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Motivation at Work: Motivational Theories - ... A manager may feel and believe that worker A has been justly rewarded, yet if worker B perceives that it was not deserved then he himself will feel that he has been overlooked and treated inequitably. Thus the importance lies not only in the perception of the person in charge, but with how the individuals affected perceive the equity. Consequently, it is vital that managers are able to clearly and accurately justify any rewards that they give to their employees, this ensures that other employees not only have evidence of why they were not a part of this reward but it gives them a concise indication of how to achieve said rewards if they wish....   [tags: business, expectancy theory, google]
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Motivational Methods within an Organization - ... When managers and employees come together they can set goals that will better the company. As the manager, I like to sit down with my employees and set daily goals, monthly goals, and yearly goals. Setting these goals and tasks can help us motivate each other to get the job done. Latham (2002), “When confronted with task goals, people automatically use the knowledge and skills they have already acquired that are relevant to goal attainment” (para. 16). Goal setting can introduce new ways of communicating and coming together as a team not just as regular coworkers, but all upper and lower management as well, and it can motivate everyone to do their very best....   [tags: motivation, job design, incentives]
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Motivational Theories and Analysis - Introduction: In this literature review, assess, discuss the body of knowledge available for motivational theories and analysis in the same order of their importance in our current study. In this case, we tried to provide an overview of research in this respect and the gaps in the sequence, where to find the way for future studies in this area. We will strengthen existing research on what managers can do to write their employees and the factors motivating motivation. Review of research literature has provided an overlook of existing literature on relevant topics are presented....   [tags: Literature Review ] 1252 words
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Motivational Theorist: Abraham Maslow - ... His life ended on June 8, 1970, when he once again suffered a fatal heart attack. Throughout his life he came up with many ideas and thoughts about the human body and the needs it has. Many of these are still used today, and his hierarchy of needs is very famous. The hierarchy of needs triangle The hierarchy of needs is a triangle, which shows the needs of humans in the order at which they are to be met. The bottom of the triangle is the ‘deficit needs’ while the top is the ‘being needs’. Inside of this, he begins with the physiological needs, second; the safety needs, third; the sense of belonging needs, fourth; esteem needs, and finally self-actualization....   [tags: psychology, self-actualization]
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Motivational Interviewing - This paper will discuss what motivational interviewing is , who developed motivational interviewing and why it was developed. In addition, the most important aspects of motivational interviewing will be covered. Furthermore, the paper will discuss how I hope to use motivational interviewing in the future. At the conclusion of the paper the reader should have a better understanding of motivational interviewing. Definition of Motivational Interviewing “Motivational interviewing was introduced by Dr....   [tags: Counseling Behavioral Problems] 925 words
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Motivational Theories - Motivation is the force that makes us do things, whether accomplishing personal goals or completing tasks at work. Most people are motivated as a result of their individual needs being satisfied, which gives them the inspiration to perform specific behaviors for which they receive rewards (Kinicki & Williams, 2011). These needs vary from person to person, as everybody has specific needs to be satisfied. When we consider factors that determine the motivation of employees, many of us think of a high salary....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Classroom Motivational Strategies - I would like to discuss some of the motivational strategies that I will be using in my classroom. The motivational strategy that I will discuss is student self-efficacy. According to (Schunk, 1991) Self- Efficacy Theory refers to an individual ‘s judgment of his or her capabilities to perform given actions. Students are more likely to be motivated to attempt tasks in which they believe they will be successful, it is essential for us as teachers to provide tasks at the correct level of difficulty and help students to develop appropriate expectation for success....   [tags: Education] 1227 words
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Are Grades A Proper Motivational Tool for Students? - For years, students, parents, teachers and other curious individuals have wondered if grades are a proper motivational tool for students. From one teacher’s standpoint, my grandmother, who was a high school math teacher for over 30 years, has always told me that grades are a false sense of achievement or failure. And she defiantly did not believe in giving tests and engraving the score in her grade book as a means for administrators to measure which students were on course to success and which ones would end-up flipping burgers....   [tags: Education ]
