It really portrays the destitute of many couples that are struggling to live day to day. The bad decisions they made that cost them dearly. Know without Linda’s extra income he is evicted from his apartment. Chris meets a man standing beside a very nice car and asked him what he did for a
The Decline of the West By Hanif Kureishi The short story ”The Decline of the West” from 2010 written by Hanif Kureishi centers around the forty-five years old father, Mike, who got fired and has to tell it to his family. He finds it very difficult to tell his family the bad news. So bad that he at a point in the story gets suicidal thoughts. The story shows how much capitalism and materialism affect people in a negative way. The title refers to the Collapse at Wall Street back in 2008 where millions of peo-ple from the western world lost a major part of their money and factories were closed and jobs lost.
Margin Call The movie “Margin Call” is about a fictional financial company and its struggle during the 2008 financial crisis. In the movie, the financial company was firing employees to downsize itself. One of the victims was the risk management division head, Eric Dale, who, at the time he got laid off, was working on a major analysis. Because he was let go, his young colleague, Peter Sullivan, ended up completing the study for him. The colleague finished the analysis late and night and then frantically called his other colleagues back into the office to show them the company’s financial disaster he just discovered.
Peter is extremely unhappy and his attitude about his work affects almost everything that he does. He displays this attitude through cognitive, affective, and behavioral components throughout the movie. In an attempt to make his situation better, Peter agrees to seek the help of an Occupational Hypnotherapist to try and save the struggling relationship that he has with his girlfriend Anne. At his session Peter tells the hypnotherapist “Ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it, so that means every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life”. This is the cognitive component of Peter’s attitude.
Throughout the book so far, Okonkwo has done countless actions without even thinking about the consequences. For example, he impulsively beats his wife during the week of peace forgetting that he is not supposed to do that and will be forced to repent. You could say that he somewhat lives his life in the moment and doesn’t consider the future. He without a second thought kills Ikemefuna and never would have thought that he would be so emotionally scared. | “It was on his fourth trip that he had found Ekwefi, and by then he had become gravely worried.”Chapter 12 pg.82 | As the story progresses Okonkwo continues to appear more and more like a warm loving fatherly figure.
Celia starts to light up his everyday live, as she starts to sit next to him every evening drawing with him. Suddenly, One day Celia is the doctors new patient, she has bruises everywhere and she in unconscious. A woman in the village claims that she has been beaten by her boyfriend. She was too beat up for the local hospital to do anything about it, they had send her to the bigger hospital which was an hour and a half away. The protagonist had to give a medical statement to the police station after the transfer, which made Celia's boyfriend spend some time behind bars.
\Assignment #1 – Opinion Paper Psychology of the Sports Fan The movie Big Fan gave an insight on Paul, a devoted fan of the New York Giants. He was a lonely guy who lived with his mother and all his life evolved over his love to the Giants and especially Quantrell Bishop, his beloved player. People began to talk about him and harass him after he got Quantrell suspended when the player hit him in a local strip club. He was so stressful after that because fans, his family and the sports radio placed a lot of pressure on him. So he then assaulted Phil who was a fan of Philadelphia’s Eagles, after he had humiliated him over the Spots Radio.
His father claims that Mike has been “stalked by good fortune [his] whole life” (p. 3, l. 40), and yet, when becoming victim of the regression and Mike is dismissed from his job, it is evident that this was in fact not quite true as his family’s true colour reveals itself. When returning home from being fired, Mike wishes to tell his wife but he is prevented from doing so due to her indifferent attitude and the fact that she does not even spare him a hello: “Imogen passed him in the hall carrying a gin and tonic, saying she was going upstairs for a bath” (p. 2, ll. 6-7). It is clear that the relationship between Mike and his wife, Imogen, is lacking the emotions and compassion, one would expect from a healthy marriage. Furthermore, when actually
Jean Valjean is released after 19 years as he was convicted for stealing bread. He is very cynical till he met a Bishop to stay for a night. Valjean decided to move on and became the mayor after 9 years. Inspector Javert recognises him and tries to reveal who he is. Fantine a factory worker is fired because she has a bastard child due to her now being jobless a prostitute and became sick.
In regards to this case, their lead cook, who was an active supervisor when the lead supervisor was not present showed vicious treatment towards Robert, John, and Bill. There was no mention of orientation or training, and within the first few minutes on the job the three had succumbed to workplace stereotyping, their lead cook told them “college students are rich brats.” (The Chili Sauce Case, 2014). This is not something anybody would enjoy being told on their first day of work. The lead cook is using conformation bias to form his opinion of the students (McShane & Steen, 2008, p.70). This is because he is not taking the time to get to know the students instead he quickly labels them as “rich brats.” At the end of their shift they boys were exhausted, confused, and humiliated (The Chili Sauce Case, 2014).