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The Storms of Villette

- The Storms of Villette      In Charlotte Brontë's novel, Villette, Brontë strategically uses the brutality and magnitude of  thunder storms to propel her narrator, Lucy Snowe, into unchartered social territories of friendship and love. In her most devious act, the fate of Lucy and M. Paul is clouded at the end of the novel by an ominous and malicious storm. By examining Brontë's manipulation of two earlier storms which echo the scope and foreboding of this last storm -- the storm Lucy encounters during her sickness after visiting confession and the storm which detains her at Madame Walravens' abode -- the reader is provided with a way in which to understand the vague and despairing ending...   [tags: Storms of Villette Essays]

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Use of Storm Imagery in Villette and Frankenstein

-     The Romantic and Victorian periods saw a flowering of imagery: for the Romantics, because it often proved the best way to express their vague philosophical yearnings and ideas; for the Victorians, because societal taboos all too often prevented discussion of topics unless they were "coded" in acceptable images. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charlotte Brontké's Villette, despite springing from these two different periods of literature, share a type of symbol. In each "bildingsroman," storms provide a dominant textual metaphor for violent and confusing turning points in the main character's development....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Villette, by Charlotte Bronte

- The passage appears at the end of Volume 1 of Villette, just after Lucy Snowe's paralyzing episode in which she questions her future, those who loved her and even her life. It is this moment of doubt that propels Snowe forward into a dizzying torment of anguish and despair as she wrestles with herself and the outside world. Her language and diction used in these ending thoughts of the first volume underscore both essences of internal and external turmoil as she becomes entangled in the force of the storm: If the storm had lulled at little at sunset, it made up now for lost time....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Conceit]

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Storms

- In the northern tundra of the lower Arctic, a bone-chilling wind develops and heads southward to cross the border. Although tempered by the trip, the north wind remains cold and dry, like a bubble growing wider, larger, swallowing whole states with the advance. In the south, humid air from the Gulf rambles northward, staying low and bringing fair but sweltering weather. Both, whether by creation or chance, meet in the middle of the great expanse of the Plains. II Distant thunderheads moved on the horizon, traveling along the fine edge where the sky melded to the land....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Mother Of All Storms

- ... They prided themselves on riding it out, their self-reliance. They weren 't being foolish about it. They were just drawing upon past experience.” Could this be a tradition embedded in the people of New Orleans to always fight, never give up and stay loyal to the city of New Orleans. One would agree so. No one can blame those that decided to stay in New Orleans. Many thought they could simply stay in New Orleans and eventually the hurricane would pass but others simply had no way to escape the city for various reasons but in hindsight I am sure if you were to ask anyone if they had all the resources and aid would they have stayed or left New Orleans during the hurricane....   [tags: George W. Bush, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans]

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Preparing NYC for Major Storms

- ... A quote from the article is “Now homeowners who live in risk-prone areas are faced with an expensive predicament: they can either pay much higher insurance rates if they leave things the way they are or they can reconfigure their houses to prepare for the next disaster.” on October 29 the day that the hurricane hit New York, at least 159 were left dead and caused $65 billion in damages. Also a report from the President’s Hurricane Sandy rebuilding Task Force, identifies 11 climate-related disasters costing an estimated $110 billion in damages in the last year alone....   [tags: natural disaster contigency plans]

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Storms Of My Grandchildren, Dr.

- A storm surges in the distance. The rain beats down hard against the pavement and the wind howls as it rushes its through towns and villages. Ocean waves pound the shore as the swell of the current becomes even more powerful. The evidence clearly presents itself. This is most definitely a hurricane. It is easy to predict the effects of a hurricane. People know what will happen when its done smashing its way through and they know how to fix the damage. But what about an even bigger, more threatening storm....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Global warming]

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Tropical Storms And Its Effects

- A tropical cyclone is a warm-core, low-pressure system producing high winds that spiral counter-clockwise (in the northern hemisphere) and inward, with the highest winds near the center of circulation. The large counter-clockwise and inward flow is characteristic of the nearly symmetric structure of tropical cyclones as they are comprised of rain bands spiraling toward the center. These warm-core storms typically form over the tropical and subtropical oceans and extract their energy from the heat content of the oceans....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, Wind]

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The Storms of Life

- The Storms of Life There once was a man who dreamed he was at the end of his life. He saw his life as if it were a walk along a beach with Jesus. As he looked back over his life he saw two sets of footprints in the sand along most of the way -- one set belonging to him, the other to Jesus. He noticed, though, that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints in the sand. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered the man, and he questioned the Lord about it....   [tags: Papers]

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Psychological Effects of Ice Storms and Floods

- Psychological Effects of Ice Storms and Floods All disasters have numerous psychological effects on both survivors and disaster workers. This is because of the trauma and shock associated with disasters. However, though there are some disasters that cause similar side effects, some people react differently to different disasters. Ice storms and floods lasting for days are both serious disasters which can lead to extreme damage and cause serious psychological effects on survivors and disaster workers....   [tags: trauma and shock after natural disasters]

