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Transformations - The Study of transformation and its meaning can be difficult to understand. It can however be made easier through he use of sources such as novels, plays and movies. Two plays that help this study, include Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Stoppard’s R + G.Both plays are written in different times making the two a very important aspect, in its relation to the notion of ‘transformation’. Through elements in both plays such as context, themes and techniques we are able to understand the relationship between the two The context and values of both plays are able to bring out the nature of the protagonists....   [tags: essays research papers] 997 words
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Butterfly Transformations - Butterfly Transformations Before the existence of Earth, there were four winged elemental gods, and one superior god. These gods and goddesses were: the sky goddess, Gemalia; the water goddess, Saraces; the earth god, Chago; the fire goddess, Argon; and the Superior Goddess, DawnDo. These five kept constant watch over the universe, adamantly flying over and throughout the wide abyss. During one of their days off, they were playing kick the can among the stars. They all came flying down towards the can and collided, creating planet earth....   [tags: Papers] 614 words
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The Transformations of Lady Macbeth and Hamlet - The Transformations of Lady Macbeth and Hamlet In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, we experience a completely different Lady Macbeth at the beginning of the play, than we do as the play unfolds. Lady Macbeth is the perfect example of a character playing a dramatic role reversal. At the beginning of the play, her character was that of a strong, controlling wife, whose goal was to make her husband commit a murder in order to become king. Lady Macbeth ends up going crazy and having a nervous breakdown, eventually killing herself....   [tags: Shakespeare] 647 words
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The Effects Of Cyberspace: Reflections And Transformations - Everyone knows how it feels to wish they could be some else. At some point almost everyone thinks about what it would be like to see things from a different perspective. The internet provides a safe and easy way for people to "try out new identities." It gives people the opportunity to have lives that are completely unconnected to their real identity. Sherry Turkle theorizes in "Cyberspace and Identity" that those who make the most of their online lives approach it in spirit of self-reflection and those who are aware of their online personalities use the internet for personal and social transformations....   [tags: Internet Perspectives Identity] 1197 words
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Transformations in Ovid's Metamorphosis - Transformations in Ovid's Metamorphosis Transformations from one shape or form into another are the central theme in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The popularity and timelessness of this work stems from the manner of story telling. Ovid takes stories relevant to his culture and time period, and weaves them together into one work with a connecting theme of transformation throughout. The thread of humor that runs through Metamorphoses is consistent with the satire and commentary of the work. The theme is presented in the opening lines of Metamorphoses, where the poet invokes the gods, who are responsible for the changes, to look favorably on his efforts to compose....   [tags: Ovid Metamorphoses Essays]
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Oedipus the King - The Character Transformations of Oedipus - Oedipus the King - The Character Transformations of Oedipus Through the character of Oedipus, Sophocles shows the consequences of defying the divine order. Oedipus served Thebes as a great ruler, loved by his subjects; but, like most in the human race, he slipped through the cracks of perfection. Oedipus had many faults, but it was primarily the tragic flaw of hubris, arrogance from excessive pride, which doomed his existence, regardless of the character attributes that made him such a beloved king....   [tags: Oedipus King Oedipus Rex Essays Papers]
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Transformation - ... For example one of the largest corporations in the world, Apple inc. has been continually upgrading and changing their technology, and each time they do they make more money that ever before. They have been making sky rocketing profits each time they put out a new improved product. I would also have to say that when a person changes their ways they might fail at first but that will only help them in the end. For example if a runner decides that she wants to run a mile in under 6 minutes at a big race, but fails then she has more inspiration to work harder....   [tags: transformational leadership]
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BBC's Shakespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Brian Percival - ... A major concern in both the film and the original text is the ‘status of women’. This is represented through the differing roles of women and their denigration within the Elizabethan society. For instance, Hero is accused of committing infidelity; consequently her image in society is tarnished, In addition to this, Claudio insults Hero publicly without even considering confirming the accusation of her being unchaste. This is illustrated through Claudio slandering Hero through the use of usage of Greek Mythological allusions “You seem to as Dian in her orb, but you are more intemperate than Venus in your blood”....   [tags: Literary Transformations, Themes] 761 words
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Transformations in "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver - When thinking of birds, visualizing them building their nests in cacti certainly isn't the first thing that comes to mind. In the book, The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, metaphorically everyone is constantly building their nests in cacti, and evolving from their experiences. From living in attics to taking trips across the country with no destination, characters in this book don't live what society considers the “conventional American lifestyle.” Growing and thriving in unexpected and unusual places and ways is nothing but average throughout the book....   [tags: The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver] 1418 words
