Metaphor Essays


New Generation by Solzhenitsyn Review

clear that the two-year preparation program did little to prepare the student. This narrative is an ideal and common metaphor for the existence and fate of the Soviet Union in 1926; when the story begins to unfold. The life that has been imposed on the worker is out of tune with his mental capacity and abilities. People, generally experience similar difficulties when they are made to live in the future instantaneously; it is worse when it is imposed on a whole nation in similar instant fashion. The chance of destruction in such a state of affairs is huge. Although… Continue Reading...

Effect Of Gender on Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction

Leadership Style and Employee Job Satisfaction "The glass ceiling" emerged as a widely employed metaphor in the nineties to account for inaccessibility of organizational leadership posts for females. Even today, females continue to encounter a number of challenges when aiming for leadership positions (Ayman & Korabik, 2010). Research scholars recognize the broad significance of culture and situational contingencies as contextual factors governing leadership, whilst also presenting leadership or governance as a largely gender-neutral phenomenon. As of 2010, the labor force of the U.S. comprised of approximately 72 million women (aged 16+); i.e., 58.6% of American females above 16 years were… Continue Reading...

Patriarchs and Dysfunctional Families in the Bible

Biblical text. The story of Abraham's two women, the mothers of his children, has become the seed metaphor for the schism between seminal Semitic peoples. Even though it would not be for many centuries, the evolution of Islam clarified the sharp differences between the matriarchal model exemplified by Sarah's seemingly miraculous mothering of Isaac and the patriarchal model denoted by Hagar's carrying Ishmael, the symbolic patriarch of what would later become Islam. Jealousy and other petty, negative human emotions are almost celebrated in the Biblical narrative. The "traditioning" of family dysfunction also becomes a tacit approval of selfishness and… Continue Reading...

Renaissance and Rise Of Humanism in Painting

scene wherein Peter approaches the entrance to pay the tribute, allowing them all to be admitted. The metaphor connecting this narrative to the concept of being admitted into heaven through the gates upon paying divine tribute to God by keeping His commandments can also be interpreted here. Fra Angelico Fra Angelico similarly "rationalizes" space and makes it both logically representative of reality and symbolically and fundamentally religious (The Met). Just as Masaccio uses space to teach the lesson found in Matthew's gospel, Fran Angelico uses space, perspective, line and religious symbolism to construct a vision of orderliness, humanity and… Continue Reading...

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard As a Person Born on May 5, 1813 in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, Soren Aabye Kierkegaard was a famous philosopher and theologian. He claimed his physical frailty was an oppressive weight that dragged down his healthy spirit, which longed for freedom. At the age of 17, Soren joined Copenhagen University and majored in the field of theology, as his father desired; however, subsequently, he shifted to the field of philosophy. While his education did influence his thoughts, inspiration for his written works actually came from two relationships (with Michael Kierkegaard (Soren's dad) and a failed engagement (to Regine Olsen)… Continue Reading...

Workplace and Gender Discrimination

(Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters, 2013). The "sticky floor" metaphor refers to the tendency of women to get trapped in low-mobility, low wage work (Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters, 2013; Channar, Abbasi & Ujan, 2011). Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters (2013) also mention the glass cliff metaphor for the ways women's lives are made "riskier" when they assume positions of greater wealth and power in an organization, and also to the "labyrinth" metaphor for the unduly complex, convoluted, and difficult paths women's mobility and status increase can be in the workplace (Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters, 2013). Stamarski &… Continue Reading...

Gender Discrimination and Wage Differential

balances or imbalances (Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters, 2013). The "sticky floor" metaphor refers to the tendency of women to get trapped in low-mobility, low wage work (Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters, 2013; Channar, Abbasi & Ujan, 2011). Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters (2013) also mention the glass cliff metaphor for the ways women's lives are made "riskier" when they assume positions of greater wealth and power in an organization, and also to the "labyrinth" metaphor for the unduly complex, convoluted, and difficult paths women's mobility and status increase can be in the workplace (Brukmuller, Ryan, Haslam & Peters,… Continue Reading...

Team America Surveillance and Espionage

daily lives of citizens. Captain America: Civil War can be viewed as a metaphor and warning to Americans about the extent, purpose, and meaning of government surveillance in daily life. The film can also be instructional, showing that Americans can empower themselves against encroaching infringements on their rights. Because Captain America: Civil War is a superhero movie, it does not address the genuine legal problems that surveillance and brainwashing raise. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution addresses surveillance by providing the right to privacy to all American citizens. The government is prohibited from unreasonable searches and seizures according to… Continue Reading...