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Storms

- If you know where and when to look, you can treat yourself to a colourful display of atmospheric haloes, spots and pillars. These images can tell you something about the clouds overhead and possible changes in the weather. All of these images are created by light shining through cirrostratus clouds. These clouds occur at an altitude of 6,000-12,000 metres. They appear as a thin sheet or layer (strata) that is pure white. The layer of cloud is so thin (only 100-450 metres) that is doesn't obscure the sun or moon, so you should be able to see your shadow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Weathering the Storms of True Love

- Sitting on a porch swing with one's true love hugging and kissing as the moon smiles down upon them, seems like the perfect situation for true love. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Shakespeare presents the truth about true love in his comical tragedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lysander clearly stated loves situation when he told Hermia "the course of true love never did run smooth" (Griffiths 94). "In some ways Lysander's declaration becomes the play's structural and thematic point" by which Shakespeare uses to explore the storms of love (Bloom 12)....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Two Storms in Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm"

- In Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm” it talks about love and lust. It speaks of two kind of storm that occurs. These two storms I find to be the central part of the story, and is being represented as a symbol within the story. The first storm is the most obvious one that Bibi and Bobinot are faced with. The second storm isn’t that visible for it involves Calixta and Alcee. Just as like most storms they come and pass. As the story begins we find Bibi and Bobinot on their way home. They were at Friedheimer’s store; they notice the dark clouds flowing with evil intentions to the west....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Storm, ]

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Vampire Genre Storms Popular Culture (Again)

- Vampire Genre Storms Popular Culture (Again) The vampire genre is today’s most popular form of pop culture. Vampire movies and literature have risen to fame in American popular culture today, but vampire genre popularity dates back further than many people realize. Sprouting from humble origins of fireside lore, vampire fiction has been a mainstay in the literary realm. It is in literature today that we see this ever-popular fragment of popular culture truly blossom in Stephenie Meyer’s hit-novel series, Twilight....   [tags: twilight series, movies, films]

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Solar Storms

- Solar Storms Storms in space could have a devastating effect on our society. Solar storms are a result of solar flares and are electromagnetic in nature. They are capable of causing power outages and halting all types of communication, including; electronic pagers; radio and television broadcasts; credit card transactions; military communications; etc. Solar flares are cyclical, usually over a period of eleven years. There are three basic stages to a solar flare. The first stage is the precursor stage, where the release of magnetic energy is triggered....   [tags: Papers]

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Passionate Storms

- Passionate Storms Kate Chopin’s “The Storm”, is a story filled with metaphorical references between a thunderstorm of rain and a thunderstorm of passion. Calixta, Bobinot, and Bibi led, what one would assume to be, a rather normal life. While Bobinot and Bibi are in town shopping they notice a storm approaching, and “Bobinot, who was accustomed to converse on terms of perfect equality with his little son, called the child’s attention to certain sombre clouds that were rolling with sinister intention from the west, accompanied by a sullen, threatening roar.” However, a moment a Mother Nature’s fury unleashed a wealth of passion between Calixta and her former beau Alcee Laballiere...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lake-Effect Snow Storms

- Early this February the states surrounding the great lakes in the northeast were pounded by lake-effect snow storms. Some areas saw more than four feet of snow. These states are accustomed to lake-effect snow storms, but it has been some time since they last saw one of this magnitude. Some areas saw up to 140 inches in less than twelve days. The storm was accountable for 35 deaths. (msn.com 2007) States on the lee, or down wind, sides of the great lakes receive lake-effect snow every year. For some cities this can push the average snowfall up to 400 inches....   [tags: Great Lakes]

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Extra-tropical Storms, Extreme Weather Should We Worry or Not?

- In recent news, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has released the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Working Group I. The AR5 increased the certainty of human caused climate change from 90% to 95%. The AR5 was published in September of 2013 and is set for finalization in 2014. It is expected to present a clearer view on the current climate conditions. It consists of three Working Groups (WGs) and a Synthesis Report (SYR). In section 6 of chapter 2, the IPCC-AR5 discusses the current storm trends of extra-tropical storms and extreme climate events overall....   [tags: Climate Change, Government]

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The Chart Points Out The Named Storms, Hurricanes And Major Hurricanes

- The chart points out the named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes. It is clear to state that major hurricanes, in purple, during the 1850’s and well into the 1920’s were less than the number of major hurricanes in 2005, which was greater than five. Katrina, Dennis, Wilma and Rita were a few of those in 2005 (National Hurricane Center, 2016). These storms, as many might know, were some of the strongest hurricanes to hit land. The concept behind this information is to guide the reader’s considerations towards the fact that warmer weather condition have something to do with the strength these hurricanes are gaining....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina]

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The Causes and Negative Effects of Global Warming

- ... In Northern Europe, Eastern America, and parts of Asia have increased precipitation amounts. Droughts have become longer and more severe. Many areas are seeing bigger and more intense snow storms. Hurricanes nowadays have higher wind speeds than before, and finally, hurricanes stay stronger longer because of warming at the bottom of the ocean. Global warming is caused by many things. The main reason is because of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. There are a lot of human activities that add on to global warming....   [tags: greenhouse, storms, glaciers]

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How to Track a Hurricane

- How to track a hurricane Hurricanes, also known as cyclones or typhoons, are huge, devastating tropical storms that can be up to 600 miles wide. They have strong, forceful winds that spiral inward and upward circling around the “eye” of the storm. Inside the eye, there are clear skies and light winds, however, surrounding the eye wall there are bands of wind and rain that spread out for over hundreds or thousands of miles. Hurricanes begin as tropical disturbances over warm ocean water (27°c or 80°F) and gathers heat and energy as it moves across the ocean....   [tags: huge, devastating tropical storms]

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Tropical Storm? I Think Not.