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Transformations In American Society During The Market Revolution - Transformations In American Society During The Market Revolution Background Socialism is a difficult concept to describe, partially because the concept has been continually developing over the last two centuries, and partly because no distinctively socialist template has ever become a successful technique of governing a modern nation. By asking a socialist as to the definition of socialism, the answer would more likely confirm what socialism is not. Socialism is not capitalism. It is not exploitation....   [tags: Capitalism Free Market ] 1477 words
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Transformations: The Changes Muslim Women Experience when they are Strong, Smart and Brave - Transformations: The Changes Muslim Women Experience when they are Strong, Smart and Brave Works Cited Missing Many stereotypes present in modern day society portray Arab women, or more precisely, Muslim women, as having little to no independence or power. These stereotypes assert that Muslim women are oppressed both physically and psychologically, and that as a result of such outrageous treatment these women are psychologically weak. As with all stereotypes, this is a misconception. Blanket statements announcing one group of people as exhibiting the same characteristics are patently incorrect....   [tags: Arab Muslim Women Essays] 3146 words
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The Transformations in My Design Process - In 1964 Marshall McLuhan identified a new phenomenon in Modern society. That year, McLuhan published Understanding Media, a book of essays that focus on the pervasive effects of new media on our lives. McLuhan predicted that the microchip would change how we conduct business, communicate, entertain ourselves, and how we learn. He condensed the world-shaking prophecies into the dictum ‘The Medium is the Message.’ We are just now beginning to understand the implications of his words. This phrase referred to the fact that media (as extensions of the human mind and body) are inextricable but independent from their content (human thought)....   [tags: Media] 1426 words
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Character Transformations In Dh Lawrences "the Blind Man" And "the Ho - In DH Lawrence’s stories “The Blind Man” and “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter,” the reader watches as characters move from having something missing in their lives, to being truly whole. Lawrence uses images of darkness to illustrate the emotions of his characters. In “The Blind Man,” Isabel goes to look for Maurice and when she steps into the stable where he is, “The darkness seemed to be in a strange swirl of violent life” (Lawrence, 132). The darkness that swirled around Isabel is the darkness in which Maurice lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 578 words
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The Transformations in the Spanish Theatrical System during the First Third of the Nineteenth Century - The Spanish theatrical life during the eighteenth century is characterized by the presence of systems and representation modes typical of the Golden Age, in conflict with the approaches of the Enlightenment culture (see chapters 5 and 6). However, with Earl of Aranda’s reforms, as of 1767 (Rubio Jiménez, 1998) a restrictive regularization of the companies’ constitution and their itinerant regime will start. It is hoped, in this last respect, to limit the itinerant nature of the companies by replacing them with a single, fixed location that lasts the whole theatre season, which will be achieved thanks to the reforms of the last decade of the century....   [tags: theater, spain, world history] 1133 words
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Transformation of Islam - Introduction Arab conquest has led to the distribution of the Arabic culture within Central Asia, including the spread of the Arabic language as state and literary. However, from 700s the authority of Arab governors and military leaders undermines, and the intensive flowering of the literature in non-Arabic languages begins during the Samanids and the Karakhanids. People adjusted religion to their way of life. Therefore, this decline in the prestige of Arabs does not symbolize a failure of Islam, but represents a transformation of Islam in Central Asia....   [tags: Religion, Arabic Culture, Central Asia] 1767 words
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The Process of Transformation Through Education - The Process of Transformation Through Education Nursing profession has made leaps and bounds since I embarked onto the field of nursing in 1993. While I was proud of being a nurse, I did not feel the need to be ambitious nor competitive in my field. Aside from the well known fact about the nursing shortage, I was not familiar with the numerous advancements that had been made by the profession. Most recently, I have come to realize how sophisticated and respected nursing profession has become....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Transformation of Organizational Development - ... Jim Frango of Kodak would have these town meetings which were also known as the straight talks. He had wanted to hear the reactions of these changes from the employees. The employees had let him have it. They were angry and very hostile, and they had vented their frustrations like a volcano all over Frango (Bolman & Dean, 2006). After these meetings had ended, the employees had thought that Frango was crazy. Frango was not crazy though, he was using Kotter's seventh stage, “sticking with the process and refusing to quit when things get tough” (as cited in Bolman & Dean, 2006, p....   [tags: efficiency, resources, management, reward system]
