Monday, June 29, 2020
In Thomas Manns Death in Venice, Gustave von Aschenbach is described as the watcher (73), who becomes interested in the young Tadzio, eventually leading to a dangerous obsession that causes his death. In the novella, Mann uses Aschenbachs sudden passionate fascination with the young Tadzio to portray the dangers of art taken to one extreme, and the need for a balance between the Dionysian and Apollonian-between drunken hedonism and detached rationalism. Aschenbachs heavy reliance on the Apollonian prior to his visit to Venice backfires on him, thrusting him to the Dionysian without any hope of finding stability. Tadzios role in the story is passive, as he is the impetus for Aschenbachs transformation, but does not necessarily encourage Aschenbachs destructive behavior. Furthermore, Aschenbach himself is not fully aware of his changing, for he becomes somewhat delusional, dying relatively happily and peacefully. Almost as soon as he sees Tadzio, Aschenbach becomes delusional, as disc repancies between what he perceives and what the narrator reveals become apparent. In Tadzio, Aschenbach sees a boy whose face recalled the noblest moment of Greek sculpture-palethe brow and nose descending in one line, the winning mouth, the expression of pure and godlike serenity (25). However, Tadzios teeth were imperfect, rather jagged and bluish, without a healthy glaze of, and of that peculiar brittle transparency which the teeth of chlorotic people often show (34). Interestingly enough, imperfect teeth, especially those with gaps, traditionally represent a lack of chastity-a far cry from Aschenbachs belief that Tadzio is virginally pure and austere (33). As Aschenbachs obsession intensifies, he loses his grip on reality even further. In the beginning of the story, Aschenbach was moved to shudder when he looked at the old manwith wrinkles and crows feet round eyes and mouth; the dull carmine of the cheeks was rouge (17). Later on, as the barber applies makeup to Aschenbach s o that a delicate carmine glowed on his cheeksthe dry, anaemic lips grew full, they turned the colour of ripe strawberries, Aschenbach sat there comfortably; he was incapable of objecting to the process-rather as it went forward roused his hopes (68). Aschenbach is unable to realize his sudden resemblance to this deathlike ominous figure, from his false-youth down to his red neck-tie. The allusion to the ripe strawberries foreshadows Aschenbachs own consumption of the dangerous fruit in the next scene, and his inability to see his own downward spiral towards destruction. While following Tadzio, Aschenbach manages to lose his bearinghe did not even know the points of the compass; all his care was not to lose sight of the figure after which his eyes thirsted (69), and the strawberries become the quencher for his impulsive desire. Aschenbach grows more delusional, as Mann states that his sentences are shaped in his disordered brain by the fantastic logic that governs our dreams (70), a nd Aschenbach no longer lives in any sort of reality. When a confused Aschenbach feels a sense of futility and hopelessness, he is unsure whether this referred to himself or to the outer world (71). Since he is unsure of his situation, Aschenbachs death may be considered tragic to the reader, but not to Aschenbach himself, who sat just as he had sat that time in the lobby of the hotel when first the twilit grey eyes had met his own (73), and may not understand how his plunge into the world of the Dionysian ruined him. When Aschenbach dies, he simply rested his head against the chair-back and followed the movements of the figure (73), enjoying his last glimpse of Tadzio. Although he dies lonely, a shocked and respectful world received the news of his decease (73), and Mann indicates that his admirers will not soon forget him. While Aschenbach of the novella dies without fully understanding the ramifications of his inability to balance the Dionysian and Apollonian, the Aschenbach of L uchino Viscontis dramatic film is aware of his problem and tragically sees that he cannot stop himself. In the film, Tadzio takes on a more active role, as he looks directly into the camera, luring Aschenbach by waiting for him to follow. The Tadzio of the film is seductive and beautiful not only in Aschenbachs eyes, but to the plain viewer. Thus, Aschenbach is no longer delusional, but is quite reasonable, since Tadzio engages in this game with him. Aschenbach is aware, then, of his precarious behavior, but sees no way to stop it. This is apparent in the scene near the close of the film, in which Aschenbach fervently pursues Tadzio, and when he loses him and sits by the well, is sweating and crying, as if to indicate his sadness at the inescapability of his fate. Perspiring and panting, Aschenbach appears urgent and pained, and does not seem to take pleasure in chasing Tadzio, but seems unable to stop himself. By knowing his problem but being unable to control himself, Aschenbach i s a more tragic figure, and his death is far unhappier than in the story. In the films dramatic close, Mahlers music plays as Aschenbach gasps and appears injured, as black hair dye mixed with sweat drip down his face. He does not seem, as Mann described, to have a relaxed and brooding expression of deep slumber, and though the pale and lovely Summoner out there smiled at him and beckoned (73), the film depicts Aschenbach being lured and painfully attempting to near Tadzio, as if pulled by a string, and somewhat unwillingly. Visconti ends the film by zooming out on the sad scene and does not close with Manns somewhat uplifting message, in which the world mourns him. Instead, Aschenbach dies lonely and isolated, fully-knowing his problem and watching his descent into destruction, without the slightest ability to control it.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