Writing Both Fiction and Nonfiction Reflection

work. I believe that I need to practice the art of metaphor more in my writing. Since starting this course, I have become more aware of the importance of saying something a number of different ways: the metaphoric is among the most effective. I tend to write in a straightforward manner. My choice of words, my diction, can be admirable at times, but not my overall presentation. It is something I hope to work on in the future. In the meantime, I will focus on my strengths as a writer, which include not only diction, but the ability to… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

Bethany Moreton's "To serve God and Walmart: The making of Christian free enterprise." (Harvard University Press, 2009) Author Bethany Moreton's work provides an insight into Walmart's corporate history and its swift climb, within 50 years, from a little discount retail chain opened up by Sam Walton to an international retailing giant. The author goes beyond readers' expectations to include Walmart Country's religious, social, and cultural history (the term 'Walmart Country' would refer to its politically charged birthplace and surroundings of East Oklahoma, north-western Arkansas, and south Missouri). It is a place where the retailer's customers, supervisors and staff collaborate with… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

For comprehensively understanding the meaning of Jesus's message to this specific church, it is necessary to first know and comprehend the church, together with its culture. This book's writer is a messenger from the divine who has taken it upon himself to convey a serious message from Christ. Although the book is directly targeted at the First Century Laodicean church, the advices therein may be applied to Christians in all eras[footnoteRef:1]. The work's literary examination reveals that this church's moral nature apparently reflects its socioeconomic context. That all distinguishing aspects of the city contradict the church symbolizes failure, and not… Continue Reading...

Song Lyrics Analysis

"When I was your Man" By Bruno Mars Gifted Grammy award-winning singer, Bruno Mars, in his "When I Was Your Man," has largely utilized sad and regretful lyrics portraying longing for the woman who left him. However, does this really indicate he's now more sensible and mature, or is it simply wishful thinking? "When I was your Man" strikes straight at the hearts of people who lost a special person or loved someone deeply but did not realize it and failed to value them till it was too late. This song's lyrics depict a multitude of emotions such as remorse,… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and the Human Brain

foundation for understanding artificial intelligence by using the chest metaphor. Chess exists as a finite game. He explains out of all the possibilities, it will either be a draw or a win for either black or white. While the algorithm for perfect chess exists, the tree of potentials is so vast, it would take too much effort and time to create it, thus removing a feasible algorithm. Does artificial intelligence seem like a complex structure when it could be the same as a chess game? Can the potential outcomes be so vast that it seems like it can replicate… Continue Reading...

Psychotherapy Using Ipt and Act

Jen is a 19-year-old female of mixed ethnic background. When asked what her therapeutic goals are, Jen states that she wants to "get over" the physical abuse she was subjected to her from her mother's ex-husband (her stepfather). In the third therapy session with Jen, she abruptly claims that she may not be continuing with therapy because she is just "therapist shopping." Also in this session, Jen mentioned for the first time that she works as an exotic dancer. She asks with a belligerent tone, "You don't have a problem with that, do you?" Even though there was no response,… Continue Reading...

Film Talk to Her by Pedro Almodovar

united through their love of theater; and theater serves as a metaphor for the stage of life itself. The play-within-the-play trope is particularly effective here and almost becomes a frame narrative. Personal Interpretation & Director's message Gender roles and stereotypes are refreshingly nuanced in Habla con Ella. Right from the beginning, the audience is aware that Almodovar has transcended gender binaries and rigid stereotypes because Marco is passionate and emotional; he even allows himself to cry. Benigno also has no qualms about telling Alicia's father he is gay, which is ironic given that Benigno is actually in love with… Continue Reading...

Treating Depression with Act

ideally, success. The manifestations of language utilized will involve both metaphor and paradox as a means of getting the client to understand his feelings in relation to existing in the present and discerning that which is or is not mutable. Diagnosis DSM V The DSM V diagnosis of Jacob is Major Depressive Disorder which borders on the differential diagnosis of adjustment disorder. The latter is identifiable because the patient is evincing difficulty of adjusting to the reality that his business failed. The core symptoms of this order as identified in this manual are a general disinterestedness coupled with signs… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Pauls Letter to Philemon

Socio-Historical Background: Book Of Philemon The epistle of Paul to Philemon has often been called a captivity epistle because it was written when Paul was imprisoned because of his Christian faith. The frequent references to the Church and to Philemon's house underline the fact that Paul likely intended this to be a public, instructive letter, not simply a private document conveying information (Witherington 54). Philemon is usually studied in conjunction with Philippians, Colossians, and Ephesians (Witherington 1). Although the authorship of Ephesians is in doubt, the majority of Biblical scholars believe that Paul is likely the author of Philemon. Unlike… Continue Reading...

