Monday, November 26, 2018

Museum Exhibition Review Essay

The American Museum of Folk Art now offers a paradoxical opportunity to find oneself into a parallel world, the one created in the head and by the hands of Henry Darger, a self taught artist whose impact on many contemporary artists is incontestable. Visiting the American Folk Art Museum’s exhibition “Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger” is like getting a cameo in “Being Henry Darger” movie for the time of the visit.

Darger is called one of the most significant artists of the XX century. His epic masterpiece, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in what is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, supported by the three hundred watercolor and collage paintings, inspired numerous young talented artists to create for the sake of art and express ones feelings and ideas through the artwork. Darger is believed to have unintentionally become the founder of the Dargerism movement standing for the “all-consuming devotion to artmaking”, according to the curator of the exhibition, Brooke Davis Anderson.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Mountain People Essay

Ik people, the ethnic community from Uganda, have presented an interesting issue for examination since their tribe was discovered. Being hunting and gathering community, Ik people were moving around the Kidepo valley and mountains of Uganda, living in small temporary villages surrounded by outer walls.

Colin Turnbull, famous British-American anthropologist, was studying various African tribes for many years. In one of his books, The Mountain People, Turnbull describes the Ik people in the period of close examination. Turnbull stayed with this tribe for several years and studied the Ik people’s customs, traditions, culture, and other key aspects of their life. The book was published in 1972, and became very successful yet rather controversial. The moral aspect of The Mountain People remains a questionable issue nowadays. Turnbull studied the Ik people in very acute period for them. The area of Kidepo valley became a national park, thus the tribe had no place to hunt and feed their families. The Iks suffered soundly from famine, and Turnbull was participating in tribe life in this very period influencing significantly its moral values.

Mary Wollstonecraft Essay

Mary Wollstonecraft was known as a writer, a philosopher, and a feminist. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). Knowing that Wollstonecraft was a vehement fighter for women’s rights we can make a supposition, that she was fonder of women, and vindicate their positions in the question of virtue possession.

Taking a closer look in to her works, we see that one thing she was vindicating – is equality in virtues, which on her opinion were different for men and women:

Let it not be concluded that I wish to invert the order of things; I have already granted, that, from the constitution of their bodies, men seem to be designed by Providence to attain a greater degree of virtue. I speak collectively of the whole sex; but I see not the shadow of a reason to conclude that their virtues should differ in respect to their nature. In fact, how can they, if virtue has only one eternal standard? (Wollstonecraft, 135)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cultural Mistakes Essay

Globalization has opened the borders of many countries allowing businesses to enter new foreign markets with millions of potential clients. Indeed, globalization is everywhere; it has affected the majority of existing developed and developing countries, changed economic, political and cultural setting of the world. Large multinational and national corporations have become the leaders operating in the global market; they offer goods and services to any country or any consumer who would like to pay for them. Despite of the fact that business is always about making money, the pattern of making money is different in different countries as it is affected by culture, which makes every country unique and unlike any other country.

Paul's Letter to Philemon Summary

Bible is an ancient literary work that absorbed wisdom of many generations of different people who contributed to the writing of this book, which is probably the most famous literary work of ancient times well-known throughout the world. At the same time, the structure of the Bible is quite particular and it in fact consists of different books united in a single literary work. As a result, the Bible at large represents a combination of philosophical, historical and literary works, united in this book, wholly for a significant part of mankind.

However, such a thematic diversity of the Bible is also the result that the authors who contributed to the book are not always known or there is no common views on the authorship of many books of the Bible. Obviously there are books which are clearly referred to a definite author. Nonetheless, the authorship is not the only interesting point of the books comprising the Bible all of them represent a particular literary work, which has philosophical, religious, or historic value, or even the combination of them. One of such books is the Letter to Philemon.

Friday, April 6, 2018

MBTI Self Assessment Essay

Choosing an occupation is not an easy step because it may last a lifetime; therefore it should bring joy and fit you better than your favorite shoes. To buy good shoes you should choose the ones you like most and try them on, with a career trying on different jobs is too effort and time-consuming.

That is why self-assessment tools are gaining more and more popularity. Analyzing personality, values and interests may be useful for further career planning, and one of such useful tools is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument.

According to MBTI test, my result is ENTJ (Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging). Frankly, I was quite surprised to find out that the system determined my personality as extraverted, although I totally agree with the “intuitive” result.

