The Doe Season and the Hero’s Journey Andy is the main character in the short story The Doe Season, and there are some ways that her journey reflects a hero’s journey. According to Robbins (767), there are everyday heroes, and these heroes represent archetypes, or common patterns in characters. This is a common narrative concept (Barry Elmes, 1997). There are universal psychological forces which shape our personality, and the hero is transformative by searching for his or her identity and by his or her attempt to become whole (Rigolino, 19). Heroes start out flawed, and change through the course of the story – the hero strives to overcome his or her flaws (Evans, 84). Likewise, the hero goes through predictable steps to overcome adversity – the hero is presented with a challenge, he or she is reluctant to meet this challenge, until there is a mentor who shows him or her the way, and then he or she crosses the threshold, a fear is met, and the reward is realized (Campbell, 6). Andy meets one of the elements of the hero’s journey, in that she rose to meet a challenge, but, in many ways, her story was not that of a hero’s journey at all. One of the ways that Andy does not meet the definition of a hero’s journey is that she does not seem to be fundamentally flawed at the beginning of the story. For instance, she is only nine years old, but Andy is a child who is very sure of herself and is able to hold her own with the adults. This is shown with her putting Mac in his place, as Mac is a rather rude individual who is inappropriate with Andy. In fact, there was even a bit of foreshadowing that Mac might have it in his mind to abuse Andy – his talk with Andy when he questions her on whether or not she had seen a penis was inappropriate at best, as it doesn’t have anything to do with deer hunting, especially since it was doe season, not buck season. Even young Andy thought that Mac was inappropriate about this, thinking that if Mac offered to show her his penis that she would kick him. Therefore, it would seem that, at least in this exchange, Andy was the adult and Mac was the child. This maturity beyond her years is something that is a positive attribute, and Andy doesn’t have any kind of fear or other kind of flaw that would make her journey that of a true hero. She starts out mature and wise, and this never does change throughout the story. This is not to say that she didn’t go through a journey of awakening in the story, because she did. She overcame a fear that she didn’t know that she had, which was the fear of killing the animal. She wanted to show the others on the trip that she had the heart of steel and that she couldn’t put emotions into what she was doing, but she failed at this. However, even this doesn’t necessarily fit the mold of a hero’s journey, because her fear was not based upon something that was irrational or even based upon the unknown. Her fear of shooting the doe was based mostly on compassion – she saw the doe and imagined what the doe would feel when she was shot, and this made her hesitate. This wasn’t fear so much as it was just her being human – most people, even most adults, probably would bristle at shooting a living animal, so this was no different for Andy. She had a sense of ethics that was missing in the adults in the party, for the adults didn’t see the hunting from the doe’s point of view at all, yet Andy did. Also, Andy didn’t really find a mentor in this story. Her father, arguably, was her mentor, but her father was somebody that she knew all along. A true hero’s journey would involve finding a mentor who was previously unknown – like Luke Skywalker found Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Dorothy found Glenda and her three friends. Moreover, there really wasn’t a reward for Andy – it is arguable that the major challenge that Andy faced was that of killing the doe, and she does rise to the challenge. But she had so much guilt feelings that she had a nightmare about the doe, and all that she could think about was that she made the doe suffer. It wasn’t a reward, at all, for her to kill that doe. In fact, it might have impacted her to where she would never kill another animal. The only factor that made it even remotely like that of a hero’s journey is the fact that Andy rose to meet a challenge that was set for her. This challenge was that she was to kill a living thing. But there was never any indication that she had doubt about meeting this challenge, until she actually saw the animal, and, as noted above, killing that doe was not a reward for her. So, just because she met the challenge does not make this a hero’s journey. Andy in this story, on the surface, might have seemed to complete a hero’s journey. She was faced with a challenge of killing an animal, and she met this challenge, and it did change her significantly. However, meeting the challenge changed her in ways that would be unexpected for a typical hero’s journey – it changed her definitively for the worse. Simply meeting a challenge, however, does not make a true hero’s journey. Andy did not start out fundamentally flawed, and she wasn’t fearful. She didn’t really find a mentor in the story, and she didn’t receive a reward. Therefore, this story was not really about a hero’s journey as much as it was about a little girl who discovered, during the course of the story, that killing a living thing was simply not for her. Sources Used Barry, David Michael Elmes. “Strategy Retold: Toward A Narrative View of Strategic Discourse,” Academy of Management Review, 22.2 (1997): 429-452. Campbell, Joseph. The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work. Novato, CA: New World Library, 1990. 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Moreover, cancer patients treated with Paclitex were documented to experience burning and tingling sensations in both hands and feet, which sometimes become a chronic problem.32 Since as much as 50-90% of cancer patients experience pain during and after the course of cancer treatment, pain management has become an integral component of cancer therapy.1,33 In fact, most hospitals have established pain management protocols that seek to reduce and tolerate, if not to totally eliminate pain, during and after the treatment.45,10Prevailing cancer-related pain management usually involves the administration of drugs that act by blocking inflammatory mediators, pain receptors and secondary messengers. making ion-channels less responsive to a stimulus. or destroy the integrity of the pain-related neurotransmitters.42,29 Morphine, opioids and ibuprofen, for instance, are among the most common bedside anti-pains that have been used to relieve discomfort and distress brought about by cancer treatment.48 Even though, several studies show that these painkillers are not always reliable.46 In fact, patients tend to develop drug dependence and depress immune function.9 A comprehensive review conducted by Telch and Telch (1985) on the various approaches that help cancer patients cope up, revealed that the intensity of pain accompanying cancer therapy is also influenced by emotional distress, anxiety, and other psychological disturbances.42,48 Also, according to Reinville et al (2005), positive emotions like satisfaction and anticipation of relief tend to decrease the perception of pain.35 Studies like these and several others reinforce and recognize the fact that pain also has a cognitive and psychological element, aside from its pharmacological dimension, which can be targeted to create interventions to supplement the current protocols and strategies of achieving pain relief.