Vathek Stories

How did you react to Vathek? I found Vathek to be quite a strange tale albeit with some dark humor. I am not completely sure about how I feel about it. However, I do not dislike Vathek. I found most part of the book to be odd. However, in the latter stages of the story, Beckford makes it much more appealing in a literary perspective. The main character Sultan Vathek gets into a deal with a djinn, which in the end does not end well. However, he does lead a very wonderful and remarkable life. The condemnation of Caliph Vathek… Continue Reading...

Visual Analysis

Helmers, M. (Eds.). (2012). Defining visual rhetorics. Routledge. Jeong, S. H. (2008). Visual metaphor in advertising: Is the persuasive effect attributable to visual argumentation or metaphorical rhetoric? Journal of Marketing Communications, 14(1), 59-73. Scott, L. M. (1994). Images in advertising: The need for a theory of visual rhetoric. Journal of consumer research, 21(2), 252-273. Continue Reading...

South African Poetry Analysis

Antjie Krog's Country Of Grief And Grace Antjie Krog (2000) uses metaphor and extended metaphor throughout the poem "Country of Grief and Grace" -- itself an exploration of existential crisis in South Africa, ravaged by apartheid and violence. Krog descends into this maelstrom to provide the reader a glimpse, a hope, a ray of light that beams through the sludge of hopelessness, despair and grief. Through her use of metaphor and extended metaphor, Krog constructs an alternate way of looking at the world in which she lives -- a framework that invites the reader to question the… Continue Reading...

Isaiah and Suffering Songs in Bible

agency," (Brueggeman & Linafelt, 2012, p. 41). The covenant is thus redefined and renewed in a Servant-Master metaphor. Moreover, the summoning of the people of Israel to shed self-pity (as well as "self-preoccupation," especially during periods of exile) suggests that the servant-master relationship is not one of exploitation (Brueggeman & Linafelt, 2012, p. 42). Brueggeman & Linafelt (2012) also link the servant metaphor to the covenant between God and the Jewish people, and also link the servant theme to the poetic phrase "light to the nations," the latter of which especially energized Christian communities later, suggesting a "sweeping mandate… Continue Reading...

Figurative Language and Imagery in Poetry

.....people the opportunity to see life from a new perspective, to be entertained, enlightened, and to experience some level of catharsis through engagement with a dramatic experience in reading. It can also provide a comedic experience or poke satirical fun at society. The importance of reading has changed from in earlier eras in the sense that books are now old media (new media consists of digital technology) and we have a hundred other ways to entertain ourselves today aside from books. For this reason, I believe genres like flash fiction have emerged -- because the world is so fast-paced today… Continue Reading...

12 Angry Men Prejudice Vs Justice

together even more so, as their alarm at seeing a knife driven into the table (acting also as a metaphor for Fonda driving home the point of his argument) explodes on the screen and acts as the final wave of admission needed to reduce their stubborn pride and resentment to rubble. Thus, Lumet is able to transform the simple room into an arena -- a kind of cage match where men use their brawn and their brains, their physical demeanors and their intellects to push and pull one another. The destination that they want to reach in the opening… Continue Reading...

Robert Hayden Those Winter Sundays

between them. Emotional distance is usually characterized by the metaphor of coldness, and the coldness in "Those Winter Sundays" symbolizes the emotional coldness in the family. Emotional coldness is created by the inability of the father to transcend societal gender norms in which men are to be the primary breadwinners and also to be inexpressive of their love and emotion. The suggestion of domestic violence in the poem occurs when the speaker describes the extreme cold using the descriptive term "blueblack," (line 2). The father has to dress in the "blueblack cold," using the startling, poignant imagery of a… Continue Reading...

Irony and Metaphor in Good Country People

Good Country People: metaphor and Irony Joy Hulga is the main character of Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People." She represents the proud, young educated student who has renounced any faith in Christ. As her mother Mrs. Hopewell puts it to Manley Pointer, the Bible salesman, "My daughter is an atheist and won't let me keep the Bible in the parlor" (O'Connor 278). Manley turns out to be both Joy's double and foil -- atheistic like herself, but also seeking to seduce her for her false leg (he… Continue Reading...