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Overview of Different Theories of Motivation - ... Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=vxXx0d9euv8C&oi=fnd&pg=PA43&dq=equity+theory&ots=XFgWiiuQsJ&sig=f7dxRwEJW5i5cPN9Fh4H9YCx2_o#v=onepage&q=equity%20theory&f=false This site provides excellent information on looking into the equity theory. It revisits the theory and gives multiple perspectives on it. The site provides the feelings that inequity cause and ideas one could use to become equal McGraw-Hills, . (2012). Business Management This book provides a great deal of information on motivational theory and the foundations of motivation....   [tags: Motivational Theories]
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Comparing the Egan Model of Counseling and Motivational Interviewing - The Egan Model of counseling can be integrated into one of the principles of psychiatric nursing called motivational interviewing. Egan Model is used to help the counselor use structured and specific skills to assist the client to move forward. Motivational Interviewing “is a client centered, directive therapeutic style to enhance readiness by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence” (Hettema, 2005, page 91). These models can easily be integrated into each other; there are many ideas and steps that overlap and complement each other....   [tags: Counseling Behavioral Problems]
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Ben & Jerry's Motivational Profile - Ben & Jerry's Motivational Profile I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. That phrase has been used by generations of children who delight in eating the sweet frozen dessert that began as water ice in the Roman Empire. Ice cream (originally iced cream) spread to France and England, reaching America early in the 18th century. Soft ice cream was introduced in the 20th century; however, the older, thicker ice creams experienced resurgence....   [tags: Business Management Employee Motivation] 1871 words
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Motivational Theories - At the Squishy Tushy Designer Diaper Company, our motto is “Fashion isn’t just for big people anymore” We carry the latest designs in disposable diaper fashion. Our diapers make a statement with a variety of stylish colors and fashionable fits. We carry low rise, tight fit, hip hugger and our best selling baggy fit. These days we understand that fashion can change in a second and we want you to be prepared. When you show up to that play date and see that you are out of fashion, simply use our patented quick release system to rip that diaper off and throw on the latest design....   [tags: essays research papers] 1826 words
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Motivational Theories - Motivational Theories On October 1st, 2003 Mergers, Inc.'s shareholders approved an acquisition of 123 Insurance. With the upcoming merger the management has expressed concern about the employee's morale and motivation. The management has assigned a team to do a study of our current morale and motivation status here at 123 Insurance. To get an idea on how to address our employee's motivational needs, a survey was created and given to all 123 employees. The survey asked fifteen questions and had the participant rate each one on a varying scale of strongly agree to strongly disagree, while one being strongly degree to five as strongly agree....   [tags: Business Management] 1644 words
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Motivational Plan - Motivational Plan To-A-Tee Screen-Printing is a local t-shirt manufacturing company located here, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This organization provides t-shirt, sweatshirt, and sports hat solutions primarily to retail businesses. The Auto Grill Corporation recently sold the To-A-Tee print shop to a local sole proprietor. Previously, the print shops’ directives were handed down from the corporate office such as how much profit they had to budget for, the types of designs and styles offered by To-A-Tee, and the company policies and procedures that were written for their main locations, retail shops....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 1249 words
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Management Motivational Theory - Motivational Theories Paper A Discussion used to increase performance at Ely Paper Company Our organization is experiencing a problem in that sales are lower than they have been in ten years and we need to make drastic changes in order to improve the motivation of our employees, said the CEO of one of the largest paper plate producing business in Ely, Minnesota. Mr. Ely, the CEO, knew that motivation of employees was important because of its significance as a determinant of performance and its intangible nature....   [tags: Business Management] 1699 words
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Google's Motivational Techniques - Company Motivational Profile-Google Corp. Since the start of Google, it has been a tremendous time for Internet surfers. Larry Page, a PH.D student at Stanford started by as a research project in January 1996 that ended up as Google’s search engine. Larry was in search for a dissertation theme, among other things, exploring the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web and understanding its link as a hug graph. Soon after Page and his partner Sergey Brin began exploring the web with their web crawler; which was dated March 1996....   [tags: Google Business Strategy Analysis] 1532 words
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The Greatest Motivational Factor in My Life - Motivation is the process by which one is moved, whether the process is external or internal. It encourages one to do something or not to do something. It can bring about positive change or a negative reaction depending on the situation. Many things affect motivation such as, the environment, your family background, schools, the government, and many other stimuli. Probably the greatest motivational factor in my life is my mother. She has always encouraged me to complete my education, many times when I did not want to....   [tags: Motivation Personal Narratives Teachers Essays] 760 words
