Laura Pendergest-Holt

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  • Madoff: The Cause Of White Collar Crime

    offshore and onshore bank in Antigua. Most all of the businesses were named after him and owned by him. Stanford was not a person who liked to be challenged by anyone. The most intimidating person on the advisory board of the Stanford Financial Group was Lee Brown, who was the docile former mayor of Houston. Members of the board of directors in charge of running the multi-billion global operation included his 81-year-old father and Oliver Goswick, an old family friend who himself was at the age of 85. The executives of the company may even be more baffling. The employees who worked at Stanford had to answer to three people whose total financial expertise most likely would not have procured them a job at any Wall Street firm. Laura Pendergest-Holt’s prior experience before joining Stanford Financial Group comprised of the restricted route from Baldwyn High School, where she was student council treasurer, to Mississippi University for Women, where she was a math major, to Mississippi State, where she gained a master’s of science. By the age of 31, with help from her mentor, Jim Davis, she was Stanford Financial’s chief investment officer, supervising its billion-dollar portfolio. Jim Davis, Stanford’s college roommate, spent six years in the Navy and would make it to be Stanford’s chief financial officer. Davis was a leader in his church and appeared to be such a model of virtuous citizenship that he could be considered a caricature. On a normal day at Stanford…

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  • Character Analysis Of King Of The Bingo Game

    significantly influenced his conduct, and his actions reflect how he was raised. In many ways, his experiences negatively influence his future, but in other small ways, his childhood left him with a unique perspective. He values family over everything. This story displays his love for Laura, and how he felt about losing her. The story “King of The Bingo Game,” is set during a time of racial tension even in the North. African Americans were treated differently because of the color of their skin,…

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  • Waiting For Godot Absurdity Analysis

    1. Would you agree that Beckett’s Waiting for Godot perfectly encapsulates all the uncertainties of modernity? Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot belongs to the Theatre of the Absurd. The absence of a meaningful plot, of objective dialogues and of absolute certainty is the state of absurdity. Beckett utilizes absurdity to play around with the concept of existential nullity which saw man trapped in a hostile world. Human life is meaningless and this created a sense of alienation, despair and…

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  • Themes In The Gilded Age

    A prime example of this would be after Laura and Colonel Selby meet for the second time, and the two “agree” that Selby would desert his wife in order to be with Laura. As he is walking away from her, Selby states, “‘Damn the woman,’ said the Colonel as he picked his way down the steps. ‘Or,’ he added, as his thoughts took a new turn, ‘I wish my wife was in New Orleans’” (page 294). Judging by the fact Selby wants to “damn” Laura, the reader can assume that he will not hold true to his promise…

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  • Laura Movie Analysis

    In this film, Laura (1944) we are introduced to a group of corrupt and fittingly shady upper-class social order types. The focus is on particular conventions of content, like themes or settings and/or form, including structure and style (Goodykoontz & Jacobs 2014). This film will be critiqued by the author through the lens of the genre theory (AMC, n.d.). The genre theory allows critics to take a short cut to categorize films. The director woks with the time-period and has a vision and that…

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  • Lars And The Real Girl Analysis

    character Lars serves as an ‘other’ that Gus and Laura are guardians to because of their relation. He acts as a lesson for Gus and Laura on acceptance and parenthood for their future child. Lars ' differences causes fear and confusion for Gus and Laura who worry about how others will…

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  • False Maturity In Frankenstein And The Garden Party

    share elements of false maturity in the characters of Frankenstein’s creature and Laura, each of their false maturities formed by their distinguished and yet isolated backgrounds and corresponding actions. In Shelley’s Frankenstein, the creature’s background is unique in comparison to other characters; his learning of language…

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  • Allegory In The Lorax

    “A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.”-The Lorax In the film/pop culture genre, Dr.Seuss, a classic children’s books author, is the inspiration for the Lorax, which is a well-known and loved film. The way it is put together shines the truth through kid-friendly lenses- it’s reality but just put in a way for children to understand. It is quite a profound allegory for the impact of our actions and the swift modernization of society on the environment, and how we have to…

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  • The Concept Of A Hero In Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

    Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is a story about redeeming oneself and becoming a hero after eradicating the environment. Considering the title of the text, it would seem obvious that the hero of this story would be none other than the Lorax, who revolts against the Once-ler in hopes of saving the environment. However, in order to determine who the hero of The Lorax is, the concept of a hero must be defined. A hero is someone that attempts to fix whatever may be wrong in the world, no matter what they have…

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  • A Thematic Analysis Of Dr. Seuss 'The Lorax'

    All over the world, children and adults alike read and praise Dr. Seuss’ short books with fun rhymes and brilliant colors. Since it’s creation in 1972, The Lorax has been inspiring everyday people to do better for their environment and to make sure being environmentally friendly continues to weave itself through future generations. Despite having been written and published over forty years ago, The Lorax’s message remains vital and important as we continue to feel the effects of earlier…

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