Unlike the Sensing one, an Intuitive personality lives in the Future, not Now, and uses imagination instead of common sense, favors hints instead of facts – and that is just the way I am. For me it is always more important to imagine my life in the future – not to think of the daily errands. I like dreaming and theoretical living, not the way things really are. I enjoy trying new things, and living my life differently every day.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Fidelity and Infidelity in the Arabian Nights

"Arabian Nights" is probably one of the most famous literary works of the Eastern civilization, which incorporates literary heritage of different countries united into one literary work. At the same time, the creation of this book perfectly reflects the major political and socio-economic trends in the Caliphate era. In fact, the book represents a collection of stories which vary by their genres and style, but which convey basic views and socio-cultural norms of that epoch. "Arabian Nights" is a monumental work which depicts the life of different peoples. In such a way, the book has a considerable historical and cultural value. On the other hand, the book is valuable from the artistic point of view since stories, which comprise the book, are stylistically rich and, in many respects, innovative for the literature of that epoch.

"The Arabian Nights: Tales from A Thousand and One Nights" raise a number of themes, which were very significant for the society of the epoch when the book was created. However, many of the themes covered in the book may be considered to be universal and eternal since, even in the present epoch, these themes are still relevant. In this respect, it is worth mentioning the theme of fidelity and infidelity, which occupies one of the central places in the entire book and may be easily traced from tale to tale. Obviously, this theme was very significant in the context of the strengthening of Islam and the establishment of Islamic principles, which condemned infidelity and glorified fidelity, emphasizing the importance of virtuous family life and forbidding any extramarital connections. As a result, the entire book may be viewed as a kind of prejudice against infidelity and, in all probability, one of the major goals of the book was to promote the virtuous lifestyle and fidelity as an essential condition of a happy family life. On the other hand, the presence of numerous stories where both men and women prove to be infidel may indicate to the possibility of the presentation of an alternative non-Islamic view of the relationship between men and women. What is meant here is the fact that the book depicts the actual nature of men and women and their inability to lead an absolutely virtuous life as Islam prescribes. In such a situation, it is very important to analyze in details “Arabian Nights” and dwell upon some stories where the theme of fidelity and infidelity is particularly strong, in order to find out what was the main message of the book concerning the problem of fidelity and infidelity.
At the same time, it is hardly possible to evaluate adequately the theme of fidelity and infidelity in “Arabian Nights” with a brief analysis of the historical background of the book, when it was created and what were the basic historical and socio-cultural trends in the epoch of the creation of this book. On the basis of the historical background of the book, it will be possible to understand clearly the theme of fidelity and infidelity and its significance within the book.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Essay on the Best Historical Period to Live In

The Philippines, like many nations with a history of oppression, has experienced a checkered history.

The Philippines have had to fight for their independence, fending off the invasions of numerous powers. Desperate as this struggle was, there was also beauty in it as selfless heroes tried to defend their motherland and ensure its happiness. Fascinated with these courageous attempts, I would like to have lived in the period when the nation made a turn in the course of its history, breaking away from the Spanish rule. Although this turn proved to be just a transition to another colonial rule, I believe it was overall positive for the development of the Philippines as a state, if one sums up all the negative and positive aspects.

Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Practitioners

The professional work of unlicensed practitioners, including nutrition consultants, is regulated by numerous legislative norms and acts on different levels from the local level to the federal level. At the same time, the legal regulations are mutual and, on the one hand, they regulate the work of a nutrition specialist, while, on the other hand, they regulate the relationship of nutrition specialists with their clients. In such a way, the existing legislative norms concern not only nutrition specialists but also their clients. In such a situation, the knowledge of the legislative norms and principles provide nutrition specialists with an essential basis for the normal and stable work which guarantees the safety of the health of clients and does not raise any problems in the practice of a nutrition specialist.

On analyzing the existing legislative norms and principles, it is necessary to underline that the y tend to the strict regulation of the work of nutrition practitioners as well as the work of many other specialists working in different fields, especially those which are related to healthcare services and may affect the health of people. In such a context, the extent to which a nutrition specialist is informed of the existing legislative norms, his or her rights and duties, as well as rights of patients, defines his or her ability to protect himself or herself from possible problems caused by the violation of the existing legislative norms.