Eureka Street

In: English and Literature

Submitted By margy
Words 775
Pages 4
Loving the city in Robert Mc Liam Wilson, Eureka Street (1996) – ch 10

Nel 1996 Robert Mcliam Wilson pubblica Eureka street, romanzo rilevante per la comprensione della situazione irlandese e soprattutto un ritratto della vita degli irlandesi nella città di Belfast. Amori, passioni, tragedie ma anche gesti della vita quotidiana vengono raccontati e il lettore si trova catapultato in quel mondo, in quello spazio geografico caratterizzato da una profonda divisione interna per cui si combatte ancora oggi. Belfast è divisa al suo interno tra protestanti e cattolici e la popolazione deve rispettare dei confini.
Tutto il romanzo ruota intorno a questa città ma è nel capitolo 10 che ne troviamo i riferimenti più espliciti, toccanti, taglienti e appassionati: “La città palpita” è scritto, “come se respirasse”. Una città descritta come fosse un essere umano, che vive ama e soffre, che viene oltraggiata, umiliata ma anche amata. Una città violata, colma di sigle e acronimi su ogni muro: IRA, INLA, UVF, UFF, OAG, gli abitanti della città ne vedono decine ogni giorno, come fosse un nodo nel fazzoletto per ricordare che vi è una divisione e che vi sono gruppi che combattono l’uno contro l’altro cercando di affermarsi e imporsi.
Sigle, incontri religiosi e bandiere: simboli della divisione. Mazzi di fiori sparsi per le strade: simbolo delle conseguenze, delle tragedie, delle vite strappate a causa di un conflitto che è più un’eredità piuttosto che una scelta. Cattolici e protestanti hanno sviluppato gli stessi modelli di vita, hanno le stesse abitudini, perché combattono? Per qualcosa deciso nel passato che credono sia immodificabile e più grande di loro. Non si occupano di fatti politici, problematiche istituzionali, è la religione che provoca/ha provocato la divisione. Ma si tratta effettivamente di una guerra senza senso. Mcliam scrive una cosa importante: non è la…...

Similar Documents

Sesame Street

...happening. The writer does a very good job on making the reader imagine the scene. As you progress with the story it's noticeable that the sentences are very short and to the point. The story is the description of a girl’s thirteen minutes of her day until its time for her to watch the sesame street. The story is realistic and original. The story allows the reader to think since the story uses double meaning and requires you to read between the lines. You can interpret the story in your own way due to implicitness of the writing. The major theme of the story is the emotions which a person goes through while waiting for something they want. It also signifies that when you have nothing to do your observation power increases. Since the girl notices different thing about her dad which she wouldn’t notice if she was busy with something else. The story also shows the sweet connection between the dad and the daughter. It tells about the loneliness and the caring nature of the father. My favourite part of the story is the ending since it leaves a question mark in the reader’s mind. It makes you wonder what happened next, how was the rest of the day for them and what was the show sesame street about and why did the girl wanted to watch the show. My suggestion to the writer would be to include an introduction to the story so that the reader knows what to expect from the story....

Words: 480 - Pages: 2

Street Lights

...Repair or Replacement of Non-working Street Lights The repair or replacement of non-working street lights in several areas of the city has caused hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility. The city has decided to make the repair and replacement of these lights a priority. Identifying the problem: Although the city has already stated that nonworking street lights has the culprit to the problem the real problem is low visibility. At what level of light output is conditions considered acceptable; for instance is a 1000 watt bulb considered adequate for 500 feet of road? Is this acceptable for all roads? Is a residential area roads need different lighting requirements as a highway or what about historic areas that want to maintain a time period look and feel through the area? For this exercise we say that historic areas will not accrue changes under this program, residential areas need a 500 wattage bulb every 1000 feet, and highways need a 1000 watt bulb every 500 feet. Understanding the problem Low visibility: Are current street lights working? If so, are the lights adequate to meet acceptable levels? If not, how far are the lights poles positioned apart? And what wattage of bulbs is being used? Do these meet the minimum standards set above? Identifying Alternate solutions: If lighting is not meeting acceptable levels should more lights be added or should existing lights be replaced due to the inability of the current lights to provide adequate amount of light. ...