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A Monstrous Transformation in "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly - In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelly conveys evidence that strongly supports the fact that one's surroundings and experiences help shape them. However, at the same time, the novel also shows that if one experiences a "normal" or "all American life", their mind may wander, as a result they may have many urges to experience something supernatural or abnormal. Furthermore, it seems that the novel is trying to convey a point that maybe in the long run a truly sheltered childhood or lifestyle may cause a certain curiosity and longing that could lead to destruction and mayhem later in life....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelly, ] 938 words
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Transformational Leadership in School Learning Environments - ... In order for an organisation to improve through change there must be restructuring and this requires that the ideas for change be accepted and bought into (Silins 1994). Since these changes are now greater than previous, the perception of the principal has changed too, from that of manager to leader, implementer of these changes. Three schools of leadership have evolved because of the development of leadership, the first being transformational leadership and the other transactional leadership....   [tags: transactional, transformational, laissez-faire]
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Transformation - America is ever changing. Over the centuries it has transformed in many ways. There has been an increase in immigrants, especially Hispanics, which has caused a transformation of both language and culture. Richard Rodriguez in his book Brown: The Last Discovery of America, and in other essays has brought his views on these matters and presents brown as a new way of describing America. Brown as color; as impurity; as language; as America. Richard Rodriguez is a writer who is artistic, and has an idealistic way of recounting things....   [tags: essays research papers] 1806 words
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My Use of Transformational Learning: Going Back to School - Transformational Learning consist of four stages which are, “recognizing a significant problem; confronting it intensely; finding a solution; and integrating a new prospective” (R-Model, 2010, p.115). When making any major life transition you will probably use transformational learning. You will first recognize that there is a problem or that there is something in your life that you would like to change. Second, you will need to confront the problem. You will need to do so with great intensity, so that you may find a solution....   [tags: Transformational Learning, Learning, education, ] 486 words
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Gregor and Grete’s Transformation in The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - Franz Kafka wrote the short story Metamorphosis in 1912. No one can truly know what he aimed to accomplish with the story, but it is thought he wrote it to demonstrate the absurdity of life. The story is written with a very simplistic undertone, ignoring how completely ludicrous the situation that Gregor Samsa and his family are in. Metamorphosis is most often thought of in the scientific meaning of the word, which according to dictionary.com is a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]
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A Pattern Based Layered, Architectural Transformation Framework - A Pattern Based Layered, Architectural Transformation Framework Institute of Science and Technology Islamabad Campus, Pakistan 1ranazulfiqar@hotmail.com 2zubair.chatta@gmail.com Abstract—The need to evolve software arises with frequent business and technological changes. Service Oriented Architecture as a business centric, I.T architectural approach is no exception to this and requires a systematic approach to support such evolution at the architectural level of abstractions. Architectural transformations in the context of SOA should be specified and performed as a multi-layer architectural change mechanism....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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“Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail” - Changing situations throughout the world affect all organizations in business today. Therefore, most organizations acknowledge the need to experience change and transformation in order to survive. The key challenges companies face are due to the advancements in technology, the social environment caused by globalization, the pace of competition, and the demands regarding customer expectations. It is difficult to overcome the obstacles involved with change despite all the articles, books, and publications devoted to the topic....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Army Transformation - The Army has transformed several times during its history. Adapting to the operational environment is a necessity for the force called upon to prosecute its adversaries. The Army must do what is necessary to protect the U.S. against all enemies, and advance the national interests of the American people. To accomplish this, anticipation of threats is crucial and victory against its adversaries is an imperative. The nation relies on the military for strategic level deterrence and expects that it will be decisive in combat operations....   [tags: Military History]
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The Agricultural Transformation - The agricultural transformation was the beginning of new way of life; it modified the way we lived and continues to affect us even in today’s society. It began when hunter-gatherer groups in Mesopotamia and in the New World started to settle in single places instead of continuously roaming in search of food. The ability to store food brought on Settling and some other new customs such as using more advance stages of preparing food (grinding grains), and eventually the early stages of agriculture....   [tags: Agriculture]
