The Comic Interest Combined With the Interest of a Character-Study

Sir Sajjad Ali Khan
October 28th, 2013The Comic Interest Combined With the Interest of a Character-Study“Most contemporary readers of Jane Austen, though remote from her social and moral milieu, find her novels vivid slices of life, presenting living characters whose foibles lead to ridiculous and entertaining mischances.  So Austen’s intended readers are shocked when they encounter readers who, lacking ironic vision, are repelled by her comic irony, call her “detached,” even “cynical,” and argue that her characters are merely objects of comic ridicule.” [1]
The novel Emma is undoubtedly a comedy, and it is at the same time largely a study of a complex personality, namely the personality of the heroine “Emma”. The novel as a whole is conceived in a spirit of irony, and the comic interest ensues chiefly from the use of irony, irony in the incidents and irony in the characterization.
“The entire account of Emma’s efforts to bring about this match and its culmination in Mr. Elton’s proposal of marriage to Emma herself instead of to Harriet is wholly comical and amusing. In spite of Mr. Knightley’s warning to Emma that Mr. Elton is not the kind of man to marry a girl in Harriet’s circumstances, Emma continues her plan, thinking herself to be proficient enough to handle the whole affair successfully .The ironic humour lies in the contrast between what Emma thinks she will achieve and what she actually achieves as a result of her endeavors. It is, indeed, amusing to watch her solemn efforts to create opportunities for Mr. Elton and Harriet to meet and spend some time together. The most amusing portion in this whole account is the plans Emma employs to provide opportunities for Mr. Elton to have some time alone with Harriet for a private conversation with Harriet but apparently he feels no feeling to have any special talk with the girl. Emma, however, merely thinks that Mr. Elton is a slow lover and will take his…

role models

Role modelsRole models are highly important for us psychological world, since they are helping to guide us through life during our development, to make important decisions that affect the outcome of our lives, and to help us find happiness in later life. I believe that in our public life the ones who have served as role models are our parents, followed by other immediate family and teachers. This is why it’s so important in these roles to provide a good role model. Also, having a role model can give a child focus in their lives and something to work towards. Often a role model has a character trait or job that your child desires to have. Because of the role model’s example a child is more likely to work to achieve his goals.Furthermore, a role model can inspire a child to dream big. Often circumstances make dreams seem impossible. A child who has no role model cannot imagine overcoming. A child whose role model has achieved can inspire a child to work harder and achieve their dreams. Those who often find success do so because they had a role model who inspired  them on to great things. Lastly, there are setbacks in every person’s life. Knowing that someone else has overcome and achieved will help during the hard times, yet they were able to achieve their goals. Closing up, men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and be better than themselves


Access to health care varies across countries, groups, and individuals, largely influenced by social and economic conditions as well as the health policies in place. Countries and jurisdictions have different policies and plans in relation to the personal and population-based health care goals within their societies. Health care systems are organizations established to meet the health needs of target populations. Their exact configuration varies from country to country. In some countries and jurisdictions, health care planning is distributed among market participants, whereas in others planning is made more centrally among governments or other coordinating bodies. In all cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a well-functioning health care system requires a robust financing mechanism; a well-trained and adequately-paid workforce; reliable information on which to base decisions and policies; and well maintained facilities and logistics to deliver quality medicines and technologies.[1]Health care can contribute to a significant part of a country’s economy. In 2011, the health care industry consumed an average of 9.3 percent of the GDP or US$ 3,322 (PPP-adjusted) per capita across the 34 members of OECD countries. The USA (17.7%, or US$ PPP 8,508), the Netherlands (11.9%, 5,099), France (11.6%, 4,118), Germany (11.3%, 4,495), Canada (11.2%, 5669), and Switzerland (11%, 5,634) were the top spenders, however life expectancy in total population at birth was highest in Switzerland (82.8 years), Japan and Italy (82.7), Spain and Iceland (82.4), France (82.2) and Australia (82.0), while OECD’s average exceeds 80 years for the first time ever in 2011: 80.1 years, a gain of 10 years since 1970. The USA (78.7 years) ranges only on place 26 among the 34 OECD member countries, but has the highest costs by far. All OECD countries have achieved universal (or almost universal) health coverage, except Mexico and the USA.[2][3] (see also international…