Words: 793 - Pages: 4

Miguel Street

...Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 Literature Homework- Write 5 examples of literary concepts/devices used in Miguel Street and 3 pieces of supporting evidence for each. Simile Bogart’s fame spread like fire through Port of Spain and hundreds of young men began adoptiong the harboiled Bogartian attitude. –This sentence refers to how quickly Bogart’s fame spread, similar to that of a wild fire which can spread very quickly. “He Smart like hell”- Hat (Pg11) Chapter I- Hat is referring to Bogart intelligence being similar to the strong blazing fires of hell. In Elias’s mouth litritcher was the most beautiful word I heard. It sounded like something to eat, something rich like chocolate. (Ch.4 Pg 41)- The writer compared the sound of Elias’ words to that of chocolate. When people think of chocolate, they think its charming and pleasant to have. Imagery “George was short and fat. He had a grey moustache and a big belly. He looked harmless enough but he was always muttering to himself and cursing….”(Ch,3 page 26)-The narrator gives a vivid description of the appearance of George, for the readers to imagine exactly what he looked like. It also gives a short description of his character “He was like the donkey he had tied in front of his yard, grey and old and silent except when it brayed loudly” (Ch.3 Pg. 26)- The author is comparing the mysterious attributes of the donkey to the character, George. Geogre is like the donkey because he too displays characteristics of unexpected...

Words: 779 - Pages: 4

The Eureka Phenomenon

...The Eureka Phenomenon uses examples throughout the story to support a certain way of dealing with a problem. The problem was when you get stuck trying to figure something out, how to get yourself back on track. Well, one of the examples used to figure out that situation was one about a king thinking that he got screwed over on the amount of gold used on his crown. The story supported the original problem, but equations were then brought into the story later on. These equations seemed to play no important role in the story in my opinion. The story talks about molecules and atoms, but I do not see the point in doing so. I believe this was just meant to make the story seem more important than what it truly is. By adding in the equation to the story, it cause confusion and makes it boring. I don’t see how using these equations help to prove the problem at the beginning of the story. The equations just seem to be added in for no reason and get the whole story off topic. The equations are just plain confusing. I may not be the best at science, but I am not the worst either, and I still don’t understand these equations. I have read over them all more than twice, and I am hopeless when it comes to trying to understand them. The story does attempt to explain the equations, but not to the level in which anyone reading the story could understand. All of the examples that have been told throughout the story, all had to do with science and equations, but why? The......

Words: 574 - Pages: 3

Street Fight

...Street Fight The movie street fight described the ways to acquire support from majority through the political race back to 2005 at Newark. Two mayor candidate had ran to the position; James and Booker. Both of them were seeking for leadership, however in different community. In consequence, leadership they gained was different from each other in all three aspects; importance, scarcity. Power of influence was also used by both candidate. Those are, reward, coercive, legitimate and referent power. Leadership Importance For Booker, he was important to people, especially those who living in poor areas, because the changes he going to make can alter their standard of living. In the other hand, James also has a group that recognize him as important. Those are business owners who earning benefit by his urban area development. Development of new business and redevelopment of old area will revitalize their new business, and James was the Mayor who supported it. In consequences, Booker earned the dependency from people by giving them future expectation, while James giving his supporter actual tangible benefits. Scarcity During the mayoral race James created the sense of low substitutability of himself. He appealed he is the only one who can provide “experienced leadership”. Since he has a longest assumption as a state mayor, his experience is irreplaceable by new candidates. This was the key issue in the first election, because Booker was new to voters and there was no......