Left Brain Right Brain Worldview and Doctoral Programs

pop psychology, the left brain/right brain divide is "largely bogus," (Lombrozo, 2013). However, the metaphor of left brain/right brain does somewhat accurately allow us to classify people into those whose worldviews are governed by logic and reason versus those whose worldviews allow for a greater degree of impulse and emotionality. My personal worldview is thankfully somewhere between these two extremes. Too much left brain emphasis leads to rigidity and an inability to welcome new ideas, whereas too much right brain focus may lead to superstition and poor decisions. The left brain/right brain metaphor demonstrates the need for fusing qualitative… Continue Reading...

An Effective Strategy in Dealing with People with Mental Disorders

an inclusive doctorate course adaptable to every doctorate program. DNA represents a metaphor that denotes distinctive artifacts personalized by GCU’s doctorate course for simplifying pupils’ academic journey. The course is grounded in curricular and content development, research guidance, competences and acquaintance, and a detailed dissertation procedure (Gcumedia.com, 2017). The aim is: creation of an effectual, engaging, and stimulating academic experience for doctorate level pupils. The campus provides corporate leadership and educational courses concentrating on cultivating accountability and knowledge with regard to the development and inspiration of superior- performance entities. The institution also offers other doctoral courses like philosophy in… Continue Reading...

The Influence Of William Shakespeare and Robert Burns

Introduction William Shakespeare and Robert Burns are both iconic figures in the UK. Also known as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare is often regarded as England’s national poet. Shakespeare is also considered the world’s greatest English writer and dramatist. During his time, Shakespeare authored tens of plays, over a hundred sonnets, and several narrative poems and verses (Marche, 2012). Shakespeare’s work has been translated into virtually all major languages of the world. Also, his work is performed more regularly than any other work. Robert Burns, born close to one and a half centuries after the death of Shakespeare, was also… Continue Reading...

Preaching the Bible to a Modern Audience

has been “scattered on a day of clouds and darkness,” (Ezekiel 34:12). Ezekiel’s metaphor hearkens to all communities in diaspora, as well as to the current fragmentation of society. As more and more people leave their homes to find new jobs elsewhere, they can become uprooted spiritually as well as physically. Gathering the scattered flock can be a literal method of joining together people from disparate parts of the planet under the common umbrella of faith. Online congregations offer such services to scattered flocks, especially in their time of need. Traditional congregations also understand the importance of reaching out… Continue Reading...

Dreams the Unconscious Mind and Defense Mechanisms

Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic theory suggest that early stages of human development have a significant impact on our relationships and our ego throughout the life span. According to Freudian theories, manifested behavior is based on latent problems of the past. The therapeutic process of psychoanalysis is designed to help the client become aware of past problems or latent desires that have been suppressed during the process of psychological development. Key themes that emerge in the literature on psychoanalytic theory include the role of the unconscious mind in shaping self-concept and behavior, dreams as the language of the unconscious mind, and the… Continue Reading...

The Gospel Of Matthew and Anti Semitism

political—essentially and ironically Marxist--underpinnings. Harrington also points out that the parable of the vineyard offers a metaphor of the transfer of symbolic ownership of the Kingdom of Israel from the Jews to the Christians. Jesus becomes the new “authoritative interpreter of the Torah,” and enables the destruction of the Second Jewish Temple, in 70CE—the pivotal moment precipitating thousands of years of Jewish persecution and exile. Matthew artificially resolves the tension between Jews who wished not to convert to Christianity and newly converted Christians by stereotyping all Jews—a pattern that has perpetuated anti-Semitism throughout the world. The anti-Jewish elements contained… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law Cases Examinations

People v. Goetz (1986) 1. Give an overview of the case. The controversial People v. Goetz (1986) involves the Defendant, Bernhard Goetz (Defendant) who shot and injured four young black men on a subway train in the Bronx. Four black youths, Troy Canty, Darryl Cabey, James Ramseur and Barry Allen were riding the subway train; two of the youths had screwdrivers hidden on their person, later admitting the intention of using these screwdrivers to unscrew the coin boxes attached to arcade games. The defendant was also riding the train and had an unlicensed .38 caliber pistol, a gun he had… Continue Reading...

Music and Gym Workout

Abstract Music may be counted among the strongest neurobiological tools at hand for altering individual moods, conduct and attitudes. What effect does it have on us in relation to the promotion of hatred and violent behavior? In what way does it shape people’s explanatory approach and minds? An inherent relationship has been found between mood and music. Scholars constantly attempt at objectively explaining the occurrence of such influences. Research works demonstrate that music engages, within the listener, a broad array of psychology-influencing neurobiological systems (Bergland, 2012).  Music apparently impacts an individual’s physical performance by enhancing vigor with shifting rhythms and… Continue Reading...