The human body has the capability of remodeling and regenerating small flaws. Severe injuries and large defects which come about as a result of illnesses or abnormalities may be so hard to heal. The body may not heal them on itself hence, there are regenerative approaches based on the stem cell and tissue engineering applications. These are therapies that are brought up with a primary aim of remodeling, regenerating or to support tissues that are damaged (Griffith Gail, 1001). Also, it enhances the healing process by way of activating the bodys capacity to self-heal. Generating artificial tissues by planting the cells onto scaffolds and putting the engineered tissues into the patients body. Today several tissues have been induced to regenerate. The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a natural microenvironment where cells live and consist of proteins that form fiber such as collagens. The ECM and ECM components have been used by experts to as natural biomaterials (Obrien, 89). ECM being natural biomaterials, have been used in regenerative medicine for cancer drug delivery and cancer therapy. In as much as the ECM is heterogeneous, its structure differs from one tissue to another. Cells with particular organs secrete, gather around and regularly modify the ECM. After that, the cells bind through the cell receptors to the extracellular matrix which thus activates reactions like differentiation, migration and proliferation (Murphy Anthony, 165). The ECM contains proteins in different sizes with a distinctive effect on the behavior of the cell. Therefore, the proteins are used as biomaterials for regenerative applications to induce the generation of scaffolds that are functional. Modifications on the surface play a primary role in regenerative medicine as it promotes cell adhesion thus improving biocompatibility. Through recellularization, the ECM scaffold with the cells of the patient thus removing the immune response. Work cited: Griffith, Linda G., and Gail Naughton. Tissue engineeringcurrent challenges and expanding opportunities. ScienceÃ 295.5557 (2002): 1009-1014. Murphy, Sean Vincent, and Anthony Atala. Organ engineeringÃ¢â¬Å" combining stem cells, biomaterials, and bioreactors to produce bioengineered organs for transplantation. Bioessays 35.3 (2013): 163-172.Obrien, Fergal J. Biomaterials scaffolds for tissue engineering. Materials today 14.3 (2011): 88-95.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Ã¢â¬Å"Where have all the hobos gone toÃ¢â¬ : An Exploration of the Modern American Hobo Through Memoir Perhaps you have heard about them in songs like Harry McClintockÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"Big Rock Candy MountainÃ¢â¬ or John PrineÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"The Hobo SongÃ¢â¬ . Maybe youÃ¢â¬â¢ve read about them in the stories like Horatio AlgerÃ¢â¬â¢s Tony, the Tramp or seen them depicted in animated cartoon shorts like Merry Melodies Ã¢â¬Å"Hobo Gadget BandÃ¢â¬ . They go by a variety of names: hobo, tramp, vagabond, bum, traveler. When asked to describe a hobo perhaps you recall the Norman Rockwell painting Ã¢â¬Å"Hobo and DogÃ¢â¬ - complete with patchwork clothes, stick and bindle. Maybe you imagine a depression era young man sitting in a box car or a villainous old transient out to cause harm. As John PrineÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"The HoboÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦While this practice was somewhat tolerated, it was in contrast to the eraÃ¢â¬â¢s idea of the hard-working, self-made man and was considered to be lazy and cowardly (995). Tramps were Ã¢â¬Å"demonized [by cultural elites who] failed to acknowledge the vital role [such a] mobile population played in the project of US industrializationÃ¢â¬ (997). A strange juxtaposition formed. The idea that hard work always paid off was in stark contrast with the fact that there was a real lack of consistent work opportunities. Instead of the upper class seeing the need for transiency in order for these workers to survive, the tramp was seen as willfully living on the fringe of society and Ã¢â¬Å"removing themselves from fundamental American institutionsÃ¢â¬ (998). The upper and middle class viewed the tramp as lacking work ethic and morality, giving rise to the stereotype that they possessed the potential to be dangerous and wild (998). This was further epitomized by the railroad strike of 1877. The violence of these strikes created a perfect situation to further the stereotype of the dangerous and wild hobo, as Photinos describes in her article, Ã¢â¬Å"The Tramp in Gilded Age Success NarrativesÃ¢â¬ : Eighty tho usand striking railroad workers were joined in the streets of the nationÃ¢â¬â¢s cities by thousands of other laborers suffering from repeated wage cuts as well as by throngs of homeless and jobless.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
1. Choose one position on the topic that you learned about during your research. What are the Ã¢â¬Å"prosÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"arguments forÃ¢â¬ that position? The topic I chose to research was the funding of Planned Parenthood, and the services they provide. One of the positions on this topic was to defund Planned Parenthood. The article, by Sarah Torre, Congress Should End Federal Funding to Planned Parenthood and Redirect It Toward Other Health Care Options discusses the idea that PP should not receive any government funding to its clinics. A main argument established by Torre is that the flow of federal tax dollars could be redirected to other health providers that do not provide abortions. She specifically proposes that money received from familyÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬Å"Women across the country were routinely dying in emergency rooms after being subject to abortions. I fear we are now coming full circleÃ¢â¬ (Morris). Here the point is raised that women who are refused abortions may go to extreme, illegal lengths to get them and endanger themselves. Shutting down planned Parenthood will not stop women will not stop women from getting abortions, it will just make them more dangerous (Morris). Planned Parenthood provides more than 4.2 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including more than 650,000 HIV tests (Parenthood). Keeping these clinics funded it will provide these services at a reasonable cost to all people. They also provide cancer screenings and other preventative health care that has proven to save lives. 