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My Positive and Negative Experiences with Motivation in Elementary School - For years, students, parents, teachers and other curious individuals have wondered if grades are the proper motivational tool for students. From one teacher’s standpoint, my grandmother, who was a high school math teacher for over 30 years, has always told me in years past that grades are a false sense of achievement or failure. And she defiantly did not believe in giving tests and engraving the score in her grade book so administrators could determine which of her students had the potential for a successful career and which ones would be flipping burgers....   [tags: Grades as a Motivational Tool]
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Plan to Utilize Motivational Interviewing to Improve Fruit and Vegetable Intake - The essentials for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) dictate that DNP’s utilize “organizational and systems leadership for quality improvement and systems thinking” (AACN, 2006, pg. 10). Because of this essential, it is critical that DNP students engage with organizations in various settings in order to improve the quality of healthcare nurses deliver to their patients. This paper intends to outline a plan for implementing a protocol to utilize motivational interviewing (MI) to improve fruit and vegetable intake in older adults who are patients in a primary care setting....   [tags: DNP, healthcare, nursing, older adults]
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Motivational Analysis Of The New England And Chesapeake Colonies - The colonies of New England and Chesapeake sprouted from a common origin and spoke the same tongue yet had little in common with each other. Despite geographic and demographic differences in the Chesapeake and New England colonies, the most influential factor in determining why each colony developed differently was each colony's motives. It was through this motivational difference that distinctly divided the New World into the North and South. When immigrants fled form England due to religious persecution, they sailed to the New World and founded colonies such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and New England as model Christian societies....   [tags: American History] 1070 words
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Motivational Strategy Guidelines Based On Self-Efficacy - Purpose of this paper The purpose of this paper is three-fold: First, to examine briefly Social Cognitive Theory’s view on the contribution of self-efficacy to learning and motivation; Then, to offer some guidelines for motivational strategies reflecting self-efficacy concepts that have been supported by research; Finally, to provide some possible ways to implement these guidelines in a mathematics class. Introduction Within us all is a desire to achieve. The need exists to show, to ourselves and to others, that we are capable in some area; that we are able to perform difficult tasks, acquire knowledge that no one else knows, run faster, jump higher, and live up to some perceived pot...   [tags: Social Cognitive Theory Essays]
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Analysis Of A Motivational Speech By Queen Elizabeth I - The human desires of greed, wealth, and power have been embedded into the world's history as political figures have led invasions of other countries countless numbers of times. Whether invaded or being invaded, a country requires strong and capable leaders to see them through this difficult time. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I of England gave a motivational speech to her troops using the rhetorical devices of diction, imagery, and sentence structure to motivate her subjects positively and to instill the fear of the pending invasion in their hearts....   [tags: essays research papers] 1015 words
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Theories of Motivation - As a student at the University of Aberdeen I naturally have very strong intentions to maximise the benefits, opportunities and overall experience of studying here. Theories of motivation significantly help clarify my reasons and intentions of engaging in various activities both internal and external to the university. My enthusiasm is mainly orientated around conscious yet simple desires and goals. According to McClelland (1987) motivation refers to conscious intents and observed behaviours. But do these desires and goals cause motivation for the activities I partake in....   [tags: expectancy, motivational needs, goal-setting]
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The Purpose of Performance Management and How the Schools Approach May be Influenced by Motivational Theory - The Purpose of Performance Management and How the Schools Approach May be Influenced by Motivational Theory Performance management examines how and why employees are appraised. All managers are properly trained how to do it. The jobholder's immediate superior carries out performance appraisals. The person who appraises is called the appraiser and the person being appraised is the appraisee. The usual procedure is the appraiser writes an appraisal report of the appraisee, which includes an examination of the strengths and weakness of the employee, the advise given to the employee in relation to the future performance this includes praise for strengths and helpful crit...   [tags: Papers] 908 words