Words: 598 - Pages: 3

Street Children

...A BASELINE SURVEY OF STREET CHILDREN IN BANGLADESH Submitted to The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics National Child-Labour Survey, 2002 –2003 Parishakhan Bhaban, 4th Floor, (Block –1) E-27/A, Agargaon, Dhaka. by Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD) Sonargaon Road, Palashi Crossing, Dhaka University Campus, Dhaka. e-mail : frepd@dhaka .net, Phone : 8610556 December 7, 2003 Acknowledgement In order to combat the situation of child labour in its worst forms effectively, the size of the affected population must be known. The number of street children in Bangladesh is quite big and until recently the incidence and distribution of street children at both national and regional levels was not known. Their reality in terms of their working, living and health conditions, as well as the degree of hazardousness faced by the street children was also not known. Gathering data on the above issues is very important for planning interventions that would help to know the real situation of street children in Bangladesh. Thus the BBS and the ILO decided to conduct a Base Line Survey of Street Children with the main objective of the survey being to attempt to quantify the number of the street children population at the national level in Bangladesh. This data-collection exercise would generate benchmark data covering different aspects of the realities of Street Children in Bangladesh. BBS and ILO entrusted the FREPD with the responsibility of......

Words: 9332 - Pages: 38

Miguel Street

...Miguel Street V.S Naipual’s novel Miguel Street recounts the life of the narrator when he lived on Miguel Street. The narrator tells the tales of the people he came into contact. The caharacters mentioned have proven to have large personalities and this is seen in the 17 short stories written in the play. One of the short stories focuses on a man named Popo, his story tells of the development of a person when faced with the various ups and downs that life has to offer and touches on how the narrator now views him. This leads to the question can the hand you are dealt in life change you so drastically that you end up in a downward spiral and you can no longer be the person you once were. In the story, The thing without a name the character Popo was a carpenter in which the narrator came in contact with, however Popo never finished a task in which he began. This can be seen in the very beginning: “The only thing that Popo, who called himself a carpenter, ever built was a little galvanized-iron workshop under the mango tree at the back of his yard. And even that he didn’t quite finish.” (15) Popo was a man that struggled with the need to be accepted by his peers, those on Miguel street did not like Popo the considered “a man-woman. Not a proper man.” (17). He was also very insecure and didn’t have confidence in his profession even though he was so proud of his sign, “ Popo liked standing up in front of the sign. But he had a little......

Words: 1619 - Pages: 7

Wall Street

...No one argues that Wall Street needs reforms after the financial debacle of 2008. But then it has always needed reforming, because it has been in a constant state of evolution for 218 years. And most of that reform was accomplished by Wall Street itself, not government. In the early days of Wall Street the trading that took place there was so limited that little regulation was needed. On Mar. 16, 1830, the New York Stock and Exchange Board--as the New York Stock Exchange was then called--traded a grand total of 31 shares. But the Civil War changed everything. As the national debt soared from $65 million to $2.7 billion, and as the economy expanded enormously to meet wartime needs, Wall Street exploded in size. By 1865 it was second only to London. But regulation was almost nonexistent. New exchanges had sprung to meet the hugely increased trading, and the curb market operated on Broad Street with no regulation whatever. Worse, New York state and city governments were utterly corrupt; an English magazine of the time reported that "in New York there is a custom among litigants as peculiar to that city, it is to be hoped, as it is supreme within it, of retaining a judge as well as a lawyer." When Cornelius Vanderbilt tried to buy enough common stock in the Erie Railway to control the company, members of the Erie board just started printing more and more of it. "If this printing press don't break down," one of the directors said, "I'll be damned if I don't give the old hog all...

Words: 1631 - Pages: 7

Eureka Forbes

...Eureka Forbes Ltd Problems EFL’s revenues in vacuum cleaner category softened over the past 18 months - Growth in the division has fallen from 12% in year 1999-2000 to 0.5% in year 2003-2004 Sales closure rates were falling High sales rep attrition rate Issues in current system Territory issues • Changing demographics made some territories more lucrative than others Remote monitoring and control • • • • Absence of a formal database of the sales rep Instances of two EuroChamps ended up calling same customers Difficult for senior managers to monitor sales activities of sales rep Senior sales rep used their contacts to gain access to referrals and sales lead Training Issues • EuroChamps focused on completing demos – missed prospect’s visible cues, and hence an easy sale • Reason could be lack of proper training - Art of responding to customer objections neglected in EuroChamps Training • Demo equipments were damaged or not cleaned Compensation plan issues • Compensation plan didn’t reflect the efforts that sales rep made in trying to close deals “Bettering the best” – Comparison Existing system New system Compensation plan didn’t reflect the efforts Broke larger targets into smaller parts which reflected the efforts Eg. A door knock earned 5 points, a demo 100 etc Remote monitoring and control issues Computerized reporting systems New activity forms were introduced Training issues Territory......

