“The journey is the reward”- how is this evident in your texts
There is an Ancient Chinese Proverb that states, “The Journey is the reward”, meaning that no matter how long it takes you to reach your destination, it is not where you end up, but the journey that will have shaped you. As we journey in life, we are challenged by obstacles that we must overcome to be rewarded. In the play Away by Michael Gow, our preconceptions of characters are challenged and our opinions on journeys and how they have the ability to extend us are developed. This idea of journeys challenging us is further explored in the poem The Road not Taken by Robert Frost, where the persona was presented with a choice in paths which would have significant repercussions on his life. The concept of journey is also exemplified in Peter Skrzynecki’s poem, Crossing the Red Sea, where the aspect of physical journeys and their emotional development and strain is explored through the journey of immigrants. Through these texts we can see that some journeys can be chosen and paths can be alternated, however in other journeys there aren’t any decisions to be made, and you must simply follow the course which life has prescribed to you. In the play Away by Michael Gow (1968), the protagonists undertake long journeys and are faced with many obstacles which they must overcome to develop as characters and be rewarded. In this play, three families undergo a strenuous physical journey, a holiday, which acts as a stimulus for change. Even though the three families attend different holiday destinations, their final destination is the same. Their stories all start with light being shone on their dysfunctions and ambitions and the tempest, which acts as a catalyst for change, drives them together which provides them with a chance for self-discovery, self- recognition, acceptance and opportunity. Throughout the play, the characters evolve and adapt themselves so that they can overcome their obstacles. Coral...
...The Hobbit Essay Mansoor Naqshbandi
The hero in any journey learns many lessons through the people he meets, and their response to the events. Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” directed by Peter Jackson is no different. He is required to overcome many obstacles in his journey, and by doing so, he learns a valuable lesson. Bravery, thinking creatively, courage and the sense of belonging, these lessons is communicated to audience throughout the film by using thoughtful film techniques such as camera angles, shots, facial expressions of the actors and the music. When these techniques are used simultaneously can communicate the relative importance of the film.
The first lesson Bilbo learns is that his strongest and most powerful weapon is his brain. His intelligence along with his ability to stall enemies and talk his way out of tough situations, proved useful to the group. In the scene in which Bilbo learns this valuable lesson is when the encounter the Trolls. Bilbo stalling the Trolls to wait for Gandalf to break the rock in half, so the sunlight would hit the Trolls. It expresses that Bilbo is very creative in thinking of ways to stall and escape in crucial situations. The audience is told this by the way the actor expresses the emotion when being put in decisive situations. The low pitched notes create suspense in the scene to keep the audience...
Companies reward their employees with both tangible goods, as well as praise. For example, a sales department may offer a monthly bonus to the highest earner. Not all tangible rewards come in the form of money. Some companies host free lunches, or give away company gear to good workers. Many managers choose to reward their best employees by simply praising them for a job well done, or by recognizing the hard work they put in to a project.
Workplace reward systems are incentive programs that encourage employee engagement and productivity by offering bonuses, increased pay, additional time off or other awards for a job well done. Reward systems recognize staff members who excel in areas such as customer service, loyalty and sales ability. Organizations implement workplace reward systems to retain employees, increase morale and improve overall service and productivity within the company.
Here are 10 factors that motivate employees:
1. Studies have shown that for employees to be motivated, recruiting minimums must be present. These include pay, working conditions and job security. Without these, headhunting even the best employees will yield undesired performance results.
2. Employees who are attempted to be motivated by the fear of losing their job will have less energy and drive to complete daily tasks. This will have the opposite of the desired effect.
3. Rather than...
...out that this is especially the case with whitecollar workers. Conclusion
b) Gift-Exchange Model Agell & Lundborg assert that "work effort hinges on much more than firms' ability to enforce harsh economic penalties", and indeed most respondents in Campbell and Kamlani's study think that Akerlöf's gift-exchange model is more apt at describing the psychological relationship between workers and managers than Stiglitz's shirking-model. Moreover, Campbell's and Kamlani's respondents, put more weight on the c) Fair Wage-Effort hypothesis. According to C-K, wage cuts are worse for worker morale than generally low wages, since the former is perceived as less of an unfairness by workers than the latter. In addition, they note that managers don't reward 20% higher productivity with 20% higher wages, since this also would increase the (falsely) 'perceived unfairness'. Agell and Lundborg corroborate the observation, that firms attach some importance to fairness aspects. d) Adverse Selection Model On top of that, we have the problem of various sub-models serving as joint explanations for the relationship between wages and productivity. This factor already indicates that the Efficiency Wage Theory, through being polycausal in itself, cannot take the role of a monocausal explanation for this relationship. This has important implications for policy-makers: some weight must obviously be given to the Efficiency Wage theory in explaining why the labour market does not clear,...
...I believe the journey of life follows a predetermined pattern; we evolve from needing influence and guidance to finally reaching that point where our lives are up to us. I consider myself very lucky up to this point in my journey. Some people become sidetracked and wind up on a far different course than they initially planned, but the detours I made have only assisted in embellishing the individual instead of devouring it.
