Charater Analysis

In: English and Literature

Submitted By Jackyfitz
Words 1596
Pages 7
Jack FitzWilliam
Mrs. Ruettgers
English
9 October 2012
Yellow Fever
Horrible sickness, awful violence, and sudden death are all experiences that no child should have to go through. However, these experiences can change a person’s character completely in a helpful way. The main character, Matilda Cook, in the book Fever, 1793 experiences all of these things as a teenager. This book follows her story of how she makes it through the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793, and how it changes her character and personality in a constructive way. This book was written by Laurie Halse Anderson and published by Simon & Schuster Books in 2000. Fever, 1793 is a horrifying, historical fiction book that is understood easily enough that anyone over the age of ten or eleven could read it, but the content can be graphic when scenes of sickness or death arise. Laurie Halse Anderson has also published popular books such as Speak and Wintergirls. The book Fever, 1793 is a powerful story of horrible sickness and death along with the transformation of a teenager into a mature, young adult.
Stubborn
Matilda lives in her family’s coffeehouse in Philadelphia with her mother, grandfather, a parrot, and a cat. Just like everyone else at the coffeehouse, Matilda must get up early and do her chores, but Matilda is your average teenager. No teenager enjoys getting up early, and Matilda is no exception.
I woke to the sound of a mosquito whining in my left ear and my mother screeching in the right. “Rouse yourself this instant!” Mother snapped open the shutters and heat poured into our bedchamber. The room above our coffeehouse was not large. Two beds, a washstand, and a wooden trunk with frayed leather straps nearly filled it. It seemed even smaller with Mother storming around…I groaned. Mother had been a perfect girl. Her family was wealthy then, but that didn’t stop her from stitching…...

Similar Documents

Norstorm Hr Case Analysi

...| 1. What is the cause of the problems described in the case? How serious are these problems? The cause of Problem in Nordstrom is misaligned Compensation system. The Compensation is not vertically aligned with the Strategy of the company. Nordstrom depended on its sales employee for customer care and selling the products. However, the compensation structure was not adequately aligned to reward those behaviours which forced employees to work off-hours without getting Compensated for it. The problems were very serious as is evident from the case; the company came under a barrage of national class action suits which made a huge dent into the brand of the company. They had to make a $15 million fund which wasn’t enough. More importantly, it broke the numero Uno position and aura that Nordstrom was enjoying vis-à-vis their competitors. 2. Are Nordstrom employees pressured inappropriately by the sales-per-hour system? By management? Yes, Nordstrom employees are pressured quite inappropriately by the SHP ( Sales Hour Performance) system. In this system, employees were assigned a given SHP and if they go above the SHP , then they would be eligible for commission otherwise they will just get the base price. Now, the employees worked “off hours” for doing everything from writing Thank You letters to sales meetings etc. but if they add the “off hours” then the SHP will go below the stipulated figure and they will not eligible for commission and without the...

Words: 917 - Pages: 4

Charater Analysis

...Jack FitzWilliam Mrs. Ruettgers English 9 October 2012 Yellow Fever Horrible sickness, awful violence, and sudden death are all experiences that no child should have to go through. However, these experiences can change a person’s character completely in a helpful way. The main character, Matilda Cook, in the book Fever, 1793 experiences all of these things as a teenager. This book follows her story of how she makes it through the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793, and how it changes her character and personality in a constructive way. This book was written by Laurie Halse Anderson and published by Simon & Schuster Books in 2000. Fever, 1793 is a horrifying, historical fiction book that is understood easily enough that anyone over the age of ten or eleven could read it, but the content can be graphic when scenes of sickness or death arise. Laurie Halse Anderson has also published popular books such as Speak and Wintergirls. The book Fever, 1793 is a powerful story of horrible sickness and death along with the transformation of a teenager into a mature, young adult. Stubborn Matilda lives in her family’s coffeehouse in Philadelphia with her mother, grandfather, a parrot, and a cat. Just like everyone else at the coffeehouse, Matilda must get up early and do her chores, but Matilda is your average teenager. No teenager enjoys getting up early, and Matilda is no exception. I woke to the sound of a mosquito whining in my left ear and my mother screeching in the right...