- Hurricanes are the most destructive natural disaster known to man. They are very powerful and violent storms, mainly associated with strong winds and heavy rains. A storm is classified as a hurricane when the speed of wind reaches seventy-four miles per hour. They usually start stirring up over warm seas, near the equator, and are accompanied by fierce winds, flash floods, mudslides and huge waves. The cause of this all has to do with two basic ingredients: warm air and water. Once these natural disasters strike, they not only affect physical parts of the world, but even the economy....   [tags: Tropical Storms, hurricanes, ]

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Climate Change: Overstated and Misunderstood

- Ever since the advent of weather observation and prediction technology in the past 150 years, science has created a consensus that the earth is getting warmer, and that human influence is to blame. Some even blame this change, known as global warming, for bouts of extreme weather including cyclonic storms, droughts, wildfires, and heat waves. These scientists (and much of the public) believe that our influence is the problem, as our emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, the product of the usage of our fuels, are polluting the atmosphere and trapping energy from the sun within....   [tags: cyclonic storms, droughts, wildfires]

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The Earth Magnetic Field

- It’s the magnetic field that extends from the earth’s interior to where it meets the solaria stream of charged particles emanating from the sun. The magnetic field resembles the field of a large bar magnet near its center or that due to a uniformly magnetized sphere. Its origin is thought to be generated deep down in the earth’s core. At the surface of the earth, the pole of this equivalent bar magnet, nearest the north geographical pole is actually a south” magnetic pole. This paradoxical situation exists since by convention a north seeking end of a compass needle is defined as pointing north yet must point to a pole of opposite sense or South Pole of the earth’s magnetic field....   [tags: solaria stream, magnetic storms]

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The Dust Bowl

- Rays of golden sunlight were piercing the blue sky. Today was a hot day. There had been no rain in the last month. A young child was playing in the field while his father was harvesting the crops. The boy was playing among the newly harvested golden vegetables. There were a lot more vegetables than he remembered from years past. The boy knew they were going to sell most of this harvest. Where are the other plants that he remembered. Why was corn the only thing growing. Why is it in straight lines instead of winding around the property like it normally did....   [tags: dust storms, harvesting crops, farmers, storms]

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Different Types of Hurracanes

- ... The center of a hurricane is call the “Eye of the Hurricane” and is about 20-30 miles wide (32-48 kilometer wide). The eye is the calmest part of a hurricane and surrounding the eye is something call the “Eye Wall”. When a hurricane makes a landfall, it often produces a strong storm surge that can reach 20 feet (6 meters) long and spread 100 miles (161 kilometers).Hurricanes cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles in land. Hurricanes can produce winds exceptional to 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and microbursts....   [tags: swirling tropical storms, winds]

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The Drought: Surviving the Dust Bowl

- ... They did not quite feel the effects until they tried to sell their wheat. Wheat that had been in high demand and selling a high price was now only getting pennies on the bushel. As a result, there was so much wheat they could not sell it. They were at risk of losing everything they had worked so hard for. Hard Times Surviving: Living with dust became more than a mere inconvenience; it was a lifestyle. Dust always found its way into their homes. Many housewives would do everything possible to keep their homes clean, but it was a daily uphill battle....   [tags: Dirty Thirties, severe wind storms]

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Yolanda: Deadliest Natural Disaster

- ... In this very horrifying and overwhelming event, several people came to realization of greater blessings, which cause each and every one of us feel miserable to help one another and to put an end to this apocalyptic Global Warming. Blessings it is. Name it, benediction, invocation, and so many more to mention. Never in our lives had we realized that we’ve been so consecrated by bunch of greater things. By seeing the pitiful aftermath of the breathtaking tragic event that occurred Philippines, many came to a realization that we shouldn’t just be thankful for it, but instead share it into halves to all of our brothers and sisters in God....   [tags: cataclysimic storms]

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Hurricanes' Effects on Society

- Hurricanes' Effects on Society Hurricanes are one of nature’s most natural occurrences and intense phenomenal storms. Yet, as phenomenal as they are, they are still one of the deadliest and disastrous natural occurrences that continue to plague costal residents with fears of their homes being destroyed, their towns wiped out, and loved ones either disappearing or dying. Roger A. Pielke Jr. and Roger A. Pielke Sr. in their book Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society, state that the hurricane is a member of a phenomena called cyclones, which refers to “any weather system that circulates in a counterclockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in a clockwise direction in the So...   [tags: Nature Storms Weather Hurricane Essays Paper]

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Comparing the Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete

- Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete      "Why is Villette so disagreeable. Because the writer's mind contains nothing but hunger, rebellion and rage." Matthew Arnold, 1853.   Matthew Arnold was certainly forthcoming about the defects of both Charlotte Bronte's  mind and of her novel. Indeed he was not alone in his reaction to her; Anne  Mozley in The Christian Remembrancer ;in April 1853 wrote in reaction to  Bronte's other great work of "rebellion", Jane Eyre, that she had to make  "a protest against the outrages on decorum, the moral perversity, the  toleration, nay, indifference to vice which deform her picture of a  desolate woman" (my italics)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Great Galveston Hurricane

- A hurricane, formally known as a tropical cyclone, is the most dangerous storm on this planet. Hurricanes only form over warm oceans near the equator. When humid, mild air ascends, it causes less air pressure below. Because of this, other high pressure parts try to equalize pressure with the low pressure area. This air also becomes humid, and mild and rises. This cycle continues, and the water in the air makes clouds. All the clouds spin and get bigger, fueled by the ocean’s heat and water evaporating to the surface....   [tags: tropical cyclones, dangerous storms]

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Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina

- According to the “The handy weather answer book” by Kevin Hile a hurricane is defined as a tropical storm formed in the Atlantic Basin. Winds reach speeds of 74 miles per hour or more. Frequently, hurricanes occur during the months of summer. This allows energy to build from the warm surface of the ocean. Wind speeds, clouds, and the Coriolis Effect all contribute to the formation of a hurricane (123). Hurricanes are a vital motive in nature. Douglas explains, “Whirling energy beasts are the atmosphere’s automatic pressure-relief valves, comparable to an integrated thermostat; they also dispense essential rains, restoring supplies and soil moistures’ (108)....   [tags: hurricanes, sandy, katrina, tropical storms]

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Pair and Extra-Pair Copulation of Asian Openbill Storks

- Pair and extra-pair copulation of Asian openbill storks: Abstract: The copulatory behaviour of Asian openbill stork was observed in the heronry for two years. Atotal of 282 pair copulation attempts (PCAs) and 41 extra-pair copulation attempts (EPCAs) (14.53% of all copulation attempts) were observed among 30 focal pairs. 85% of PCAs and 50% of EPCAs resulted in cloacal contact. Thirteen males (43%) and 21 (70 %) females were involved in EPCAs. There was a correlation between the time that female spent alone on the nest and the occurrence of EPCAs during the presumed fertile period of the female....   [tags: Biology]

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Hurricanes

- INTRODUCTION The term “hurricane” is a name given to violent storms that originate over the tropical or subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or North Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes need warm tropical oceans, moisture and light winds above them in order to maintain themselves active. Those storms other than the ones considered typhoons are known as tropical cyclones, which is the general name for all such storms including hurricanes and typhoons. Hurricanes are named based on certain aspects and location of where they first originate....   [tags: Natural Disasters Storms essays papers]

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American History: The Stormy Weather and Over and Well: 1930-1941

- Stormy Weather & Over and Well: 1930-1941 The thirties were a time of the Great Depression. Everyone was poor. People who had had riches in abundance not one year earlier were living on the streets. It would take years for America to recover, and the road to get there was not very smooth. The economy during the thirties was very bad in America. At the end of the last century, in 1929, the stock exchange crashed. It is referred to as the Wall Street crash and the collapse of the NY stock exchange, but most importantly it started the Great Depression....   [tags: great depression, world war II]

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'Twas a Dark and Stormy Night: The Gothic Style of the Arts

- ... Scenes began with storms, shows of power, of nature, immediately filling the reader with a cold dread and a level of fright - the characteristic strike of the lightning behind a looming castle upon a hill, cliche now to use - but then. - oh what a staple to the Gothic art. Moods taken from such novels, however, can manifest themselves in more subtle, tuned ways, that need nothing so bold as the dredges of rain pouring. Seen common in film, the simple shot of the long, vacant corridor flickering with little light, asking the mind to question the shadows....   [tags: literary genres]

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History of the American Department Stores

- 1.0 - Introduction Over the years, the American department store has developed and evolved as not only a commercial business but also a cultural institution. While it has weathered many storms and changes since its inception and throughout history, its most predominant enemy has been a change in the lifestyle of the American people (Whitaker, 2013). As the customer’s needs and wants have shifted, department stores have struggled to keep up with demands. It has been argued that the decline of the department store has been ongoing for the last 50 years (Whitaker, 2013)....   [tags: commercial business, american market]

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Wireless IT and RF Infrastructure for Stores

- 1. Introduction This document discusses the security implications of the proposed new wireless IT infrastructure for Stores. This document primarily focuses on issues related to the risk of adopting pre-shared keys for authenticating devices, as the risks associated with the end user devices are documented elsewhere. The following is extracted from the TAD: Currently there are a number of store devices and applications that rely on the existing Stores RF Infrastructure. The current RF systems were first deployed in stores several years ago....   [tags: retail, business,]

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Dark Stormy Night

- Dark Stormy Night It was a dark and stormy night. The rain came down in torrents, soaking the solitary man to the skin. He stood alone, silent, still enveloped by the black of the night. Had the sun been shining, this lonely man would have seen the flat green fields surrounding him and far in the distance a house stood, as solitary as the man. Yet the dark limited the man's vision so the house vanished. Suddenly the man's eyes snapped open....   [tags: Papers]