3. Go back to the first position on the topic described above (under number one). What are the Ã¢â¬Å"consÃ¢â¬ or Ã¢â¬Å"arguments againstÃ¢â¬ that position? The first position I discussed was the stance to stop government funding to Planned Parenthood. There could be several drawbacks to this idea. For starters, defunding Planned Parenthood would most likely cause such a severe lack of funds that they would be forced to close (Ross). With Planned ParenthoodÃ¢â¬â¢s doors closed it would take with it all of the positive things they provide. For example Ã¢â¬Å"Planned Parenthood provides more than 4.2 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including more than 650,000 HIV testsÃ¢â¬ Show MoreRelatedShould The Government Defund Planned Parenthood?1693 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesShould the Government Defund Planned Parenthood? About a century ago, a small birth-control clinic was opened by Margaret Sanger in Brooklyn, New York. Women and families travelled to this clinic to learn about contraceptives and the perils of self-administered abortions. This was unheard of at the time, to teach a woman how to stop pregnancy in a world where the highest aspiration of a woman was supposed to become a mother. However, very soon after this clinic opened, Sanger was put incarceratedRead MoreParenthood : A Middle Ground1483 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pagesrule passed that effectively secured that state and local governments would not withhold federal funding for family planning services. This includes contraception, sexually transmitted infections, fertility, pregnancy care, and breast and cervical cancer no matter if they perform abortions. This has been reversed by President Trump. Trump has signed legislation to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform abortion. This was a move defended by co nservatives that have demandedRead MoreParenthood Should Not Be Used For Fund Planned Parenthood854 Words Ã |Ã 4 PagesPlanned Parenthood provides services to approximately 2.7 million people a year. Planned Parenthood also receives an estimated $500 million of federal funding. Not only do they receive federal funding, they also received about $250 million from other sources and raised approximately $50 million in fees from their services. Tax dollars should not be used to fund Planned Parenthood because there is a lot of controversy about the services that Planned Parenthood provides, many do not agree with certainRead MorePlanned Parenthood1299 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesPlanned Parenthood Planned Parenthood federation of America (PPFA), better known as Planned Parenthood, is a non-profit organization that provides healthcare and family planning services. Planned Parenthood is the nations leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate (Planned). Planned Parenthood receives federal funding to help practice the services they provide, but some groups believe that funding this organization is morally wrong. Critics of Planned Parenthood say theRead MoreParenthood : A Non Profit Organization That Does A World Of Good?966 Words Ã |Ã 4 Pagesorganization that does a world of good? I most certainly donÃ¢â¬â¢t. Planned Parenthood protects, supports, and educates our society greatly from the services they provide. This essay will provide evidence and reasoning that prove that Planned Parenthood is a beneficial necessity for society, proving that it would be a horrific mistake if Congress chose to defund Planned Parenthood. First things first, it is important to know that Planned Parenthood mainly provides contraception to those whose cannot affordRead MoreA Social Problem That Is Currently Occurring Is Rather1748 Words Ã |Ã 7 Pagescurrently occurring is rather federal funding should continue to keep Planned Parenthood open. Donald Trump has recently joined other Republicans in their vow to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, solely based on the idea that Planned Parenthood health care services provide for patients to receive an abortion. The percentage of abortions that Planned Parenthood actually does are less than 3% (Planned Parenthood Statistics). Taking funds away from Planned Parenthood creates a problem not only inRead MorePersuasive Essay On Planned Parenthood1216 Words Ã |Ã 5 Pages Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams Ã¢â¬â no ceilings, no limi ts (Planned Parenthood). With over 600 health centers, the people of Planned Parenthood have dedicated themselves to keep women informed, healthy, and educated in sexual education, and sexual health (Planned Parenthood). While all seemingly good intentions, Planned Parenthood has been A topic of controversyRead MoreParenthood Should Continue Funding Planned Parenthood1184 Words Ã |Ã 5 PagesDefunded Parenthood Congress has sparked a debate as to whether or not the government should continue funding Planned Parenthood. Too many people are uneducated about the many services Planned Parenthood offers to those who would not be able to afford it otherwise. The debate began after a heavily edited video was released accusing Planned Parenthood of selling fetal organs for a profit. The selling of any body part is against federal law. CNN released an article confirming to the public that itRead MoreThe Supreme Court Case Roe V. Wade1417 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pageshave been through the Supreme Court, five of which have directly involved Planned