Aphra Behn
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...Aphra Behn Introduction Throughout history certain individuals have had the courage to stand up to the ideologies of the time and set the stage for future changes. They were visionaries viewed by their times as rebels without a cause. One of those unique individuals was Aphra Behn. Due to the slow changes towards women’s rights, she was only discovered and accepted by a more modern audience. Her work in literature is outstanding, yet not necessarily the best by today’s standards. She is, however, the creator of a new style of writing. By today’s standards her language is tame, but by the standards of her time, she was...
Aphra Behn and John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester
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...Aphra Behns “The Disappointment”The literature tradition of the Restoration Era in England was significantly influenced by the work of such writers as John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, and Aphra Behn. While John Wilmot is considered one of the major representatives of the Era, Aphra Behn is known as the first professional female writer in England. It is pertinent to point out that the restoration of monarchy in 1660, besides other consequences, was followed by the repeal of the preceding Puritan restrictions and rigid censorship towards literature. As a result, so-called “libertine” philosophy... First & Compare and Contrast John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochesters “Imperfect Enjoyment” and Aphra...
Writing the Modern World, 1600-1800 OROONOKO Aphra Behn, HAMLET Shakespeare, THE MAN OF MODE George Etherege
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...Aphra Behn) ''Texts in this period are less interested in performances as such than in what happens when those performances break down or fail'' It is a fact that one of Aphra Behn’s texts, known as “Oroonoko”, was not well-received by the English public when she wrote it in the seventeenth century. Aphra Behn’s profession of being a poet, translator, professional playwright and novelist would lasted for nearly twenty years. Between 1670 and 1689, Aphra Behn would be recognized as a literary influence in London, regularly earning from her writings. Though she published her works many years after the death of the great queen Elizabeth, Aphra Behn, as well as other playwrights were still... ?‘Oroonoko’...
Aphra Behn's 'The Rover'
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...Aphra Behn's 'The Rover' The English female dramatist Aphra Behn's (1640-1689), The Rover or The Banish'd Cavaliers, written in two parts, has been one of the most popular Restoration comedies and the play clearly reflects the author's political and literary concerns. First published and produced in 1677, The Rover has been realized as the most successful play by Aphra Behn who was a Royalist and the first English professional female writer. Significantly, the original full title of the play suggests that it was a tribute to Charles II who was the formerly exiled cavalier and newly reinstated king of England and there are several instances in the play which indicate that Behn... Textual Analysis Paper:...
The Role of Women in Aphra Behn's play The Rover
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...Aphra Behn reveals the double standard that men in the eighteenth century society had a great dominance over women. In the play women are not given many options in terms of lifestyle. Society only allots them one of three choices: marriage, harlotry, or church. Through the characters of Helena and Florinda, Behn illustrates how women in eighteenth century Europe endured the restrictions of a severely patriarchal society, which denied them the right to make their own life decisions. Against their will, Both Florinda and Helena are destined to live the lives, which have been chosen for them. One is to be married to a wealthy man much... ? The role of women in The Rover In her play The Rover playwright,...
Textual Analysis Paper: Aphra Behn's 'The Rover' (short play, available free online)
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...Aphra Behns The Rover The English female dramatist Aphra Behn’s (1640-1689), The Rover or The Banish’d Cavaliers, written in two parts, has been one of the most popular Restoration comedies and the play clearly reflects the author’s political and literary concerns. First published and produced in 1677, The Rover has been realized as the most successful play by Aphra Behn who was a Royalist and the first English professional female writer. Significantly, the original full title of the play suggests that it was a tribute to Charles II who was the formerly exiled cavalier and newly reinstated king of England and there are several instances in the play which indicate that Behn... Textual Analysis Paper:...