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An Interview At One Of The Disney Stores

- I am writing in regard to some company policy that was presented to me during an interview at one of the Disney Stores, the store and my identity I will be keeping anonymous to protect the workers there since they were doing their job. Now, I have not received word as to whether or not I get hired so this is not a letter of grievance over a rejection. In fact, this is a declaration of why I find the atmosphere some policies establish to be restricting and uninviting. The primary issue I found was the policies on appearance and professionalism....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Marketing Analysis : Ross Stores

- ... Industry Size and Growth Trends. Ross Stores currently has 1,274 stores located in 34 of the states and 172 DD’s Discounts located in 15 states. (Ross Stores, Inc. 2015 Annual Report, n.d.). Ross is working diligently on getting a local Ross store close to their customers so they will not have to go too far to get a great bargain. Ross has not only increased in size but has also managed to stay competitive with its top competitors TJ Maxx and Burlington Coat Factory. Burlington Coat Factory had an increase of 8% in revenue for the year 2015 which has also increased their net income....   [tags: Department store, Retailing]

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Case Study : The Four Stores

- ... A feature Zappos has is fast, free shipping with no minimum. Zappos has a VIP customer option, which includes a free 1-Day shipping option. Lastly, Zappos also has a live chat and a 24/7 customer service hotline. 2. JCP, Ashley Stewart’s, Zappos, and Sammydress all use marketing information systems to provide information technologies that support market functions. All four websites use interactive marketing so their customers can engage in network-enabled and interactive processes. All the websites except Ashley Stewart’s has a live chat so the customers can interact and be involved....   [tags: Sales, Customer service, Clothing, Retailing]

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The Success Of Apple Stores

- of its revenues of $76.3 billion, handily exceeding the overall retail industry 's sales growth of 4.5% (para. 13). Realization of this success is hard to grasp in an economy where brick-and-mortar stores have and continue to suffer do to low-cost online retailers such as Amazon and large, low-cost brick-and-mortar retailers such as Costco and Wal-Mart (Bajarin, 2012). Despite the odds and in only fourteen years, Apple has managed to build a highly successful retail chain that is in high demand domestically and globally....   [tags: Retailing, Sales, Online shopping]

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One Stormy Night - Original Writing

- One Stormy Night - Original Writing The sudden, swift, severe summer storm caught me totally unaware. I was walking down Old tree Road when the clouds started to build. I looked around as I huddled under a large, dead oak tree. Almost all of the houses on this abandoned street were too badly damaged for me to take shelter in, except for the one. The house loomed impressive and morbid in the greenish-black sky. A flash of lightning briefly illuminated the house. The windows were broken, but the superstructure seemed to be in good condition....   [tags: Papers]

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Wal Mart Stores, Inc.

- ... Leverage can play a key role when handling business with suppliers and Walmart is most certainly one of the many companies that takes advantage of this fact. Walmart heavily relies upon its mammoth purchasing power to shape supplier’s behavior which also drives down costs (University of San Francisco, 2015). In having the ability to purchase an incredibly high quantity of supplies while also pulling from many different product segments, the suppliers themselves feel as though they need to sustain Walmart’s satisfaction in order to continue their business with the successful retail chain....   [tags: Supply chain management, Management, Supply chain]

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Locally Owned Stores Are Better of the Local Economy than Big Chain Stores

- John Gatto, a resident of Portreo Hill, used to shop in the Castro neighborhood, but now many of his favorite stores are gone. “When retail goes, so does the neighborhood,” said Gatto, a longtime visitor. “You cannot have a viable neighborhood without a local business.” Gatto is one of many residents and visitors who say that franchises like CVS and Whole Foods are changing the neighborhood’s unique atmosphere. However, some residents and city officials say they are generating more jobs and money to the area....   [tags: Canadian local economy]

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The End of Large Department Stores and Malls

- The biggest department stores in the mid-1960s were Macy's, Hudson's, and Marshall Field. Hudson's had 25 floors; two of its four below-ground floors were basement stores, where 60 departments did up to 25% of the store's business. At its peak in mid-century, Hudson's employed over 12,000 employees and welcomed 100,000 shoppers a day. Hudson’s even had its own telephone exchange (Capitol), and the nation's third largest switchboard, with only by the Pentagon and the Bell System larger. Across all major cities, the downtown department stores were enormous, with elevators and escalators....   [tags: Shopping, Internet]

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Praise of Chain Stores by Virginia Postrel

- “So what’s wrong if the country has 158 neighborhood California Pizza Kitchens instead of one or two?” Virginia Postrel inquires in her In Praise of Chain Stores essay (Postrel 348). In rebuttal, I plan to answer her question with more reasons than one. However, the responses I intend to offer apply not only to the CPKs of America, but for all the national retailers, big box stores, chain stores, and the like. National retailers destroy the local character of small towns. Chain stores should be limited to only run in a few highly populated urban areas....   [tags: wal-mart, economic impact]

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Brick & Mortar vs. Online Stores