Recent studies have shown the gravity of health and environmental hazards created by this issue in Nigeria. The international and national legal infrastructures created to prevent the e-waste menace is made ineffective by a parallel illegal e-waste trafficking network. It is in this context that apart from governments and law mechanisms, public participatory groups need to take up the role of monitors. A new era of public intervention and awareness need to be developed in the developing world to prevent e-waste dumping in their back yards. Similarly, this awareness should be extended to the developed world community in the form of putting a self-disciplined control on indiscriminate consumerism and ‘use and throw’ attitudes.The year was 1987. Unnoticed by the majority of the people in Koko, a suburb of Nigeria, a shipment arrived. The contents of this ship were stored for a while in a backyard. The drums were already damaged and soon started leaking (DiMento, 2003, p.112). Panic spread only when the workers who were packing the 3800 tons of toxic waste for re-transporting them to Italy, suffered burns and paralysis (Velte Elsenpeter, 2008, p.24). When the authorities finally woke up to the seriousness of the issue, a 500 meter radius of land around the dump site was declared unsafe (Velte Elsenpeter, 2008, p.24). Later it came to light that the drums contained toxic and radioactive electronic waste. They were simply labeled as substances relating to the building trade, and had been exported from Italy (Lamb Friends of Earth, 1996, p.148). The government of Italy, after some face saving and evading attempts, agreed to take back the waste (Lamb Friends of Earth, 1996, p.148).The issue of dumping of toxic electronic waste by developed countries indeveloping countries has become a burning issue since then…
Initially when the word sexuality was used in scientific terms, it outline the essence of the errotic feelings and desires of humans but when combined together with term like bi, hetero or homo, it came to describe the different types of individuals who in material form possessed these scrupulous wishes. (Bristow 2) Sex is the physical course of action of the process of intercourse whereas sexuality is how you feel, perceive or experience it.Studies have shown that when individuals move from one culture to another, the impact of culture on the sexuality of females is much greater than that on males. Christensen and Carpenter, (as cited in McAnulty and Burnette, 2006) argue that recently more information is being accumulated on the subject of sex and how it differs across different cultures and this will increase the knowledge database on the subject which wasn’t available in such a quantity in the past, the information provided by studies conducted on such matters gives proof that there is not much unevenness between the cross-cultural practices of men and women but when comparing the two one can conclude that those women tend to be at variance a lot more across those cultural margins in comparison to the male individuals.People have varying cultural practices regarding sex and sexuality. their beliefs and culture depend upon their religion, beliefs, social customs and area in which they are living. Where their cultural practices offer benefits, they also pose high risks for the individuals undergoing them e.g. FGM is mostly done in unhygienic conditions and also without anaesthesia, it is an extremely painful procedure and if things don’t go well, it could result in infection, diseases, infertility or even death. Also, it permanently deprives the child of sexual pleasure for without her genitalia she will never be able to enjoy her sexual life. It is a cultural norm for those people, and any girl who is not circumcised loses her chance of marriage as it is considered disgraceful to marry a girl who is open.