Racism in Aphra Behns Oroonoko
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...Aphra Behn's Oroonoko In her book Oroonoko, Aphra Behn physically distinguishes her titular hero from his fellow countrymen in a way that subtly foreshadows and establishes the ambivalence toward racial differences that is to be felt throughout the story. Zook writes that "in many ways Oroonoko is more European than Africanhis physical featuresare European" (92). But why Nowhere is it intimated that Oroonoko has any European parentage. It is therefore very important to discern the reason why Behn distinguished Oroonoko from his fellow Africans. Without fully grasping why Behn attaches such European characteristics to her hero the careless reader runs the risk of being left... in the...
Falstaff and Willmore in Shakespeare and Behn
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...Behn Your Professor Your Class Date of Submission Both William Shakespeare and Aphra Behn, in their own ways, pushed boundaries of existing social mores in their plays. Some view the anti-Semitic way in which Shylock is treated in A Merchant of Venice as a damning look at the way Jews were treated in Shakespeare's London, and some view the way in which Othello was so easily given military leadership, and yet so unwillingly given a white bride, as a condemnation of racism at the time. Aphra Behn, the first female playwright in the English language who was able to support herself... Running Header: FASCINATION WITH THE FRINGES Fascination with the Fringes: Falstaff and Willmore in Shakespeare and...
Oroonoko Close Reading (Anti- Slavery Text)
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...Aphra Behn, the anthology says that the novel had great impact on people who fought against slavery and slave trade. Oroonoko also has been critically acclaimed to be an anti-slavery text by many critics. Laura Brown in her “the Romance of Empire: Oroonoko and the Trade in Slaves” says that, "the novella had been recognized as a seminal work in the tradition of antislavery writings from the time of its publication down to our own period"(42). Oroonoko captures the transatlantic slave trade and is set in the colonial Africa and West Indies. One of the most outstanding aspects of the novella is that Oroonoko has an African prince... Oroonoko as an Anti-Slavery Text Slavery as a strong social has met with...
Women Characters in Othello and The Rover
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...Aphra Behn bear the essence of their time and most importantly both these contemporary plays have emerged beyond their time, captivating some of the most recent post-modern interpretations and feministic bent of perception has been poignant in their purview. Role of Women in the Plays “Othello” and “The Rover” Against the Context of the Male Dominated Society In order to discuss... ?Women Characters in ‘Othello’ and ‘The Rover’ Introduction Literature evolves from life. Whether it is Elizabethan age or very recent canon of post-modernism, literature has continued to bear the imprints of life and society within the compass of its creativity. The plays “Othello” by William Shakespeare and “The Rover” by...
LANGUSGE AND THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE EXCERPT FORM THE ROVER
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...Behn, A., 1967. The rover. Omaha: University of Nebraska Press. Hunter, H., 1993. Rereading Aphra Behn: history, theory and criticism. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.... ? LANGUSGE AND THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE EXCERPT FORM THE ROVER By To 12 April This excerpt has been taken from the play ‘The Rover’. This scene projects three characters Willmore, Angelica and Moretta. The scene depicts a mild battle of wills between Willmore and Angelica for Angelica because apparently Angelica is an expensive and popular courtesan and Willmore is a merchant with charm, wit and is an expert at utilizing words for persuasion however he has no money. The major themes observed in this excerpt include...
The dissapointment by behn's
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...Aphra Behn, undermines the 17th century discourse on sexuality. The writer took the topic of the conventional idea of male heroism as opposed to female surrender employing the mock-heroic technique. The mock heroic element was used to heighten the shock value of the anti-climax where the writer has made a deliberate role reversal of the characters. The aim was to bring home the irony of the situation and also convey the writer’s opinion of female power. The writer had approached the 17th century contemporary literary as well as socio-political aspects that were predominant in the restoration world... ? Introduction The Disappointment, written in the late 17th century by the first professional woman Aphra ...