- Saving money takes time and sensible planning. As an online business owner saving money leads to further funds for the business. Both forms of shopping have their own positives and negatives. With careful research, there are many deals to find when combing both brick and mortar and online shopping. When choosing to shop online or at a brick and mortar store, start by weighing the pros and cons of each established method of shopping. When shopping online a consumer is are able to browse multiple stores while sitting in their pajamas, no driving from store to store, and there is no need to deal with overcrowded stores....   [tags: consumer, market, purchases]

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Taking a Look at Zara's Retail Stores

- Zara retail’s stores normally placed in the center area or the best location on streets to attract their targets customers. Their target customer is obviously high fashion interested and shop frequently. For example, Zara in Thailand is located in the middle of town and in the center of the mall, which is easy to get by the sky train, bus or car. Everyday Zara has many shoppers coming to the store looking for the new product and some of the people, who is passing because Zara’s store has located in front of the escalator....   [tags: business analysis, marketing strategies]

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Racial And Gender Differences Of Toy Stores

- ... In addition, she saw that all the clerks were young white women around college age. Additionally, she saw that the atmosphere and dress was more relaxed than a regular store would be, with the owner in a Hawaiian shirt and the other workers in what looked like “punk” with their hair dyed different colors, piercings, and tattoos. The clerks seemed to be friendly to the customers and even had some regulars who they were on a first name basis with who were all mainly middle class white women. Christine believes that she did not hired at tomatoes because she was not young or “hip” enough to fit in with her bring in her 40’s like the owner....   [tags: African American, Racism, White American]

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How Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman Influenced My Story

- It was in the absurd and unnatural intercourse of Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman, my college communications teacher, that my story was conceived. I had already given several speeches for Mrs. Hausman and had grown weary of the class when she insisted on one more speech for our final grade. I went straight to brainstorming but when I looked down after fifteen minutes of pondering I found an unblemished piece of white paper. Desperate for a subject I scanned the classroom and saw a flyer advertising commercial fishing job opportunities in Alaska....   [tags: gray skies and stormy seas]

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The Brain Only Stores Meaningful Information

- The brain only stores meaningful information because: In the forward of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (Erickson, 2002.), Carol Ann Tomlinson writes, “Facts devoid of meaning are stillborn. When we deliver information to students without breathing life into it, we have done no more than throw sand in their faces” (p.viii). I believe this is a powerful visual as one contemplates why the brain only stores meaningful information. Our brain does more than we can imagine. It is the center for controlling automatic bodily functions, the housing of our emotions and thoughts, has the ability to problem-solve, is imaginative and inventive, and does so much more....   [tags: Brain, Psychology, Hippocampus, Human brain]

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Employee Voluntary Turnover At Retail Stores

- Introduction Retail stores provide much of people’s daily necessities: clothing, food, furniture, etc. Although much of the retail environment helps to keep society running smoothly, most of the operations behind retail stores don’t run as that. According to CNBC, in 2013 when the economy was at rise, the average turnover rate for retail stores was 74.9%. Retail is a field that is branded by several different events such as grand openings, store failures, new products, and employee turnover (Darden, Hampton & Boatwright, 1987)....   [tags: Employment]

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Brookshire Grocery Stores: An Organizational Analysis

- Managers. The culture and values of Brookshire’s are constantly reinforced in managers by always maintaining communication (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Notices of changes or reminders of ways to best serve the customer are delivered by mail, email, or in person from a higher-ranking manager (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Meetings are also important communication channels for managers (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Many times, they gather in Tyler, Texas to meet with some of the highest managers of the company (E....   [tags: Managers, Maintaining Communication, Culture]

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Free Personal Narratives: Stormy Days - My Paradise

- Stormy Days - My Paradise "Oh, Man. I hate the rain!" my eight-year-old brother said. He had planned on spending the weekend outdoors, playing and exploring. I could understand his disappointment. An eight-year-old boy would much rather be outdoors catching disgusting creatures, riding bikes, and playing ball. Mothers generally don't allow these adventures on stormy days. He knew he was out of luck. I, on the other hand, felt content when I awoke to the sounds of "drip, drop, drip, drop" on my window pane....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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The Impact of Department Stores

- The Impact of Department Stores Departments stores introduced the customs of shopping as we know them today. Before the advent of giant emporiums like Macy's and Saks, people made their purchases in specialty and dry goods houses, usually located in a nearby part of town. Store owners in small or rural areas, expecting a slow turnover of merchandise, sold their goods at a high mark-up, but allowed thrifty customers to bargain for lower prices or barter with cash crops. Window-shopping had yet to be born; those who entered the store were obligated to buy something, and customers could not return the goods they had purchased (Hall, "Pre-Department Stores")....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Damage Of 'Big Box' Stores

- Throughout the past years there has been an enormous and ongoing conflict against the opening of "big box" superstores which are famous across America. "Big box" is the new term used to describe the massive rectangular one-floor building retail stores occupying between 90,000 and 200,000 square feet with an enormous parking lot that surrounds it. They are designed to accommodate a large number of products as well as a form of billboard that affectively attract customers. These stores are strangely loved and hated by the American citizens....   [tags: Argumentative Wal Mart Retail Mass Production]