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The Transformation of America - The transformation of America is often discussed in both popular media and academic dialogue. Each generation has a name, new technologies define new eras, and events seem only notable when they are “historic”. While major events catch the interest of a broad spectrum of the public consciousness, subtle interactions between actors and slight shifts in beliefs are constantly changing the realities of the world. When the twin towers fell in 2001, the United States seemed to be thrust into a new world of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Jihadists, and a global fight against terrorism; bombs were dropped, ground forces were deployed in foreign states, and anyone who publicly questioned the urgency of war was at risk to be labeled a traitor....   [tags: Politics] 1375 words
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The Transformation of Gdańsk - The city of Gdańsk has played an important role in the transformation of Europe. But the same thing that today makes us proud about our past, could very well be what makes us a monument in the future. A legacy enacted solely through commemoration does not constitute a creative starting-point for adapting to contemporary challenges. Gdańskian, Polish, or European. Gdańsk needs to transform. And Europe will play an important role in the transformation of Gdańsk. The future of Gdańsk, like the future of Poland, and of Europe, is decided by how we take responsibility for the freedom that we’ve conquered....   [tags: International Government] 854 words
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Global Transformation - The global transformation process functions and operates in multi-faceted dimensions and influences several complex systems that structure society (Held et al 1999), including many aspects of economics, politics, culture and the environment. Economic development is regularly distinguished as the most advanced aspect of globalisation, itself containing significant components that are recognised in shaping inter-connected global activity, such as finance, production and trade (Newman and Thornley 2000)....   [tags: Globalization, Economic Development] 812 words
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The Transformation of Europe - Over two-hundred years ago, Europe was a vastly different place. To the modern eye, the Europe of the 18th Century would be unrecognizable compared to its current state. However, the road to this new Europe has been not been all kicks and giggles, but a rather rough and tumble journey. Due to the introduction of new ways of thinking, the occurrences of multiple revolutions, changes in government style and leadership, which led to the creation and extinction of numerous countries as well as rearrangement of boundary lines, and the formation of a European Union, Europe today is hardly comparable to the Europe in our history books....   [tags: European History] 1261 words
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The Transformation of Macbeth - A man of dignity and intrepidity, Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the tragic play “Macbeth” had once embodied these majestic traits and left others around him awestruck in merely inspiration, yearning to echo his footsteps. His courageous escapades had also succeeded in winning over King Duncan of Scotland during a battle in which he defeated King Sweno of Norway. Yet, farther into the play, Macbeth’s character seemingly transforms into a man of ruthlessness and vulnerability. He becomes a “tragic hero” after his confrontation with the witches, the stern lectures of his wife (Lady Macbeth), and ultimately, the immoral human nature of greed....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1236 words
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The Transformation: Then and Now - “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (New Living Translation, Gen. 1.27). William Blake, in his poem “The Divine Image”, uses multiple literary techniques, such as personification and repetition, to portray his idea that man and God share many of the same divine qualities. He later wrote the poem “A Divine Image”, which contrasts with the first by discussing the negative aspects of human beings. These negative characteristics are emphasized through the use of metaphors and, again, personification....   [tags: Literature] 2192 words
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The Transformation of a King - Debatable is the story of Prince Hal and how he undergoes a transformation so infinite we may have difficulty comprehending the struggles he endured. Throughout the course of events in Henry IV, Part I, By William Shakespeare, first impressions of the characters are depicted and remain strong during most of the play. From the beginning of the play it is understood that Hal is an immature extrovert who sees no need for careful behaviors. Unlike his father, King Henry IV, Hal puts forth insufficient effort to prove he can hold the power that will eventually be his when he succeeds his father in the throne....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Diversity of American Colonial Societies - ... Before Europeans arrived, the natives had manipulated the land themselves to create herds of buffalo and other animals for food, clothing, and other resources. After European colonization, the hunting and trade systems of both groups of people changed. The natives acquired guns and horses for hunting, and did so for trading as opposed to survival. Species like the buffalo were hunted almost to extinction. The horse expressively changed the landscape and the lifestyles of the native peoples of the Americas, North America especially....   [tags: Factors of Transformation] 843 words
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Absolute Freedom: Little Bee by Chris Cleave - ... However, as soon as Little Bee wakes up from a good dream, the reader gets a feeling that something bad is about to happen. This comes as a result of the first sentence of the passage, “There is a moment when you wake up from dreaming in the hot sun, a moment outside time when you do not know what you are” (258). The sentence shows that Little Bee is questioning her identity at just the moment when she should be most sure of it. Because Little Bee has been seeking a home, a family, and belonging, and has seemingly found it, the reader realizes that it is still uncertain....   [tags: Transformation, Transcendense]