Snapping Beans by Lisa Parker

intellectual significance. At the poem’s end, the hickory leaf which blows loose in a funny way is clearly a metaphor for the speaker who has blown free and left the comforting confines of her childhood world. Even though she is on the porch at the beginning of the poem, the reader is certain that unlike her grandmother, her future will lead her very far afield The speaker says that she did cry into the homemade quilt her grandmother made out of homesickness, even though she also clearly is fascinated by the fact “the evening star was a planet” (the… Continue Reading...

Educational Leadership Tools

I enjoy being creative so have something in common with the inventor metaphor for leadership. I can find aspects of myself in each of these types and I think that says some really good things about how I approach leadership but also about leadership in general. For instance, in this post you also describe the six leadership styles: visionary, coaching, democratic, affiliative, pacesetting, and commanding. I agree with you that there is probably some correlation between these styles and the metaphors applied on the website about leadership types. I believe that leadership comes in so many different shapes and… Continue Reading...

Epistle to the Hebrews Salvation

The Epistle to the Hebrews reflects the contentious nature of the debate within the Christian community of how to define the role and nature of Jesus in the evolving tradition. Regardless of the nature of its authorship, the epistle establishes Christ as the Son of God and part of the Godhead but also a kind of high priest within the Jewish tradition. Its Christology is uniquely Jewish in its orientation and metaphors, which is one reason why it might be commonly attributed to Paul. But it suggests a new, sacrificial role for Jesus as the Son of God and a… Continue Reading...

How to Help Teams Communicate Better

to see why communication and collaboration is so essential in team work. This activity could be described as a metaphor for what real life teams must go through in order to successfully conclude a project (Team Building Directory, 2018). The Build a Bridge exercise can be a good follow-up because this exercises has teams discussing directly with one another and brainstorming on ways to use the materials they are provided to build their half of a bridge. The exercise is to have two teams work together to complete an entire bridge, each team doing one half of the bridge.… Continue Reading...

Ee Cummings Modernist Poet

about a dead cowboy, or rodeo rider, or if it’s all a metaphor for something else. By shrouding the meaning of the poem in so much haziness, it means that the reader has to interpret the aspects of the poem that are accessible. In this case, it might be something like fragility, the passage of time, or the unavoidability of our own mortality. Similarly, at first glance, the poem In Just- appears to just be about spring and a weird looking balloon man. Here Cummings forces the reader to experience the poem as a feeling, as a slice of… Continue Reading...

Marie Antoinette Role and French Revolution

the Myth of Marie-Antoinette, and: The Body Politic: Corporeal metaphor in Revolutionary France, 1770-1800 (review).” Eighteenth Century Studies, 33, 2 (2000): 314.] [6: Richard Covington, “Marie Antoinette.” Smithsonian Magazine, Nov 2006, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/marie-antoinette-134629573/] Her popularity had already been waning, but the popular press at the time had been portraying Marie Antoinette in an increasingly negative light. The diamond necklace scandal was the final nail in the coffin of the monarchy, which essentially meant that the public came to believe that Marie Antoinette was to blame for all of the monarchy’s affairs. “The queen was increasingly blamed for the country’s desperate… Continue Reading...

My Papa’s Waltz Poem Analysis

is a poem laden with emotion and pain. Roethke describes child abuse in grim detail, choosing the metaphor of music to ironically capture the suffering of a small family. Music and dance should be uplifting, as should family life. Choosing the paradoxical motif of music, Roethke shows how the patriarchal model of family and masculinity undermine domestic peace and happiness. Works Cited Roethke, Theodore. “My Papa’s Waltz.” Continue Reading...

Jesus As the High Priest Roles Qualities and Functions

served by the High Priest is that of intermediary between God and humanity. Pilch (n.d.) offers the best metaphor of the intermediary role, in that the petitioner will need a patron or a broker to conduct complicated affairs or to restore order or harmony. The High Priest reconciles the human being who has sinned with God, who is offended by that sin. With humility, empathy, patience, and kindness, the High Priest helps the human being restore harmony in his or her relationship with God. Jesus as the Son of God is the ultimate High Priest of a new world… Continue Reading...

