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Unveiled History of the Taiwanese in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A City of Sadness

Unveiled History of the Taiwanese in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A City of Sadness

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s film A City of Sadness (1989) is the first part of his Taiwan trilogy. The film is an attempt of the director to reveal historical events that took place in Taiwan during the middle of the former century (1945-49). Specifically, Ling (21) emphasizes that “the film A City of Sadness is a version […]

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Conflict Diamond

Conflict Diamond

Introduction Diamonds can be defined as precious stones made of pure carbon. Diamond is colorless and crystalline in form; it is a unique mineral since it is the hardest known substance and the greatest conductor of heat. Besides, the melting point of a diamond is 4,090oC. When mined and refined, diamonds are very important to […]

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Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book and The Bridegroom: Stories

Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book and The Bridegroom: Stories

Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book by Maxine Hong Kingston and The Bridegroom: Stories by Ha Jin are two literary works depicting Eastern culture. Being published by Vintage Books in 1989, Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book reveals many features of postmodernism such as the steam of consciousness. The other book, The Bridegroom: Stories was first published […]

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Communication and the Media

Communication and the Media

Communication refers to the passage of information through a medium and receiving a feedback. Communication can take place at an individual or a group level. It is the latter that this paper is concerned with. Several theories have been developed in the study of communication behaviors within an organization and their importance to the general […]

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Starbucks Corporation

Starbucks Corporation

Achieving success has always been a challenging task for the companies belonging to highly competitive environments. The performance of every company reflects its historical struggle in combating the negative influences of the competitors, which resulted in the formulation of effective business strategies. The success of Starbucks depends on the company’s ability to intensify the influence […]

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Ethan Frome’s Route to Happiness

Ethan Frome’s Route to Happiness

Ethan Frome, a novel written by Edith Wharton, depicts morality and social responsibilities as obstacles to personal desires. Specifically, the plot revolves around a protagonist’s desire for a woman who is not his wife. Wharton depicts Zeena, Ethan’s wife, as a plain woman without sexual appeal, who suffers from serious permanent health issues. This description […]

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Toni Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon

The cultural heritage often surpasses the whole generations waiting for being claimed through the ritual initiation. The quest for parental connections often turns into the life mission where success allows the seeker to acquire the priceless gift of communal belonging. Some literary critics argue that the theme of initiation is the central motive of Toni […]

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Grant Proposal of Opioid Abuse in the University of Minnesota (UMN)

Grant Proposal of Opioid Abuse in the University of Minnesota (UMN)

Abstract The rate of abuse of drugs prescription in the nation has been on a dangerous trajectory in the recent past. Drug abuse is a general term that refers to the use of drugs outside of the prescribed instructions in every respect. The definition encompasses the use of drugs that have been prescribed to someone […]

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Ty’s World. A Safe Haven

Ty’s World. A Safe Haven

Letter to Potential Funding Source Dear Donor,             Ty’s World endeavors to give back dignity and help children as well as teenage mother s afflicted by abuse and neglect. The noble cause can only achieve its purpose with the support of donors. The annual budget projects $190,400 and a quarterly estimate is $68,425. The donor […]

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Helping Depressed People Feel The Joy Of Life Again

Helping Depressed People Feel The Joy Of Life Again

ABSTRACT Nowadays many people cannot handle the stressful conditions of life and get depressed. Most of those, who suffer this problem are unable to fight it alone, they need support to overcome it. And it is best when professionals take over such a task. The organization, ‘Joy’, helps those who endure hard times. They help […]

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Mona Lisa Smile: An Example of Gendered Society

Mona Lisa Smile: An Example of Gendered Society

Mike Newell’s movie Mona Lisa Smile (2003) is a narration about the 1950s gendered society, in which men’s and women’s roles were socially and culturally constructed. The film depicts the brightest examples of gender stereotyping and social roles intrusion. On the one hand, it may seem that the movie represents some problems which may occur […]

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Sephora Case Study

Sephora Case Study

Introduction It is beyond any doubt that one of the most important factors that influence the success of retail companies is their customers’ perception of the company. Various factors have a considerable influence on the company’s positioning in the minds of target audience. They are in-store surrounding, advertisement, pre-sales and after-sales service, internet commerce process, […]

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