Social Change and Modernization

Social change in sociology is the alteration of mechanisms within the social structure.
This is characterized by changes in cultural symbols, rules of behavior, social organizations, or value systems. (Form, 2014) The value system of the United States has changed greatly over the years. The best example of this can be seen in the films. Looking at the Disney princess as one example with Snow white being the first we see how modest she dressed and how she drawn as a young lady. Over time her counterparts have become no longer ladies but women and much less modest. The same trend is reflected in our own society.
Another change that has ties to the past as well as with us today is that of gays. In the bible it tells us that God destroyed Sodom because of fornication and homosexuality. In many ways that understanding has been the tradition of the past and is now changing to again to be acceptable in the today’s society.
With every social change the key elements are the same in that the people shift in their standards of what they find acceptable and what they do not. These changes can be simple traditions of the past like holding a door open for a lady to more complex standards like arranged marriages.
Modernization means to make modern, in other words bring up to date in style, design, methods, etc. As societies modernize, the individual becomes increasingly important, gradually replacing the family, community, or occupational group as the basic unit of society.
When we look to see the example of modernization we can see it from the growth of cities. In the past villages were made up of families that lived and worked together to survive. The modernization of this is we now live is large cities and often don’t even take the time to get to know our neighbors. It is also reflected in the change to our way of communication from the face to face to now text and emails. Where many people and get to know people with never really meeting them. Families use to…

Corporate Ethics

The Corporate mindset has become the status quo in most of the institutions in first world societies. This influence is both implicit; with such effects as government bodies (such as the Department of Education and by extension, schools) and not for profit organisations (e.g. charities, lobbying organisations, etc.) now structurally resembling that of corporate entities, and explicit; with direct control or interference of governmental functioning. The corporate ethos has now been become the globally common, prevailing attitude for any institution that involves the exchange of monies; a profit is to be made for owner’s/CEO’s/shareholder’s/the controlling group(s). In these societies the concept of corporate responsibility has become a widely discussed topic due to several high profile incidents in the last decade of people within or those controlling corporations committing crimes and/or highly unethical actions with large scale national and global consequences (Djelic 2008, Lankshear 2003, Fort 2000, Goyette 2011, Schepers 2003, Witt & Redding 2012). This essay will briefly discuss the historical development of the current corporate ideology and its connection to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) with reference to specific incidents, the ethics, morals and laws involved, corporate attitudes and actions towards government(s), the psychology of individuals involved, and the social effects in Australia and globally.
The current first world corporate ethos has its roots in religion. Calvinism as a branch of Protestant Christianity contained tenants of belief that can be summed up thusly; the collection of wealth is a way to prove you worthy of entering heaven, but only if that money is put back into the business. This was done in order to show humility to the attention of God and to remove the sin of inaction and excess material possession. This business ethic became popularised in the 18th century in Europe and expanded upon in the 19th century by business…


Universal Asynchronous
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BYU Why use a UART• A UART may be used when:
– High speed is not required
– A cheap communication line between two devices
is required
• Asynchronous serial communication is very cheap
– Requires a transmitter and/or receiver
– Single wire for each direction (plus ground wire)
– Relatively simple hardware
– Asynchronous because the
• PC devices such as mice and modems used to often
be asynchronous serial devices
ECEn/CS 22420 UART
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• PC serial port is a UART!
• Serializes data to be sent over serial cable
– De-serializes received data
CableDeviceECEn/CS 22420 UART
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• Communication between distant computers
– Serializes data to be sent to modem
– De-serializes data received from modem
CableModemModemECEn/CS 22420 UART
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• Used to be commonly used for internet accessPhone
CableModemECEn/CS 22420 UART
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• Used to be used for mainframe access
– A mainframe could have dozens of serial ports
TerminalTerminalECEn/CS 22420 UART
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• Becoming much less common
• Largely been replaced by faster, more
sophisticated interfaces
– PCs: USB (peripherals), Ethernet (networking)
– Chip to chip: I2C, SPI• Still used today when simple low speed
communication is neededECEn/CS 22420 UART
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BYU UART Functions
• Outbound data
– Convert from parallel to serial
– Add start and stop delineators (bits)
– Add parity bit• Inbound data


Essential Question: How do ken Bensinger usedate to communicate their main idea about workman’s compensation and the NFL?
Everyone could agree that NFL is a very dangerous sport and could lead to some major and even some minor injuries. Recently, a ton of football players around the world have been trying to file a claim but some of them couldn’t because they’re not in California. A bunch of the retired NFL players, have tried filing for workman’s compensation.
Most of the retired NFL players have been rejected while trying to file for workman’s compensation because only certain states offer the benefits of workman’s compensation. In fact, California is one of the few states that actually offer the retired players the workman’s compensation. “Former athletes have filed more than 4,400 claims involving head and brain injuries since 2006, seven times more than the previous fifteen years”.
Conrad Dobler was found to be 99% disabled with numerous injuries including “post-traumatic head syndrome”. He had left work in 1977. He has had nine knee replacements since his retirement. He filed a claim against his former teams in California in 2009. Now the NFL and five other professional sports leagues are close to limiting their liability drastically for such workers compensation claims. Many of the pro teams are self insured and must cover costs arising from successful claims.
As a result the one-year statute of limitations does not apply to many athletes some of whom field claims decades after their careers have ended. In-state athletes also would be excluded if they were on a California team for fewer than two seasons or if they spend about seven or more reasons on non California teams. In may, the bill passed the assembly by a 61-4 vote. “State date shows that cumulative claims by out-of-state athletes represent about one half of 1% of all works compensations filing in the state since 2006”. Many of the teams that try to file for the claims can’t go through…


