TO ENSURE THE MINIMAL EFFECT ON USERS OF THE SYSTEM 12 MODIFY THE SYSTEM TO MEET CHANGING NEEDS IN A TIMELY WAY 12 CLEARLY DEFINED MODIFICATIONS AND TO NOTIFY THE USERS OF THE SYSTEM ABOUT THE MODIFICATIONS 12 FLOOR PLAN OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICTS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OFFICE 13 BIBLIOGRAPHY 14 DOCUMENT OVERVIEW This document will report on the Administration Office System of the Southern Districts Basketball Association. The purpose is to outline the planning and establishment of the office system by studying it, analysing it, and developing a plan to improve it. Recommendations will be made on monitoring and modifying the new system, along with ways of training staff in the operation of the system within the organisation. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to examine the Southern Districts Basketball Association (SDBA) current Administration Office System and its procedures. The SDBA is located in Carina. It is a 4-court basketball stadium, and is located at the Clem Jones Centre. It currently has 1700 members. An analysis will be conducted, and a need or gap in the system is to be identified in looking for a way to improve the current system. A plan will be developed...
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By Susan Antilla Published by Bloomberg, 2002 In the early 1980s, a growing number of women began to enter the securities industry. Unfortunately, they found a very hostile working environment. One of the biggest securities firms, Smith Barney, had a network of retail brokerage companies through Shearson/American Express. Pam Martens worked in its very successful Garden City, Long Island branch. The branch manager, Nick Cuneo, created a fun atmosphere for the men in the office, who turned the office basement into the party-filled "boom-boom room." Male brokers continually subjected women to verbal harassment and inappropriate touching. Women struggled to be hired, and then found that the men in charge of their careers practiced all sorts of sexual harassment and intimidation, from jokes to displays of sexual intimidation, physical contact, and threats of rape. This book discusses how sexual harassment shaped life inside Wall Street firms and how one whistle-blowing woman courageously fought back. About the author: Susan Antilla, a Bloomberg News columnist, once worked at the New York Times where she launched a weekly investing column and an complaint investigation column called "Between Main & Wall." She was the bureau chief of the Money section of USA Today and financial bureau chief for the Baltimore Sun. She was a finalist twice for a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. By the time Pam Martens first joined the Garden City office, it had already developed a culture as a party center for hard-driving, competitive brokers. The branch was located in an attractive upscale New York City suburb, but women in the office were treated with no respect by male co-workers who routinely called them vulgar names. The men even discussed their sexual exploits in front of their few female colleagues. The year 1982 brought about the greatest bull market in American history. The Garden...
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Interoffice Memo Date: 5/4/2003 From: Melvin J. Furd RE: Advice to Bruno Bellweather, VP Human Resources CC: Terry Technotic, CEO Bruno, you were right about asking me to look at that memo for you. Our people have gotten pretty used to their Dell PC's and MS Word. It would be an understatement to say that we're probably going to encounter some resistance to this change. However, I trust Terry and his judgment on the technology we need, and with what I've learned about change management, I am confident that we can make this change without disrupting the office too badly. To institute the change process, I recommend following a three step method. First we should focus on unfreezing the office staff to prepare and motivate them for the upcoming change. This step will take us though this week. Starting next Monday the second step begins and movement is instituted with the installation of the new Cranberry systems and the conversion of all the Word documents to the new Phrase software. This step will take two weeks. The final step will be to refreeze the change, so that the office staff will adopt the new computer system and become used to working with it. We need to get together with Terry and take a look at how much will be left over from the change budget. I have a few ideas below which we can present to him later today. For the unfreezing phase we need to implement some incentive to break down the resistance to change, or we may find the office reluctant to sign up for the Cranberry classes. I would suggest announcing an incentive package based on performance for those who complete the training. That should help motivate people to want to sign up and learn the new system and software. I would also suggest...
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