The book, The Other Side of the River, by Alex Kotlowitz, investigates the relationship between two Michigan cities, as well as the death of Eric McGinnis. The two towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, are called the twin cities, though they are anything but. For one, St. Joseph is predominantly white, while the majority of the population in Benton Harbor is African American. Throughout the novel Kotlowitz questions how people are affected by their environment. When interviewed about his book...
If I could write this in fire is one of the non fiction essays that have been written by Michelle Cliff's. This essay together with I Would Write This in Fire and Journey into Speech are among the most quoted essays in the Caribbean. They are all about issues that deal with people's identities and how the colonization of the Caribbean left the people divided. If I could write in fire mainly talks about politics of race and classes that are present in our societies today. This novel shows us...
4.2 FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT & HYPOTHESIZED MODEL A framework is defined as a collection of models and studies gathered from the literature which underpins a positivistic research study (Hussey & Hussey, 1997). In other words, a researcher develops a framework for his or her research by analysing the relationships among the several factors identified as being important to the problem. This will serve in postulating and testing certain association and in improving his or her understanding...
The earthly human society continues to be faced by various impediments to its existence and continuity. Some of these varied issues include; the reality a bout truth and faith, the unending evils, the confusion of love and the persistence search for purity. It is because of these squabbles that Edmunds Spencer's 'Faerie Queene' was written. The book focuses largely on the central theme of holiness and how it can be achieved in the society. Holiness would mean being pure, clean and godly....
The purpose of this thought paper is to synthesize theoretical discussions and provide critical analysis of selected reading assignments of the preceding weeks. The paper will specifically provide the author's reading and understanding of Stephanie Coontz's publication of the way we never were, Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever publication of Woman don't Ask, and Deborah Tannen's work on the power of talk: who gets heard and why. The paper will also provide a synopsis of the movie “North...
The Role of Reason in Tartuffe Moliére's Tartuffe speaks volumes about reason by highlighting it in some of the main characters, while at the same time exaggerating the lack of it in others. The period known as the Enlightenment overemphasized the importance of the ability to reason, often leaving man feeling that he alone was in control of his destiny. The play is a clever satire, which attacks religious hypocrisy, gullibility, foolishness and social problems that were all present in...
Teaching Terror : Strategic & Tactical Learning in the Terrorist World, is a collection of articles by a  fine group of contributors, edited by James  JF  Forest, Director of  terrorism  studies,  US  Military  Academy.  It  examines  the  most important characteristics and venues of terrorist learning and knowledge. It furthers understanding in dimensions of motivation and capabilities by exploring how terrorist groups apply principles of individual and organizational learning...
The magnitude of the Russo-German conflict spanning four years (1941-45) is not easy to fathom and even more difficult a task to be described in words. It not only set precedence for future conflicts in the plains of Eastern Europe but also, transformed the very fundamentals of ground battle and manoeuvre warfare. A peasant's army which was forced into battle at Khalkin Gol in July 1939, the Red Army transformed itself into an indomitable army of the modern era. David Porter has tried to...
The Color Purple: A Perfect World Smiling Faces, hearts full of Love, much laughter, many memories—a perfect world where both man and woman can feel comfortable in their equality. In The Color Purple, Alice Walker portrays Celie throughout the novel as a dynamic character, gradually changing who she is. At the end of the novel, Celie is surrounded by family and friends who love her, and, surprisingly, the men have come to accept woman's place in society is more than just a piece of...
"Dead Men's Path" is a short story written in 1972 by African Author Chinua Achebe. It is about Michael Obi, a young and energetic man excited about all things modern who is just assigned a position to run a traditional school. Not long into the job, he finds that along with his misguided zeal, ignoring the traditions of his people can have great consequences. Obi is a bright and enthusiastic young man who is excited to find out that he will be the new headmaster of a school that has...