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Success in College and after College - Who does not want to be successful in life. Success is what everybody in this world strives to achieve, but not everybody can taste it because they do not know how. To be successful you must take some decisions, you must know what you want to accomplish and create a strategic plan as a guideline to get the ultimate results you want for your life. College is one of the tools you can use to be successful because it gives you the necessary skills to succeed and prepares you for a career. Been successful in College will show you what determination and commitment can do; it will give you the trust you need in yourself to get anything you want in life....   [tags: how to be successful, inspirational, motivational] 1114 words
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Motivational Techiniques - ABSTRACT This paper intends to analyze my personality utilizing various course theories. Different kinds of analysis like Myers Briggs, Kolbe’s A and a few more have been studied to talk more about my ‘Self’ assessment. As Organizational Behavior (OB) student, I put in my views to explain how well I understood myself in these few weeks. The paper also explains my strong desire and the reason 'why' I came to United States of America to do get a Masters degree in Business Management. INTRODUCTION It was 18 years ago, I was 4 then… My parents put my tiny feet into roller skates....   [tags: Psychology] 1819 words
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Diversity in Western vs Eastern Transformational Leadership - B.M. Bass developed a study in 1985 on leadership in the western world which focused on western leaders and how they influenced their subordinates. What he found was that leaders across organizations shared similar attributes. He referred to this style as “transformational leadership”. Through this style, leaders “inspire followers to transcend self-interest for the good of the organization and can have an extraordinary effect on their followers” (Robbins & Judges, 2012:188). Bass discovered that cultures that used this leadership style placed importance on the development of individual’s work performance within organizations....   [tags: Confucian Ideology, Motivational Skills]
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The Three Tenets of Success - In today’s society, people are obsessed with the notion of success and how to achieve it. Many people wonder if there really is a secret to success. According to Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.” Throughout the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell proves Colin Powell’s quote to be true. There are no secrets one can use to become successful. Success truly is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure....   [tags: Motivational, Informative, Sucess] 999 words
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Motivating an Athletic Performer - This essay will include the different types of motivational theories. It will illustrate the different types of motivation and how each affects the performers in various ways. Positive and negative issues of the types of motivation will be discussed to determine which is the best method of motivation and why. It will also illustrate how these motivational theories are used to motivate a performer. This essay will be concluded by stating the best motivation method, and how a coach or teacher could use it in motivating a performer....   [tags: Motivation Motiational Theory Sports Papers] 1499 words
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Motivations and Methodology of Mass Murderers - Introduction Mass murder is defined by the FBI as the killing of three or more people in a single event or in the same day (Petersen & Farrington, 2007). Mass murderers are complex and can be examined by the many factors that regularly appear among them, such as violence precipitating events, weapon of choice, and mental illnesses. The motivations and methods for committing mass murder are easily broken down into specific groups, and through the examination of these definitions and specific cases there is much to learn about the mind of a mass murderer....   [tags: Violent Crime]
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Aristotle's Three Motivations For Friendship - Aristotle identifies three motivations for friendship: usefulness, pleasure and good. He postulates that when people seek friendship, they look for someone who is worthy of their affection based on one of those three motives. Whether his argument is true is debatable. Many might object to this simplification of such a complex topic. However, his theory holds weight within the context of Book VIII. Friendships based on two people’s usefulness to each other are considered by Aristotle to be the lowest form of friendship (Aristotle 220)....   [tags: Ethics, Philosophy]
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Howard Zinn's Ideas on Motivations for War - Although many people assume the motivations for war are determined by a territorial protection, a number of scholars have added other motivations for understanding why war occurs, among these historians one is a conspicuous example his name is Howard Zinn. Zinn has exposed that many countries go to war in order to bring economic prosperity to their region this need for gain in turn causes many of the upper class of that region to acquire fantastic levels of wealth, many of these powerful figures have denied these claims, Zinn,in reaction to these claims uses paradigm example, WW1, as a means for discrediting the upper class who incessantly deny profits during war....   [tags: war, Howard Zinn, ] 563 words