Bible Patriarchy Paul and Ephesians Metaphor

gender roles seriously, but should pay close attention to the metaphor being made. To view the relationship between Christ and Church as a marriage union helps strengthen social ties, without the moral turpitude that comes with patriarchal, slave-owning households. Unfortunately, Ephesians 5:21-32 has been taken out of context and also misinterpreted to reinforce the subjugation of women and the practice of slavery. Neither misogyny nor slavery have any part to play in Christian ethics. Matera (n.d.) suggests that preachers can work with this passage in several ways, first by frankly addressing it with their congregations. To directly confront its… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

things for others. This principle was best espoused by Adam Smith (1776) himself with his famous ‘invisible hand’ metaphor” (Baker & Lawson, 2002). This is a key aspect of globalization, and it is futile to assume that the advantages of trade need to end at borders between nations  as such borders were created in the first place with political agendas at heart, as opposed to economic reasons (Baker & Lawson, 2002). In fact, there’s an argument that the criticism of frequent trade around the nation is founded more in racism and xenophobia: why is trade beneficial between people who… Continue Reading...

Bartleby the Scrivener Analysis Essay

Abstract Engaging in a Bartleby, the Scrivener analysis essay is bound to test one’s patience. It is one of the most inscrutable works of Herman Melville. While Melville is perhaps most famous for his nautical adventure tales, this paper delves into the enigmatic cogs and wheels that make this short story a piece of eternal literature. Eternal literature transcends the constraints of time and relatability, touching upon themes and symbols that are indelible to human existence. This paper summarizes the major events of the short story, briefly addresses the main characters, and examines the more predominant themes. Introduction Bartleby, the… Continue Reading...

My Papa's Waltz Analysis Essay

as most readers aptly are aware, waltz could simply be a metaphor for something else—it could be any number of things. The choice of words for the title is suggestive as well, particularly the selection of the word “papa” gives the reader the impression that the author of the poem is young or even a child, or that childhood is the time of the poem. Papa is an affectionate term for father, and using it in the title helps to imbue the text with a certain level of warmth and with it—vulnerability. Thus, with this affection an vulnerability set… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

this conversation is about more than just driving. The dialogue is a larger metaphor for the carelessness of the very wealthy, and how they expect to just do whatever they want in life, and that everyone else will just get out of their way. There’s a strong expectation that they needn’t make any effort to not hurt others, and that others will just have the sense to move or be more careful. At the end of the novel, Jordan accuses Nick of ghosting on her, or essentially rejecting her. “‘Nevertheless you did throw me over,’ said Jordan suddenly” (189).… Continue Reading...

Pearl Buck and Rudyard Kipling

to find the River of Arrows that he might escape the Wheel of Things—a metaphor for the trappings of political pursuits which are taking place forever and anon in India. Kipling thus reveals that the main two struggles of everyday life in India are to balance these two opposing forces—the force, on the one hand, to serve the mighty political figures who rule the realm and to be accepted by them as one of their team; and the force, on the other hand, to tend to one’s spiritual life and do what is important to transcend the pettiness of… Continue Reading...

Literary Analysis Of Speech "we're on Our Way" Essay

face, you were born in the mess,” states Hamer (17). Using the metaphor of a mess draws attention to the urgency of the situation. The tone of Hamer’s speech is urgent, and to underscore the need for immediate action rather than passive waiting, Hamer uses rich imagery of police brutality that she has personally experienced. The narratives add depth and clarity to what would otherwise be abstract political issues. “We can no longer ignore the fact, America is not the land of the free and the home of the brave,” (35). Alluding to this cliché of American identity shows… Continue Reading...

Religion and Christian Counseling

backgrounds to come together, network, and support one another’s aims in their various fields. metaphor To help explain the areas of study of Religion and Christian Counseling, an appropriate metaphor is bird making a nest for its eggs. The bird can make a great nest out of strong materials, using the twigs and grass and scraps that are available around it. The nest can be strong and supportive and will provide a warm, firm home for the eggs as the young inside grow and develop till they are ready to hatch. But if that nest is not situated or placed… Continue Reading...

Super Highway 8 Rogerian

of pride and shame and of light and dark. It is in many ways a metaphor for the journey of life and for the human experience of life on this planet: there will be a mix of events that we are proud of and ones that we are ashamed of, and both such events will have a hand in shaping our behavior and our identities. In conclusion, critics of this image are correct in much of their criticism: there is a banal derivative, unspecific and uncertain elements within the photo. However, many of these elements work together to create… Continue Reading...

Mel Gibson

achieve a higher moral goal. Each of these films also serves as a metaphor for audiences to apply to their analyses and assessments of prevailing cultural and political themes. Yet only in Hacksaw Ridge is Gibson willing to allow the audience to reach its own conclusions and to pass its own moral judgments on the protagonist. The film is about war and yet it is also about pacifism; it is about the masculine desire to be patriotic and to participate in the war effort and yet it is also about a man whose masculinity is ironically caught up in… Continue Reading...

