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    John Wideman’s Our Time tells the story of two brothers and the differences between them. John, the author and primary narrator, is a successful author and teacher. The primary focus of the story his brother Robert, who is younger by ten years. Robert or “Robby”, spent much of his young adult life on the streets addicted to heroin until being jailed for a robbery. Wideman illustrates how differently each brother develop using place. Much of the story is set in the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Shadyside and Homewood, with mentions of the Garfield neighborhood as well. The contrast between Shadyside, Homewood, and Garfield, represents the societal divide in terms of race and class and create conditions for both John and Robby to develop in such…

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    The Homewood Trilogy by John Edgar Wideman questions the effects of his first true influences, the Academy and the Street. “My university training had both thwarted and prepared this understanding, and the tension of multiple traditions, European and Afro-American, the Academy and the Street, animates these texts,” Wideman acknowledges. The essence of Wideman’s argument is that the life he lived at the academy and in the street influenced him to become the person he is today. I agree with author…

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    On May 11th, 1978, a young white couple was abducted in the Homewood neighborhood in Chicago (4). The next day their bodies were found in an abandoned house in East Chicago Heights, which is now known as Ford Heights. Both of them had been shot, and the young woman, Carol Schmal, had been gang raped. The male victim’s name was Lawrence Lionberg. Following a tip, which later turned out to be false, two men were arrested for the crime. The main witness to the crime was a young woman named Paula…

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    The question the will always come up for a single person who travels for work is: where will I be living? For most that answer will be a hotel or motel for a few days. What happens for those who will be staying in one place for months at a time? Economically what will make more sense; staying in a hotel for that period of time or just seeking out a rentable apartment. The solution hotel companies have come up with is a new type of property; an extended stay hotel. The new question that one must…

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    Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore Introduction: Pearl Continental Hotel is a hotel chain in Pakistan. It is owned and operated by Hashoo Group, which also owns Hotel One, a chain of budget hotels as well as Marriott Hotels in Islamabad and Karachi. When Hashoo Group acquired Pakistan Services Limited in 1958 it changed its name to Pearl Continental Hotel. It has properties in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Gwadar, Muzaffarabad and Bhurban. The Pearl Continental has honored of…

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    Shalimar Hotel Case Study

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    Shalimar Hotels is a chain of 4 star hotels which has hotels in Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Peshawar. This is a Pakistani, family owned business and is the leader in terms of market share in the 4 star hotel segment in the country. Typically, the chain’s hotels have >90 % occupancy in lean months and 100% occupancy in the holiday season with heavy advance bookings. Shalimar Hotels are appreciated by customers for their affordable room rates, excellent food (recently won The Asian Hotel Food…

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    Oberoi Hotel Case Study

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    The Oberoi group was founded by late Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh in 1934. The first Oberoi Hotel came into existence by converting Maharaja’s palace in Srinagar and converted it into “The Oberoi Palace Hotel”. Since then the Oberoi Hotel chain is growing, marking a luxurious mark at each step. Product The Oberoi Palace Hotel in Srinagar, Kashmir was introduced by leasing Maharaja’s palace and converting it into a hotel in 1956. After that the company started its flight services in 1957. The first…

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    The sense of place in Wideman’s Sent For You Yesterday, Gay’s Provinces of Night, and Chute’s The Beans of Egypt Maine transcends physical boundaries and is “seen heard, smelled, imagined, love, hated, feared, revered, enjoyed or avoided.” In Sent For You Yesterday, generations of Homewood inhabitants unconsciously become products of their landscape. The novel 's characters—Brother Tate, Doot Carl, Albert Wilkes (among others)—become manifestations of the history and experiences of Homewood, as…

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    In the essay,” Our Time,” Wideman talks about the discrimination of the African Americans in Homewood because they were seen by the white discourse as unclean and uncivilized groups of people. Wideman proclaims,” The value of black life in America is judged, as life generally in this country is judged, by external, material signs of success.” ( 420). This is quote of Wideman says the African American were often been judged by the white discourse. Wideman even mentions in this statement that the…

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    In the short story “An American Childhood” Annie Dillard brings up the topic of fairness. The word “fairness” varies for different people, with different ethnicity, and different lifestyles. Annie Dillard's sense of fairness stems from the fiction stories she has been constantly reading, and her everyday life. Fairness is never assigned to you, but requires you to identify it. Dillard discovers a book in the library, called “The Field Book of Ponds and Streams” Digging deeper into the meaning…

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