L200 Essay – Crucible Experience

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The purpose of this essay is to identify, describe, and justify a crucible experience from my life; discuss how that experience influenced my personal leadership style, beliefs, philosophy, or behaviors; and explain how it will influence me as an organizational leader. To lay the ground work to do this, I…

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The Rhetoric of “Yes We Can”

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Darío Villanueva outlines the history and significance of the rhetorical tradition and highlights the striking persistence of the power of the word in American politics. Even in our high-tech age, a three-word tagline -“Yes We Can”- carries devastating clout. The Greek sophists -the original masters of rhetoric, notorious for their…

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The Scarlet Letter Revisited: A Study of John Updike’s S The Scarlet Letter Revisited

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In an interview 1 with Prof. Sukhbir Singh (Osmania University, Hyderabad) John Updike explained what he called his “Hawthorne novels”. Updike’s three later novels – A Month of Sundays (1975), Roger’s Version (1986) and S (1988) – comprise his “Hawthorne novels”. Each of these novels displays amazing intertextual resonance with…

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