Words: 1596 - Pages: 7

Marketing

...DUKE UNIVERSITY Fuqua School of Business FINANCE 351 - CORPORATE FINANCE Sampa Video, Inc. Prof. Simon Gervais Fall 2011 – Term 2 In this case, you have to assess the viability of the home-del ivery project that Sampa Video is considering. You are asked to do your analysis using WACC, an d then using APV. In both cases, you can use the data in Exhibit 2 to calculate the free cash flow s of the project. Assume that these free cash flows will grow at 5% per year in perpetuity followin g the year 2006; that is, if you calculate the free cash flow to be FCF 2006 in 2006, the unlevered free cash flow will be FCF 2006 (1 . 05) t − 2006 in year t = 2007 , 2008 ,... When calculating the project’s value using WACC, assume tha t the target debt-to-value ratio of the project is 25%, that the debt will be permanent (i.e., nev er rebalanced), and that the firm will borrow at a rate of 6.8%, as suggested in Exhibit 3. When calculating the project’s value using APV, assume that Sampa Video will initially borrow $1.5 million at a rate of 6.8% to start the project. However, a ssume that at the end of every year for the first five years, Sampa Video will repay $150,000 in pri ncipal (in addition to the interest on the outstanding loan) and reduce the value of the outstand ing loan to $750,000 at the end of 2006. After that, assume that Sampa will keep the debt at that level (of $750,000 outstanding) in perpetuity. For your calculations with both......

Words: 338 - Pages: 2

The Film ‘Tomorrow When the War Began’ Is an Accurate Representation of John Marsden’s Novel

... significant one. An inaccuracy of the movie compared to the film would be the directors little ‘tweaks’ of the storyline. Though, not major, they change the mood of the storyline and I find them some of them completely unnecessary, as they are not adding anything to the film. For example, when Hommer discovers a snake in his sleeping bag and decides to ‘free’ it. In the novel the snake escapes the sleeping bag only to scare the teenagers and dissapear into the bush, but in the movie, the snake escapes and Lee kills it just before it bites Elle. I do comprehend that this was added to provide some bonus action for the movie, and also to add another layer to Elle’s fascination with Lee, but was it really required? Wasn't John Marsden’s intricate storyline enough to captivate the audience without little additions along the way? The selection of the characters themselves is not accurate to the novel in some aspects. Take for example the charater of Elle, played by former Neighbours star Caitlin Stasey. Ascetically she is a finely built, attractive 20 year old woman. Though, throughout the ‘Tomorrow When the War Began’ series, Elle is constantly comparing herself to Fi. Commenting on how much prettier, thinner, lighter and more attractive Fi is in contrast to her. Giving the impression that Elle was a stocky more rounded person and much less ascetically-pleasing. More detrimental to the storyline was the obvious fact that not only Elle, but all of the actors were noticeably at...

Words: 634 - Pages: 3

The Lamb by William Blake

... character traits. The speaker next relates himself, as a child, to this trait of innocence. The Lamb of God was also a child, He is God incarnated, born of a virgin. The next line; “We are called by his name.” implys that wer are all called by his name. We are his flock and his creation. The poem is then finished with the speaker telling the little lamb, “Little Lamb God bless thee.” In analysis of this poem, we find the symbolic association the Little Lamb and Jesus Crist, The Lamb of God. Traditional characteristics of Jesus is that of lowly, meekness, humbleness and innocence. These charater traits, especially meekness and innocence are also associated with a child. As well, Christ was called the Lamb of God many times in the New Testament. In the book of Revelation chapter 5:12 we can find this scrpiture. “Worthy is te Lamb who was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour and glory and blessing. [3.] This small poem gives us simple but deep knowledge about beautiful and spiritual relationship between the Lamb of God and his flock. It is a beautiful positive prose about the Creator, his creations and the gentle provisional care that only the sovereign God could supply. English 102 22 Nov 2013 Works Cited 1. Blake, William. “The Lamb” The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 2nd Vol. E New York: Norton, 2002. 783. Print 2. Blake, William. “The Lamb”...