The present study focuses on the statute for inchoate crimes in Missuori and compares it with the historical common law for the same and hence studies the differences. Missouri and its Statute for Inchoate Crimes: In the present study, focus has been concerned with the cases of attempt and conspiracy. As far as the statutes of the inchoate crimes in Missouri are concerned, the elements of the statutes may be learnt as follows. Missouri Laws 564.011 – Attempt: The Elements: 564.011. 1: Based on this statute, an individual is held responsible for attempting an act of crime where he intends to take some step in accomplishing an act of crime. A considerable measure is accomplished which is powerfully supportive of the resolution of the purpose of the criminal to accomplish the charge of the crime (Missouri Laws 564.011 – Attempt, 2009). 2. According to this section, it is not a resistance to a trial that the crime tried to be committed was, under the genuine conditions of support, literally or lawfully impractical of occurrence, in case such crime could have been attempted when the conditions of the support were the actor as could be supposed (Missouri Laws 564.011 – Attempt, 2009). 3. … Missouri Laws 564.016 – Conspiracy: The Elements: 564.016. 1. According to this section, an individual is accountable for conspiracy with other individuals to commit a crime if, he agrees with the others that they would be involved in such misconduct (Missouri Laws 564.016 – Conspiracy, 2009). 2. In case of an individual conspiring with another person or other individuals who are already involved in some other conspiracy then this person is also considered to be a part of the other conspiracy as well (Missouri Laws 564.016 – Conspiracy, 2009). 3. When an individual conspires to commit numerous crimes, he is considered accountable for only a single conspiracy where the other offenses are the objectives of the same accord (Missouri Laws 564.016 – Conspiracy, 2009). 4. An individual cannot be held guilty of conspiracy if an evident criminal act associated with the conspiracy is not suspected and proved to have been accomplished by him or the other individuals involved in the conspiracy (Missouri Laws 564.016 – Conspiracy, 2009). 5. (1) An individual cannot be held guilty of conspiracy if, after the plan of conspiracy of a criminal act, he prohibited the execution of the goals of the conspiracy in case of situations where he wishes to abandon his act. (2) The defendant is supposed to have the trouble of introducing the matter of abandonment of “criminal purpose under subdivision (1) of this subsection” (Missouri Laws 564.016 – Conspiracy, 2009). 6. Considering the limitations of time on trials: (1) Conspiracy has been considered as an ongoing path of demeanor which expires when the acts of the crimes are abandoned by the conspirer himself. (2) If an individual discards his plan, the
The strategy of Mergers and Acquisitions (MA) plays an important role to both sides of the growth path by enabling strong companies to assume faster growth than their competition thereby rewarding entrepreneurs for their efforts and ensuring the weaker companies get swallowed faster and even made redundant through share erosion and exclusion. MA, therefore, is a crucial fraction of any healthy economy by basically ensuring that shareholders are able to gain rewards from their businesses (Thomson Martin, 2005). This fact, coalesced with the potential for large returns makes MA a highly attractive method for entrepreneurs and business owners to capitalize on their company values.It is, therefore, no wonder that the unique business trend of MA has, in the recent times, become a common occurrence in the business world between firms seeking to achieve strategic value for themselves. MA deals always make media headlines probably due to the huge amounts of cash that some of them entail, sometimes involving billions of US dollars which may exceed the GDP of some small countries. The main reason for their occurrence is to boost the shareholder value of both firms and this is also used as a performance measure to gauge the success of MA (Galpin Herndon, 2007).MA is used as a survival tactic during tough economic times and in most cases involves strong companies buying out smaller ones to create more cost-efficient, competitive companies. MA can either take place between firms operating within a country’s borders (domestic MA) or beyond a particular country’s boundaries (global MA). This article will provide a general overview of merger and acquisitions and then compare and contrast the domestic and global MA using a few case studies (Aoki, Jackson Miyajima, 2007).
By analyzing the comments and the quotes of the people, as well as their intents from points of view like economic and organizational differences, and historical and contextualized approach, we see that the comments that are given by the people do not imply racism. We see the reasons behind those comments as we analyze from where these people are standing in order for them to give comments. In the end, we determine that the comments have nothing to do with racism, as explained and supported by some theories of diversity, and that the anti-migration stand of the people who give comments are backed up by other reasons other than racism.The article is entitled “Leaked list out Aussie fascists supporters” which is written by Asher Moses and downloaded from TheAge.com.au on November 21, 2008. The article probes the reaction of some of the fifteen Australians that are seen to be included in a leaked database of names who are members or supporters of the British Nationalist Party. The British Nationalist Party, according to the article is “shunned by many of those outside Britain’s ultra-conservative sphere due to its hardline, racist views – including that foreigners should be sent home (Moses 1).”Some of the fifteen Australian members of BNP are asked regarding their comments on the list published on the internet that contains their names. Two of them, Arthur Grice and Benjamin Hugh have raised some points as regards their view regarding anti-migration. Both of them declare that they do not see white people as “inherently superior” but have given some views on why they support curtailment of mass migration.This issue can first be analyzed by using the organizational or economic perspective of diversity, which Maddy Janssens and Chris Steyaert explored in their paper entitled “Theories of Diversity within Organisation Studies: Debates and Future Trajectories (2003).” According to them, diversity can be looked at and analyzed from an economic and organizational perspective. This perspective analyzes diversity by the characteristics that impact the organization.