Parenthood as the petitioner or respondent. Each of these has posed some threat to Planned ParenthoodÃ¢â¬â¢s ability to provide abortion and have had the potential to deal a serious blow to womenÃ¢â¬â¢s reproductive rights as whole. Nonetheless, Planned Parenthood has persevered and retained their ability to provide a full range of reproductive services to wo men. However, the political climate has shifted once again to one ofRead MorePlanned Parenthood - Argumentative Essay1253 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesArgumentative Essay Planned Parenthood Millions of women across America will struggle to receive the medical attention they need if the federal government stops funding to Planned Parenthood. Every year 363 million dollars goes into the funding Ã¢â¬Å"potÃ¢â¬ collectively at Planned ParenthoodÃ¢â¬â¢s nationwide (Clark 5). This money is used predominantly by women; for six in ten women, Planned Parenthood acts as their main source of health care (Clark 4). Many individuals with low incomes depend on these clinics
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Ã¢â¬Å"A Doll HouseÃ¢â¬ Playing many different characters is what Henrik IbsenÃ¢â¬â¢s meant to do in A Doll House. The main characters fool people into believing they are someone other than their true selves. Nora plays her role flawlessly as she pretends to be living two different lives. Nora is Torvalds devoted and self-indulgent wife, but naively enough, she doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t realize she is a courageous, self-sufficient women. As the characterÃ¢â¬â¢s progress so does NoraÃ¢â¬â¢s personality, she goes from a fun-loving, trophy wife that is admired by Torvalds and his friends, to a self-empowered, edger women. At first Nora is compliant, money-hungry and immature wife. Nora only acts as though she only wants money from Torvalds. She is always asking for money as a gift for her Christmas present. But littles does the audience know that this is just a role she is playing in her house. As the play progresses, Nora exhibits that she is not a Ã¢â¬Å"Silly GirlÃ¢â¬ (Henrik Ibsen) P. 1493 as she is always c alled by her husband. When Nora took out a loan from a well to do business man Krogstad to save her husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s life threating illness, she understood the business details that involved the debt and she a smart and very skillful women she is not just a housewife. Over the years she has worked and hide money to pay back the loan she had borrowed and she would hide it from her husband and this shows that she has perseverance and drive. Ã¢â¬Å"They all think I am incapable of anything really serious.Ã¢â¬ Show MoreRelatedAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House 1823 Words Ã |Ã 8 PagesA Doll House is a play that was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879. Nora Helmer is a wife and mother who secretly loaned money to save her husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s, Torvald, life. Torvald views and treats Nora has a doll and she goes along with it. As conflict comes and goes Nora decides that her current life is not what she wants for herself. She no longer wants to be anyoneÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"dollÃ¢â¬ and decides to leave her family in search of independence. This play was controversial during the time it was written becauseRead MoreAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House 1152 Words Ã |Ã 5 PagesHenrik IbsenÃ¢â¬â¢s play Ã¢â¬Å"A Doll HouseÃ¢â¬ addresses the importance of the roles women play throughout this time period. Women are thought to be like Ã¢â¬Å"dollsÃ¢â¬ to their husbands, by obeying their commands and keeping a good image. We see the main character, Nora Helmer struggle to keep her perfect image of a great wife as troubles start to arise. Throughout the play we begin to see Nora push through her troubles and find her true identity, Nora shifts from being the loving, perfect wife, to being a strongRead MoreAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House884 Words Ã |Ã 4 Pagestransform minor lies such as white lies into something more dangerous. When one works to conceal a lie, a cloud of deception hangs over those involved and can lead to the destruction of fr iendships, relationships, and even marriages. In Henrik IbsenÃ¢â¬â¢s A Doll House, he uses the motif of lies and deception to illustrate the fragileness of the HelmerÃ¢â¬â¢s marriage, which ultimately leads to its demise. Nora Helmer, a naÃ ¯ve woman who has never been given the chance to mature into an independent womanRead MoreAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House995 Words Ã |Ã 4 Pagesimagining and guiding the integration of all these elements belongs to the director. One of the toughest tasks of a director is to reinvigorate a socially important and renowned production while maintaining its original message and composition. Henrik IbsenÃ¢â¬â¢s A Doll House is a socially important realistic play that portrays the gender dynamics that plagued the nineteenth century and questions the expectations held for women in a household and society. The play is still incredibly influential because the issuesRead MoreAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House 851 Words Ã |Ã 4 PagesHenrik IbsensÃ¢â¬â¢s, A Doll House, details the lives of the Helmers, a seemingly perfect couple. As the story progresses from act to act, it becomes quite obvious that their relationship is everything but perfect. Complic ations arise quickly when a forged loan by Nora Helmer is brought to her husband TorvaldÃ¢â¬â¢s attention. The prejudices women experience, particularly, Nora is a definite tone in this play. Henrick Ibsen does a great job at showing both sides of the oppression of women, particularly withinRead MoreAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House 924 Words Ã |Ã 4 PagesHenrik Ibsen once wrote a play called Ã¢â¬Å"A Doll House.