[Case/Article Name]: The Enron Wars – Vanity Fair | The Watkins Memo | Questions: 1. Why do you think the whistleblowers we’ve encountered have all been women? The first reason I guess is women are more considering about emotions not about objective facts. Maybe a man won't do anything he thinks it is wrong. He will refuse wrong things immediately. But women judge things by their own standards. For instance, if a woman likes the person who tells a woman to do something wrong based on the woman’s knowledge, she will conflict with herself and follow the feelings from her heard and find some excuses to defend herself. But if later she begins to hate the same person, she will regret what she did and find another way to cover her mistake. So they could change their mind and stand by the opposite side. Second reason may be that women are lack of safety feeling so they enjoy being a whistleblower to protect them not to be attacked directly. I am a girl too so I could understand why girls prefer to choose such an unethical way. Women don’t like battles and they maybe think an anonymous letter could express what they think but will not lead conflicts between them and their bosses. 2. When Margaret Ceconi called Carol Coale of Prudential Securities, do you think she was she blowing this whistle or was she disclosing material non-public information that should have had securities law implications for Prudential Securities? Based on The Enron Wars, I think Margaret Ceconi was a whistleblower and she revealed non-public information of Enron to Carol Coale. After losing her job at Enron, Ceconi made a phone call to provide her information of inside in Enron. In my opinion, this behavior is kind of reprisal to response her fired. The article mentioned that “Unlike Watkins’s straightforward..., Ceconi’s letter began with a litany of complaints about the company.” So her letter is more like revenge and not for just revealing truth. Although she did this
William M. Thackeray | 1811–1863
Monday, October 29, 12
Vanity: excessive pride in or admiration of one's own appearance or achievements Fair: a competitive exhibition for the amusement of the public In his 1678 allegory “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” John Bunyan called London “Vanity Fair.” A well-known passage of the Bible claims, “All is Vanity.”
Monday, October 29, 12
“But my kind reader will please to remember that this history has Vanity Fair for….
W.M. Thackeray and "Vanity Fair"
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) was born to a prosperous middle-class family in India His father was an English official in Calcutta. After his father's death, when the boy was 3 years old, he was brought to England to be educated at school and later at Cambridge University. Being a student, William devoted much time to drawing cartoons and writing verses, chiefly parodies. He couldn't bear the scholastic atmosphere of the University, and as his ambition….
Vanity Fair: a novel without a Hero is a novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray , satirizing society in early 19th century Britain. The book’s title come from John Bunyan’s allegorical story The Pilgrim’s Progress published in 1678 and held in a town called Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair is the most famous novel of realism in English literature of the 19th century, which was written under the pseudonym William Makepeace Thackeray and published in 1847. The story begins with….
named Vanity Fair and learned a lot from it. In essence, vanity itself is neither right nor wrong. However, when we are motivated by our desires, we are likely to keep some problems in perspective. In the beginning, we set the wrong goals which we actually don’t like and choose the wrong way which are against our wills. That is because we don’t have a good understanding of ourselves and we don’t know what we do want. As far as I’m concerned, we should not attach too much importance to vanity and sort….
Bunyan’s Intentions in Vanity Fair
As a devout Puritan, John Bunyan was heavily influenced by his religion throughout his life. This becomes extremely apparent upon reading his most notable work, Vanity Fair. Mr. Bunyan was not well educated. He was a man that lived an unprivileged lifestyle and he wanted to reach the common people in his message. This is why he wrote Vanity Fair as an allegory. Almost every event in the story has a meaning and each meaning leads back to Bunyan’s main purposes….
Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray
In the novels of Thackeray, essay is so much mixed up with narrative, and comment with characterization, that they can hardly be thoroughly appreciated in poor editions. The temptation to skip is almost irresistible, when wisdom can be purchased only at the expense of eyesight. We are therefore glad to welcome the commencement of a new edition of his writings, over whose pages the reader can linger at his pleasure, and quietly enjoy the subtleties of humor….
A Novel without a Hero
I. Book title: “Vanity fair: A novel without a Hero”
II. Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
III. Theme: Thackeray wants his audience to realize how vanity itself can affect how people act. It is mainly a story about two girls with different outlooks in life; entangled in problems that neither of them could face well.
IV. Main Characters:
Miss Barbara Pinkerton – presiding over an Academy for Young ladies
Jemima Pinkerton – sister….
Thackeray’s „Vanity Fair”
W.M. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair is one of the most outstanding and influential novels in English literature. Thackeray made obvious, both in his role as the narrator of Vanity Fair and in his private correspondence about the book, that he meant it to be not just entertaining but instructive. Like all satire, Vanity Fair has a mission and a moral of a great importance.
The author introduces his extended metaphor of nineteenth-century English society as a fair. Titled “Before….
“Vanity Fair” book review
“Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray is a satirical novel of manners, first published in 1848. It has received impressive reviews and is most recognizable out of all Thackeray’s works. Nowadays it is considered to be one of the classic books that everyone should read.
The action of the novel takes place in 19th century. The main plot concentrates on lives of two women, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, who although friends, are very different from one to another….
Becky Sharp is the central character in Vanity Fair and Amelia Sedley's opposite. She is the orphaned daughter of destitute parents, and she learns early on to look after her own interests in all situations. Becky values money and social status above all and is thoroughly corrupt in her pursuit of them. Her most well-known (though often doubted) observation is that for five thousand pounds a year, she could be a good woman. Selfish, unscrupulous, manipulative, and ambitious, she is capable of appearing….