Shakespeares Henry V and The Rover
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...Aphra Behn's The Rover. The thesis states that gender is not a discerning factor for socially marginal characters since both sexes are equally vulnerable to be marginalised. It is how one conducts oneself that respect and importance can be earned. Aphra Behn was herself a marginal character. Her gender posed a great obstacle. (Owens & Goodman, 1996: 131). As her luck would have it, circumstances changed. 'It also seems to be the case that the changed moral climate of the Restoration brought about new social freedoms for some women, which we... The socially marginal characters are not the least in Henry V and The Rover. This essay examines the socially marginal characters in Shakespeare's Henry V and...
Science, enlightenment and politics, which was most important to your world?
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...Aphra Behn, Fanny Burney, etc (Paul Brians, 1998). Given the revolutionary change in the cultural landscape that the Enlightenment affected, it is easy to see its relevance to the world of today. The field of enquiry where the ideas of the Enlightenment made radical changes was in the realm of political thought and systems of civil administration. It has to be remembered that most geographical regions of the day were part of one kingdom or the other and totalitarianism in the form of monarchy was the accepted social order... Science, enlightenment and politics, which was most important to your world? This essay argues that the Enlightenment is the most important concept among the three given in the...
Literature Reviews
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...Aphra... Annotated Bibliography Worksheet Did you find your two sources by searching the South Online Library? Y/N (If not, go to the library and find other sources.) Yes. 2. Are both sources peer reviewed? Y/N (If you are not sure what this means read the mini lecture provided at the end of this worksheet). If the sources are not peer reviewed, go back to the library and find other sources). Yes. 3. What type of sources are they? (for example, a journal article paginated by volume, a book chapter, or an essay from an edited anthology like The Bedford Anthology). Keep in mind that only scholarly sources can be used for this assignment so avoid magazine and newspaper articles, blogs, book reviews, w...
The Power of Women or Lack of Power of Women Early Revolutions
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...Aphra Behn in gratitude for her pioneering work as a professional writer and the assertion that "we think back through our mothers if we are women," Woolf initiated the historical work that taught feminists to seek and take interest in women writers of the past. She highlights the intensity of women's shame at being writers by having even her prostitutes avoid the shame of authorship. Trading on these deep prejudices in 1929, Woolf imagines the young woman writer of the eighteenth century trying to persuade her father that she could make a living by her pen and his reply: "Yes! by living the life of Aphra Behn! Death would be better!" Woolf, a chief modernist writer and columnist, takes us...
Beowulf
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...Aphra Behn”. The Review of English Studies, New Series 42, no. 166 (1991): 179-190. Rieu, Emile Victor. The Iliad, Homer. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2005. Print. Spurr, John. England in the 1670s: "This Masquerading Age". Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. Print.... ? BEOWULF AS A GOOD KING BEOWULF AS A GOOD KING Overview In “Beowulf”, an elaborate emphasis is given by the author to the theme of establishing identity. What this generally means is that the writer wanted to create awareness for a person to rightly identify who he or she is, based on which critical decisions can be taken on the directions that the person wants to take in life (Spurr, 2000). While examining the character of Beowulf through his...
Women and our impressions about them
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...Aphra Behn leads us on a solemn journey to a man named Lysander’s downfall, who falls into the arms of a one Cloris: “In this so amorous cruel strife/Where love and fate were too severe/The poor Lysander in despair/Renounced his reason with his life.”4 Cloris also turns out to be a trickster in some sense of the word, in essence turning out to be the opposite of what she was perceived to be—not the lover but the enemy. Of course, women traditionally became perceived as less evil over time—but at one time, of course, women were thought to be no better than animals... of the circumstances, and it is attributed to their great strength and tenacity that they have continued to do excellent work in...
Women and our impressions about them
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...Aphra Behn leads us on a solemn journey to a man named Lysander’s downfall, who falls into the arms of a one Cloris: “In this so amorous cruel strife/Where love and fate were too severe/The poor Lysander in despair/Renounced his reason with his life.”4 Cloris also turns out to be a trickster in some sense of the word, in essence turning out to be the opposite of what she was perceived to be—not the lover but the enemy. Of course, women traditionally became perceived as less evil over time—but at one time, of course, women were thought to be no better than... Women and Our Impressions of Them Word Count: 1250 (5 pages) I. Introduction Women have had a variety of roles over the years. As they have...