Ã¢â¬ Back in 1879 when the play was written there was lots of controversy on whether are not they play should have been showed. It created lots of arguments because of the time that they play was done (Hemmer). In the time frame that Ibsen wrote his play it was a time where women really had no say. Women would listen to their husbands and do as they say. At the end of the original play Nora, the main character, left her husband and her kids. IbsenRead MoreAn Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House1460 Words Ã |Ã 6 Pagesopposition to the idea of a female pr esident. Traditionalist opposition has women body shamed into the fixed standard of beauty being the skinny Caucasian blonde. People still look down on women in troubled relationships as being their fault. Henrik IbsenÃ¢â¬â¢s A Doll House puts into criticism the problems brought by traditionalism though the story between Torvald and Nora. Where Nora has to keep a secret how she saved her husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s life to save her marriage, because she fears a woman helping a man would shameRead MoreAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House Essay1971 Words Ã |Ã 8 PagesIn Hendrik Ibsen play Ã¢â¬Å"A Doll HouseÃ¢â¬ Nora is a women who had typical women gender role in the 19th century to take care of the children and the home so that she can please her husband while her husband handles all the outside business and money as the primary care taker. Nora has always lived with a man that took care of her and told her what to do. Nora completely accepted her expectations and Ã¢â¬Å"condition s of the world in which she liveÃ¢â¬ as Torvald put it, because she never had the opportunity toRead MoreAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House 1154 Words Ã |Ã 5 Pagessacrifice mean? Is it important? Sacrifice can be defined as an act of immolating someone or something. Will one might think it depends on the person to decide on the importance of the sacrifice? In light of this play, Ã¢â¬Å"A Doll HouseÃ¢â¬ written realistically by Henrik Ibsen, he has portrayed many symbols throughout the play. One of the many symbols that stood out was sacrifice. Clothing also symbolized some importance in the play and the Tarantella dance as well. However, what exactly is a symbolRead MoreAnalysis Of Henrik Ibsen s A Doll House Essay981 Words Ã |Ã 4 Pagestraditional stereotypes, men are strong and dominant, while women are weak and submissive. There are moments in the personÃ¢â¬â¢s life when men do not appreciate their wives and go across their limits. This view sounds a lo t like what Henrik Ibsen wrote about in his play, A Doll House. Ibsen presented gender roles through social roles, identity and marriage. This factors affect how the characters in the play are viewed by society. Althouth gender roles have changed over time and males and females have become more
Without fashion designers, we would all be naked. Do you know what it takes to become a fashion designer? You can probably name a good 10 designers of the top of your head, right? Now, think about how many people are in college at FIDM or the NY School of Fashion, or the many other schools that fashion designers strive to go to, thousands of people. The fashion industry is one of the most competitive businesses out there. It is said that, Ã¢â¬Å"while fashion designers must be creative, they also need to understand basic production, marketing and business conceptsÃ¢â¬ (Chron.com). Ã¢â¬Å"Fashion design is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessoriesÃ¢â¬ (dictionary.com). Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes and has varied over time and place. Through the job basics, duties of this career, qualifications of workers in this field, education planning, job prospects and related fields, this career has tak en my interest because I like how competitive the field is, I enjoy sketching and the end goal for me would strive towards in to have my own company and design for celebrities. There is no doubt that fashion designers are helpful and have impacted our lives by their keen eye for fashion, but what people may not know is the process of becoming successful and well known. For them to accomplish this, it is recommended that one must be employed in New York or California where majority of the action is, receiving anShow MoreRelatedWhat Makes A Fashion Designer?945 Words Ã |Ã 4 PagesFashion Designer Imagine seeing people at a fashion show clapping for your amazing designs and then you knowing you chose the right one. Fashion Designing is my career I chose. A Fashion Designer is a person who creates original clothing and accessories. They also have to pick out fabrics and buttons. I chose this career because my mom wanted to do this and she couldn t because she got pregnant with me and she had brought the idea to my head. So I did some research for the following topicsRead MoreFashion Trends1653 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesMalcolm Barnard says in his book Fashion as Communication, Fashion and clothing have always been explained as forms of communication (39). American teenagers use fashion to communicate their feelings and beliefs. Through out most decades teen fashion has proven to be a way of rebelling out how they feel and think about certain situations. They used fashion as a way of social contact with reference to scrutiny for all sorts of people. Fashion is a communicati on to use to convey with the worldRead MoreWhat Makes Next For The Ever Quickening Fast Fashion?1436 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesWhat global factors are at play in fashion design?