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Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her show is known to not only all over the United States, but also known to all around the world. Today she is known as the America\'s most famous and powerful woman. Every woman in America envies her great fortune and her intelligence. But Oprah insists that she is not special or gifted. She had overcome many hurdles and reached to the top of America\'s national T.V host. What makes her so popular and most loved entertainer in the United Sta
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870) A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Type of Work: Historical fiction Setting London and Paris during the French Revolution (1789-1799) Principal Characters Dr. Manette, a French physician, wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years Lucie Manette, his daughter Charles Darnay, a former French aristocrat who has repudiated his title and left France to live in England Jarvis Lorry, the able representative of Tellson Co., a banking house Sydney Ca
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) Type of Work: Human drama Setting New York City and Long Island; 1922 Principal Characters Nick Carraway, a young bond salesman from the Midwest, and the story\'s narrator Jay Gatsby, a rich, young racketeer Tom Buchanan, a wealthy playboy Daisy Buchanan, his beautiful wife, and Nick\'s cousin Jordan Baker, an attractive pro golfer, and the Buchanan\'s friend George Wilson, a gas station o
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) Type of Work: Impressionistic fiction Setting Boston, Massachusetts; seventeenth century Principal Characters Hester Prynne, a condemned adulteress Pearl, her daughter Arthitr Dimmesdale, one of the community\'s ministers Rodger Chillingsworth, Hester\'s estranged husband (his assumed name) Story Overveiw Condemned to wear a bright red A over her breast wherever she went, Hester Pryn
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) Type of Work: Romantic war novel Setting Spain; 1937 Principal Characters Robert Jordan, an American fighting with Spanish Loyalists Maria, Jordan\'s lover Anselmo, Jordan\'s elderly guerilla guide Pablo, a drunken guerilla leader Pilar, Pablo\'s strong and commanding wife El Sordo, another guerilla leader Rafael, a gypsy member of Pablo\'s band Story Overveiw Robert Jordan, the yo
A Dollís House Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) A Dollís House Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Main Characters Torvald Helmer - He is a lawyer who has been promoted to manager in the bank. Nora - She is Torvaldís wife who is treated like a child by Torvaldís but leaves in the end because of it. Krogstad - He is the man Nora borrowed money from to pay for the trip to Italy. Dr. Rank - He is an admirer of Nora who has spinal TB and announces his death at the end of the play. Minor Characters Christine Linde - Sh
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1926 - ) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1926 - ) Type of Work: Symbolic drama Setting Southern Alabama; early 1930s Principal Characters Atticus Fitch, an attorney and single parent Scout (Jean Louise Finch), his daughter, a young six-year old tomboy (and the story\'s narrator) Jem (Jeremy Finch), Scout\'s older brother Arthur Boo Radley, a mysterious, reclusive neighbor Tom Robinson, Atticus\' Negro client Story Overveiw When Jem was nearly 13 years
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) Type of Work: Social commentary Setting Zenith, a mythical Midwestern American city; 1920s Principal Characters George F. Babbitt, a middle-aged real estate agent Myra, his wife Ted, their teenage son Paul Reisling, George\'s buddy from college Zilla, Paul\'s nagging wife Tanis Judique, George\'s mistress Seneca Doane, a radical lawyer and George\'s former college friend Story Overveiw As another day began in Zenith, sle
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (1915 - ) Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (1915 - ) Type of Work: Dramatic play Setting New York and Boston; 1949 Principal Characters Willy Loman, a disgruntled traveling salesman Linda, his wife Biff, Willy\'s favorite and most athletic son Happy, another son Play Overveiw (Like many plays, this one shifts back and forth in time and place. We view much of the Loman family\'s daily life through the eyes and mind of the father.) Nobody believes more ferv
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo (approx. 1254 - 1324) The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo (approx. 1254 - 1324) (as told to Rusticiano da Pisa and edited by Francis R, Gemma; originally titled A DESCRIPTION OF THE WORLD) Type of Work: Autobiographical adventure Settings Venice, Italy and overland to Eastern China (Cathay) Principal Characters Marco Polo, a young nobleman, traveling merchant and adventurer Niccolo Polo, Marco\'s father, also a merchant Maffeo Polo, Niccolo\'s brother