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Morgan Moe 's Drug Stores Methods

- ... At the time the programs were implemented at Morgan-Moe’s drug stores, each of the managers got to choose their own programs at their individual stores. Robbins (2011), “Programs IV and V were selected most frequently in stores in rural areas, and especially where the workforce is older on average” (p. 637). This excerpt explains a lot of the manager’s choices while choosing their programs. The older stores chose program I, because more of those stores are not used to change. Their managers did not want to change because they did not know what it would have done to the store....   [tags: Management, Management styles, Employment]

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Business Analysis : Big Box & Department Store Stores

- ... Very often suppliers have only one major customer (retailer) and to they have no choice but to extend credit to their buyers. This situation benefits big retail stores, which already can borrow money at a low rate. However, it puts supplier into financial scrutiny as often they have no financial resources to invest or even pay their expenses. Economy gets hurt because companies instead of investing into good projects and make a return on their investment, support their big buyers. (Murfin, 2014) Buyers Power Mobil devices have a big influence on the end consumer in making decision where to shop....   [tags: Retailing, Department store, Wal-Mart]

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Procurement Cycle And Its Interactions With Stores And Storage Department

- ... “The basic goal of storage management is to prevent loss of merchandise due to theft, pilferage and spoilage” (Feinstein & Stefanelli, 2012, p. 294). Theft is generally considered as burglary, and to prevent this stores room should be located on the same floor as the production area, have clear visibility, tight security and limited access (Feinstein & Stefanelli, 2012; Gregoire, 2010). It is not always possible to prevent theft, but locking storerooms when not in use, minimising access to the keys and having loyal employees are considered as good procurement practices....   [tags: Inventory, Supply chain management, Procurement]

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Factors Influencing Children’s Preferences of Different Stores

- Raising purchasing power of children through the last decades brought to light this segment as yet another important consumers market. The importance of this market has been recognized both in marketing theory and practice. Research conducted by Sutherland and Thompson in 2001 revealed that children’s consumption has doubled in the 60ies, the 70ies and the 80ies, while in the 90ies it has even tripled. Some authors estimate that primary market in the USA accounted for $9 billion in 1989 and for $20 billion ten years later (McNeal 1992b, Davidson 1998)....   [tags: children’s market research]

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The Mind Of Our Mind Works And Stores Memories

- ... Scientists do understand that different parts of the brain have different functions, although they are not to sure on how the neural activity preserves memories. The process of saving the memories involves being able to have many regions of the brain work together with all of their hundreds of thousands of neurons to communicate with each other to be able to make the brain memory encoding work. This all takes about just one millisecond to happen (Johnston, 2014). Which is faster than a simple blink of the eye....   [tags: Human brain, Brain, Mind, Psychology]

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The Human Mind Stores Short Term Memories

- ... He read the words on the shirt, transferring them to his short term memory, but thinks nothing of them. The words New York may stay in his mind for only fourteen seconds, but after that time is up, he will have no memory of the woman’s shirt. The reason the words on the shirt were evanescent to him was because they were only a quick visual and not something that was meaningful or had any association. If say the man lived in New York for many years and experienced an important part of his life there, he would remember the woman’s shirt for a much longer period of time....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Time, Short-term memory]

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Genetically Modified Foods on the Shelves of American Grocery Stores

- We all like to enjoy a nice cold glass of milk with some chocolate chip cookies or juicy corn on the cob at a family barbeque. However, many of us do not know what we are truly consuming. This is due to the fact that genetically modified foods are not required to be labeled on the everyday foods that we consume. Now this leaves to question, “Who cares if food is genetically modified, it does not affect me.” Well if we take a deeper look into what genetically modified foods are and how they are affecting our society, we realize that we are in big trouble....   [tags: frankenfood]

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Pam Huber v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

- According to the court case on Pam Huber v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., I am in agreement with the fact that the “district court granted summary judgment in favor of Huber” (Morgan, p.413) and that Wal-Mart gave Pam Huber, a maintenance associated job due to her disability. In doing so, I am also in agreement with the fact that Wal-Mart did not breach the American with Disability Act of 1990 due to the fact that Wal-Mart specifically stated what was required of Pam Huber to do on the job. Due to that, I am in agreement with Wal-Mart’s decision to hire a capable candidate in replace of Pam Huber due to their policy....   [tags: Disability Discrimination, Employment Law]

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Vibrators vs 3D Printers: Adult Stores

- Although certain types of sex toys remain somewhat taboo, vibrators seem to have entered the mainstream. Google turns up countless articles, many from mainstream publications, detailing features to consider when purchasing one, the health benefits associated with regular use, and even information on obtaining one that is eco-friendly. Women are attending Tupperware-style sex toy parties, which offer the opportunity to handle, and purchase vibrators and other adult novelties in the semi-private environment of a person’s home....   [tags: sex toys, vibrators, 3D printers]

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Wal-Mart Stores in 2003

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Wal Mart Stores Inc

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Fighting the Big-Box stores

- Introduction The Just family has operated our hardware store in this community for three generations. Our store has supported all of our family members very well in all of our years in business. We have recently been informed that Home Depot is planning on opening a new store in our community. The following is our plan of action to stay in business and continue to serve our community. Problem Currently Home Depot is planning on opening a new store in our community. We foresee this posing a huge financial threat to our business....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Changes and Behaviors of Shopping

