In This Descriptive essay, I will be writing about the Monster "Grendel,' from the story of Beowulf. I will be giving details about him, while he is in action in a scene of the story, which will lead to my conclusion of why I believe he is a coward, a horrible monster, & above all, an obmination.
Prepared to spill the blood of unsuspecting, drunken warriors in their sleep, Grendel quickly broke doen the reinforced door to the Herot with great strength and viciousness. Grendel's strides were expansive. With each step, the monster's huge, feet practically flew, one after the other. The floor seemed to be instantly displaced due to his impressive agility.
"His eyes gleamed in the darkness, burned with a gruesome light". Before any of the soldiers had the chance to wake up, Grendel had killed on of them. Torn apart like soft bread, the corpse was drained and wholly devoured. "The bounty before me is exquisite, a divine-delicacy, unkept and delightfully vulnerable" Grendel speculated refering to his favorable luck.
Unbeknownst to Grendel, fate had a bad future arranged for the monster. Hardly satisfied with taking only one life, the demon walked on to his next vitcim. Laying before Grendel was the Geat called Beowulf. Without particular concern for the identity of his presumed meal, he thrusted his "fiendish claws" towards the laying man. His arm was instantaneously seized by Beowulf. "Nowhere on Earth had Grendel met a man whose hands were harder".
Frozen in shock, Grendel's sense was delayed. Once he realized the situation he was in, "His mind flooded with fear". The horrible monster was crazy in his struggle for control. Never had Grendel shown such fear, had he ever known such fear. Grendel wished for "nothing more but to escape".
Resisting the beast-among-men with every ounce of strength and determination in his immensely powerful body, but to no usefulness. Grendel weakened, his...
...Dictation by Fear
As the Twin Towers fell to the ground, mass chaos spread throughout the United States. Among many other overwhelming feelings, many Americans were left in question and accusations. The motives of the terrorists were unknown and many Americans’ fear overtook a sense of logic. With fear fueling the minds of many Americans, many began to take illogical and unjustified actions. A stereotype developed amongst the Muslim society, which has still shrugged them from American society to this day. 9/11 instilled a fear in Americans that strung a chord in each person that disregarded a sense of logic or morals. Arthur Miller sets a scene of mass chaos and paranoia in the 1600’s in an area much like Salem, Mass.. A fear of witchcraft, that could quite possibly overtake the holy lifestyle in the Puritan society, created a spiraling downfall. In Arthur Millers multithematic play “The Crucible”, fear directs the decisions and course of life.
The deep rooted fear Reverend Parris feels stems from the reputation he must uphold as reverend of the holy community. In desperation, Parris allows his fear to contradict himself as he defends his niece, Abigail. Although Parris knows that Abigail is lying when she says she is not involved in witchcraft, Parris defends her in hopes it will secure his reputation and position in the community. As reverend, it is not...
As the instructor put me in that choke hold on my second to last day of swim instruction I knew I broke the one rule I tried so hard not to. “Get the hell out of my pool” he yelled. I dangled there in the middle of the pool wondering how this man could hold me in a chokehold while keeping both of us afloat. “You weak bitch, get the fuck out of my pool”. As those words echoed through the empty olympic sized pool room I was let go, left to reach the side of the deep end under my own power.
Already a month and a half in Marine Corps boot camp I was use to the abuse. This was different, I could handle all the physical punishment on the land. The countless push ups, and being forced to roll around in sand pits at 5 am before breakfast. Being in the best shape of my life at the time there was only one thing that could bring this fear over me. Up until boot camp I could count my exposure to bodies of water on one hand. Growing up in the middle of Queens, NY I rarely encountered a pool. Although my family moved to upstate New York, to a high school that did have its own pool, I wasn't forced to use it.
At the end of my senior year of high school while most of my friends were visiting and picking colleges I was preparing for boot camp. Everyday I ran countless miles and did numerous pushups getting my body ready for the three months of pain I was about to endure. Not being the biggest or strongest kid in high...
...Choose a confidant or confidante from a novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you discuss the various ways this character functions in the work. You may write your essay on one of the following novels or plays or on another of comparable quality. Do not write on a poem or short story.
1995. Writers often highlight the values of a culture or a society by using characters who are alienated from that culture or society because of gender, race, class, or creed. Choose a novel or a play in which such a character plays a significant role and show how that character’s alienation reveals the surrounding society’s assumptions or moral values.
1999. The eighteenth-century British novelist Laurence Sterne wrote, “No body, but he who has felt it, can conceive what a plaguing thing it is to have a man’s mind torn asunder by two projects of equal strength, both obstinately pulling in a contrary direction at the same time.”
From a novel or play choose a character (not necessarily the protagonist) whose mind is pulled in conflicting directions by two compelling desires, ambitions, obligations, or influences. Then, in a well-organized essay, identify each of the two conflicting forces and explain how this conflict with one character illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole. You may use one of the novels or plays listed below or another novel or work of similar literary quality.