Othello by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Othello by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Tragic, romantic drama Setting Venice and the island, Cyprus; early sixteenth century Principal Characters Othello, the Moor of Venice, a black military man acclaimcd for his conquests Desdemona, his wife, the beautiful daughter of a government official Iago, Othello\'s devious ensign Emilia, lago\'s wife, and attendant to Desdemona Cassio, Othello\'s devoted lieutenant Story Overveiw Othello,
The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare (1564-1616) The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Type of Work: Dramatic, farcical comedy Setting Warwickshire, England and Padua, Italy; sixteenth century Principal Characters Christopher Sly-an indolent, fat tinker Baptisa Minola-a rich Italian gentlemen Bianca-his refined, youngest daughter Katherine-his sharp-tongued, eldest daughter Gremio-Bianca\'s rich and elderly suitor Hortensio-Bianca\'s other suitor Petruchio-Hortensio\'s f
East of Eden John Steinbeck East of Eden John Steinbeck Introduction John Steinbeck was born in Californiaís Salinas Valley in 1902. He grew up there, about 25 miles from the Pacific coast and this was the setting for many of his books. Steinbeck went to Stanford University in San Francisco in 1919 to study literature. He left, however, in 1925 without a degree. After college he moved to New York where he worked as a journalists. His works include Cup of Gold (1929), The Pastures of Heaven (1932
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) Type of Work: Tragic love story Setting Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; nineteenth century Principal Characters Robert Jordan, an American fighting with Spanish Loyalists Anna Karenina, a beautiful young woman Alexey, her cold, vindictive husband Count Vronsky, a young military officer who falls in love with Anna Stepan Oblonsky, Anna\'s spendthrift brother Dolly, Stepan\'s frustrated wife Kitty, Dolly\'s si
The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain (1835-1910) The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain (1835-1910) Type of Work: Social and political satire Setting England, 1547 Principal Characters Edward Tudor-young Prince of Wales Tom Canty-a pauper boy Miles Hendon-a kindhearted noblemen Story Overview A boy was born on an autumm afternoon to a poverty-stricken Canty family. With the state of London\'s sixteenth-century economy staring them in the face, the family did not want the child. On the same day ano
Williams, Tennessee The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) Main Characters Laura Wingfield - She is the crippled and very shy daughter of Amanda who keeps her hard pressed to finding a husband. Tom Wingfield - As Lauraís sister, he is also pressed by his mother to find his sister a gentleman caller, and to keep the job at the shoe factory to support the family. Amanda Wingfield - She is the mother of Tom and Laura and often digresses back to memories of her for
Accounting Ethics annon When examining the effect of open marketing on the profession of accounting it is important to view it from three perspectives: the client\'s, the profession\'s, and society\'s. Additionally, two key areas that are affected by marketing must be addressed, these are concerning competition, and ethical implications. Marketing in public accounting is here to stay therefore making an argument against its existence would be fruitless; however, in order to achieve maximum benef
Two controversial economic policies are Keynesian economics and Supply Side economics. They represent opposite sides of the economic policy spectrum and were introduced at opposite ends of the 20th century, yet still are the most famous for their effects on the economy of the United States when they were used. The founder of Keynesian economic theory was John Maynard Keynes. He made many great accomplishments during his time and probably his greatest was what he did for America in its hour of ne
Hawaii, with an area of 28,313 sq. km (10,932 sq. mi.), is the 43rd largest state in the U.S.; 6.9% of the land is owned by the federal government. It consists mainly of the Hawaiian Islands, eight main islands and 124 islets, reefs, and shoals. The major islands in order of size are Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Nihau, and Kahoolawe. Population growth has increased by 80,000 persons over the past five years. Demographics show a large number of Hispanic origin: Asian Hispanics are t
In the United States economy most markets can be classified into four different markets structures. But, each and every market in the United States is completely unique from the others. Generally the best type of market structure for the general public is per-fect competition because it creates the lowest possible price for the public. There are some exceptions were perfect competition isnt the best choice for the public on account of various reasons. The United States Postal Service is one of