Virginia Woolf
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...Aphra Behn, a middle class woman, considered as the first female writer to "earn a living by writing". I believe that Behn's entrance into the writing profession proved the historical issue wrong that women are not "poor relations", and many writers... Victorian England during the time of the feminist Virginia Woolf, imposed norms and restrictions detrimental to the advancement of women in society. Defiant of these stereotypical roles and restrictions, in which women were viewed as 'dirty' and as "social and political corpses" under the period's legal and social system, Woolf became a social critique of women's social and political status in Britain as evident in her works, relentlessly asserting that...
An Analysis of Modern Theatre
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...Aphra Behn discusses the role of the woman artist during the Restoration Period, which was quite pathetic (Behn, 2005). The age, which was like a long carnival after the repressive Lent of the Orwellian regime that was Puritan, presented a problematic age for women who were seen as objects who were then victimized by the cavaliers. This aspect of the carnivalesque does not find mention in the works of other theorists. The democratizing aspect of the two frameworks that have been discussed in this paper is what connects the two of them. The importance of these two theories... brought about by dramatists is essential to an understanding of drama and the literature that has come out during the...
Contemporary Europe and the world.
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...Aphra Behn, Fanny Burney, Sarah Fielding, Amelia Opie, Elizabeth Inchbald, the Bronte sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Charlotte Yonge, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, were including the elements of feminist discourse in their writing, these aspects did not receive that much of social recognition during the first wave of Feminist movement... To what extent were the goals of the feminist movement realized in Twentieth Century Europe? Feminism, as a major branch of the modern philosophy andnew born social paradigm, has become a subject of great attention for the modern socialists and post modern philosophers across the world. A great deal of debate, arguments and counter arguments has been made in...
What was the Enlightenment and Why is it important for modern unversities?
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...Aphra Behn, Fanny Burney, etc (Paul Brians, 1998). Given the revolutionary change in the cultural landscape that the Enlightenment affected, it is easy to see its relevance to the academia of today. In many ways, the academia is burdened with the legacy of the Enlightenment, in that, modern societies have come to expect radical theories and systems of thought to emerge from the confines of a University. Also, most universities are adequately resourced in terms of comprehensive libraries and other resources. These factors make the modern academic environment the most suitable place... What was the Enlightenment and why is it important for Modern Universities? The Age of Enlightenment was a period in...
Romantic Period Writings With Special Reference to Jane Austen
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...Aphra Behn, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others, Jane Austen’s writings showed delicacy in its best form alongside parallel emotions of pity, suffering, and sorrow. Other features of Austen’s literary composition include contemporary religious controversies; society’s moral value was decided after selecting a secular group within the society, at a particular point of time in history. It has been argued that her societies as well her characters which she described in her novels deferred... ?Romantic Period Writings With Special Reference to Jane Austen When Romanticism was first introduced into literary horizon, it was hailed as “fanciful, light, and even inconsequential’. “Romance was originally a...
Romantic-period writings by women make us revise our sense of what we mean by radical and conservative. Discuss in relation to Jane Austen.
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...Aphra Behn, Mary Wollstonecraft, and others, Jane Austen’s writings showed delicacy in its best form alongside parallel emotions of pity, suffering, and sorrow. Other features of Austen’s literary composition include contemporary religious controversies; society’s moral value was decided after selecting a secular group within the society, at a particular point of time in history. It has been argued that her societies as well her characters which she described in her novels deferred... Romantic Period Writings With Special Reference to Jane Austen When Romanticism was first introduced into literary horizon, it was hailed as “fanciful, light, and even inconsequential’. “Romance was originally a descriptive ...