Words: 739 - Pages: 3

When Death Comes

... discuss later to persuade one that my belief of Oliver’s poem is to be not afraid of death and to embrace it as a possibility of a new existence in the afterlife. In the first four lines of When Death Comes we read When Death Comes Like the hungry bear When death comes takes all the bright coins from his purse To buy me, and snap the purse shut (Oliver 1-4) Oliver’s poem gives a sense of the character being in a tranquil and natural in setting as well as throughout the poem. Maybe a woman or man’s outlook on life observed through his/her quaint attention in his/her beauty and surroundings along with spirituality observing nature all around such as the bear romping in the woods or cubs playing. While the bright coins represent autumn leaves that trickle to the ground meeting their end. He/she knows death will consume his/her brightness in trade for the bright coins from deaths purse. At lines 15, 16, and 19 Oliver compares life to a flower not only as a group but as individuality along with music to silence. I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering; what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? (Oliver 15-16) Oliver sucks the reader into sitting with her character as the charater speaks to see the natural beauty that lies within each one of us and how precious our individuality and beauty are. Oliver sets the image of the character moving among the flower fields singing or humming a song that too will......

Words: 1334 - Pages: 6

Business Analysi

...ETEC 522 The Business of eLearning The Phoenix Effect An Environmental Analysis of Apple Inc. Jeff Miller, Alan Doree, David Vogt, Bruce Stewart Jerry BleeckeR MET Program University of British Columbia October 22, 2004 Introduction – “As Bad as it Gets” The year was 1985. Apple Inc., the industry leader in the personal computer industry was bleeding money and floundering in a market it had once dominated. Shares in Apple were trading at an all time low of $7. The company had just announced its first layoff in history and1200 employees were being let go (Goodell, 1996). To make matters worse, Steve Jobs, Apple’s visionary leader had just lost control of the company to John Scully, the former CEO of Pepsi Cola, in a boardroom show down. Jobs was too erratic, it was claimed, and Apple required more steady leadership. Eleven years and two CEO’s later, Apple had still not recovered and teetered on the brink of extinction. It had lost was more than half its market share, and the company now only commanded only 16.5% of sales (Whelan, 98). In addition, it had just posted a $708 million fourth quarter loss and announced a reduction of one-third of its workforce for the second quarter (Goodell, 1996). A shadow of its former self, Apple needed a miracle. It needed a strategic vision and new direction. Ironically, this...

Words: 3798 - Pages: 16

Frozen

...Frozen is one of the movie that recent animated films that throwback to capture the classic Disney spirit. It is also the really classic disney spirit of the films like Cinderella or Snow White. This might be because the idea originated back in the days which speak more about teenager female charater than medieval scandinavian royalty. Frozen was stand out for its old fashioned story when many other animation studies have become overly reliant on sequals. (exp: Frozen regal setting: its lonely process in a castle, its kingdom under spell and for its visual splender) In this movie got many wisecraking sedekick. This mean the dialog inside the frozen movie irreverent sidekick with propensity for mild toilet humor (watch out on my butt) are basically a requirement of modern animated kid's movie. Besides, in this movie the snowman "Olaf" is adorable and his dim antics are genuinely funny. He song fantasizing about all the fun he dint have in warm weather oblivious to the realitily that he would melt. The song of the movie " Let It Go" also the emphasis that attrack the consumer more enjoy the movie. This song also stay No.1 in the album Billboard charts. The song become popular in the world when the movie was transmited. Another value add product of this movie is the "Girl Power". Frozen is the movie that has strong female character and it add a twist to the usual romantic subplot. The princess Hans "Elsa" turns out at the very end to be a gold-digging villain and the......