Death ofA Salesman annon Advancements in science throughout this century have led to tremendous advancements in industry. Advancements in industry, however, have not always led to advancements in living. For some, society has created mass wealth. For most mass society has created a standard of living unparalled throughout histort. For Willy Loman, however, mass society has created only tremendous greif and hardship, agravated by the endless promise. For these reasons, his tragidy is due more to
As many Federal departments and agencies lurch into an era of running without funds, the leaders of both parties of Congress are spending less and less time searching for a compromise to balance the budget, and more and more time deciding how to use it to their advantage on the campaign trail. Meanwhile money is easily borrowed to pay for government overhead. In an attempt to change this, on June 29, Congress voted in favor of HConRes67 that called for a 7 year plan to balance the Federal Budget
Diversity In The Workplace DIVERSITY IN WORKPLACE ABSTRACT: As companies are becoming more and more diverse itís becoming more and more important for companies to understand and manage it. The people of different background, races, religion creates diverse workforce. There is an importance of having diverse workforce to provide better performance. There are perspectives of managing the diverse workforce, which require organization leaders and managers of being responsible of attaining better div
Radio Station Research Radio Station Research Table of Contents Introduction 2 Scope of the Study 3 Methods Used 3 Results 5 Age 5 Time of Day 6 Location 8 Recommendations 10 Target Format 10 Target Location 11 Bibliography 12 Introduction Music is a general love of almost every college student. Many develop their personalities, profiles, and various other tastes based on their listening choices. In general, many college students acquire the same spectrum of listening values. If a radio station,
Employee Benefits Required by Law Employee Benefits Required by Law The legally required employee benefits constitute nearly a quarter of the benefits package that employers provide. These benefits include employer contributions to Social Security, unemployment insurance, and workersí compensation insurance. Altogether such benefits represent about twenty-one and half percent of payroll costs. Social Security Social Security is the federally administered insurance system. Under current federal l
Skoda Auto Skoda Auto The story of Skoda is one of struggle and success. Skoda enjoys a century-long history of motor vehicle manufacturing in a small town in the Czech Republic, about sixty kilometers outside the cultural and tourist center of Prague. Despite early achievements, times became much harder during the former socialist era. The physical plant fell into disrepair and quality declined. However, this tale in one of transformation, and Skoda has once again become very successful in a jo
U.S Is On It\'s Way U.S Is On It\'s Way The Asian financial crisis serves as a timely reminder of a fact too often overlooked: Merchant banking is the leading edge of shareholder activism. Indeed, one of the chief traits shared by hard-hit Pacific Rim economies is a decided lack of such activism. As a result, their companies are less prepared than they might be for global competition. To one degree or another, much the same holds true in other markets abroad. U.S. companies, in contrast, have se
Canadian GDP Canadian GDP The output or GDP of Canada has increased from 1995 to 1999. This means that more people became employed or productivity has risen. With the GDP on the rise, Canada is able to buy more because people will have more money from work. This would appreciate the dollar because Canadians need the U.S. dollar to purchase our goods. Demand, on the other hand, has somewhat stayed the same. There were periods when it was up and periods when it was down. When the demand for passen
Accounting and Auditing Processes Justin Denman Accounting and Auditing Processes March 4, 2000 Writing Assignment #1 Revenue Recognition Policies The purpose of this paper is to compare the revenue recognition policies of two companies in the search, detection, navigation, guidance, and aeronautical systems industry. The two companies I have selected are Aerosonic Corporation, and Esco Electronics Company. Esco Electronics Company is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and support of engin
Coke vs Pepsi Fighting for Foreign Markets Introduction The soft-drink battleground has now turned toward new overseas markets. While once the United States, Australia, Japan, and Western Europe were the dominant soft-drink markets, the growth has slowed down dramatically, but they are still important markets for Coca-Cola and Pepsi. However, Eastern Europe, Mexico, China, Saudi Arabia, and India have become the new hot spots. Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi are forming joint bottling ventures in the
