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The first edition of the book “The One Minute Manager” was published in 1980 by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.  More than 13 million copies of  “The One Minute Manager” has been sold worldwide. The book has also been translated into more than   37 languages so far. Within its 112 pages, the book provides techniques for managers and everyone...
About the book The book ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ is a bestseller, written by Dr. Stephen Covey. It is its first and most influential book and it was published in 1989.  The book is a description of the tremendous ideas that became foundations for his another bestseller Principle-Centered Leadership and gave a large range of resources...
The film Il postino, directed by Michael Radford, is set on an Italian island in 1952. Mario Ruoppolo, the main character of the film, is a poor fisherman’s son whose life is transformed after he met, the legendary Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, recently, exiled on this remote island in Salina. Mario was predestined to be a fisherman like his...
When it comes to discussing American poetry, it is almost de rigueur to mention Walt Whitman. He is undeniably one of the most read and controversial poets the country has known. Among Walt Whitman’s greatest works, we have the poem “Song of Myself”, which contains 52 sections. It was published in 1855 and later expanded under “Leaves of Grass”...
In The Awakening, Kate Chopin guides the reader through a progressive and evolving story about a woman who is on a quest for personal satisfaction and fulfillment. Throughout the story, Kate Chopin enriches her narrative by the use of metaphoric symbols.  According to Donald Ringe, “In The Awakening, the sea serves precisely this purpose, for it is in the...
Very often in literature, authors use tangible objects as a symbol in order to represent an idea. In the play, “Fences”  by August Wilson, the characters’ lives progress throughout the building of a fence in Maxson’s family backyard. Throughout the play, the fence serves as a symbol; representing the metaphorical barriers main characters are building in order to protect...
In Oedipus The Tyrant, fate is symbolized by the prophecy predicting that Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother. This prophecy condemning Oedipus will lead to his loss, although he does everything possible to escape. Oedipus thus shows himself to be innocent since he strives to fight as far as possible against the fulfillment of this prophecy....
Symposium is a series of speeches on Love, made by the guests, Socrates, Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes and Alcibiades and their host, the young Agathon. All the speakers do not agree on the definition and features of love. Thus, there are some similarities and differences between the speech of Agathon and the one of Socrates that I will try...
Willy Loman and Troy Maxson, main characters of respectively, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and Fences by August Wilson, are incarnations of modern-day tragic heroes. Both characters try hard to assume their responsibilities as head of the family. Nonetheless, they have flaws which lead them to their downfall and also impact negatively on their respective families. Troy Maxson...
Throughout time, women’s status in human societies has been subjected to many transformations. Nevertheless, restrictions and limitations toward women still exist in all human societies. These restrictions imposed toward women are portrayed in many areas of their lives. These restrictions may differ from country to country, but they mostly interfere with women’s well-being. One common and most important restriction the...

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