Fred Ottman

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  • Analysis Of Mark Twain And Jack London's San Francisco Earthquake

    Mark Twain and Jack London’s San Francisco Earthquakes Earthquakes are devastating tremors that cause serious damage. Mark Twain and Jack London describe two earthquakes they witnessed in San Francisco. In Mark Twain’s essay, he uses a satirical and humorous approach when describing human reaction towards the sudden earthquake, through a first point of view, and carefully chosen descriptive words. Jack London, on the other hand, focuses mainly on the effects the earthquake had on the city. He uses a defeated tone, personification, and no human interaction to clarify his argument. Both writers captivate the audience through their tones, descriptive words, and points of view. Mark Twain’s sole purpose of his essay was to explain how all the people mentioned in the essay react in cowardly ways and how vulnerable people feel when earthquakes and other natural disasters occur. His essay’s primary focus is not the earthquake and aftermath created, but focuses on humans hilarious method when dealing with sudden disaster. “The minister, with uplifted hands, was just closing the services. He glanced up, hesitated and said: “However, we will omit the benediction!”- and the next instant there was a vacancy in the atmosphere where he had stood”. The minister is only one example out of innumerable demonstration of humans acting “insensible from the fright”. In addition, Twain uses first person point of view to introduce the essay. “While I was in San Francisco, I enjoyed my first…

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  • Mexico City Earthquake Analysis

    Mexico City: The Birth of a Civil Society Being one of the worst earthquake to ever hit Mexico, the 1985 Earthquake of Mexico City struck in the heart of the country and brought consequences that would later prove to shape the citizens sentiment towards the government and its officials. It sent the country into a frenzy and their inability to properly manage rescue operations proved to be fatal for the thousands of people who relied on the government to save their life and the lives of loved…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Donald Trump

    Common sense seems to dictate that one of the current presidential candidates, Donald Trump was never thought to be running to lead our country. Trump is most commonly known as the very successful businessman who has made billions of dollars in his lifetime. He is also known for being extremely outspoken, and opinionated. Although, I don’t believe he would be the best option for our country due to his fearlessness when it comes to offending people and could even potentially chose the wrong…

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  • Enterprise Leasing Company Case Study

    As the company branched out and expanded to different states so Jack changed the name in 1969 to Enterprise Leasing Company, in honor of the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier upon which he served in the Navy. The energy crises of the 1970s hindered Enterprise Leasing Company’s expansion but accelerated growth occurred in the 1980s even though Hertz and National entered the hometown market. According to Tucker and Salamie (2005), “a key ingredient to Enterprises success was the innovative…

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  • Transformational Leadership Vs Servant Leadership

    This analysis paper examines transformational leadership and servant leadership to work out what similarities and variations exist between the two leadership ideas. The first distinction between transformational leadership and servant leadership is that the focus of the leader. The transformational leader’s focus is directed toward the organization, and his or her behavior build follower commitment toward structure objectives, whereas the servant leader’s focus is on the followers, and also…

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  • Donald Trump Attack Argumentative Essay

    Attacking the Motive On April 26, 2016, New York Judges ruled that the lawsuit made against Trump University will in effect go to trial. Federal District judge Gonzalo Curiel is one of the judges in the Trump University Lawsuit. Donald Trump’s response to this was negative and immediately used his heritage as a reason to why the judge should recuse himself. Jake Tapper, a reporter for CNN asked Donald Trump, “If you are saying he can’t do this job because of his race, is that not the…

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  • What Is Sally Ride Courageous

    INTRODUCTION Why is Sally Ride one of the most courageous people to ever live? Sally Ride was courageous because she was able to show Perseverance, Excellence, and Respect in and out of her job . Although Sally Ride wasn’t the first American in space, she showed excellence and still achieved her dreams and was the first woman and youngest woman to ever go to space. Perseverance First, Sally Ride was a courageous person because she showed a lot of perseverance.Sally Ride showed a lot of…

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  • Male Fantasy In The Big Sleep And High Noon

    The American male fantasy is one that is often portrayed by the heroes in the books and films we watch. They tend to be strong, moral and exciting characters that men look up to. Therefore, these texts carry a lot of weight in terms of the reflection of society and the male perspective on life. Using the novel The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and the film High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, this paper will argue that there are certainly element within the texts that both support and counter…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Blogs

    Blogs are very interactive for those creating them, reading, or simply commentating. Some choose to make a living off of it while others participate for enjoyment or to partake in a hobby. Throughout the years, websites bloggers have opted to close the doors on commentators and their open comments policies. Websites like YouTube continue to allow users to communicate openly however, since 2013 popular sites like Popular Science, The Chicago Sun-Times, and CNN have seen a decline or have closed…

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  • Nutrition Case Study: Fred Meyers Store

    Fred Meyers store originally started by a man named Fred G. Meyer and he was a 22 year old that came from Portland, Oregon in 1908. He started a business selling coffee out of his horse-drawn cart from the hard working fielders to the lumber camps. He would watch and listen to his customers, and was planning to start a whole completely different new kind of store. He opened his first store in 1922 in Portland, Oregon at the corner of SW 5th & Yamhill. He placed all the groceries, clothes, and…

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