Theatre Arts
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...Aphra Behn to Adrienne Rich. London: Routledge. 8... THEATRE ARTS ‘The Tempest’ was a play directed by the eminent director Julie Taymor and was played on Broadway in New York. The production is one of the most widely recognized works of the renowned director that has drawn inspiration from various techniques in Theatre across different parts of the world. Taymor’s prowess in being able to use her illusory skills has helped her tremendously in her productions. Birds soaring into the air and dancing bears that seem very gentle in their intentions have provided an insight into her perspectives as an individual having the ability to capture moments of significance through her mastery in the fields of...
In what ways has transatlantic slavery impacted on British society? (SOCIOLOGY)
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...Aphra Behn (1688) released her true-to-life based novella Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave. Mary Wollstonecraft in her Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) defined the slave trade as a “overly wicked root of spiritual degradation which devoured 'upon human flesh' and consumed the 'very soul' of society” (Thomas, 2000: 85). Personal histories of African slaves such as Ottobah Cugoano, Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, Mary Prince and Olaudah Equiano were also highly... ?Lasting and Encompassing: The Impact of Transatlantic Slavery to the British Society I. Introduction Slavery, which s back to the period ical Antiquity, has existed throughout history and throughout different cultures and civilizations, in ...
Ann Radcliffe and the Gothic movement behing her literature
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...Aphra Behn to Jane Austen. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986. 10. Ann Radcliffe, 1791, A Romance of the Forest’ Oxford University Press, USA, 1999. 11&12. Leona Sherman, Ann Radcliffe and the Gothic Romance: A Psychoanalytic Approach. New York: Arno, 1980.... Radcliffe Introduction The public image of Ann Radcliffe as a mad genius contrasted sharply with her ordinary domesticated life and the question remains: how did Ann Radcliffe’s life and character affect her works? Ann Radcliffe was one of the most famous writers of Gothic romance in the late eighteenth century. She was also one of the least well known and reclusive writers of her times. Shy to a fault she had no close friends and very few ...
An Overview of Turkish and Greek Epistolary Novels
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...Aphra Behn (Shelley et al 2009: 161). Afterwards, there was a deluge of such genre with the publication of James Howell’s Familiar Letters, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe in 1719, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels in 1726, Samuel Richardson’s Pamela in 1740, Smollett’s ‘Humphry Clinker’ in 1771, John Cleland’s ‘Fanny Hill’, Bram... An Overview of Turkish and Greek Epistolary Novels Table of Contents Table of Contents Preface 2 Introduction 3What is An Epistolary Novel? 4 Theories on the Genesis of Epistolary Novels 6 Types of Epistolary Novels 8 Epistolary Novels throughout History 10 Epistolary Novel Literature Review 13 Greek Epistolary Novels 14 Turkish Epistolary Novels 19 Critical Review 28...
Vladimir Nabokovs Lolita
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...APHRA BEHN'S OROONOKO' -- A CRITICAL REVIEW Aphra Behn's novella Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (1688), has long been considered an exemplary text for the study of racism in the seventeenth and eighteenth century colonial societies. Written at the beginning of novelistic discourse, Behn's tragic story of an African prince- turned-slave has been viewed by critics as the first anti-slavery narrative. Even as she endorses the historical authenticity of Behn's novella, in her review 'Royalism and Honour in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko,' Anita Pacheco digresses from the two usual view of the text's ideological significance as its abolitionist tract and/or its humanitarian... Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' - A Review of...
Reading notes
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...Behn, Aphra. The Rover. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech, 2001. Print.... The Rover One of the characters that the uses to develop the themes of the narrative is Willmore. Willmore is used to develop the theme of blame. That is evident through his words and character. At one instance, he is caught stealing Angellica’s portrait. On his defense, he argues that he was tempted by the beauty of the lady to take the picture. He argues that Angellica has an irresistible beauty (Scene 2, ln 2-3). Willmore also defends his sexual desires towards Angellica and Florinda by arguing that their charms are irresistible. In Scene 3, Willmore follows Florinda to the garden. All he wants is to lure Florinda so that he can be...
