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    China is a country with a vast cultural and historical background. It is a country with four billon people with extreme cultural diversity, which is nourished by different philosophies of its own. These philosophies are the beginning ideas of Chinese morality and spiritual belief, which were enriched by different intellectual heroes like Confucius. Confucius was born in 551 B.C at the end of the Chou dynasty as a descendent of dispossessed noble family. “His ancestors were of lesser aristocracy who had, however sunk to the position of poverty and insignificance by the time of his birth” (De Bary, Chan and Watson 15). His father died when he was really young, and he was educated there was not any stability in China. It was divided into small states, which were constantly making war upon each other. Therefore, there was no peace in the country during that time. The political and the social situation during that time greatly influenced Confucius and his philosophies. During his time Confucius walked from one state to another looking for an emperor to employ him because of his strong political mission and also his self-confidence to accomplish everything in three years. However, most of the time he was unsuccessful in that field. He is recognized as the first professional teacher in China rather than a politician or a philosopher. His teachings later gave rise to the new school of thought known as Confucianism (Liu). Confucianism is one…

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    Reed Hastings Reed Hastings became successful at a very young age, creating Netflix and becoming an industrial Internet leader. Reed Hastings is a fifty-two year old entrepreneur and the owner of an amazing digital success story called Netflix. His amazing company has a net worth of $940 million dollars, thanks to his 53 million subscribers. A quote Hastings says kept him and his business going was ,”Do not tolerate brilliant jerks. The cost to teamwork is too high.” As you can see, Reed…

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    determined to make my life successful and prosperous. My mother deserves a gold medal because she is a hardworking mother of three who will always put her family’s needs in front of hers. She has fought through the communists of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia for many years. Her story and childhood inspire me to become a better person each day. She was born on January 5th, 1969. My mom had no cell phone, television, or any technology. She was always running away with her family…

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    The Conflict Of Jaws

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    At its core, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film, Jaws, is a horror movie. Though the shark may seem like the primary antagonist of the film from this, as it literally eats people, such a claim would ignore the role of Amity Island’s Mayor Vaughn, as portrayed by Murray Hamilton. In the first half of the movie, Vaughn is constantly at odds with Chief Brody, wanting to push his own agenda of making money from tourism during the summer. In seeing Vaughn as another antagonist, another conflict that’s not…

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    The Virtue Test Case

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    We are presented with a formidable quandary for Lauren to overcome at her new job. She has to make a rather difficult decision on whether to green-light her company’s product meeting the contracted specifications from a buyer. However she has discovered the products don’t quite meet specifications, with a chance to completely fail under high humidity conditions. Therefore she has to decide to pass and sign off on the new product which will help fulfill her company’s lucrative new contract, or…

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    rental movie, Netflix has come a long way. It has become a cultural phenomenon, even going as far as becoming a verb commonly used amongst it younger user base. Operating in an industry that was dominated by giants such as Blockbuster and Walmart, this startup company was able to be successful largely due to how it was able to create and uphold a corporate culture unlike any other. Technological advancements continually change the way a company operates and its ability to adapt and remain at the…

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    Metropolis Film Analysis

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    The general premise of the film Metropolis relies on the duality and segregation that causes tension within the film. The duality of the films animation style can suggest a metaphorical description of the separated society. This brewing tension within the story stems from reactionary circumstances due to causations of tyrannical government, militant and radical forces within the segregated city of Metropolis. Although there is an obvious wealth and power imbalance that separates the city from…

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    Two Wolves Themes

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    Two Wolves is a mystery/adventure novel written by Australian author Tristan Bancks. Ben Silver, a 13-year-old boy, is the protagonist who is on the run with his criminal father whilst deciding whether to follow his flesh and blood or the law. This treatise will discuss the transformations Ben has experienced during the course of the story due to a certain character, setting and event. The character mentioned in this essay, is Ray Silver, Ben’s criminal father. Nature, including the cabin and…

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    Private Peaceful Charlie

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    Charlie’s extreme uneasiness and calculated movements throughout his visit at the Peters’ home are arguably the first instance in which readers question the purity of Charlie’s intentions. Boasting of his stability and success, Charlie aims to present himself worthy of returning to his role as Honoria’s father. When he “see[s] a faint [look] of restlessness in Lincoln’s eyes” he realized his facade is not serving its purpose and “change[s] the subject” (pg 4). If Charlie’s intentions were as…

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    London Calling

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    With songs about drugs (“Heroin,” “I’m Waiting for the Man”), sadomasochism (“Venus in Furs”) and love (“I’ll Be Your Mirror”), as well as observations about the people that hung around Warhol’s Factory, the band pushed the boundaries with this album. It became a precursor to the 1970s punk scene and set Lou Reed up for a long, successful career. Number Four: The Clash, ‘London Calling’ London Calling brings together elements of rockabilly and ska to become one of the most revered punk British…

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