The honorable, Miss Asmi Rusmanayanti as our speaking lecturer. Firstly. I would like to praise to the Almighty Allah SWT, because of His Blessing we are able to attend this speaking class. Secondly may peace be upon the prophet Muhammad Saw who has guided us from the darkness into the brightness.
Ladies and gentlemen
Before I deliver my speech, let me introduce may self. My name is Indrawati Husna. It is a great pleasure for me to be given the opportunity to deliver a speech entitled; Go Green. Ladies and gentlemen
Go Green! a program of environmental protection. This is just a simple phrase. But it means a lot for our earth. It aims at making global movements to participate actively in saving our earth – the only planet in which we live. In the last century, we know that our environment especially our rainforest in Indonesia has been cut down by human. Scientists state the function of rainforest as lungs of the world. Based on fact, Indonesia has lost 72% of the original forest. How horrible it is! The deforestation will influence a lot of our environment. If deforestation keeps going on, the greenhouse effects cannot be reduced and finally the global warming will keep increasing. It warns us that our earth is in danger and we should participate actively to take care of our environment.
Ladies and gentlemen
Human growth increased, but not supported by natural growth. The modern people in this millennium era had affected so many destructive impacts which are really needed to be concern. They not only want to increase their prosperity, but also increase their rate of comfortable and luxurious life. Because of that the protected animal and plant nearly extinct, forest logging without reboization, and uncontrolled of mine exploitation. The impact of those problem cause Global Warming keeps increasing that its disaster such as floods, earthquake, landslides that can kill human life. The disaster can happen anytime and anywhere, every month even every week....
...director for the travel and hospitality division
• Thomas Green (45)- Marketing director
o In march 2007 join dynamic displays as an account executive in their travel and hospitality division
• Currently the divisions senior market specialist for the eastern region of north America
• Shannon McDonald- Divisional Vice President
o Reports to the CEO and president
o Promoted in November of 2006 as the division VP
o Responsible for all aspects of the travel and hospitality business
Company and industry Background
• In 2007, Dynamic Display Travel and Hospitality Division had 60% market share with over 1500 self-service kiosks
• 80% of total trave land hospitality divisions 2007 revenue came from airline carrier clients, 15% from hotels, and 5% car rental agencies
Thomas Green’s Path to Senior Market Specialist
• In march 2007, Dynamic Displays recruited Green for an account executive position in the southwest territory for the travel and hospitality division
o Great opportunity to move up
• In his first four months as an account executive, he completed a contract for one of the largest airline carriers, Journey Airlines, to accelerate rollout of kiosks in 20 airports and purchase upgrade software for kiosks in the majority of their locations
o This allowed him to get noticed immediately
• After a series of meetings and training sessions, McDonald promoted Green to Senior Marketing Specialist
o ***McDonald told...
...“The Little Green Monster” Literary Analysis
Short stories are always much more difficult to review compared to novels, simply because the author uses so many metaphors and symbols within. Usually the audience reads it, and then analyzes it as a whole. In “The Little Green Monster” Haruki Murakami tells a story about a strange green monster that digs it way out from under the soil to ask the heroine to marry him. She responds in a very repulsed way stating that “It is rude and presumptuous” along with “What a rude little creature you are to come seeking my love!” (153), even though the little monster meant her no harm. The heroine then starts to kill the monster (who can read her mind) with her evil thoughts, until there is nothing left. Murakami uses symbolism, imagery, metaphors and little figurative language to prove that society as a whole tends to reject and dislike anything that is different or unfamiliar.
Murakami’s stories are always stocked up in symbols, leaving it up to the audience to decide for themselves what the story may mean. Many short stories use similar techniques because it leaves a lot of possibilities for the actual mean, and is very ‘abstract’. Murakami doesn’t hesitate to throw in symbols in his very first paragraph when he writes “of all the things in my garden, the one I looked at most was the Oak Tree. It was my special favorite, I had planted it when I was a little girl and watched it grow.” (152)...
...Red from Green
”Red from Green” is a short story written by Maile Meloy. The story consists of four characters: Sam, her father, her uncle and Layton, who is a client of her uncle. The main character of the story is Sam Turner, a 15-year-old girl from Montana. Sam’s mother is dead but the text does not recite how or when. Every year Sam and her father take a four-day float trip down the river. The story is written in past tense, and this trip is said to be their last. (Lines 1-2) “The summer she turned fifteen, Sam Turner took her last float trip down the river with her father.” You get the impression that Sam is a clever girl. She got offered a scholarship to a boarding school that is much better than the local schools. Although Sam is clever she is very innocent and inexperienced. She doesn’t understand what Layton is doing when he tries to seduce her. She has never experienced that a man is sexually attracted to her, and she doesn’t know how to react. (Lines 159-161) “She kept her hands between her thighs for warmth and the feeling there was sharp and aching, but she didn’t know what to do about it except lie awake, breathing, until it went away.” Sam is not very confident either; when Layton compliments her she is not sure if he is sincere. “«You have perfect teeth», he said. […] praise made her suspicious.”(Lines 24-25) And “She had a sense that she wasn’t equipped for it. And she was wondering if she really had perfect teeth.” (Lines...