Economic Analysis of Hawaii Hawaii, with an area of 28,313 sq. km (10,932 sq. mi.), is the 43rd largest state in the U.S.; 6.9% of the land is owned by the federal government. It consists mainly of the Hawaiian Islands, eight main islands and 124 islets, reefs, and shoals. The major islands in order of size are Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Nihau, and Kahoolawe. Population growth has increased by 80,000 persons over the past five years. Demographics show a large number of Hispanic o
Economic Growth Common Idea Economic growth is the most important study in economics today. The first book on economics was by Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations the full title was the Inquire Into The Nature And Sources Of The Wealth Of Nations. Economic growth determines a countries future, and economic growth in the past determines a countries present as far as itís material values are concerned. (Buechner Recording) So every material value of the modern world is a result economic growth in t
Monopoly of the Postal Service In the United States economy most markets can be classified into four different markets structures. But, each and every market in the United States is completely unique from the others. Generally the best type of market structure for the general public is per-fect competition because it creates the lowest possible price for the public. There are some exceptions were perfect competition isnít the best choice for the public on account of various reasons. The United S
Nike Sweat Shops There has been much debate and controversy recently concerning Nike\'s Asian labour practices. This is a very complex issue and one that is a long way from being solved. It is very difficult to determine which side of this argument to defend, as both sides acknowledge the facts, yet put a completely different spin on them. Do you believe Nike\'s critics who say they\'re exploiting workers? Or, do you believe Nike when they say that they are giving workers in these countries wond
Postal Service As a Monopoly In the United States economy most markets can be classified into four different markets structures. But, each and every market in the United States is completely unique from the others. Generally the best type of market structure for the general public is per-fect competition because it creates the lowest possible price for the public. There are some exceptions were perfect competition isnít the best choice for the public on account of various reasons. The United Sta
Singapores Economy SINGAPORE - A Survey of its Economic Institutions Since its inception, the Republic of Singapore has combined the fastest growth with the lowest inflation of any industrial economy. This feat was accomplished with a strict set of economic goals including a conservative monetary and fiscal policy, free trade, and a commitment to stable prices (Wood, 25). This evaluation of Singapore\'s economy will look at the history and forces behind their success. Background Sir Stamford Raf
The Economic Development of Ghana Ghana is an African country located on the western side of Africa. Its neighbors are Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and Cote D\'Ivoire to the west. It has a population of 18,100, 703 and a population density of 197 people per square mile. Ghana is 92,098 square miles and English is its official language. The capital city of Accra has around 1, 673,000 people residing in it. There are the physical statistics, now ont
The Fed and Interest Rates Dave Pettit of The Wall Street Journal writes a daily column that appears inside the first page of the journal\'s Money & Investment section. If the headlines of Mr. Pettit\'s daily column are any accurate record of economic concerns and current issues in the business world, the late weeks of March and the early weeks of April in 1994 were intensely concerned with interest rates. To quote, Industrials Edge Up 4.32 Points Amid Caution on Interest Rates, and Industria
Building in the Voice of the Customer Building in the Voice of the Customer. (Quality Functional Deployment.) In partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of : BA(Ordinary) Food Marketing Building in the Voice of the Customer. The first understanding of building in the voice of the customer for the manufacturer, are you producing a product that the consumer feels satisfied with? Within so many products there are sometimes so many misunderstandings because the customer and the produc
Chinese Economic Reform Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China\'s leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China\'s premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which had had as their bases ideologies such as serving the people and maintaining the class struggle. By 1978 Chinese leaders were searching for a solution to serious economic problems produced by Hua Guofeng