Okinawa Japan

Okinawa, Japan Q1. What is your chosen topic? Okinawa is a famous cluster of islands that is part of Japan. It is historic for a number of reasons, including a famous battle during World War II as well as its long-lived residents. Q2. What personal angle can you present on this topic? Often called the Hawaii of Japan because of its scenic beauty and history, this profile will focus on providing an introduction to the area, including tourist attractions, and also offer an overview of Japanese culture in general to readers, including Japanese religion (Buddhism and Shintoism), popular festivals, religion,… Continue Reading...

Symbolism in My Papa's Waltz

in the poem is of course not relating to a dance. The waltz is the metaphor for the father's movements when he's been drinking, movements that are described in terms like "every step you missed my right ear scraped a buckle" and "you beat time on my head." The title adds meaning to the poem because a dance is like a routine, movements that are repeated, and the narrator is describing the routine nature of the beatings. The poem has a lot of meaning beyond the literal meaning. The imagery is that of a young family that was struggling… Continue Reading...

Money Economics and the Banking System

Money The existence of money makes exchange easier, compared with barter systems, because money provides a stable store of value. If exchange is conducted with physical goods only – as in a barter system – then there are many points of friction that will inhibit exchange. First, goods have different physical characteristics that can put limitations on exchange. Some goods are perishable, others too large to transport, still others difficult to transport. Two goods may have equivalent value, but these physical limitations create barriers to exchange. How does one exchange a house for a year's supply of fish, for example?… Continue Reading...

William Gibson's Neuromancer on Technology and Humans

Science fiction frequently portrays a dystopian reality to demonstrate the faults and failings in human nature or in human societies. Technology becomes an extension of human nature, enabling people to abuse or exploit. In William Gibson's novel Neuromancer, the author offers a bleak portrayal of the ways human beings use technology. Humans interface with technology in a way that obliterates their ability to relate to one another or experience emotions like compassion and empathy. The protagonist Henry Case is an exception, which is why the audience can relate to the ways he tries to subvert the system. A matrix supersedes… Continue Reading...

“the Flea” by John Donne Close Textual Analysis

the small, biting insect that is apparently a mere annoyance becomes a metaphor for the joining of the poet and his beloved. “It sucked me first, and now sucks thee, / And in this flea our two bloods mingled be,” writes Donne (3-4). Even though the poet and his beloved are not physically touching, the ugly, even repugnant parasite still has an elevating, even beautiful role in uniting the two souls, although the poet’s beloved cannot perceived this. Donne’s poem reflects his belief as a Christian that all creatures, however humble, have a dignity as they are created by… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Culture on Ptsd in the Middle East

PTSD in the Middle East Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common mental health or psychological disorders facing people in the Middle East region. This condition emerges from episodes of social upheaval, combat, and violence that have become common in the Middle East over the past few years. Some of the major areas in the Middle East that have been characterized by increased conflicts in recent years include Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon. Given increased conflicts and combat in the Middle East, PTSD and other trauma-related mental health conditions are expected to become public health crisis in the… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

means of highlighting the continuous dialogue about the negotiation of identity (Littlejohn & Foss, 2009). Jackson leans upon the metaphor of buying a home and how one’s preferences in that regard often manifest as extensions of one’s culture. Jackson posited that when one engages with strangers, there’s an expectation that one is supposed to behave in a specific way. It is in these types of interactions that one’s communication styles, habits, values and mental constructs manifest and are revealed (Littlejohn & Foss, 2009).  Hence, when two people interact, they still have to engage in some sort of coordination, through… Continue Reading...

Things Fall Apart Achebe Character Analysis

Chinua Achebe presents an archetypal patriarchal warrior with the character of Okonkwo in the novel Things Fall Apart. Okonkwo is described as being “well known,” his fame being based on quintessential masculine feats like winning wrestling tournaments and having many wives. A round character, rather than a dynamic one, Okonkwo also epitomizes the classical tragic hero whose hubris and stubbornness prevent him from changing or recognizing what he could do to better lead his people. Achebe uses traditional storytelling methods and a straightforward narrative style to elucidate the main elements of his protagonist. The reader therefore gleans information about Okonkwo… Continue Reading...

Eternal Life Paul S Ministry

to represent the weakness of human ministers provides a good metaphor for use in the sermon. Tribulation encompasses a future seven-year period where people will suffer greatly as God judges the earth. As human beings the body is weak against the elements, against poverty, and lack of food. However, there is a treasure hidden deep within humanity that will allow for people suffering through this important time, to pull through (Gorman, 2017). The human soul is that treasure that cannot be affected by the trials endured by the human body. It is here where people can depend on to… Continue Reading...

