When it comes to acts against others, of what are people unaware? It is believed to be a very important question, because if people are able to answer it, if people actually know what they are aware of, it will have to begun to unravel a knotty problem, and answer the question, "Why do many people feel the need to control others?" Control is exerting influence over one's environment or the actions or behaviors of another person- is sometimes used excessively by those who fear the unpredictable and ambitious, feel the need to prove themselves, or fear of losing control. The incessant need for control can be overwhelming and exhausting, wreaking havoc on relationships, careers, and overall quality of life. The theme of control is excessively used in, "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charolette Perkins Gilman, and also in the film, "Black Swan," directed by Darren Aronofsky. In the film "Black Swan", Nina, always a white swan, begins to explore her Shadow (her black swan) for her lead role in 'Swan Lake'. Nina is depicted as naïve, fearful and frigid. The factors and presences that push and pull Nina into and out of her Shadow are her creepy, infantilizing mother who gave up her dancing career to have her, and her abusive, seducing director. Those two characters are the perfect example of control as a theme. Nina doesn't get to explore her proverbial dark side in any remotely safe or healthy ways. Her mother has trapped her inside a pink, endless childhood. Her bedroom is full of stuffed animals, and her mother physically dressing and undressing her, with Nina calling her "mommy" in a needy, babyish voice (the only thing, it seems, that will talk her mother back from the extreme edge of her bouts of rage). In Thomas, Nina's mentor, various facets are seen : the positive mentor who believes Nina can outshine even Beth in the role; the ruthless artistic director bent on breaking Nina and molding her into what he wants; the sexual predator who harasses and seduces women to dominate and emotionally control them; and the manipulative boss who sees what his subordinates are up to yet turns a blind eye. In many scenes of the film, Thomas uses his abusive control over Nina to make her depict "the black swan." The most remarkable symbolism used in the film was Nina's little dancing ballet toy. Even after she destroys it to pieces, the ballet toy proceeds to play music and dance. At the end of the film, Nina hurt herself, but was still able to amazingly perform her act of the black swan. So from the beginning, is there any chance for Nina? At the end of the ballet, the swan queen can only find freedom in death: a fate that Nina shares. In Gilman's short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," the same controlling treatment that Nina got in "The Black Swan," was depicted by the narrator's husband, who was a doctor, and her sister in law, who in the story took care of her, as she was going through post partum depression. Like Nina, the narrator was treated like nothing more than a child. Her husband repeatidly calling her "little girl," and not letting her go out to see her relatives, as the same as Nina's mother, not letting her go out with friends or even having a social life. In many parts of the story, the narrator was frightened at the fact of doing what she desired, which was to write. She hid it from her husband and her sister in law, in fear they would catch her.
In the story Black Swan Green and Letters To A Young Poet both portray the same central idea by showing how beauty is the main concept and how everything has its own little beauty in it in some sort of way. In Letters To a Young Poet the book is about how a teen named Jason sends his poetry to a well known poet and asks for ‘criticalness’.. But the poet sends back about how he shouldn’t ask for anyone else’s opinion on how to write his own papers. Black Swan Green, the main character being Jason…
Staats, Radically Simple IT, Harvard Business Review, March 2008.
Flyvbjerg and Budzier (2011) present the notion of the IT project ‘black swan’, that is, “high-impact events that are rare and unpredictable but in retrospect seem not so improbable”. The research undertaken in this article goes to expose the amount of ‘black swans’ that occur amongst IT projects. Through a range of examples the piece goes on to explore why and how these events occur and offers some guidance to help…
Read the words.
back black quack
deck neck peck lick thick sick stick
rock shock luck suck stuck
Trace over them.
Using different colours, underline the words that rhyme.
Fill in the missing words
Ducks go ______
The swan has a long _____
Be careful, the swan may _____ you.
Sailors have to scrub the ______
I like to _____ ice cream.…
The Flaws of Finance
This paper is based on a speech delivered at the 65th Annual CFA Institute Conference in Chicago on May 6, 2012.
s a child, watching my parents write postcards whilst we were all on holiday was an instructive experience. My
mother would meticulously write out the card, scattering a few interesting holiday tidbits within the text. My
father, whose sum total of postcards sent was invariably just one (to his office), opted for a considerably…
Banker's Bonuses: Efficient Regulation or Politics of
Lecture 2, Trevor Williams challenges for the global economy in 2015
Taleb., Nassim Nicholas, Fooled by Randomness: the hidden Role of Chance in Life and the
Taleb., Nassim Nicholas, The Black Swan: the impact of the Highly Improbable, New York, 2007
Andrew Smithers, Wall Street, Imperfect Markets, and Inept…
Example of wet collodian plate
Example of tintype photography
20G Mr. Argue
By Chris swan
Photography is the process of creating still or moving pictures by recording radiation on a sensitive medium like film or an electronic sensor. In this essay I will be explaining Camera obscura, calotype, the collodian process, tintype images and a man who revolutionised photography…
I have decided that for this research paper, I will be conducting reasearch on emperor penguins and how they will be affected by climate change, global warming. When we think of Emperor Penguins or penguins in gerenal, first thing that come to mind for most people has to be the popular movie Happy Feet. But what more do we know about these adorable animals outside of the movie? What kind of problems are they facing? What is causing these problems? My paper will cover these issues.
This man was Fletcher Henderson (Fletcher Henderson). Fletcher would grow up to be one of the most influential black musicians in history. Henderson’s family was quite well-off for a black family at a time when segregation was at it’s height; Henderson went to an all-black prep school in Atlanta, where he excelled in academics. His start in music began early, as both of his parents played the piano; however, his parents did not condone early…
of events. However, many journals and works of academia have shined light upon similarities with past crashes that suggest otherwise. There are many approaches we could take to evaluate Hegel’s dictum in an economic and financial context. In this paper we will be focussing on similarities with past crises to emphasise that the 2008-09 crisis could have been foreseen if attention was paid to economic history. This would thus establish that his dictum is vindicated.
The current financial crisis can…
English 11 Honors
I-Search FINAL draft
May 21st, 2013
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“You will never be able to do it Charity, no way.”
“You don’t even know what it is like! You will die in training!”
“Look at you; you are way too small Charity!”
These negative thoughts have been echoing in my ear for the past five years. All of these condemning statements have only sparked my imagination and…