Words: 280 - Pages: 2

Job Analysi

... organizations that they may be experiencing. These types of problems in organizations can range from employee turnover, employee theft, and employee attitude in the work environment. Researchers can get access to data by looking in major publications or journals produced by associations, and private entities, or by attending annual conferences. Industrial/Organizational psychologists can use different research methods that would include the basic methods, procedures, techniques, and tools used to conduct important research. These basic techniques of scientific method are inductive and deductive reasoning, development of research questions, hypothesis creation, design and implementation of studies, and the nature and definition of constructs form the basis the general areas of Industrial/Organizational psychology (Spector, 2012). Industrial/Organizational psychologists also use many different statistical techniques to analyze the data that important research produces. When looking at Descriptive statistics which is a term given to the analysis of data which help describe, show or summarize data in a meaningful way such that patterns might emerge from the data gathered. Though Descriptive statistics do not allow us to make any conclusions beyond that data that was analyzed or reach any type of conclusion regarding the hypotheses that might have been made. We use descriptive statistics to explain what is happening with the data. With inferential statistics, they would be...

Words: 2421 - Pages: 10

Acct 504 Case Study 2

...Case Study 2 The five internal control procedures are: Smart Hiring Practices and Separation of Duties: In a business with good internal controls, no important duty is overlooked. Each person in the information chain is important. The chain should start with hiring. Background checks should be conducted on job applicants. Proper training and supervision, as well as paying competitive salaries, helps ensure that all employees are sufficiently competent for their jobs. Employee responsibilities should be clearly laid out in position descriptions. Comparisons and Compliance Monitoring: No person or department should be able to completely process a transaction from beginning to end without being cross-checked by another person or department. Adequate Records: Accounting records provide the details of business transactions. The general rule is that all major groups of transactions should be supported by either hard copy documents or electronic records. Limited Access: To complement segregation of duties, company policy should limit access to assets only to those persons or departments that have custodial responsibilities. Proper Approvals: No transaction should be processed without management’s general or specific approval. The bigger the transaction, the more specific approval it should have. For individual small transactions, management might delegate approval to a specific department. Situation A In evaluating the internal control over cash payments of...

Words: 779 - Pages: 4

Chrysanthemums

...Going back into history, women were always considered to be the "weaker sex." The social assumptions that women have had held over them has only made women fight harder to shake the stereotypes they have been given and show they are just as independet as men are and are equal to them too. "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck is a perfect example of the aggravation felt by a woman who is only being seen for her sex. The main charater, Elisa, lives with her husband, Henry. Elisa doesn't have any children or a job. Her main focus is her garden and her prize possession, her chrysanthmums. She takes care of these flowers with astounding care, keeping them save from anything that could harm them. The way a mother cares for her child is the way Elisa cares for her chrysanthemums. These flowers show Elisas hard work and dedication. Elisa's garden is a reflection of who she is as a person. She is smart, attractive, ambitious, and has many other great qualities, but just like her chrysanthemums, she has a fence or a boundary that she lives in. Since Elisa has these boundaries, it stops her from being herself, from seeing the world around her and causes her to isolate herself. Elisa gives her chrysanthemums the love and affection that her husband fails to give her. Henry could care less for her garden or her chrysanthemums and most importantly, his wife. By showing no interest in her flowers and down-talking his wife, it soon comes to Elisa's attention that she is slowly, but...

Words: 586 - Pages: 3

Inner Beauty

...How might a person develop inner beauty? I think this is a great question. We are all familair with the expression that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This expression could not be more true. We live in a society today where people belive physical looks are considered most important. This could not be more untrue. Beauty is not defined by physical appearance, intelligence or status. Inner beauty is more relevant than physical beauty. It is about love compassion and kindness. Inner beauty has a great importance of building your self esteem. Finding your inner beauty should be continuously worked on. It is a life developing process. Finding your inner beauty is about knowing yourself and your own self worth. It is about achieving and recognizing your own good charater qualities. This includes your positive attributes and strengths. Inner beauty is simply about being yourself. Being true to who your are and what you believe. It is showing compassion, kindness and in some instances forgiveness. It is about loving the skin you are in. Not the physical outward appearance. A great way to obtain inner beauty is stayin away from negative people and comments. You should not allow anyway to bring you down. It is about staying positive and living an honest life. By surrounding yourselg with positive people with admirable qualities it will bring out your own unique qualities. Finding your own inner beauty is a process that should be worked on a daily basis.......