Words: 480 - Pages: 2

Eureka

...Eureka Forbes Ltd. Managing the Selling Effort (A) - Notes 1. Should Goklaney roll out the new “Bettering the Best” program through the entire sales organization? What changes would you recommend (if any) to the current plan? Why? What risks do you see? 2. Define the role of the EuroChamp. What are the sales tasks that the firm wants the EuroChamp to undertake? 3. What are the qualities of a good EuroChamp? Compare and contrast the EuroChamp with other examples of sales representatives. 4. Explain the reasons for the sales process failures that Goklaney observed in the field. What are the reasons for the current situation? 5. Do you agree with the firm’s current approach to compensation? How does the new program change this approach? 6. Assess the other aspects of the sales management practices at Eureka Forbes Ltd. What changes would you recommend (if any) to the firm’s approach to recruitment, training, supervision, evaluation, and compensation? Important Facts of the Case 1. Eureka Forbes Ltd. (EFL), a joint venture between Forbes Group and Electrolux formed in 1982, is the leading company in India in consumer durable products like vacuum cleaner and water purifier.  2. Over the years, EFL has effectively utilized the direct selling approach by setting up the largest field sales force in Asia comprising of 5,000+ sales representatives called ‘Eurochamps’ for its two main products, EuroClean vacuum cleaner and AquaGuard water purifier. The......

Words: 1109 - Pages: 5

Street Art

...The Controversy of Street Art: Good or Bad? Abdallah Bah College Writing: Critique Essay Professor Drazba 10/30/2015 Controversy of Street Art After reading the article A Street Art Culture Clash as Graffiti Goes Mainstream written by Mark Stryker, from the Detroit Free Press. The article was published on August 29, 2015. The article/author isn’t biased towards any particular side, it gives good information on both how its good and bad to be an a street artist. Stryker provides evidence from the side of the people that support street art and the side, which doesn’t. Street art is considered as an illegal form of art, it looks very attractive but to the law it is a bad look for a city or so they say. Street art first started off as graffiti in the late 60’s and early 70’s, but over the years artists started doing more complex form of art rather than just text (Stryker, 2015). When people “vandalize” a wall, normally it’s not meant for destruction. It’s a ways of creation and edition to communicate about the things they see without having to use their voice. To the lawmakers, it might seem like murals and graffiti on walls are bad for the city. But in a city like Detroit, how can anyone say that’s a bad thing? The people of Detroit have been through so much over the years, whether its poverty, crime and etc. Maybe this is the kind of thing that will bring some life back into the city. But of course graffiti and street aren’t quite the same thing, graffiti is more......

Words: 933 - Pages: 4

On the Streets

...english 1010 October 15, 2015 On the Street Many people pass them on the side of the road, many have a thought they stay under bridges, also a lot of people think they are just low down. the truth is they are just human beings trying to survive one day at a time. 17% of the world is homeless that means out of the 7.3 billion people recored in the world over a billion of them are homeless. that makes up more then half of the united state population. though some were never educated and some where just put in a hard spot they all ended up in the same place, on the street. I asked one man, on the corner of highland and sam cooper why he's out here. He told me with a smile,” i'm working so I can eat.” Which got me interested? I was curious, why he was smiling. To have nothing, and be begging for money how could someone be so happy, but then Tyrone (the man from the corner) and I got into a deeper conversation; Tyrone told me he was my age once ,and he thought, he could take on the world. He said,” school wasn't for me and I had a bad hand dealt when I was younger,” with his father out of the picture and him the oldest of five siblings he knew he had to take the reins. With no education and job back round you ask what did he do. He did what any man would do he provided any way he could which took him down some long dark road. He stated he was in and out of jail and eventually his mother didn't want anything to do with him till he got back to who Tyrone truly was. So hearing......

