The Steps to Paradise All the explorers who have reached their “promised land” have had guides whose impacts helped them reach their journey. Neil Armstrong had two other astronauts who accompanied him on his spacecraft. Along with these two directors, Neil Armstrong had approximately 100 scientists at NASA working as guides to help Apollo 8 land on the moon. There is a similar occurrence in John Wyndham’s book The Chrysalids where David Strorm has many pilots to help him reach his “promised land”. The most important people to guide David were Sophie; a friend of David’s who is a deviation. Michael is one of the oldest chrysalids in their group and he is a guide for David. Petra Strorm, who is David’s youngest sister and also a chrysalid. Lastly, the Sealand woman who happens to be a chrysalid from a distant place helps David reach his destination. These people may not know it but they are step ladders for David to reach his “promised land”. Sophie is David’s friend who happens to be a deviation with six toes on each foot. Due to her difference, she is the initial guide that helps David reach Paradise. When David accidently wishes he had a extra hand after being at Sophie’s house to play, his father rages really angrily at his choice of words. David’s father torments him later that evening and he became confused as a puzzle. David says “If it was such a terrible thing just to think of having three hands, what would happen if one really had them- or anything else wrong; such as, for instance, an extra toe? Because Sophie has an extra toe on each foot it makes David realize what would happen to Sophie if her toe was discovered, if David’s condition was this bad after wishing for something, Sophie’s would be a lot worse because she has that thing. Thus, Sophie helps David observe the evil held within Waknuk and to have thoughts about leaving it which is his first step towards reaching for his city dream. Later on when David is in the custody of the fringes people and is being dragged to a path, he tries to resist but they beat him up. All of a sudden he was being dragged along the branches in the air. When Sophie put him down he realized that he saw her after a long time and she rescued him from the fringes people. Sophie saved David’s life when she saw him captured by the spider-man. She questioned David? “Dear David, have they hurt you badly?” Sophie helps secure David because if she hadn’t saved David from the fringes people than David would be dead and he wouldn’t have reached his promised land. Sophie is the primary step for David to reach his promised landmark. Michael, who is an older chrysalid than David, guides David, Petra and Rosalind safely outside of Waknuk when there is a search warrant for these deviations. When Katherine and Sally are captured, Michael immediately warns David and Rosalind, early dawn as they are sleeping, to escape from Waknuk. Michael knew the government would arrest the chrysalids if they don’t start moving quickly. Michael explains this on page 122 “Hurry up both of you, while there’s time. If they do know much about us they’ll have tried to time it to send a party for you, too- before you could be warned. Get moving quickly”. Later on, as the three chrysalids are escaping, Michael questions David as to what direction they are heading towards. David replies that they are going south-west; Michael plans to mess with the government by reporting that the chrysalids have been going south-east. Michael also suggests stopping anyone that sees them. He explains his reasons for this on page 127 “If anyone does see you, stop him getting away with the news, at all costs. But don’t shoot. There’s an order going out not to use guns except when necessary, and as signals- all gunshots to be investigated. Thus Michael’s plans for David, helps the chrysalids escape from the government and he restricts them to using their guns which helps to bail time for David to reach his desired land. Michael is the…
God and Human in Paradise
There are many stories about paradise and creation of humanbeings in different religions and cultures. I will focus on two stories, one is Genesis, and the other one is Ovid’s Metamorphose. These two stories reveal many differences, but both Genesis and Ovid agree that the human is the leader and keeper of paradise. Here I want to develop the idea of relationships between god and the human in paradise.
From Ovid’s narrative, I regard God as the creator of humankind…
Decisions in Paradise Part 1
November 19, 2012
Decisions in Paradise Part 1
The country of Kava, located in South Pacific is in great need of assistance. The company Rx Outreach has sent me to Kava, to partner with Alex the director of strategic planning. One would never know how beautiful this country can be, because of so many natural disasters and terrorists threats and attacks. The country is known for natural disasters such as: tidal wave, typhoon…
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for my name is Richard. I was born in 1974” (1).
Having grown up in a post-war era, Richard was a kid obsessed with Vietnam War, watching films and listening to stories of the same. His adventurous streak combined with his need to escape reality made him an avid traveller and took him to places like Thailand. Apart from his constant urge to act out fantasies from the war, he held a low opinion of other tourists…
The Steps on Donating Blood
There are a lot of steps before and after donating blood. A process must be followed; the procedures must be taken in order to prepare a potential donor. Making the connection, getting prepared, and then finishing up with a rest to send the patient on his/her way. In following these procedures the donor has saved at least 5 lives.
First of all making a connection…
Candlewood Lake is a place in this world where I feel free. It is a place where reality is non-existent and all that lives is perfection. Just imagine a quiet autumn evening, a soft wind caressing your neck. You gaze up at a towering tree, as it dispenses its leaves onto the earth below. Finally, you watch the sunset’s reflection on the water, as the daylight slowly begins to dim from the sky. This is where I grew up…
TROUBLE IN PARADISE: STAKEHOLDER CONFLICT IN THE PASEO CARIBE PROJECT
Paseo Caribe is a prime tourist and convention area, as well as historically and culturally important zone. Paseo Caribe was organized as a partnership between the government of Puerto Rico and the private sector. The government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, acquired from the U.S federal government a piece of land at…
Milton opens Paradise Lost by formally declaring his poem’s subject: humankind’s first act of disobedience toward God, and the consequences that followed from it. The act is Adam and Eve’s eating of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, as told in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. In the first line, Milton refers to the outcome of Adam and Eve’s sin as the “fruit” of the forbidden tree, punning on the actual apple and the figurative fruits of their actions. Milton asserts that this original…
Domesticated Ocean of Paradise
The feeling of paradise, reminds me of a place that was once my home and lived there my entire life till high school and will always be my little paradise. The feeling as the suns glistening on your skin as you reaches the cliff and gaze at the endless ocean with a smell of sea; Salty, refreshing, and relaxation. Going down the steps hearing the Mother Nature’s waves crashing against the sand turning rocks in to finite sand. Finally reaching the bottom taking off…
Mr. Wright 4A
Honors English II
January 28, 2015
Paradise Lost Salon Essay
Symbolism and gender roles shown in book nine of Paradise Lost, the story of Genesis, and the opening title sequence for the show, Desperate Housewives conclude that females possess the negative archetype of being a temptress. A temptress is a usually sexually alluring woman who repeatedly seduces or manipulates others. Eve is shown as a temptress to Adam in Paradise Lost. In the story of Genesis, Eve is also shown as…
discounted cash flow method (DCF). There are other methods I will touch on such as market multiples. This step by step guide should provide solid basis for how to value a company.
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation: Step by Step.
Step 1. Determine our forecast period. 5 years will be about as far out as we want to go. The further out we project, the less accurate the projections will be.
Step 2. It’s important to find the free cash flows of the firm we are looking into. We will want to make a realistic…