- Shopping is an essential part of modern-day Western world life. It is how we obtain processed resources to live, not only in comfort, but also the basic requirements. Stores provide these resources for us to purchase. Today it is very common for us to go the local superstore and walk through the aisles and grab products and place them in the cart. At a time in history it wasn’t like that. Patrons were assisted by a clerk who stood behind a counter where products were kept. As shopping has changed and will continue to change, showing the contrast helps inform consumers and retailers the challenges....   [tags: Business, Stores]

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The Benefits of Chain Stores Explained in In Virginia Postrel’s essay, In Praise of Chain Stores

- ... She might go to Champs, Foot Locker, or Foot Action. She might even go to a department store like JC Penneys’ or Macy’s. Chain stores also have lower prices than local stores. Since there are many, chain stores can compete with prices. A local store cannot because they do not make a profit elsewhere. There are many specialty stores that are chains. When I try to get some ideas for my mother’s birthday, I will go to Hobby Lobby. She likes home décor and to decorate the house. Hobby Lobby has everything for the home the bathroom to the den, and even outdoors....   [tags: economy, options, welcoming]

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Federated Department Stores

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Four Types of Drainage Basin Stores

- Four Types of Drainage Basin Stores In this essay I intend to give brief descriptions on 4 types of Drainage Basin Stores, and then explain how different human actions can influence these. As explained in previous pieces of work, the water system is made up of several stores and flows, one input (precipitation), and 3 outputs (run-off, evaporation, transpiration). The four main stores I am working on today are Interception, Soil, Surface and Ground water. Water will almost never land directly on a bare surface....   [tags: Papers]

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A Study of How Branding Drives the Interior Design of Retail Stores

- With quote on the importance of Interior Design within retail environments ever increasing, the question of what drives design in this instance is often the branding of individual stores. In order to confirm this hypothesis, I will conduct a literature review of recent collaborations within interior design and retail companies, before undertaking a critical case study of high end store Anthropologie, recording photos, observations, and customer and staff opinions to explore the effect of branding on the interior design of their stores....   [tags: retail, design, environment]

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Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (Dollar Tree) Company and Finance Analysis

- COMPANY BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW Macon Brock Jr., H. Ray Compton, and Douglas Perry were the founders of Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (Dollar Tree) in 1986. Dollar Tree’s mission statement states, “Logistics is committed to provide exceptional service to our stores through continual improvements in operating costs, quality, and safety. By providing solid leadership, superior execution of processes, acting with integrity, and demonstrating teamwork in all that we do, our mission will be accomplished through our most valued asset, our associate.” Ever since the company went public on the NASDAQ under the symbol DLTR in 1995, Dollar Tree had become a highly successful business in the retail industry...   [tags: Distribution, Cost]

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Donica Belisle's Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada

- ... They began to hire a lot of females and this helped them create a good corporate image of themselves in society. This was crucial because after the World War, female members of society were standing up for their rights. A huge part of the book is focused on the female labour conditions. The author talks about how even though the females were given job opportunities, there was still a lot of discrimination in the workplace from male managers. And because the females were not unionized, they were not able to take drastic legal actions....   [tags: massive retailers, book analysis]

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Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History by Michael Martinez

- Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History” CNN. CNN. 1 January, 2014. Web. 23 March, 2014. Michael Martinez has discussed the topic of medical marijuana in Colorado in his article “Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History,” published on cnn.com. Martinez tells us that the sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado went very well. He says that there was little ruckus created when the stores opened their doors to the general public. Martinez tells us that Sean Azzariti was the first person to buy recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center....   [tags: same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization]

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Wal-mart Stores: Hybrid e-Tailing and Brick-and-Mortar Model

- Final Recommended Strategy: Hybrid e-Tailing and Brick-and-Mortar Model Problem: Losing Ground as the Cost-Leadership Poster Child Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s legendary competitive advantage in distribution and low cost operations has eroded beyond the point of recovery. Once considered the undisputed cost leader in retail, a recent study showed that after discounting tax and shipping, a basket of goods at Walmart cost 19% more than at Amazon.com (Jannarone, 2011). Forbes contributor Steve Denning points out that if a consumer wants something quick, he shops at a convenience store; if he wants something cheap he’ll buy at Amazon.com; and Walmart is no longer needed (Denning, 2011)....   [tags: retail industry, low cost operations]

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The Porter 5 Forces Analysis Tool on 7-Eleven Convenience Stores in Malaysia

- For assessing the industry profitability, Porter 5 Forces analysis tools were used to analyze one organization evaluation. In this case, the technique were used to analyze 7-Eleven Convenience Store specifically in Malaysia. Porter 5 Forces consists of 5 important area which is Threat of New Entrants, Bargaining Power of customers, Threat of substitute Products and services, Bargaining Power of suppliers, and competitive rivalry within the industry. Theoretically, the more powerful these forces in an industry, the lower its profit potential....   [tags: market, competition, customers]

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