Ã¢â¬ ¨ Global questions are the most complicated ones to follow, as theyÃ¢â¬â¢ve got an incomprehensible number of factors. However, itÃ¢â¬â¢s not impossible to do so. I am convinced that the answer to the question of what global factors are at play in fashion design is Ã¢â¬Å"the majorityÃ¢â¬ , but I will need to provide a bigger picture of the industry to back it up. To do that I identified and researched three questions which in my opinion are able to give you a goodRead MoreTarget Corporation ( Nyse Tgt )1670 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesCorporation, Target has three main retail divisions known as Target Stores, Mervyn s, and Marshall Field s. Target Stores are number two discount stores in the country, trailing Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and has been in the competition by offering luxury fashion products at affordable prices. The 1,225 Target stores located in 47 states, produces 84 percent of tax revenues of the target company 2002. Counted in this shop are great object units, which are mu ch larger than the typical target store averagingRead MoreMarketing Analysis : Movado, A Company1485 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesMovado, a company established in 1881 by Achille Ditesheiem, has become one of the top luxury watch brands in the world today. Movado has always continually been innovating in all aspects. Movado s historical success gives a strong background financially, technologically, and strategically. An analysis of the brand, the history, the present, jobs of high managers, customer responses, and incites. Will be presented with through details and examples. After the analysis, we expect to understand howRead MoreMarketing Analysis Of J. Crew1692 Words Ã |Ã 7 Pagesstaple pieces that can easily be transitioned from day to night. This rebranding proved to be successful for the company and soon the J. Crew was being worn by everybody from celebrities to fashion conscious women looking for a higher quality item. During the inauguration, all of the Obamas were dressed head to toe in J. Crew, and Michelle Obama later appeared on Ã¢â¬Å"The Tonight ShowÃ¢â¬ with Jay Leno in an entire J. Crew outfit. J. Crew had really found its market through its brand restructuring. SinceRead MoreBarbara Kruger : Art History Archive1398 Words Ã |Ã 6 PagesShe attended Syracuse University in 1964 where her interests in graphic design, poetry, and writing developed. A year later, Kruger moved to New York and attended Parsons School of Design where she was exposed to the creative spheres of photography, fashion, and editorial design. In 1966, she left Parsons to work for CondÃ © Nast Publications and soon after began to work at Mademoiselle magazine where she was promoted to head designer. Throughout her professional career, Kruger worked as a graphicRead MoreHistory And Traditions Of Egyptian Fashion3371 Words Ã |Ã 14 PagesAncient Egypt was at its peek in fashion and developed many clothing and accessories that aided them for survival that is still seen in todays culture. When referring to Egypt, it is said that the word Egypt evokes the name of three women as if by magic: Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra. Although these women are from different generations and times, the three of them all represent the history and traditions of Egyptian fashion. Mila Contini, author of Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the PresentRead MoreRunning Rules Essay863 Words Ã |Ã 4 Pagesthe motivation to get off the couch. You also need to have the right gear to make running more fun. So, if you want to add a bit of physical activity to your summer, check out these nine running gear options. You are bound to love them. 1. Adidas Supernova Climachill Tee The first thing to get is a proper t-shirt. You might think any shirt will do but for the summer heat, you want something with proper breathing mechanisms. Your best option is the Adidas Supernova Climachill Tee, which comesRead MoreMy Goal Of Writing An Ultimate Seo Checklist1526 Words Ã |Ã 7 PagesTo start off, I have to say that I am a huge fan of Search Engine Land and Matt Cutts (head of Google s WebSpam) team Videos on YouTube. My goal of writing an ultimate SEO checklist is to assemble and sort out the proven SEO techniques from the bad ones. We need to understand 3 major search algorithm updates: Firstly, Google Panda announces on Feb 24, 2011. This affects sites that copy othersÃ¢â¬â¢ content and sites with low quality content. Second, Google Penguin launches on April 24, 2012. The aim
Question: Discuss about the Health Literacy for Personality and Socialization. Answer: Introduction: Health literacy is an important aspect that every individual should develop in their lives. This is important because it helps the individual to identify what kind of disorders that he himself is facing. It also helps the individual to understand the significance of approaching to the healthcare sectors to ask for service. However, many cases are often reported where development of health literacy is completely absent and this lead to different types of issues in living a healthy quality life. Absence of knowledge about the efficacy of health interventions results the person to not only suffers from various diseases but also makes him apathetic towards healthcare (Simpson et al., 2017). It altogether leads to a compromised life full of negativity affecting the happiness that every individual human being should experience. Large number of psychologists has stated that each and every aspect of the human life is often shaped by different psychosocial stages that an individual goes throu gh (Komenaka et al., 2014). Any obstruction in the particular stages results in creation of personalities that may not attain full maturity required to lead a health ad happy life. The essay will mainly portray a case study that will help us to know how development of stages in the psychosocial development of an individual affects a human being. It will also show how this personality may make him accept lifestyle factors which are unhealthy. His view over health literacy wills be viewed and proper interventions will be proposed for him. Brief Overview: From the entire case study, it