Biblical Issues Related to Community and Justice

we do today. The Corinthian Church was characterized as a body with many parts; this metaphor can be useful when applied to the diverse religious landscape of today. Yet there are also important lessons to be learned in trying to achieve an artificially united front. There can be greater power in diversity when different viewpoints are respected without being trampled upon. Compromises that lead to lose-lose outcomes are less fruitful than working together for win-win solutions. What are parish staff called to personally in parish ministry according to Paul? Parish staff are personally called to participate in the body… Continue Reading...

American Literature Identity What It Means to Be

Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiographical novel. As such, the latter contains much more symbolism and metaphor than the former, which offers a more straightforward insight into what it means to be American. Like other seminal works of African-American literature from slave narratives onwards, Angelou’s text focuses on the theme of liberation: of knowing that freedom is possible and being willing to persist throughout oppression, trauma, ridicule, and all manner of demeaning circumstances in order to pave the way for a better America for future generations. Like Frederick Douglass, for instance, Angelou knew that the Constitution… Continue Reading...

Capras Negro Soldier

a woman, firing weapons, and doing all things patriotic. In the film, he serves as a metaphor for opportunity for all African Americans. At the 30 minute mark Bronson is shown graduating among a class of both black and white military officers—their equality unquestioned. The language of the letter, moreover, is very inclusive, with no hint of racial segregation or discrimination at all. True to the propagandistic nature of the film, Bronson even describes the military as “fun, [and] not all work.”[footnoteRef:8] The point is, however, that Bronson is shown to be a leader—and black—a crucial cinematic revolution.[footnoteRef:9] But… Continue Reading...

Browning Versus Shakespeare Irony and Menace

causes the reader to trust the poem’s narrator. The use of metaphor creates a kinder and more nuanced tone for the poem. Shakespeare praises those who are “Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow:/They rightly do inherit heaven's graces” (4-5). Like the Duke, in the second part of the sonnet, Shakespeare gives an indication that he fears he has been taken advantage of: “But if that flower with base infection meet, /The basest weed outbraves his dignity:” (11-12). Unlike Browning, Shakespeare prefers not to describe what makes him uncomfortable about his lover, as if it is too painful. He compares… Continue Reading...

Nazi Literature Pre Oppression Subordination

while capitalizing on the ability of poetic devices like metaphor and imagery to deliver effective and bitter political satire. Christopher Isherwood comes at pre=Nazi Germany from a whole other perspective and point of view. As an outsider looking in, Isherwood offers a mode of inquiry from a temporary looking glass in his collection of short stories and novellas including “A Berlin Diary.” Both of these works of literature capture the highs and lows of society, albeit from the realm of the fringe to show how political oppression slowly erodes quality of life and hinders human progress and development. The… Continue Reading...

The Invention Of Peanut Butter by Matt Haig

As its title indicates, “The Invention of Peanut Butter” by British author of speculative fiction Matt Haig is intended to be read as a fable, or myth of origins. Despite the fact that peanut butter may seem to be a very prosaic, modern food, the reader is immediately transported into a world which is a kind of primitive utopia. Villagers merely survive on pineapple and peanuts. Everyone lives in a state of collective harmony. To further give a primitive and mythic tone to the utopia of the first few paragraphs, Haig elects not to name the inhabitants of the village.… Continue Reading...

Nursing Leadership and Competency Evaluation

Introduction Senior nursing staff ought to aid peers in their career development through helping them practically employ theoretical knowledge and promoting testing of novel skills within an encouraging, safe work climate. This illustrates a combination of leadership and developmental tasks, that together lead to the creation of proficient practitioners via practice-grounded learning. These nursing personnel ought to employ a supportive approach to leadership, incorporating mentorship, guidance and tutoring as their key values. Substantial support on the part of nursing supervisors is known to decrease emotional fatigue and buffer adverse impacts of their work environment. Thus, it would prove especially advantageous… Continue Reading...

Dante and the Inferno

The first book focuses on Dante’s descent into Hell, after becoming lost and confused a in a dark wood—a metaphor for Dante’s stumble from the path of the straight and narrow that leads to Heaven. Having fallen by the wayside, Dante is confronted by three beasts, whereupon aid arrives to guide Dante back to the straight and narrow thanks to Beatrice, who is watching over Dante from Heaven. However, it is a very circuitous route, and Dante can only get there by taking a course through Hell, the intention being that he should see what happens to souls who… Continue Reading...