Representation of women in 'Hamlet' and 'The Rover'
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...Aphra added one major character, impudent Hellena, an improved version of Betty Goodfield of The Woman Turn'd Bully. Like most Behn heroines, Hellena masquerades in disguise, taking advantage of her incognito to propose made to Willmore 'rather than put your Modesty to the blush, by asking me. . .'. Thus she puts into practice the philosophy she has just expounded to her older sister: Florinda. . .who will like thee well enough to have thee, that hears what a mad Wench thou art' Hellena Like me! I don't intend every he that likes me shall have me, but he that I like. . . http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/'rbear/rover1.html... Running Head: Representation of women in 'Hamlet' and 'The Rover' Representation of...
Anita Pachecos Royalism and honor in Aphra Behns Oroonoko
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...Aphra Behn's Oroonoko' The critical review of Anita Pacheco's 'Royalism and honor in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko' clearly identifies the central thesis - "that the ideology of [Oroonoko] is royalist and also that its effort at 'ideological closure' is undermined by its continuity with the historical period and by its reliance on an unstable discourse of honor" -- made by Pacheco in her essay; however, fails to examine or evaluate the contents of the text in full vis--vis her thesis to understand or guide the prospective readers as to how Pacheco fares in establishing her thesis. Focusing too much on Pacheco's argument that Behn's novella... the weaknesses in the textual and other elements used by...
Power, Violence, and the Marginalization in Aphra Behn's _The Rover
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...Aphra Behn's-The Rover The struggle by women during the 17th century can easily been seen from Behn's play, The Rover. Despite having their own preferences and the willingness to walk an extra mile to achieve their desires, women are portrayed as virtually powerless, having the decision of others imposed on them, without the due consideration of their feelings (Gill, 77). Florinda is one such character who is displayed as a fighter, trying to realize her dream of marrying the man that she has feelings for; Belvile, but victory does not seem to be coming easily (Andrade, 191). The customs and the traditions of the 17th century are seen to play a major role... Power, Violence, and the Marginalization in...
The role of Violence in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko
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...Aphra Behns Oroonoko, is very often used in a way that is slightly different. It is used to bring attention to the horrific nature of slavery. Violence is not only used for the purpose of demonstration, but it is also used to “buff” someone up, or exert power on another; oftentimes, to show masculinity. But all... Critical Analysis # 2 Humans in this world of uncertainty sometimes find themselves doing things that do not have or make much sense. Eventually, they regret their actions and return to a “normal” sense of reasoning. People do things out of fear, frustration, and sometimes, to prove a point. Violence takes form when people react to situations that do not behoove them. The role of Violence in...
Henry V and The Rover
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...Behn, Aphra, (1677) The Rover; or The Banish'd Cavaliers etext, Retrieved 6 August 2006 Project Gutenberg http://worldebooklibrary.com/eBooks/Alex_Collection/behn-rover-284 htm Shakespeare, William, (c1599) Henry V Penguin Shakespear, London, 2005... In Henry V and The Rovers, It is Money That Makes the World Go Round: Discuss. In both plays, evidence suggests the idea of money as a motivatingfactor has some truth in it. In 'Henry V', war against France might never have happened, were it not for greed and plotting of the bishops, or indeed, Henry's own greed for wealth and possessions. 'The Rovers', the Cavaliers themselves, with the exception of Blunt, are penniless, which plays a...
Critical Evaluation
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...Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko’ The critical review of Anita Pacheco’s ‘Royalism and honor in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko’ clearly identifies the central thesis – “that the ideology of [Oroonoko] is royalist and also that its effort at ‘ideological closure’ is undermined by its continuity with the historical period and by its reliance on an unstable discourse of honor” -- made by Pacheco in her essay; however, fails to examine or evaluate the contents of the text in full vis-à-vis her thesis to understand or guide the prospective readers as to how Pacheco fares in establishing her thesis. Focusing too much on Pacheco’s argument that Behn’s novella... Response to Review of Anita Pacheco’s ‘Royalism and honor in Aphra...