How would you Describe a Leader and Leadership A significant part of effective leadership is the close connection between the leader and the follower, which often determines the success of the leaderís mission. Unfortunately, this leader-follower relationship cannot be created according to some simple formula. Young leaders of today face special challenges as they try to communicate and interact with their followers and potential followers. By exploring global perspectives, human diversity, and
Which of your possessions reveals most about you and why Observe, Watson. An unfamiliar voice caused me to stop dead in my tracks as I was coming back to my table. Surreptitiously glancing through the foliage, I noticed two men pointing at something. Hesitant to announce my presence, I was very perplexed by the fact that the object they were staring at was my backpack! I was studying in the park and walked off to get a drink of water, and when I came back, whom should I find examining my world
A Modern Interpretation of Everyman (the excerpt) Here beginneth a treatise about how God sent the IRS to summon a common taxpayer to come and list everything that the taxpayer may count as tax deductible. This basically sums up any good deeds the taxpayer (as a whole everyone) has committed, such as charity- Rewrite[Enter Sports Commentator]Sports Commentator. Hello out there from TV land, I\'m here to give you a clue. By means of this exciting account, I promise you\'ll enjoy it, too. Basicall
Achilles Anophtheis (Achilles revisited) The director walked onto the stage, gingerly adjusting his radiation mask in order to fit the microphone beneath it. His nervous cough boomed through the hall. After shuffling the papers on the podium before him, he began. Welcome ladies and gentlemen of the Pre-Apocalypse Archaeological Society. We have called this session to impart to you a matter of the utmost importance, a discovery of the highest order. As you are aware, our teams have only recently
Hopeful Encounter The sun was setting. Far to the east, threatening black clouds arose from the fumes of pollution from the several smoke stacks towering over the city. The streets were pock marked and dented with the recent shower of acid rain. Hot boiling steam from the sewers made the temperature of day much hotter than it really was. Just outside the borders of the city is a lake covered with muck and crude oil spills. Death and despair floated aimlessly on the surface of the unhospitable bo
Never Trust A Man Who Wears Sunglasses At Night Vlad was dressed in his usual outfit of black denim jeans,ķ black silk shirt and sunglasses even though it was 12:00 am, well after dark. He had one thought on his mind, make the meeting on time. As he walked, he recalled the circumstances leading up to his midnight stroll. He had been contacted in the usual way. When he woke up that morning, he had seen a yellow chalk mark across the road on an adjacent building. It would seem someone had need of
Killer Instinct by Jim Adams Over 800 people attended the funeral, according to the local newspaper\'s estimate..... The cloudless day, lit by an early morning sun that cast soft shadows among the mourners, was disturbed only by the gentle murmur of the preacher\'s voice and the distant hum of traffic racing past on Hwy 401. Off-duty Durham Regional Police officers received an unexpected bonus that morning, when they were called in to handle parking problems around the cemetery and direct the se
Visits to the School Office Situated at the front of the school, and ever-present in the back of every student\'s mind, is the dark, ominous, Kremlin-like structure known as the attendance office. Every student knows that there are only three reasons for being there: a friendly yet cold visit to clear absences or get information, a teacher sanctioned errand, and, the dreaded one, a disciplinary referral. The first reason for going to the office is perhaps the least involved in procedure: a stude
I know, I know, I was just kidding, Lindberg lied. Give me a call at five to, and I\'ll punch you up for the noon report. No, no, I mean now. Punch me up now, some part of me, that was ignoring the part of me that couldn\'t believe I was planning to go through with this, insisted. Now? Lindberg blurted with a start. Now? But it\'s only 11:10! I know, Linus, but there\'s a major news story happening right this minute that might be over by noon. The meek calmness with which I detailed
The Year 2050 The year is 2050 and my name is LAME. I currently attend Clinton High School on the outskirts of San Jose. Since the year 1993, no action has been taken to resolve the environmental problems within the US, but third world nations are prospering because they started to preserve their rain- forests. Many US citizens are packing up and heading to Zaire, where large amounts of coal and oil reserves have been found. Although people feel that they will be able to Strike it rich in Zair