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Conflict in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet vs. Shakespeare’s

Shakespeare’s original play, Romeo and Juliet and Luhrmann’s appropriated version, both investigate different types of conflict. The two texts are set in completely contrasting social and historical contexts of Elizabethan England to Southern California in Verona Beach. Despite the contrast of the two settings, both texts explore the external conflict which stemmed from the family…

Enlightenment Philosophers: Political & Social Views

Jean-Jacques Rousseau General Information Jean Jacques Rousseau, was born at Geneva on June 28th, 1712. He was an influential Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy deeply influenced the major revolutions like the French Revolution and the American Revolution. Political and Social Views He was and is a national hero to…

International Business – Marketing and Distribution Terminology

ADAPTATION – The process of adjusting to a different environment. BRANDING – A name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service as distinct from those of other sellers. CROSSCULTURAL SYMBOLS – The meanings of symbols across several cultures. CUSTOMS BROKERS – An authorized agent specialized in customs clearance…

International Business – Terminology

  International Business: Includes all commercial transactions (such as private and governmental, sales, investments, and transportation) that take place between two or more regions, countries, and nations beyond their political boundaries Balance of Trade: The difference in value between a country’s imports and exports Balance of Payments: The difference in total value between payments into…

The Chimney Sweeper: Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience contain parallel poems that contrast innocence and experience. Two such poems that share the name “The Chimney Sweeper” both depict a young boy working the deadly job of a chimney sweeper but in startlingly different ways. The narrator of “The Chimney Sweeper” in Songs of Innocence lives…

The Writer’s Duty: Rhetorical Analysis

In December of 1950, William Faulkner was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature, his acceptance speech titled “The Writer’s Duty”. Faulkner’s post WWII speech targets young writers and persuades them to see the importance of literature. He strategically arranges the speech, chooses specific stylistic elements to use, and appeals to his audience in many ways,…