Words: 258 - Pages: 2

The Food Crisis

...Author Scott Blagden 3 sentence summary Dear Life, You Suck is asset in Maine. It follows the life of Cricket Cherpin who has a depressing back-story and a not-so bright future. When a girl named Wynona Bidaban comes into his life. He soon realizes that his life does not have to ‘suck’. That maybe there just might be a chance that he can find happiness despite his difficult situation. Main Conflict and how it was resolved Cricket Cherpin has lived in an orphanage ran by nuns for the past 8 years. The main conflict is that he is now 8 months away from checking out of the orphanage system and is having a hard time choosing his future. He has been contemplating 3 main choices about his future: (1) move up from being an assistant drug-dealing of his best friend to being a full time dealer himself; (2) take all of the Caretaker’s, training and start boxing for money; or (3) step off a cliff and end his life. This conflict was resolved because of Wynona Bidaban and Cricket’s English teacher Ms. Moxie. They showed him that he's good at something and that there's more to life than what his rough childhood has shown him. The Main Theme and how it helped this year The main theme of this book was to show that you should never give up just because life gets hard. This book helped me this year because it showed me that my life could be worse. Qualities of the Main Charater I admired? Do we share qualities? In what way? The qualities of the main character I admired...

Words: 482 - Pages: 2

Bus 680 Helps Learn by Doing/Bus680Helps.Com

...BUS 680 Entire Course FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus680helps.com BUS 680 Week 1 DQ 1 Training Preferences BUS 680 Week 1 DQ 2 Learning Theories BUS 680 Week 1 MHC Case Study BUS 680 Week 2 DQ 1 Design Consulting BUS 680 Week 2 DQ 2 Domtar Case Study BUS 680 Week 2 Hardware Store Case Analysis BUS 680 Week 3 DQ 1 Games & Simulations BUS 680 Week 3 DQ 2 Classroom-based Learning Experience BUS 680 Week 3 CSS Case Analysis BUS 680 Week 4 DQ 1 Tips for Trainers BUS 680 Week 4 DQ 2 Review Questions BUS 680 Week 4 Jim’s Case Analysis BUS 680 Week 5 DQ 1 Resistance to Training BUS 680 Week 5 DQ 2 KSAs BUS 680 Week 5 IMP Case Analysis BUS 680 Week 6 DQ 1 Evaluating Learning BUS 680 Week 6 DQ 2 Final Paper Summary ********************************************************************************* BUS 680 Week 1 DQ 1 Training Preferences FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus680helps.com Training Preferences. Discuss the type of training you would prefer and why. Use Figure 3-6 on page 82 to help you start your discussion, but do not limit it to only those characteristics. When responding to at least two of your classmates’ postings, discuss what accounts for the differences and similarities in your training preferences. ********************************************************** ****************************************************** BUS 680 Week 4 Jim’s Case Analysi FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.bus680helps.com Jim’s Case Analysis. Read the Case Analysis on pages...

Words: 703 - Pages: 3

Case Analysi

...REVISED: 11/05/10 O NL IN E SI MU LA TIO N F OR EG R OU ND R E A D IN G Finance: Capital Budgeting Company and Industry Overview  The New Heritage Doll Company, based in Sacramento, California, was a privately held company  with  450  employees  and  approximately  $245  million  in  fiscal  2009  revenues.  This  represented  approximately  8%  of  the  $3.1  billion  U.S.  doll  industry,  which  was  projected  to  grow  by  2%  annually  to  $3.4  billion  in  retail  sales  by  2013.   In  turn,  the  doll  industry  represented  a  7.4%  share  of  the  total  $42  billion  U.S. market for toys and games, which was dominated by global enterprises that enjoyed economies of scale in design, production, and distribution. Revenues were highly seasonal; the largest selling season in the United States coincided with the winter holiday period.  The doll category included large, soft, and mini dolls, as well as doll clothes and other accessories.   The phenomenon of “age compression”—the tendency of younger children to prefer dolls that had traditionally been designed for older girls—reduced growth in the “baby-doll” sub-segment. Competition among doll producers was vigorous, as a small number of large producers targeted similar demographics and marketed their dolls through the same media. Lasting franchise value for a branded line of dolls was rare; the enormous success of Barbie® dolls was an obvious exception. More recently and on a much smaller scale...

Words: 2246 - Pages: 9