2002. Morally ambiguous characters -- characters whose...
...Absolute Power: The Fears of an All-Powerful Government
Since the beginning of civilization, people have constantly struggled to create the ideal form of government. The idea of a fair, generous, and efficient regime remains a welcoming idea to this day. Thomas Jefferson once stated about his ideal government; that “a wise and frugal Government… shall restrain men from injuring one another… shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” Sadly, many people today do not agree with such a claim made by a Founding Father. One group says that the government reserves the right to be more involved in our lives to promote stability and equality. Others feel that the government already invades in too many aspects of the everyday life; some actions bordering on aggressive behavior. Since the Red Scare of the 1950’s, Americans have not been sold on the idea of adopting a socialist government. Novels that include Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell have caused abundant fear toward socialistic regimes. These novels contain a government that want nothing more than absolute power and will do anything to ensure that their wants are met. In Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, a government’s appetite for infinite power leads to a controlled, sheltered society.
Both of these...
ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR AT WORK
1.0 Case Study: Discipline at APS Company
Aliya and Zuraidah were the only two clerks handling payments from customers in the office of APS Company. They reported to the owner of the business. Aliya had been employed for 18 months while Zuraidah for 14 months. Both were college graduates, about 23 years old and single.
By manipulating the accounts in a rather ingenious way that would not normally be detected, Aliya was stealing from account payments as they were received. During her third month of employment, Zuraidah learned of Aliya’s theft, but decided not to inform management, rationalizing that Aliya’s personal conduct was none of her business. Zuraidah did not benefit from Aliya’s theft, and the two of them were not close friends. Their duties allowed them to work rather independently of each other, each handling a different portion of the accounts.
By the time the owner learned of Aliya’s thefts, she had stolen approximately RM25, 000. During investigation of the act owner learned that Zuraidah had known about them for several months because it was evident that the thefts could not have occurred for an extended period without Zuraidah’s knowledge. At the time of employment, both women were told by the owner that they would be handling money and strict honesty would be required of them.
Adapted from Newstrom, JW; Davis. K (1993), Organizational Behaviour: Human Behaviour at Work, 9th ed., New Jersey: McGraw Hill.
31 Oct 2014
How Long Till We Find The Body?
In the novella The Body by Stephen King, there are four twelve-year old boys, set out to find the corpse of another boy who had been hit by a train. Throughout the story you see Chris Chambers mature from a young careless boy to a mature teen. It’s guaranteed in life that people will get older as time progresses. Being a mature human being doesn't just happen over night. Maturity depends more on a person’s sense of wisdom, humility, and responsibility. Being a mature person is knowing who you are as an individual and what you stand for. In addition, it is also where your priorities and responsibility come in place way, in which you treat certain situations. Maturity is the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. Chris matures in the story from life experiences he had encountered, whom many kids at a young age don’t experience. Maturity is shown throughout life experiences. Throughout this story it shows how the young boys soon come to an older mature age.
In the story there is a person who is suddenly facing a life changing experience, he was once naïve and childish but now he’s older and wiser because of the experience he encountered throughout his younger days. His name is Chris; Chris had a thought in his head of going to college and getting an education. He wanted to leave the town, castle rock and get as far away as possible....
...1.0 MISSION STATEMENT
‘Our mission is to establish Sony Ericsson as the most attractive and innovative global brand in the mobile handset industry.’
‘A sustainable future encompasses conscious design, ethics, energy, recycling, health and community involvement.’
1.1 purpose of report:
• Proposal of Management Strategy for Sony Ericsson
• Potential actions and its resources implications
• Limitations of strategies and recommendations
1.2 scope of strategies:
• Environmental scanning
Source: http://marketingteacher.com/IMAGES/environment.gif, accessed 20 November 2008, reviewed by Gilbert Appasamy.
Environmental scanning identifies the organisation’s assets, resources, capabilities, competitive advantages and disadvantages as well as boundaries to strategies formulation
1.2 the internal environment (The 5 M’s)
1.2.1 The micro environment
1.2.2 the macro environment (pestle analysis)
18.104.22.168 top competitors
• Motorola. Inc
• Nokia Corporation
• Panasonic Mobile Communications
• Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd.
22.214.171.124 competiveness advantages
• A research and development unit for mobile phones in India
• Ranked amongst the leading ‘green’ company by Greenpeace in...
...persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that results in a compelling desire to avoid it".
A phobia is not an illness or a mental disorder. Nor is it a lack of will-power, or 'moral fibre', or determination. A phobia is a syndrome that can both develop independently within the limits of neurosis (after a caused fright or a serious psychical shock) and be a result of mental illnesses (depressions, manic-depressive psychosis). Only psychiatrist can reveal what is a reason for a certain fear. Also, there is a hereditary predisposition to phobias. Phobic disorders usually develop in timid, vulnerable, and taking hard the failure people. (Uvarova, psychology lecture)
The essence of this "illness" is in anxiety appearance (to the extent of a panic) in certain situations. As a result, sick people begin avoiding it (for example, using an underground or taking the lift). Anxiety does not abate because of a realization of a fact that other people don't consider similar situation to be anyhow dangerous.
(According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Web Site and my psychology class lectures)
Agoraphobia is a fear of open spaces, crowd or impossibility to return back home right away. As a whole, agoraphobia can be determined as a fear of leaving the house. Quite often, patients turn to be chained to their flats completely. During the...