Conflicting Reward Systems and Their Impact on Criminal Justice Administration
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...Behn (2003), who also writes from the public administration perspective. Behn (1996) attributes the failure of most reward systems (and the search for the ideal reward system) to the futile... Misalignment in organizational reward systems pose significant problems for eliciting desired behavior from individual participants. A single violator of the reward system places competitive pressure on others to violate the reward system as well. Believing in the idea of a single best solution to the measurement problem depends on the idea of top-down understanding of what individual players actually know or are motivated to do. A balanced scorecard for public administration may prevent the idea of the one best...
What are the starting activities that the Municipality of XXXX in Cyprus need to manage in order to implement successfully Citizen Relationship Management
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...Behn 2007). Experimental Design Our research is based upon a two-part case-study design. The main unit of analysis involves the case study of the Municipality of Ayia Napa. Data collection is essential... Research Question What are the critical success factors in Citizen Relationship Management (CzRM)? What are the starting activities that the Municipality of Ayia Napa in Cyprus need to manage in order to implement successfully Citizen Relationship Management? Technology combines customer service into Customer Relationship Management (CRM) model. Similarly, it combines with public service into the enhanced concept of Citizen Relationship Management as expressed organizations globally. Citizen Relations...
Performance Measurement Within a Project
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...Behn, 2003). This is due to the argument from the founders of the balanced score card technique, that the causal business model is an integral component of the balanced scorecard (Ittner et al, 2003). As a result, the causal business model is rarely used as compared to the balanced score card technique due to its integral role in the balanced score card method. In addition, the economic value technique tends to work as a link between non-financial and financial benefits of conducting performance measurement. Users of causal... ?There are different performance measurement methods that are used in business currently; thus, it is crucial to compare and contrast the performancemeasurement and discuss their...
PhD Finance: 10 Articles Annotated Bibliography
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...Behn and Riley, 1999 10 9. Deloof, 2003 11 10. Gelb, 2002 12 1References 14 1. Aziz and Percy, 2009 Aziz, A. and Percy, D. (2009). Modelling Approaches to Enhance the Quality of Forecasting Processes. Journal of Accounting- Business & Management 16 (2). The scope of the work is the presentation of the findings of an investigation into a mathematical model previously derived from a number of prior processes that included a case study... and Lustgarten, 1994). Relating the work to the consulted literature for the course, the paper adds nuanced insights into asset valuation and differences in asset valuation depending on the accounting treatment of historical and present values (Bar-Yosef...
Managers
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...Behn (2003) is of the view that controlling is about realizing what measures a manager can take to maximize the usefulness of performance measurement. This is necessarily the function in which a manager identifies and implements change agents to improve the results. The implementation of change links the controlling function with the planning function, so that it forms a cycle. One of the key measures a manager can take to improve the performance of the workforce... Planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are the universally accepted four core functions of management. Each of these functions contributes in its own individualistic way to fulfill the requirements of management. Integration of these ...
Financial performance management is /is not the adequate holistic management approach to develop and execute strategies
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...Behn (2003) point out that it can be also used as a means of motivation and control. As Thierauf (2001) states, a well structured FPM system would assist the firm to compare its current financial performance with that in a particular period in the past (p.344). Such a comparison can be beneficial for the company to identify the rate of growth it has achieved and areas to be improved. Even a thoughtful and systematic strategy development would not benefit a business completely unless the designed strategy... ? Financial Performance Management Financial Performance Management Introduction With the collapse of corporate giants like Enron and WorldCom over the last decade, companies have become increasingly...