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Transformation of Marriage: - Abstract The marriage revolution has been a controversial issue since the dawn of time, and all that are and have been involved with “matrimony” are aware of the issues of the future. There can be no denying that the culture of marriage has changed. This very course is itself a great example of this fact. Much like any other sociological subject of any real concern, there are many “opinions” related to this issue. This paper will attempt to highlight marriage seen as the sociological transformation, marital erosion versus evolution, and why many people fail at marriage and what does it take to be successful in greater detail....   [tags: essays research papers] 2293 words
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The Transformation of Hamlet - The Transformation of Hamlet             In Hamlet, the protagonist Hamlet faced many dilemmas that led to his transformation throughout the play. The people around him and the ghost of his father dramatically affect him. Seeing his father’s ghost had changed his fate and the person he had become. The path he chose after his encounter with his father’s ghost led to his death.             In the beginning of the story, Hamlet’s character was struggling with the sudden marriage of his mother, Gertrude, to his uncle, Claudius, a month after his father is death.  For a young man, it’s hard to believe that he understood why his mother quickly married Claudius especially since, Claudius is his uncle....   [tags: Free Hamlet Essays] 933 words
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War as Transformation - War as Transformation Many people look for reason in warfare. The reasons humans decide to kill each other are varied. Many wars start over land, difference of religion and culture, or economic stress. While there have been many wars over the years that man has inhabited this planet, World War I sticks out because of one incident that took place during the war. On December 25th, 1916 the Waring factions took essentially a "Christmas break" from their fighting, and went into enemy territory. They shared food and drink, and exchanged pictures of loved ones....   [tags: Warfare Violence Essays] 925 words
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Transformation of Macbeth - Transformation of Macbeth         In the beginning of Shakesphere's, Macbeth, the character, Macbeth is basically an everyday normal type of soldier fighting and killing for his king.  His title at this point is the Thane of Glamis.  Upon having a great day on the battlefield, including killing MacDonwald, Macbeth has no clue as to what is in store for him. When Macbeth and his friend Banquo meet the witches for the first time, they are completely shocked.  While talking with the witches Macbeth and Banquo are told that Macbeth will be named the Thane of Cawdor, and then later king.  They also told Banquo that his children will be kings, but that Banquo would not.  After hearing this Macbeth begins to become ashamed with himself to think that he actually thought about killing the king in order to the throne from Duncan.  At this point he is somewhat confused and maybe more curious than anything.  His thought was not to do anything drastic to become king.  He basically says, whatever happens, happens....   [tags: Macbeth essays] 565 words
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Transformation of Japan - Transformation of Japan During the time period between the 1850s and 1950s, Japan underwent massive changes politically, economically, and socially. Acknowledging the failure of isolation, Japan imitated the West in an attempt to modernize, however, still retaining its own identity. A reorganized and more centralized government allowed Japan to industrialize in half the time it took the nations of Western Europe. Industrialization provided Japan with the tools needed to transform itself from a half civilized and “backwards” society during isolation, to a dominating superpower during WWII....   [tags: History Historical Japanese Essays] 1214 words
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A Survey on Transformation of BPMN to BPEL - III. LITERATURE SURVEY Many researchers have studied the transformation between BPMN and BPEL. Most of the research conducted in this field is analytical in nature. Only few insights exist into the practical use of BPMN. Most notably is the work of Ouyang et al. [10, 11] and [12], who propose that BPMN to BPEL transformation be accomplished by multiple phase matching of pattern and graph transformation. An algorithm for generating readable BPEL code from BPMN model is presented in [10] which generates BPEL code from BPMN model by discovering structural patterns in the BPMN models which in turn are mapped into BPEL structured activities....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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A Survey on Transformation of BPMN to BPEL - Abstract— A business process life cycle consists of different phases of development which are executed in certain order. Over the last decade, the discipline of Business Process Management has evolved to sequence and automate business processes for better performance. For this purpose, BPMN and BPEL have been designed not only to facilitate business and technology people to effectively perform their work but also to bridge the gap between them. BPMN is a graph-oriented language developed to create notations for use by the business community to define abstract business process in workflow....   [tags: Business Process Management]
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A Survey on Transformation of BPMN to BPEL - IV. CRITICAL ANALYSIS There are variety of modeling language use to collaborate between business and IT peoples. Evaluation of modeling language is important to select most suitable language according to business needs and to improve existing expression language. Currently originations are striving for BPMN as a standard BPM notations and BPEL for process definition. However, such a proposed standard need careful examination of BPMN and BPEL. Research conducted in this field can be categorized into different domains including capacity of BPMN and BPEL to support workflow technologies, domain representation, semantic analysis and evaluation of BPMN exclusively....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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The Transformation of Edna Pontellier in The Awakening - “She wanted something to happen- something, anything: she did not know what” (Chopin). In Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening, the reader is introduced to Edna Pontellier, a passionate, rebellious woman. Throughout the novel, it becomes apparent how unsettled Edna feels about her life. The reader can identify this by her thoughts, desires, and actions, which are highly inappropriate for an affluent woman of the time. In the novel, Edna has an awakening and finds the courage to make the changes she sees necessary....   [tags: Kate Chopin, The Awakening]