In recent months, the housing sector has seen a sudden decline, which, in accordance with the business laws, is a resultant of a major global meltdown. Well, given below are a few important factors that influence the overall growth and decline of housing markets. (Myers)The air pollution norms set by the state authorities, with specials regards to the United States Air of America, play a vital role in deciding whether a particular housing society is all set to improve or not. The EPA levels, which are in turn dependent on the total suspended particle pollution, indicate whether a place is fit for a stay or not. According to the statistical data accumulated in the 1970s, it was found that the air pollution, with special regards to the TSP levels, were relatively more in undeveloped and developing countries as compared to those detected in the regulated nations. It has been identified that a decrease of 1 ug/m3 in the level of particulates leads to a 0.4% to 0.5% increase in the overall value of homes (McDonald). This clearly states why individuals are willing to pay a higher price for cleaner locales, with special regards to housing societies, as compared to places which are stricken by higher air pollution. The economic benefits in regulated counties, with special regards to the homeowners, are stated to have benefited owning to the Clean Air Act regulations. Hence, countries that have a higher level of pollution are said to lose out when it comes to accumulating profits from building profitable housing societies. (Muth)Although the studies have been carried out in relation to the Federal air pollution guidelines yet the absence of convincing empirical evidence has placed a big question mark on the costs and benefits of these so-called ‘efficient regulations’.The economic viability of clean air has always been of great interest to leading economists and policymakers and they have asserted that the role of clean air is symbolic to the growth of housing societies.
The Bill of Rights is a unique set of documents that are part of the United States Constitution. The founding fathers of the United States of America put forward these rights so as to protect the citizens of the country while imposing significant constraints on the federal government. The Bill of Rights are constitutional amendments inside the United States Constitution which allow choice and free will in terms of the citizen’s ability to practice religion, express opinions, possess weapons, appeal in American courts, and meet together without any federal interference. These amendments also help to prevent the federal government from making any laws that infringe on the individual rights of American citizens. Several ancient British laws like the Magna Carta were instrumental in the creation and drafting of the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights has been considered the symbol of American freedom, human rights, and democracy. The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights allows the citizens of the United States of America to maintain and sustain arms (Hickock, 1991). This research paper studies the Second Amendment in detail by providing historical background and purpose. It makes conclusions regarding the motives of the founding fathers regarding the framing of this constitutional amendment. The research paper reviews the applicability of the constitutional amendment in light of changing modern society. It finally makes the conclusion that the Second Amendment should only protect the rights of legitimate state-sanctioned security forces.This constitutional amendment of the Bill of Rights provides citizens of the United States of America with the right to maintain and sustain weapons for their protection and defense. The amendment was passed because there were fears amongst the founding fathers that the federal government would seek to impose its own rule by disarming the people.
Jean Piaget, a Swiss child psychologist noted for his studies of intellectual and cognitive development1 offered that as a child progresses in age, so does his cognitive ability in regards to perceiving the construct of the world around him. Piaget has offered four distinct levels of development including the Sensorimotor stage (age 0-2), Preoperational Stage (2-7), Concrete Operational (7-11), and Formal Operational (11+). The sensorimotor stage, indicative of infant and toddler perceptions, consists of the child learning to understand his environment by linking sensory information (sight, smell, etc.) to motor skills. Though not applicable to these projects study subjects, sensorimotor development is relevant to highlight the current developmental stages of the subjects.Preoperational development is the stage in which a child begins to represent the world with words, images, and drawings2. This level of cognitive growth is relevant to Subject 1 and represents a period in which a child moves towards higher cognitiveThe Concrete operational stage, relevant to Subject 2, and is characterised by an ability to perform a higher level of mental functions, including logical reasoning. This is a maturing ability to understand the reasoning as related to operations involving concrete objects. The nature and procedures of the experiment will illustrate concrete operational skills in comparison to Subject 1 and 2.At age 11, a child begins to exhibit the skills involved in formal operations and will develop more intensely as the child approaches adulthood. This stage, though removed from both subjects current development, will theoretically become the foundation for higher reasoning. Formal operations are the development of solidified, logical approaches to problem-solving and the ability to analyse abstract concepts. As this work will later suggest, Subject 2 may be exerting early signs of the transition from concrete operations to formal operations based on responses to the experimentation.