Words: 1340 - Pages: 6

Miguel Street

...SETTING 5 MAJOR CHARACTERS 7 Titus Hoyt 7 Laura (The Maternity Instinct) 9 Man-Man 10 MAJOR THEMES 13 Domestic Violence 13 Ambition 14 Gender Roles 17 Personal Views 19 Conclusion 23 INTRODUCTION The noble laureate V.S. Naipaul started his career as a freelance writer with his first written work of fiction; Miguel Street in the year 1959. Miguel Street is a semi-autobiographical novel set in war-time Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Naipaul wrote this novel while he was employed in the BBC. Miguel Street won the 1961 Somerset Maugham Award. As Trinidad is V.S. Naipaul’s childhood home, he minutely observed its tradition and culture. The readers are introduced to a galaxy of characters with different professions and features. They love to live in illusions and meet failures at every stage of their life. The whole novel is narrated by an unnamed fatherless boy who himself is a part of a group of kids on Miguel Street. He uses a humorous and satirist tone to describe the people who make up Miguel Street. The whole novel is divided into seventeen episodes and each episode describes the life and its situations targeting one character at a time. This approach of picking up one character at a time made this work easy to understand. The novel contains a number of characters with great ambitions that never went anywhere and are only left to be recorded in books. The novel is written in the first......

Words: 6771 - Pages: 28

Street in the Sky

...Streets in the sky: A naïve proposal or a brilliant manifesto? Humanity has come through many events before it got to this point we are right now. W hat come in between of the years are constant changes in our lives. Changes are inevitable, but has it done any good to us? In the sense of architecture, changes may refer to ‘tradition and modernity’. Tradition held us up to the point we are at right now while modernity sees the flaw of it then attempt to refine it, until one day modernity itself turns into another tradition that one overlooks. Being in the time where architecture has gone through different traditions, it is sad to say that what used to have the ‘wow’ factor no longer put people in awe. Instead, what people nowadays prefer are posh CGIs of new developments, heavily rendered, put on a site without immediate context. That triggers the question, have we changed so much until we don’t recognise what is aesthetically beautiful and what not? And one would question the position of the architect himself, are they no longer the dominant figure like they used to be? It seems that we have forgotten how satisfying it is to appreciate a ‘real’ building, like how a space would give you chill down the spine. Fortunately, due to the unsatisfied nature of human being, the need to look for a fresh subject emerges. We constantly need fresh subjects to come into our lives, no matter if its something from the past or the future. In the current society p eople......

Words: 1890 - Pages: 8

Eureka Forbes

... [pic] Eureka Forbes Ltd. Managing the Selling Effort SHRM Case Submission [pic][pic] 17-Jul-12 PGPX –VII (12-13) – Term I1 Aditya Bansal ( 6612006) Problem Statement Eureka Forbes Ltd. (EFL), a joint venture between Forbes Group and Electrolux formed in 1982, is the leading company in India in consumer durable products like vacuum cleaner and water purifier. Over the years, EFL has effectively utilized the direct selling approach by setting up the largest field sales force in Asia comprising of 5,000+ sales representatives called ‘Eurochamps’ for its two main products, EuroClean vacuum cleaner and AquaGuard water purifier. The image of a Eurochamp, wearing a white shirt and a dark tie, with a demo kit in his bag, going from door to door, has been ingrained in the minds of Indian consumers permanently. This goes with the motto of the company to consider the customer as “A Friend for Life”. By late 2003, however, the company was faced with multiple issues like declining sales volumes, falling sales closure rates and high sales rep attrition. The company also witnessed a declining performance of the sales force across many of EFL’s territories. There were instances of missing sales and other such irregularities by the Eurochamps. To counter this, Mr. Suresh Goklaney, the CEO of the company, came up with a new sales representative evaluation and compensation system called “Bettering the Best”. The new system called for rewarding sales reps for process......

Words: 1525 - Pages: 7