was analyzed that Bill was a patient of chronic hypertension who was quite satisfied with his own life. However, from an outsiders perspective, he was not at all healthy and maintained a lifestyle that was not proper. He had many bad habits of eating high calorie fast food which was one the main contributing factor for his obesity. He has a BMI of 34.7 which describes the fact that he is obese and he needs to follow healthcare interventions to maintain a quality lie. On close analysis, it was also seen that his personality is not liked by his wife as she describes him to be irritable but this does not concern him. He thinks himself to be self satisfied and does not care much about anyone else other than his own wishes and interests. If one looks over the psycho- sociological aspect, it can be seen that his development of personality has not gone through different stages as mentioned by Erikson successfully. This had resulted in poor development of socia l skills and an altogether different outlook towards family life. Erikson has explained 8 important stages which are needed of be completed successfully by every individual to lead a healthy life (Snow and Dibner, 2016). Personality of Bill inevitably shows that he might have faced severe issues which have resulted in poor development of social skills required to maintain a healthy family life. Moreover, during such stages of his mental and physical development, it was also seen that he had poor conception about healthcare systems and considered them as dog boxes. Health literacy is extremely important for every individual to develop successful access to care and also use services, for self care and also for chronic conditions. This would help in the maintenance of health as well as wellness for the individual. Health literacy is also important so that an individual can develop more active roles in decision mailing and management of his symptoms (Nakamura et al., 2014). However no s uch knowledge was found in him that lead him to the development of apathy towards healthcare. The perfect model of healthcare that he needs at this moment to make him experience a better life not only physically but also mentally, emotionally and socially is the trans-theoretical model which will mainly depends in individuals decision making as well as a model of intentional change. Factors Affecting health Decisions and Behaviour: From the early period of development in the adolescent as well as the young adulthood, Bill has been unfortunate to particularly undertake successful developments in his personality that had resulted in huge impact on his social as well as physical life. Due to improper development in creating the right attributes required to make a health relationship with partner, he had failed miserably in his marriage and does not even intend to take in initiatives that will help in the development of a better relationship with his wife (Prakash et al., 2015). Moreover he is too apathetic about his own life while he follows a lifestyle very harmful for his health. His diet is one of the most important risk factor that makes him vulnerable to any kind of heart diseases. He is suffering from obesity as his BMI is 34.7. As the case says that he has the habit of eating takeaways food which is mostly highly in calories. Now, as he is lazy and is not ready take to take in any exercise that would burn h is calories, he is gaining weight. Moreover it is also seen that he wants to reduce weight for his wifes request but not due to his own will which clearly states that he is completely illiterate about how his food habits are harming him. Moreover disrespecting healthcare as dog boxes also makes one understand that he has no idea about how healthcare interventions would not only cure him but will also help him to provide a quality life. Besides, the entire case study gives an impression that he maintains a lazy life by gardening most of the times, fishing and others. Inactivity level is high in case of the patient and therefore he is highly vulnerable to different types of heart diseases (Baltes and Schaie, 2013). Moreover, he is a patient of hypertension and only asks the prescribers to recommend it to save money. He is lazy as in the sense as in his free time he goes and plays poker in place of undergoing severe rigorous exercises that he need to lessened down his weight. Absence o f proper health literacy skills had made him to remain contended only with his pills for hypertension but his concern about his obese nature is yet not understood by him and it is extremely important for him to make him understand his risk factors and make him change his lifestyles. Psycho-Physiological Aspects of health: 400 While describing the psycho-physiological aspect of the entire case, one can explain it from the perspective of the theory given by Erikson. The concept of psychophysiology mainly deals with the relationship between the mental (Psyche) and physical (Psychological) processes (Schwartz et al., 2014). Mainly it helps in the approaching of the scientific study that deals with the interaction of the mind with that of the body. Mainly these kinds of disorders are influenced by different types of emotional stresses and different types of mental disorders also get reflected in their physical health as well. As one can see in this case, that the mentality of the individual is quite different as he is not a believer of healthcare interventions thereby referring the healthcare sectors as dog boxes. He only wants to take slimming sessions not because of his feeling that he needs it but because he thinks his wife would create issues. One can here represent Ericksons theory to discuss it. In his t heory, he had stated a stage called industry versus inferiority where children learn the importance of new topics with specific skills (Srigley et al., 2015). If this initiative is not encouraged by teachers and seen parents, the learning directives of the children gets