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Dickins Elementary Library Transformation - Bentheim (2010) explains the transformation in the school library at D.L “ Dusty” Dickins Elementary School in North Las Vegas. Bentheim used authentic experiences with stations in the library to focus on thematic word study, writing, media literacy, author study, reader’s theatre, games, and guided reading. Bentheim provided direct support reading instruction to students who were below grade level. Gifted students were placed on a special team that worked together to design the reading garden that would be built outside the library windows....   [tags: Education ]
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The Transformation of the American Colonies - From 1763 to 1789 the American Colonies underwent a radical transformation becoming an independent self-governing nation. The British debt accumulated from the French and Indian War brought colonists into conflict with the mother country over a variety of social, political and economic issues. This turmoil pushed the colonials to fight for their independence and develop a government that would counter these problems. With the introduction of the constitution, the American Revolution initiated a radical departure from the America prior to 1763 when it developed unto a revolutionary society....   [tags: American History ] 1701 words
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"The Color Purple": A Story of Transformation - It is possible to say that the conceptions of women’s experiences do not speak to the conceptions of men. Universal perspectives have been asserted explaining the differences between men and women, by basing individual feelings on external impressions. From different perspectives, no such thing as personal prejudices exists. Judgments on the female phenomena are uninfluenced emotions that contain higher thought of physical manifestations. The Cultural components of this social structure include the interactional expectations that each of us meet in every social encounter (Risman, 268)....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Transformation in the Middle East - ... led invasion in 2003 the country saw a steep increase in violence between Shiite and Sunni militants as well as the Kurds becoming nearly autonomous in the north. While these events pre date the current revolutions occurring in the Middle East and Iraq is slightly different as the fall of the regime there was due to foreign intervention, they nonetheless highlight the violence typically associated with regime change. Another characteristic shared by most of the Middle Eastern countries is their strong emphasis on traditionalism and religion....   [tags: democratic reform, religion, traditionalism]
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Transformational Leadership - James MacGregor Burns has defined leadership as “leaders inducing the followers to act for certain goals that represent the values and the motivations – the wants and needs, the aspirations and expectations – of both leaders and followers” (Burns 1978. p.19.) The concept of leadership as a whole encompasses different explanations, theories and leadership styles and has been popular not only from the organizational perspective but in the educational and political context as well. This essay aims to address the key concepts of Transformational leadership which belongs to the more recent approach taken towards leadership....   [tags: Leadership] 850 words
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Transformational Leadership - ... It can be defined as a process that modifies and renovates people (Northouse, 2010). This type of leadership raises motivation as well as morality of both leaders and subordinates to higher levels, thus positively impacting empowerment, enthusiasm and integrity. Transformational leaders possess powerful values that motivate subordinates to think freely, critically and innovatively. They also stress pro-social principles like justice and equality using the four ‘I’s: individualized concerns, intellectual encouragement, inspirational drive, and idealized authority (Gill, 2006)....   [tags: Process, Associated Theories]
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Transformational Leadership - ... I am currently working on my third degree. I have travelled abroad and studied other cultures and languages. As an accounting and finance professional in my former career, I obtained a position in a leading accounting firm performing my duties entirely in another language while living in Europe. I asked a native to the country where I moved to visit with me for a couple of weeks and speak to me only in that language. This allowed me to initially learn enough of the language to obtain employment and my language skills further developed on the job....   [tags: StengthsFinder, assessment, Tom Rath, leader]
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The Need for Transformation Leadership in the Asia Company - "Some say the world will end in fire, some say ice"; so begins the famous poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost. A similar theme can be found in the art exhibition "Coal and Fire" produced by the Asia Society and displayed at Three Shadows, a prestigious gallery located in Beijing, as reported in The New York Times on Thursday by Edward Wong. Photos taken by David Breashears of melting glaciers combined with photographs the ocean and of miners mainly in China and the U.S,, inspired the showing, coordinated by Susan Meisales and Jereon de Vries....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Journey or The Transformation: Which is More Important? - As humans contemplate on their meaning of existence, they embark upon a journey of transformation. This journey of transformation is a voyage embarked on to discover the true meaning to one’s own self, where the destination, or the transformation, occurs when one completes his journey. Each individual has a unique journey and destination to transformation that helps shape who they are. However, there is much debate about whether the journey of transformation is more about the transformation, or the journey itself....   [tags: Hinduism]