12/11/12Assignment Print ViewScore: 41.out of 4 points (100%)aw ard:1 out of
1.00 point
Altira Corporation uses a periodic inventory system. The following information related to its merchandise
inventory during the month of August 2011 is available:
31Inventory on hand—2,800 units; cost $6.27 each.
Purchased 10,000 units for $6.55 each.
Sold 7,900 units for $13.10 each.
Purchased 7,500 units for $5.10 each.
Sold 8,800 units for $12.05 each.
Inventory on hand—3,600 units.Required:
Determine the inventory balance Altira would report in its August 31, 2011, balance sheet and the cost of
goods sold it would report in its August 2011 income statement using each of the following cost flow
methods: (Do not round intermediate calculations and round final answers to the nearest dollar
amount. Omit the “$” sign in your response.)
Cost Flow Method
1. First-in, first-out (FIFO)
2. Last-in, first-out (LIFO)
3. Average costInventory Balance
$ 18,360
$ 22,796
$ 21,504Cost of Goods Sold
$ 102,946
$ 98,510
$ 99,755Learning Objective: 08-01 Explain the difference
between a perpetual inventory system and a periodic
inventory system.WorksheetLearning Objective: 08-04 Differentiate between the
specific identification, FIFO, LIFO, and average cost
methods used to determine the cost of ending
inventory and cost of goods sold.Altira Corporation uses a periodic inventory system. The following information related to its merchandise
inventory during the month of August 2011 is available:
31Inventory on hand—2,800 units; cost $6.27 each.
Purchased 10,000 units for $6.55 each.
Sold 7,900 units for $13.10 each.
Purchased 7,500 units for $5.10 each.
Sold 8,800 units for $12.05 each.
Inventory on hand—3,600 units.Required:
Determine the inventory balance Altira would report in its August 31, 2011, balance sheet and the cost of
goods sold it would…

To Kill A Mockingbird

Although Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird presents a number of themes, such as racism and social class in the American south, it is the coming of age of Jem and Scout that provides perhaps the most powerful theme in the entire novel. The theme that arises from this coming of age of Jem and Scout relates to the essential nature of human beings more specifically, the novel explores in a very dramatic way whether people are essentially good and just or whether people are instead fundamentally evil and disinterested in objective notions of justice. As children, under the guidance of their principled and very moral father, both Jem and Scout are compelled to endure events that test their existing beliefs, their faith in their fathers teachings, and their very perception and understanding of the nature of human behavior. This essay will discuss how these characters reacted to events in ways that reinforced certain character traits and how they changed or developed in certain respects.
More than any other character, in terms of viewing life and people in new ways, Scout functions in the novel as a sort of benchmark against which other characters can be analyzed. This is because Scout is presented as a remarkably independent young girl who refuses to conform to any social standards except those which are espoused and taught to her by her father. This independence manifests itself early on in the form of Scout forsaking feminine styles of dress or feminine interests and simply doing what makes her feel happy and comfortable. She recognizes that she was different than other girls and notes in her narration that Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasnt supposed to be doing anything that required pants. (Lee 85) This is an important quotation because Scout establishes her independence of mind and her confidence to behave in a…


A reflection paper is truly a paper from the heart. To write one, you will be recounting, or reflecting upon, experiences you have had during a specific event. If you were an intern, it would be a paper about how you enjoyed it and what you learned. Reflection papers serve to encourage a student to reflect on a specific topic such as a presentation, a reading assignment, an experience, or a concept. Reflection papers are generally between 300-700 words. What is wanted is that you demonstrate that you understand whatever issue is at hand and that you can respond to it in writing by connecting it to your own observation, previous experience, or recent learning. 
 Make an outline of your reflection paper. Decide what you want to write about and how many paragraphs the entire paper will be. Number each planned paragraph and write a one-sentence description of what the paragraph will talk about (i.e., Paragraph #3 — The role of suicide in “The Catcher in the Rye”). Compile a short list of any assigned reading, textbooks or online resources you want to use to back up the claims and opinions you write about in your reflection paper. 
Start your introduction with an informative statement about the topic to get the reader interested in your paper. Make the statement specific to what you will be talking about in the rest of your paper and avoid making general or vague statements. For example, instead of writing “‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is one of the most controversial books written in the twentieth century,” write something along the lines of “Since J.D. Salinger’s novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ was first published in 1951, it has been surrounded by controversy due to the so-called ‘offensive’ material presented in the book, including alcohol abuse, premarital sex and adult language.” Such an introduction lets your reader know that your overall paper is about “The Catcher in the Rye” but also that you will be writing specifically about the controversies and debates…