entangled resulting in confused situation (Darling-Fuscher and Leidy, 2015). In this case instead of feeling industrious, the child becomes inferior developing feelings that result to doubting their own abilities. This prevents them from reaching their own potential. This makes the child feel that society is demanding and they tend to fail to meet expectations. In this old age, Bill therefore feels that there is no need to look over his weight as he feels it to be the demand of society. He has not developed the knowledge that it is helpful for him to protect his health from uncertain fate. Moreover his second stage also discusses about the transition from childhood to adulthood when a person learns the concept of fid elity. The new adults explore their possibilities where they begin their own identity that depends on their outcomes of explorations (Corace et al., 2016). They tend to develop their career, families, housing and others governing sexual and occupational importance. This stage of fidelity thereby helps the individual to commit himself to others by accepting others in spite of ideological differences. Any crisis in this stage results in altogether different stages in the personality affecting his sexual and occupational life (Florindo et al., 2014). Mainly because of severe issues, it might have been possible that Bill had developed a personality that does not maintain the fidelity nature as he had been very neglecting to his wife in later stages. Ericksons theory of stagnation and despair is also found among Bill. Therefore we see that a large number of factors are associated that had remain intricately associated with his poor knowledge development in healthcare. He has very little wish of developing his health system and only takes his pills since it helps him in gardening and not because it helps him to keep check on his hypertension. Therefore it is extremely important for the nurse to take up a model of healthcare to make him understand the importance of quality living. Prevention of Illness and Promotion of health: The best method that can be considered for treatment of patients who are apathetic and have very poor knowledge about the contribution of healthcare is the Trans-theoretical model. It mainly helps in developing the knowledge of an individual in integrating new behaviors as well as goals and programs that can be carried on at various levels. It mainly contains six important stages and at each stage different interventions will help the patient to overcome his issues and manage progress (Abdi et al., 2016). This theoretical approach already believes that people do not change behaviors quickly and decisively. They believe that changes in behaviors especially habitual behavior takes place with the help of a cyclical procedure. In the first stage which is called precontemplation. The nurses should understand that the patient is unaware of the behavior that is creating problems in his personal life as well as his physical health. The patients in this place usually pressurize the nurse abou t saying the various cons of the changing behavior and underestimate the different positive aspects of the changing behavior (DeMezes et al., 2015). After continuous counseling from the nurse with prior education and discussion, in the second stage called contemplation, patient usually intend to start the healthy behavior in the foreseeable future. At this stage they learn to recognize that their behavior is problematic and they tend to consider of accepting the intervention. The third stage is the preparation phase where the patient will promise to take actions within 30 days and contributes to small steps towards adopting the behavioral changes. The fourth step is the action stage where the patient had already changed the behavior by modifying it or adopting new changes. The fifth stage is the maintenance stage where the nurse will ensure that the patient is maintaining the changed behavior and carrying it forward with the last stage being termination. In this stage, the patient d evelops a feeling where he no longer wants to go back into the previous unhealthy behavior. The nurse should thereby raise his consciousness and help him in emotional arousal of the health behavior whether positive or negative. The nurse should also help the patient in self reappraisal that the healthy behaviour us helping him. She would also help in social reappraisal making him see how his changes are helping others (Valpied and Hegarty, 2015). The nurse also helped him in social liberation making him see that society is supportive of the behavior along with self liberation making him belief that changes are for his better good. Counseling with his relations, help him to overcome different issues in personal relationship so that they can also support her wishes. Counter conditioning would help him to remove his bad thoughts and incorporate his positive thoughts. Reinforcement management is also important like providing rewards for positive behavior and reducing rewards for negative behavior. The nurse should also make sure that there would be stimulus control which can be achieved by reengineering the environment. This would help in development of cues and reminders to encourage and support the healthy behavior and remove unhealthy behavior. Conclusion: Bill is an individual with a chronic hypertension as well as obesity who is highly apathetic to healthcare. This is mainly due to lack of knowledge about health literacy that had mainly caused a sense of disbelief in him. It is therefore extremely important for the healthcare professionals to make him go through a health care system that would not only help him recover physically by diet charts and exercises but also thorough a behavioural changes. These are extremely important for making him lead a quality life. References: Abdi, J., Eftekhar, H., Mahmoodi, M., Shojaeizade, D., Sadeghi, R. (2015). 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