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Leadership skills and qualities - ... These are access to information; access to resources and access to support. Access to information helps the nurse leaders to be in the knowing. The nurse leader is previewed into the organizations nuances, decision reasons and oncoming challenges and opportunities. By knowing, the nurse leader is able to prepare and address the issues in a constructive manner. Access to resources allows the nurse leader to provide for her unit or units to assure patient care is successful, staff have all required equipment’s and the unit is well stacked....   [tags: transformation, transactional leadership]
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Juliet’s Transformation in Romeo and Juliet - From “the fatal loins” (Prologue.5) of Lord and Lady Capulet, protagonist Juliet is born in Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. Early on in the play Juliet is portrayed as a very dutiful daughter to her family. After her encounter with Romeo however, she begins a rapid transformation from a naive young girl into a woman. By the end of the play Juliet’s transformation evolves her from a dutiful daughter, into a faithful wife that is willing to desert her family in the name of love. The audience is first introduced to Juliet in the exposition of the play....   [tags: Free Romeo and Juliet Essays] 970 words
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The Bood Chamber - ... The house that was once gleaming, clean and filled with cut flowers has also undergone a physical transformation, as “the doors did not open silently, as before…the flowers in the glass jars were dead…a kind of physical disillusion as if its glamour had been sustained by a cheap conjuring trick” (50). The house is an image of physical decay and parallels to the Beast himself because as the house is in decline the Beast is as well. The wilted roses function as a representation of Beauty’s identity as the perfect woman which also wilted away....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Carter, Transformation]
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Transformation of Lear in Shakespeare's King Lear - King Lear is a Shakespearian tragedy revolving largely around one central theme, personal transformation. Shakespeare shows in King Lear that the main characters of the play experience a transformative phase, where they are greatly changed through their suffering. Through the course of the play Lear is the most transformed of all the characters. He goes through seven major stages of transformation on his way to becoming an omniscient character: resentment, regret, recognition, acceptance and admittance, guilt, redemption, and optimism....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 1682 words
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Bradbury´s Something Wicked This Way Comes - ... This means that Halloway is now ready to fight and conquer his weaknesses. Charles Halloway’s acceptance of the truth is evidence that he had undergone a metamorphosis. Halloway’s attribute also indicates evidences of his transformation. Charles sees a hairy man placing up posters on the walls and Charles grabs a poster with the words “Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show.” At home, Will asks his father about the poster but Charles pretends to know nothing. Charles Halloway’s passiveness is being expressed through his secretiveness....   [tags: transformation, Ray Bradbury, butterflies]
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Flying: The Transformation of Heart, Mind, and Soul - “The fathers may soar and the children may know their names.” This was the basis of Milkman’s discovery of his past, which he would learn about in time. In Toni Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon, Milkman goes through the early, adolescent, and middle stages of his life with little faith in himself, for he cannot fly, nor does he know flight’s true meaning. Milkman journeys through his life being selfish and vain because he has yet to discover his true identity. As Milkman grows, the more he experiences and encounters alone and with others....   [tags: Morrison, Solomon] 1796 words
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Scrooge's Transformation in Dickens' A Christmas Carol - Ebenezer Scrooge is the major character in the story, A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol is about how a “cold-hearted, tight fisted, selfish” money grabbing man is offered an opportunity of a life time, to change his behaviour, attitude... to have a second chance in life. The theme of this novel is to look at the good you do in life and how it carries over after your death. The moral of the book is; "People can make changes in their lives whenever they really want to, even right up to the end." In this essay I am going to distinguish the personality of Scrooge also show you how he was at the beginning of the novella in the 1st Stave to how he changes at the end in the 5th Stave....   [tags: A Christmas Carol] 1323 words
