Essays Tagged: "cultural context"

Great Gatsby book report which includes character information, plot summary, themes, symbols, and quotes from the text.

Title: The Great GatsbyAuthor: F. Scott FitzgeraldDate of Publication: 1925Cultural Context: The book takes place during the 1920's, the decade in American history as the "roa ...

(13 pages) 216 0 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Meaning of Work.

oney or other benefits. I will first discuss how the definition of work is shaped by the social and cultural context in which a person is embedded; second, why people choose to work; and finally, the ... y, the meaning work has in my life.How a person perceives the word work is shaped by the social and cultural context in which a person is embedded. My family has been the key factor in shaping my defi ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Intercultural Differences

Recognizing cultural differences when you write or speak with someone from another culture, you encode your mess ... derstood. The greater the difference between cultures, the greater the chance for misunderstanding. Cultural differences are listed in four categories: Contextual, Legal and Ethical, Social, and Nonve ... s on major points while leaving the details to be worked out later and encourages open disagreement.Cultural context also influences legal and ethical behavior. Legal systems differ from culture to cu ...

(3 pages) 196 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Is there anything original about Islam?

to the Indic plains created. This essay will examine the literature placing these events within the cultural context of the Arabian Peninsula. I will begin by outlining the challenge that faces us in ... ulty in assessing the position of Islam in the history of salvation is our lack of knowledge of the cultural situation that existed before the life of the Prophet. There is no Muslim equivalent of the ...

(10 pages) 121 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

How are gender issues explored in both Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the Zeffirelli film adaptation of the play, in order to meet the needs of very different audiences?

n both Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the Zeffirelli film adaptation of the play through cultural context, characterisation, symbolism and the specific portrayal of Katherina and Petruchio' ... truchio's relationship, and are adjusted to meet the needs of very different audiences.Firstly, the cultural context of each text is vital to their portrayal of gender issues in the play. Both version ...

(5 pages) 35 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

How the changed or maintained themes of Cyrano De Bergerac and its appropriation Roxanne illustrates the context each was produced in

"The relationship between the texts you have studied and their respective cultural context is significant because it provides insight into the way values have been maintained ... and its modern day appropriation "Roxanne," share a similar plot and some themes, their respective cultural context reflects how values such as feminism, relationships, virtue and sacrifice have evol ... lf a universally accepted and valued paradigm, sustaining itself unaltered despite the vast changes culturally and structurally through time.Cyrano de Bergerac places strong emphasis on the values of ...

(5 pages) 33 0 2.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Relationship between Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare and its appropriation West Side Story and how the respective contexts demonstrate values that have been maintained or changed

d in. The vastly different contextual eras predominantly generate altered values towards social and cultural issues such as patriarchy, marriage and family, whilst other ideologies such as the power a ... n valued in both contexts. Subsequently the relationship between the two texts and their respective cultural context is significant and exemplified by the principles they portray. The paradigm ...

(5 pages) 44 0 4.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Intercultural differences during a business negotiation.

Recognizing cultural differences when you write or speak, or especially do business with someone from another cu ... ncode your message using the assumptions of your own culture. So your meaning may be misunderstood. Cultural context is the pattern of physical cues, environmental stimuli, and implicit understanding ... ng messages, but differences in body language can be a major source of misunderstanding during intercultural conversation.Also the word yes may not always mean yes in other cultures it may mean to say ...

(3 pages) 134 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

How do assumptions influence our behavior?

?Assumption analysis describes the activity adults engage in to bring to awareness beliefs, values, cultural practices, and social structures regulating behavior and to assess their impact on daily ac ... to realize that their assumptions are socially and personally created in a specific historical and cultural context. Imaginative speculation provides an opportunity for adults to challenge prevailing ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Pygmalion and Pretty Woman

The relationship between the texts you have studied and their respective cultural context is significant because it provides insight into the way values have been maintained ... ecause both texts were aimed at the majority of society they each must represent the views of their cultural context to be popular, which both texts proved to be. As both texts reflect the cultural vi ... f the context in which they were created. By studying the relationships between each text and their cultural context we can compare both texts to reveal the way certain views, in this case romanticism ...

(4 pages) 81 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison Between Seamus Heaney's 'Mid-Term Break' And Liz Lochhead's 'The Prize'

ng for a long period of time (1939-200?), this tells us some information about their past and their cultural context, for example, they have lived through the tragic times of the Normandy invasion of ...

(4 pages) 46 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analyse an event reported on by the media and the ways in which they position the viewer to respond to the event.

an issue, the media presents us with a partial perspective of a story, determined by its political, cultural and corporate background. The following presentation will analyze the aspects of positionin ... sequences rather than to the question the underlying causes.What we need to be aware of is that the cultural background and hegemonic beliefs that exist in a society greatly reflect the way in which a ...

(8 pages) 99 1 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

The purposes and uses of history, with various examples including Marx and john Tosh etc

of understanding the development of present society, an indication of human potential and providing cultural context to society. However, the argument also exists that there is no useful purpose for h ... norance of history liberated the imagination' meant that the lack of facts which provide social and cultural background allowed for the maximization of ingenuity and creativity. A contrast to this sta ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Essay on Cinderella and its appropriation the movie "ever After". provide insight into the way values have been maintained and changed.

original themes of Cinderella in various ways.The Glass Slipper, the theme of jealousy is placed in cultural context. Beauty and grace were incredibly important parts of women in 16th century France a ... otes ''Then you do not deserve her'', and places the glass slipper on the wall.Symbolism is another culturally based issue. The glass slipper is an incredible symbol in the Glass slipper, as it was a ...

(4 pages) 48 0 1.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

More's Utopia and Plato's Republic

ct of his own society, and thus his work contains biases and preconceptions ingrained in him by his cultural context. This dichotomy of similarities and differences is evident in the depiction of wome ...

(5 pages) 35 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ory.Francesco and Gold the, "definition of leadership is not straightforward, especially in a cross-cultural context. One difficulty is that not all cultures have the term leader. The closest equivale ... m are grounded in a broader conception of individuals within community and related social norms and cultural beliefs. Although there is plenty of transactional leadership in punishments for transgress ...

(14 pages) 519 1 4.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication

The Role Socioeconomic Status, Cultural Context, and Ethnicity Plays on Development

Today, more than ever, socioeconomic status, cultural context and ethnicity play a large role in human development. Without these factors we woul ... w he fits in society; becoming his own person.The second factor that plays a role in development is cultural context. Culture is the specific manifestations of a social group's design for life, develo ... religion we have. It is all because of culture. Each person goes through life making decisions; our cultural context helps us quickly make a ruling and move on to the next obstacle in our lives, creat ...

(3 pages) 113 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Female Genital Mutilation: Why Legislation is not Enough.

cess. To effectively combat FGM it is important to understand the underlying gender assumptions and cultural representations that inform the practice. Instead of using legislative reform, education le ... ions that inform the practice. Instead of using legislative reform, education leading to social and cultural reform will be more effective. Although various education schemes are currently in place, t ...

(17 pages) 90 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights


t of influence on our everyday lives because of its large-scale intervention, and its political and cultural context.Although Christo is widely known for his extravagant artworks, there are still many ... ortant reason Christo's urban art has a lot of influence on our everyday lives is its political and cultural context. A very good example of this is Christo's, "Iron Curtain", done in 1961-1962. It wa ...

(4 pages) 44 0 4.6 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Function and Application of Descriptive Translation Studies

t with beyond the linguistic realization and language comparison, and is incorporated in social and cultural context.My attention was first directed to DTS by its peculiar characteristic of observatio ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education