Pacettas Rules for Leadership Kevin J American Military University Frank Pacetta had a lot of native talent but he squandered it in his early years with Xerox (Pacetta p.12). Luckily for Xerox and himself, he was never fired and received the training and mentorship that he needed to morph into the type of leader who would take charge of a failing district and turn it into one of the top performers in the country. Mr. Pacettas parents were a large influence on him as a person but also as a leader and boss. His mother had to take care of his brother who was handicap and he heard stories about how great of a boss his father was. Mr. Pacetta would take the never quit attitude from his mother and the business and people savvy of his father and combine them to make one outstanding mentor and leader.
My Oedipus Complex: A Model Answer Ahsan Habib (English Department, Rajshahi University) “My Oedipus Complex” by Frank O’Connor is a humorous story of a young boy, namely Larry who grows up in his own world with just himself and his mother while his father remains in the army all through the war. But when the father comes back from the war, he starts consuming all the attention and love of the mother. Subsequently, a new son, Sonny, is born into the family and the mother then directs all her affection only towards the new-born baby. Then Larry and his father come closer to each other. At the very outset, Larry shows some signs of excitement and satisfaction when his father stays in the war.
He laid me on the stand, kissed the Misses, and nodded off. It was a long peaceful night, although that morning I woke to find the covers overturned and he was missing. All of a sudden the door bursts open with him standing right in the middle of the frame, a cheery smile sprawled across his face. It has been a while since he has been so happy. His job is very stressful and that takes a huge toll on him.
But when does this white lie turn black? When does it become detrimental to one’s self, and ultimately ‘crush’ a person? In Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’, Willy is both literally and figuratively ‘crushed’ as a result of his own self-deception. His steadfast belief in the American Dream ultimately leads him to suicide and physical destruction, as a result of his own mental deterioration. However, as we all know that life is not simply black and white, we are able to see that the lies in the play not only affect Willy, but also the people around him, especially poor Biff.
There is a farm down the road; this is where my grandpa, father and I all worked growing up. The farm is special to me; it is a big part of my family’s life. My story is about my favorite part of the farm, the barn. Barns are amazing and beautiful; they are so different yet the same, and even though I wasn’t around when my favorite barn was built, my grandpa was, he has told me many stories on the life of the barn from its gigantic size and color, to it being the place everyone on the farm went to, and now its old and rickety. When my grandpa was young he worked on the farm, this was many years ago.
So, Rip prefers helping his neighbours with their farms to cultivating his land and providing for his family, as every respectable man does. Thus, he lives constantly under a “petticoat government” (p.947) instead of being the head of the house. Also, Irving underlines sarcastically that Rip “has inherited but little of the martial character of his ancestors” (p.938)* indicating that he is not the American hero that would fight for his country and be a frontier man. Consequently, when the time for Revolution and action comes in America, Rip falls asleep for twenty years. Waking, he finds himself “stiff in the joints” (p.943)* from the inactiveness, while some of his friends have died as American heroes (Brom Dutcher) and others have survived and continue their struggle through politics (Van Bummel).
“Johnny Byron and Willy Loman are tragic figures” far do you agree that this statement fits Death of a salesman more that Jerusalem? Both miller and Butterworth use the characters, Willy and Johnny to portray the theme of a tragic figure. Struck by the misfortune of fate Willy Loman and Johnny Byron are trapped in their altered perception of reality which they have created using elaborate lies to mask their ordinary state, imprinting them both with the scar of a tragic flaw in which one character finds so hard to remove, it later becomes his downfall. What seems to be the most tormenting part of both plays is the characters indecision. Comparably each fictional character struggles to maintain their sanity, often reacting in rash and condescending behaviour.
Although at first Gatsby might seem not to be an everyday but he realistically is an everyday man. Gatsby‘s past was talked about in the novel and his parent were presented as “Shiftless and Unsuccessful Farm People” (95), this shows that Gatsby has a humble root and grew up just like anyone else, it shows his childhood was a little tough, it also shows that he was hot born into wealth or born with silver spoon and neither did he have any special background that gave him an advantage over other characters in the novel. Another instance in which Gatsby portrayed as the average man is when Nick is discussing about Gatsby’s past and says “So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that seventeen years old would be likely to invent” (95). This shows that the role or character adopted by Gatsby for himself is that of an average and a boy that is not fully grown.
David long longs for growing up, and when the barber says "The rate you're shooting up, you won't need this soon, you'll be sat in the chair," he gets all excited and just have to tell his dad, that he soon does not need to sit on the board anymore. I think that the occasionally barbershop visits are David’s
My Great grandfather was a very violent man when something did not go his way or the things were not in operative order. Very few friends that he did have really respected him for his honesty, loyalty and the way he carried himself proud of who he is. My grandfather has inspired me by the good and bad stories that were told to me by his daughter my grandmother and her son my father. From the stories that I have heard I learned that discipline is very important when raising a family and running your own farm. My grandfather has also inspired me to have an open mind and to be fearless in the way of living.