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The Transformation of Society in "The City of the End of Things" - The future of society is an often unpredictable topic due to its many variables. In “The Lost Island” and in “The City of the End of Things”, the future is depicted as something detrimental to the society each story represents. In Pauline Johnson's short story, “The Lost Island”, this concept is manifested in the visions given by the Medicine Man, who foretells the oppression of his people by the arrival of the colonizers. In Archibald Lampman's poem, “The City of the End of Things”, this concept is expressed through the downfall of greater human society in favour of a colder, more robotic age....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Hero, Villain, or Both: The Transformation of Macbeth - In the play Macbeth, we witness Macbeth transform from an honest, courageous human to a dark, dishonest man who is full of greed and craves power. Various acts of loyalty and betrayal take place throughout the play, and these acts help pave the way for the rest of the plot. We witness a series of betrayals that act similar to that of unsteady building blocks, with each betrayal adding more consequence and weight to the next until they all crumble back down. This was the case with Macbeth, where he would betray his old friends and essentially ruin their lives, until eventually, these betrayals returned the favor....   [tags: william shakespeare] 978 words
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Analyzing the Poetry of Phillis Wheatley - ... Yet, neither in “On Being Brought from Africa to America” nor “To the University of Cambridge, in New England” does Wheatley openly discuss her social bondage. “Twas not long since I left my native shore/ The land of errors, and Egyption gloom:/ Father of mercy, ‘twas Thy gracious hand/ Brought me in safety from those dark abodes.”("University" 421). Rather, she acknowledges that slavery is what helped her find God. Had she stayed in Africa, she would have lived a life of evil in God’s eyes and burned in Hell for eternity....   [tags: Religious, Redemption, Transformation] 796 words
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The Analysis of the Transformation of Eliza - The play "Pygmalion" describes the process of the transformation of Eliza, who appears in three images in the story: Eliza begins as a flower girl, then she transforms into a lady with noble accent and in good manners, then an independent woman with self-respect and dignity. By naming his drama "Pygmalion," Shaw reminds people of the ancient Pygmalion Myth. Pygmalion, a sculptor, makes a beautiful statue and falls in love with his own creation. He prays that life may be granted to it. The gods give him his wish....   [tags: American Literature] 892 words
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Voltaire's Candide: The Transformation of Candide - Voltaire's Candide: The Transformation of Candide     Candide (1991), which is another version of "Voltaire" by French writer Francois-Marie Arouet, is a short but diverse story that tells of a young man's journey for love and the hardships he faces all the while keeping a very strong, positive and philosophical outlook on life. The book starts in an unknown year, hinted sometime around the Renaissance, with a young man named Candide. Candide loves the princess of a Baron and is banished from the land because of it....   [tags: Voltaire Candide Essays]
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Book Review: Japan in Transformation - Jeffrey Kingston. Japan in Transformation, 1952 – 2000. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited, 2001. 230 pp. Over the past fifty years Japan has seen significant changes in all aspects of its society and the way it interacts with the outside world. For example, despite suffering a defeat in World War II, Japan soon became one of Asia’s greatest economic powers. In Japan in Transformation, 1952 - 2000, Jeffrey Kingston focuses on various aspects of change in Japanese society and politics in the period after World War II....   [tags: essays research papers] 1021 words
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The Cruel Transformation in Oedipus the King - The Cruel Transformation in Oedipus the King      When we look in the mirror, do we see what other people see or do we see what we delude ourselves into believing is the truth?  Self-realization is a complicated concept, one which many Greek dramatists used in order to clarify the themes of their tragedies.  In Oedipus the King, Sophocles ties Oedipus’ journey to self-realization with the main theme of the story.  As Oedipus slowly begins to realize his true self, he transforms from a proud and heroic king into a tyrant in denial into a scared, condemned man, humbled by his tragic fate.    In the beginning, Oedipus is portrayed as a confident, powerful hero.  His bravery and worth are proved when the reader learns how he solved the Sphinx’s riddle.  Even though Oedipus was not a native Theban, he chose to answer the Sphinx’s riddle in spite of her threat of death to anyone who answers incorrectly.  Only a man like Oedipus, a man possessing tremendous self-confidence, could have such courage.  When Oedipus succeeds, freeing the city from the Sphinx's evil reign, he becomes instantly famous and known for his bravery and intelligence.  A temple priest reveals the respect the Thebans have for their king when he tells Oedipus, "You freed us from the Sphinx, you came to Thebes and cut us loose from the bloody tribute we had paid that harsh, brutal singer.  We taught you nothing, no skill, no extra knowledge, still you triumphed" (44-47).  Here, Oedipus' bold actions seem to be a blessing, a special gift from the gods used to benefit the city as a whole.  Indeed Oedipus is idealized by the Thebans, yet at times he seems to spite the gods, assuming authority that normally belongs to them.  For example, he pompously tells the Chorus, which implores the gods for deliverance from the city plague, "You pray to the gods....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]
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The Transformation from Student to Teacher - The Transformation from Student to Teacher Is there a transformation from student to teacher. The nature of a student is learning to develop skills to help them with there everyday problems. Later on in their schooling they will start to develop more advanced skills. Skills which will be used to help other students perform tasks to help the community, such as building bridges, teaching, networking an office building, and so on. After you have mastered a major role in society and can perform its task flawlessly you begin to teach others the same knowledge which you have acquired....   [tags: Education Teaching Classroom Teachers Essays] 1159 words
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