...The Green Berets and Casualties of War
The films I chose to do my comparative paper on are The Green Berets and Casualties of War. Both of these films deal with issues concerning the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was viewed as unpopular and pointless by society; The Green Berets objective was to gain support for the Vietnam War. The film puts great emphasis on liberal war journalist George Beckwith (David Janssen). Beckwith originally doubts America's involvement in the war, but after spending time with the Green Berets, his attitude changes significantly. Casualties of War has a different perspective on the Vietnam War. The film is based on a real-life incident and it focuses on the emotional and psychological aspects of war. The film puts emphasis on Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn) and how he is becoming changed by the savagery of war and his uncertainty
on why the U.S. is fighting Vietnam. This is signifcant because it shows the evils of war and how it makes people change into something they are really not. Both of these films use light, sound, and color to express a variety of ideas for the audience. Editing also plays a key factor in these films to foreshadow what the films are going to be about. The Green Berets and Casualties of War express the Vietnam War in different ways and they persuade the audience to believe in the ideas that these films are promoting.
The Green Berets was...
...The Green Light in The Great Gatsby
The flashing light at the end of the dock across the water is first symbolically associated with Daisy. However, throughout the novel it gains new aspects and connotations, covering a full circle at the end of the novel. Throughout the novel the green light symbolizes various elements: Daisy's love, money, renewal, death, and American Dream.
The green light is introduced in chapter one for the first time:
He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way... a single green light,
minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock.
The position of this green light reminds the reader of East Egg where Daisy Buchanan lives. Therefore, the first symbolic association is established between the green light and Daisy in the first chapter and the followings.
In chapter four the color green is associated with money and material comfort. The green leather conservatory of Gatsby's cream-colored car attracts the reader's attention. The real purpose behind Gatsby's lavish parties and his choice of habitat across the bay, just opposite the Buchanan's, is revealed to be a lure for Daisy so that she would drop by to his place one day. Thus the green light symbolizes Gatsby's obsession with Daisy's love and wealth.
Fitzgerald illuminates another angle of the green light in chapter five....
The Green Light Theory
The American existed at is prime during the 1920s, when everything changed for the United States. According to Fitzgerald, The American Dream became corrupt in the 20s and he proved in The Great Gatsby. His main character Jay Gatsby embodied the image of the corrupted American Dream, and “the novel describes the death of a romantic vision of America” (Person Jr.). Throughout the entire novel Gatsby used his wealth to his advantage to win his love back without rationally thinking about repercussions. In the end, Fitzgerald’s use of the color green to represent the hopes and dreams of Gatsby shows that attempts to recreate the past end in failure.
In the beginning of the book, Fitzgerald characterized Gatsby as a somewhat humble man who kept to himself. He had a quirky personality that had a mysterious twinge to it. Fitzgerald established one of Gatsby’s best physical features as his smile, referring to it as “one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance” (Fitzgerald 48). He portrayed Gatsby’s smile as this because Gatsby kept certain things about himself concealed. Daisy remained depicted as the epitome of a 1920s flapper during the novel. Fitzgerald emphasized, “her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes, and a bright passionate mouth” (Fitzgerald 9). These were the features of Daisy that Gatsby fell in love with. Others, however, illustrated...
...Color Imagery in The Red Badge of Courage
Stephen Crane uses color imagery and color symbols in The Red Badge of Courage. Green represents youth, red is a symbol of Henry Fleming's mental visions of battle, and gray is used as a symbol for death. The colors are subtle representations of emotion, character, and one's perception of events.
"As the landscape changed from brown to green, the army awakened, and began to tremble with eagerness at the noise of rumors" (Crane 368). Like children, the young soldiers circulate rumor within the regiment (Rice). Later Crane writes "he was aware that these battalions with their commotions were woven red and startling into the gentle fabric of the softened greens and browns. It looked to be the wrong place for a battlefield" (Crane 377). Green represents the youthfulness of the battalions, and red is an image of battle (Rice).
Red is used most often in The Red Badge of Courage. Crane writes of "...the red eye-like gleam of hostile campfires set in the low brow of distant hills," (Crane 368). In Henry's mind, the campfires represent the eyes of the enemy. Crane then continues with the metaphor in later chapters. He writes, "?he conceived them to be growing larger, as the orbs of a row of dragons advancing." (Crane **) "The red of the campfires comes to represent the eyes of the enemy, of dragons. The monstrous dragons are indeed, the opposing army." (Rice)
All forms of war are...
30 April 2013
The Green Light
The image of the green light in the novel Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a significant symbol, which reflects Gatsby's dream and other aspects beyond Gatsby's desire. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses many other images or symbols. At first, it may seem very basic, but when the symbol is closely studied, one may see the deeper meaning found within it. Fitzgerald uses these symbols to get a point across to the reader, converting them into deeper meanings and myths about America. The green light mentioned in the novel clearly is a prime example of this. Before examining the significance of the green light, one must learn what a symbol is. A symbol cannot be seen as a sign. The two are very different. A sign is an object, which signifies something else. For example, a green traffic light instructs drivers to proceed. A symbol is much more complex than this. A symbol may also stand for something else as seen in its simplest case. A symbol sums up a large number of ideas and attitudes. The complexity of a symbol may be more intense than a sign because it can have several meanings in different situations (Beckson).
The green light is first mentioned in chapter one of the Great Gatsby. Nick, the narrator of the novel, sees Gatsby curiously stretching his arms out towards the water. Nick went to see what Gatsby was looking at, and...