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Malware: Ever-changing Motivations - ... 5). Cybercriminals began compromising legitimate websites in order to trick unsuspecting users, all for financial gains. In June of 2007, several Italian hosted websites began triggering multiple malware downloads onto visitors’ computers, as seen in appendix B. Dubbed the “Italian Job,” these now malicious HTML sites would download the keylogging information thief TSPY_SINOWAL.BJ (Anderson 27). This newly downloaded trojan horse would be used to steal personal information for sale at a later time....   [tags: malware, software, cybercriminals, antivirus]
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Motivations Of Terrorists - Discussing terrorism and motivations leading to terrorism brings up thoughts of random acts of violence. These acts are mostly considered to be methods of insane men. Most of these modern terrorists follow their own political agenda with each group trying to achieve a particular goal. There are three types of terrorists in today’s society: the single individual, a certain group, and government funded organization. These terrorists all resemble criminals with one major difference; they are dedicated to a higher cause and are not taking extreme measures for personal gain (Deleon)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Private Motivations for War in The Iliad - Private Motivations for War in The Iliad       Wars are often complex in nature and are fought for diverse reasons. In the Iliad, powerful gods, great nations, and heroic people all fight for different reasons.  Each has private motivations to fight the war.  These private motivations are of special interest, because they help define the consequences and outcomes of the war.  The universal war of the gods, social war of the Greeks and Trojans, and the war for Achilles' honor are private motivations of the Trojan war.  These private motivations seem to influence and shape each other in many distinct ways....   [tags: Iliad essays]
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Essay on The Crucible: Motivations for the Trials - Motivations for the Trials in The Crucible       In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. There are many theories as to why the witch trials came about, the most popular of which is the girls' suppressed childhoods. However, there were other factors as well, such as Abigail Williams' affair with John Proctor, the secret grudges that neighbors held against each other, and the physical and economic differences between the citizens of Salem Village....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]
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Subjective Well-Being and Money-Making Motivations - Subjective Well-being and Money-making Motivations According to scientific research, there is a strong correlation between materialism and subjective well-being (SWB), and three aspects of materialism are the most accountable for decreasing or increasing SWB (Dittmar, 2008). They are value conflicts, money-making motivations, and levels of income. Though several researchers could argue over the significance of each factor in determining the trajectory path of SWB, it is not possible to define any factor as superior to others because they are interdependent....   [tags: Sociology] 1348 words
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Bystanders in Situations of Bullying: Motivations for Defending a Victim - Introduction/Background Bullying can be experienced in several forms such as physical, verbal, social or cyber. All bullying is composed of three specific concepts—causing their victims harm, possessing greater power than their victims and repetition (Oh & Hazler, 2009). Bystanders play perhaps the most vital role in bullying (Oh & Hazler, 2009). Bystanders can help the bully (‘assistants’ or ‘reinforcers’), remain passive and non-interceptive (‘outsiders’) or they can be ‘defenders’, which are individuals who intervene using prosocial behaviours, meaning that they voluntarily act in ways that benefit others (Oh & Hazler, 2009; Thornberg, 2007)....   [tags: Violence ]
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Motivations and Causes of Terrorism - Motivations and Causes of Terrorism Despite the end of the Cold War and the faltering beginnings of a peace process in the Middle East, terrorism still remains a serious threat in many countries, not surprisingly, given that the underlying causes of the bitter ethnic and religious struggles which spawn terrorism pre-dated the Cold War, and most of these conflicts remain unresolved. While the former Soviet Union sponsored terrorism on an opportunistic basis, the idea that all international terrorism was concerted by the KGB during the Cold War is clearly an over-simplification....   [tags: Terrorist 9/11 September 11 Terror Essays] 3283 words
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Character Motivations in The Crucible - Motivations In the play, The Crucible,by Arthur Miller.Many characters have desires that drive them to pursue certain things.This affects the plot in many ways.In this puritan society,people strongly cared what other people think of them and how their reputation stands in the village.They always strive to make sure their actions reflect wisely on their names.A major motivation John Proctor,Abagail,and Parris share is pride in their names,which eventually leads to their ultimate downfall. When the play sets in action, John has had a past affair with his servant, Abigail Williams....   [tags: Arthur Miller]
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Motivations for Faustus's Rebellion - In the Faust legend, a man by the name of Faust or Faustus sells his soul to the devil for twenty-four years of ultimate worldly power. Although the tale of this German scholar/ magician called Johann Faust or Faustus has been re-told many times over, no version has become more prominent and controversial in English literature and history than that of Christopher Marlowe's play first published eleven years after his death in 1604. Marlowe's reworking is possibly the first dramatization of the medieval myth of a man who sold his soul to the Devil, and who became identified with a necromancer of the sixteenth century....   [tags: European Literature] 1492 words