'Gilded Six-Bits' by Hurston
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...Behn centrals around the love for its male protagonist. The hero as depicted is an enslaved human being of African decent in Surinam. Oroonoko: or the Royal Slave is a novel that develops with the falling in love of Oroonoko, a grandson to Prince Oroonoko and Imoinda, the daughter to the top general. The king also falls in love with Imoinda and goes ahead to marry her as one of his wives. This is despite the fact that Imoinda was initially married to Oroonoko. The two, Imoinda and the king spend time together in the harem which belongs to the king. After realizing that Imoinda had lost her virginity, Oroonoko and Imoinda plan a revolt... The Gilded Six-Bits as written by Hurston begins with a more vivid ...
Organizational Change and Stress Management
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...Behn (2008) reports that COMPSTAT brought autocratic power, orders, close observation, and negative reinforcement in the police force instead of the perceived decentralization of power. The Resistance from Employees Admittedly, COMPSTAT did... COMPSTAT: Organizational Change and Stress Management COMPSTAT: Organizational Change and Stress Management IntroductionThere have been a lot of changes in the police department as a result of the implementation of COMPSTAT. The intention of the process was to improve crime reduction through increasing accountability throughout the system. Admittedly, this system is in use in many cities. In order to understand how Lowell introduced this organizational change and ...
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...Behn centrals around the love for its male protagonist. The hero as depicted is an enslaved human being of African decent in Surinam. Oroonoko: or the Royal Slave is a novel that develops with the falling in love of Oroonoko, a grandson to Prince Oroonoko and Imoinda, the daughter to the top general. The king also falls in love with Imoinda and goes ahead to marry her as one of his wives. This is despite the fact that Imoinda was initially married to Oroonoko. The two, Imoinda and the king spend time together in the harem which belongs to the king. After realizing that Imoinda had lost her virginity, Oroonoko and Imoinda plan a revolt... The Gilded Six-Bits as written by Hurston begins with a more vivid ...
Organizational Change and Stress Management
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...Behn (2008) reports that COMPSTAT brought autocratic power, orders, close observation, and negative reinforcement in the police force instead of the perceived decentralization of power. The Resistance from Employees Admittedly, COMPSTAT did... ? COMPSTAT: Organizational Change and Stress Management COMPSTAT: Organizational Change and Stress Management Introduction There have been a lot of changes in the police department as a result of the implementation of COMPSTAT. The intention of the process was to improve crime reduction through increasing accountability throughout the system. Admittedly, this system is in use in many cities. In order to understand how Lowell introduced this organizational change...
Critical Analysis Paper 2
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...Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, is very often used in a way that is slightly different. It is used to bring attention to the horrific nature of slavery. Violence is not only used for the purpose of demonstration, but it is also used to “buff” someone up, or exert power on another; oftentimes, to show masculinity. But all... ?Critical Analysis # 2 Humans in this world of uncertainty sometimes find themselves doing things that do not have or make much sense. Eventually, they regret their actions and return to a “normal” sense of reasoning. People do things out of fear, frustration, and sometimes, to prove a point. Violence takes form when people react to situations that do not behoove them. The role of Violence in...
In-depth analysis research paper
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...Behn, 2001). Another challenge is the “attacking” of the agency’s journalists for their investigative reports. Strategies for Consideration to Administrative Processes The agency should have strategies for its future plans for administrative ethics, leadership, and legal to improve the operations of the agency and its primary recipients. The agency should seek to positively influence the ethics of its members. Since the agency involves investigative journalism, ethics is very critical to ensure... ? In-depth Analysis of History and Political Science: An In-depth Analysis Administrative Ethics The Centre for Public Integrity focuses on topics that relate to administrative responsibility and ethical...
Does learning and development contribute to organisational success and performance management
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...Behn 2003). The first... Does Learning and Development Contribute to Organisational Success and Performance Management? Introduction: Defining Training and Development In thecontext of human resource management (henceforth referred to as HRM), training and development, sometimes called learning and development, refers to the activities an organisation facilitates with the goal of improving employee performance in organisational settings (Harrison 2005). Besides the aforementioned two, other names for this include resource development and employee development, the latter changed due to its negative connotation of a master-slave relationship as opposed to a partnership. Regardless of the names it is known ...
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