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    Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935). Born of peasant ancestry, Gibbon was an active socialist and writer at work during the Scottish Renaissance of the early to mid twentieth century alongside such contemporaries as Neil M. Gunn (1891-1973) and Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978). The author 's careful employment of stream-of-consciousness technique, the Scots idiom and social realism have marked this particular text out as one of the most innovative and defining works of the period. Furthermore, it could be argued that the novel has become one of the most important books in the history of Scottish literature. Subsequently, Sunset Song (1932) is now one of the most popular Scottish novels of all time. In addition to this, we know from Gibbon 's response to the Writers ' International statement (1934) cited in Johnson (2005, p.117), which proposed that Britain 's economy and culture were in a state of 'terminal decay ', that the author considered all of his work to be…

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    because it sees all humans as just humans, that is, equally human. The importance of the woman with the bonnet is no greater to the louse than one “[…] in some beggar’s haffet squattle”, and as the speaker learns this, touched by the sentimental, he is transformed from angry to poignant, a testament to its power (13). Burns cleverly slips in a dual meaning in this final stanza, relating the “foolish notion” of importance based on social class with the studied nature of standard English. “Foolish…

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    Scottish Music Influence

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    musicians are doing and if there are any connections to be made regarding the instruments, language, and structure of the music of previous generations. Now to get us orientated with a little bit of background, we 'll briefly explore the differences in the Highlands vs the lowlands. To visually orient the reader, think about the entire country of Europe and in your mind, go as far west and north. This is Scotland. On the west coast of Scotland is the Atlantic Ocean and on east coast is the North…

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    Queen Elizabeth I

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    Queen Elizabeth I: The Divergent Leader of England Queen Elizabeth I, commonly called “The Virgin Queen,” was the Queen of England throughout the late Sixteenth Century. She proceeded to become queen following her half half-sister, Queen Mary of Scots, reign. She set precedents in forth that are still being followed today many national leaders and everyday people. Queen Elizabeth I was a divergent, caring leader and the epitome of a non-conformist, revolutionizing a nation. Queen Elizabeth…

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    Every member in a group takes on a specific role, whether it be positive or negative, that provides a special function in the group dynamic. In 1948, Benne and Sheats, in their acclaimed essay, listed various group roles that may occur during group communication and sorted them into three categories; group task roles, group maintenance roles, and self-centered roles. These roles each have a different motive that help to either lead or derail the group from their common goal. In the classic movie…

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    A story that takes place during summer in a blazing hot jury room, filled with twelve hot-tempered men, is the defendant really guilty? In 12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, a young boy is accused of killing his own father ruthlessly with a knife. It is now the duty of the twelve jurors to corroborate and come up with a fair verdict. Some jurors uses emotion to deal with the case, while others uses logic and provided strong evidence to support their claim. Juror Four and Juror Eight are similar in…

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    One in particular, titled First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, written by John Knox in 1558 openly states “‘that it is more then a monstree in nature that a Woman shall reigne and have empire above a Man …. howe abominable, odious, and detestable is all such usurped authoritie’” (Levin 10). The superfluous language used shows the true anger that Knox felt over the idea that a woman should rule. This publication was answered by another (a fact that shows that Knox’s…

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    According to the B A 321 textbook, facilitation is the set of activities carried out before, during, and after meetings to help a group achieve its own outcomes. A facilitator is someone who performs these activities, helping the team by monitoring and improving its internal process. Twelve Angry Men, a movie about an open-and-shut murder trial in which one juror stands alone in his beliefs, made use of facilitation. When the twelve jurors were sent to deliberate a unanimous verdict, the case…

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    Rulers throughout history have proven that the way the rule is based on the way they are perceived by not only their subjects but other powers including religious authority. This was especially true for women rulers who were viewed as lesser than men, and in some countries were not even allowed the chance to rule. Queen of Elizabeth of England was one of the longest rulers of her time, however that did not stop people from questioning her ability to rule. Religious leaders believed her rule was…

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    Twelve Angry Men “It's not so easy for me to raise my hand and send the boy off to die. Without talking about it first.”(Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose.) If someone's life is in your hands how would you react? Would you take the situation seriously?The Twelve Angry Men will give you an insight of how being on a jury really is like. Many may think that it's not that hard to agree on something , but the fact is that it can be very difficult. Let's discuss how one man's life was in the…

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