According to Freud a person's most important period to grow personality ranges from birth to six years. In that span my biggest influences came from my family. When I think of that time before kindergarten, the single most important person to my development was my grandmother Ludmila. She had wisdom and tenderness so few possess. My parents were just finishing up college and working to keep up with bills and putting food on the table. Considering this was the early 90s in Europe, not everything was available to them, but they seemed to always manage. We lived in a two bedroom apartment on the fifth floor with my grandmother, and our two cats; Ksusha and Alisa. The apartment was old and the walls were filled up with my grandmother’s paintings. I spent the majority of my time with her. She taught me everything I needed to know, from learning how to walk, talk, write and draw. She taught me about the beauty of art and about different painters, it interested me and my love for art grew. She instilled a confidence in me that not...
...Through my study of micehal gows novel away, the documentary Cinderalla Children and the novel Fight Club, i now agree with Marcell Proust that “ We dont recieve wisdom we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one else can take for us”. The individuals in these texts gain wisdom from their journeys as a result of their experiences, perspective and personal growth, however some choose to use their wisdom more wisely than others. This proves that wisdom can not be received but rather we must discover it for ourselves.
The character that is seen to undergo the most profound change within the text ‘Away’, by Michael Gow in my eyes, is Coral. We are introduced to Coral to be in an emotionally fragile condition, grieving the death of her son. She is seen to have alienated herself from society, and has a strained relationship with her husband Roy, unable to conform to his expectations. Coral’s psychological state is clearly depicted in the soliloquy Gow has utilised in Act One – Scene Three. Through her speech we understand that she is in an unstable state, as suggested at the beginning of the soliloquy, where she states, “When that woman woke up and saw that donkey at her feet I thought my heart would break.” This line generally depicts her detachment and alienation from society, through the inconceivable language used.
Throughout irene gleesons life ( before the thought of the cinderella children project even started ) she had...
...Running Head: The Journey
Symbolism of the Journey
“The Road Not Taken” and “A Worn Path”
Robert Frost (1916) and Eudora Welty (1941)
Joseph J. Ward
Professor Gregory Salyer
August 12rd, 2013
Symbolism of the Journey
“The Road Not Taken” (Clugston, 2010) and, “A Worn Path” (Clugston, 2010) are two well written examples of life’s journeys that I am going to analyze and compare. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost’s (1916) (Clugston, 2010) is a poem that talks about choices in life. “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty’s (1941) (Clugston, 2010), is a short story that explains the tale of an elderly woman’s journey for the love of her grandson. Both stories share an important message about life, and choices we are forced to face on a daily basis. Both of these stories share the same theme, the literacy elements, but these two pieces differ in many ways.
Life is nothing but a journey with an obstacle of choices and results. Every day we are challenged with decisions, and we need to make a choice on what we decide to do. There are some choices we face are easy, such as “what pair of shoes should I wear today?”, and yet some choices are hard, such as “which college do I choose?” There are some choices that will only impact our own lives, and other choices impact the lives of many others. Our president makes choices every day that will impact the lives of...
...Each person’s life is a journey on a contorted road dotted with bumps and craters. At certain points, the bumps could seem as high as mountains and the pits as deep as hell, making this journey called life appear quite despondent. Although occasionally, your predicaments are entirely fate’s blunders, but perchance, they are your own. Your personal characteristics roughly resemble a steering wheel for your journey. They could be positive traits, which could steer you on a more decent path; or negative traits, which could steer you to a path that’s, well… not so decent. Although you have no control over fate, you have power over your own “driving skills”, and could thus widen or narrow your chance for a smooth, prosperous journey. Also, it is beneficial to remember that you are not alone, for there are many other roads that coincide with yours, where others are conducting through their own journeys and floundering through their own bumps and craters as well. Drive together, and you could purvey support and encouragement for one another, and thus institute milder paths for all of you. Most prominently, no matter how harsh the terrain of your road becomes, just remember that you will pull through and be transformed for the better because of it.
This optimistic philosophy that I’ve adopted had been much solace to me in my own journey in becoming a successful high school student. It was not at...
...Area of Study Essay- Journeys
The Oxford Dictionary defines Journey as “an act of travelling from one place to another”; this could, of course, be taken literally. Instead, why not think of “places” as emotional or mental situations? So you take a journey between different emotional states. “The journey, not the arrival, matters.” This statement is correct for all four texts I will be discussing. The journey is more important than the arrival because it is the journey that makes people who they are. On a life journey there are tipping points that define who we become. On our life journey, what is the end, death or something beyond? What significance does death have to the person you have become? Nothing; in death we look back at who we’ve become, but we have become like that, not because of the situation that you are in at that moment in time, but the choices or paths that we took on our life journey. A life journey has bumps and dips that can sometimes feel like mountains or craters as deep as hell, but the journey will always continue. It could be argued that we never really have a specific arrival point in the journey, but have multiple points of arrival and departures. Does a life journey ever really end? The journeys that are shown in the texts are inner...