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Iagos Motivations - Every good play has a great villain. Othello by William Shakespeare is no exception. In writing Othello, Shakespeare took characters he had gotten from an Italian short story, and developed them further. I would not say Shakespeare created Iago, but he definitely made Iago the evil man that everyone knows him to be. Iago may be one of the greatest villains of all time. He was honest, loyal, and brave in all of the other characters’ eyes. However, in reality he was a cruel, deceitful, immoral man....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Shakespeare's Othello - The Motivations of Iago in Othello - The Motivations of Iago in Othello         Have you ever met a devil who does evil for his own sake. Iago in William Shakespeare's Othello could seem like he has good motives, but I feel that he uses them as his excuses. The first thing that I did was uncovered Iago's motives. Iago is the most controversial character in Othello. He is able to keep his true thoughts and motives from everyone. Are his motives only excuses for his actions. Iago pretends to have so many motives that they seem more like excuses....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 799 words
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The Language of Islamic Extremism towards an Automated Identification of Beliefs, Motivations and Justifications - This Critical review will discuss the article The Language of Islamic Extremism towards an Automated Identification of Beliefs, Motivations and Justifications. (2002) It will be argued that while the study exhibits depth of research, clearly defined corpus techniques and a nuanced area of discussion, the aims of the paper are not explicitly defined and the acknowledged limitations of the study leave the conclusions relatively underwhelming. Prentice, Rayson and Taylor (2012: 259-260) aim to indicate how and why corpus linguistics techniques can be utilised, in order to discover the ideologies expressed by Islamic extremists through various collected material....   [tags: religion, beliefs]
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Exact Revenge: A Psychological Thriller Rooted in Deep Motivations That Drive Us All - Raymond White has everything going for him; successful career as a lawyer, beautiful fiancée, and a pending Congressional seat. White, a self-made man with modest pedigree, was only a step away from political office and marriage to the woman he loved. When White’s mentor a dying congressman asked White to deliver a package as a dying wish, White could not refuse. After delivering this package, a group of jealous colleagues led him into an ingenious frame-up for murder. White, out of the picture each of his rivals prospers in wealth for years to come....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Motivations of Superheroes - Peter Parker said, “Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ This is my gift, my curse. Who am I. I’m Spiderman.” Without a doubt, being a superhero would be fun in the beginning, but being a superhero in general would ultimately lead to a miserable life. A superhero would always have great responsibility, would have fear of putting their loved ones in danger, and would have trouble trying to live two different lives if they chose to keep their identity anonymous....   [tags: heroes,] 510 words
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Treating Chemical Dependencies - When you think about a person in treatment for chemical dependency and their willingness to change, no one individual really wants to be told what to do. The more a person is told what they should be doing the more they are going to resist making a change. The more a counselor confronts a chemical dependant client the more they will be less likely to change. The client may even be pushed in the opposite direction so that they will resist change and/or change far less quickly had they not been confronted....   [tags: Effective Approaches, Counselors, addiction] 1113 words
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Christopher Columbus' Motivations to Sail West for the Indies - Christopher Columbus' Motivations to Sail West for the Indies Christopher Columbus lived in an age of Moslem expansion in the east. With the fall of Constantinople in 1453, direct land routes to the Indies were closed to European merchants and traders, thus creating the need to find a sea route to the Indies. Portugal had spent years sailing the coast of Africa to reach the Indies, but Columbus thought he had a better way: sailing west. With the defeat of the Moors in 1492 Queen Isabella of Spain was willing to consider to Columbus' proposal to sail west....   [tags: American America History]
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The Religious Motivations of Christopher Marlowe's Dr Faustus - The Religious Motivations of Christopher Marlowe's Dr Faustus Dr Faustus is a short play written by Christopher Marlowe. The play is a masterful insight into the paradoxical soul of mankind and its ironically self inflicted corruption. The play could be classified as a theological allegory. It can be assumed that the play specifically speaks to the religious motivations of the time, but can be adapted to the present as well. Marlowe portrays Faustus’ ambition as dangerous; it was the cause of his demise....   [tags: Christopher Marlowe Dr Faustus]
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