"Leslie Marmon Silko" Essays and Research Papers

Leslie Marmon Silko

White people will be the death of the world. Leslie Marmon Silko's short story "Long time ago" explores this belief of the Laguna Pueblos the will be brought to an end by white people. She also touches on a more underlying theme which is a commentary on the topic of people trying to outdo each other and the destruction that can be caused by such actions. In "Long time ago," the Indian witches do not realize until it is too late that they are helping to feed the creation...

Premium Earth, Laguna Pueblo, Leslie Marmon Silko 835  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko: Evolving Traditions

Evolving Traditions In the novel, Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko writes about an Indian veteran and his struggle to deal with the stresses of war. Early in the novel Silko reveals some of the rituals that the Laguna Indians perform. One of these traditions is the ritual they go through after they have hunted in order to show their appreciation for the animal, in this case a deer. Some of the other Laguna traditions include the rain dances they perform during a draught and various other ceremonies...

Premium White people, Ritual, Laguna Pueblo 1469  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

Identity Through Interconnection in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony

Native American healing is based on the belief that everyone and everything on earth is interconnected. Not just interconnectivity within races, but interconnectivity amongst humans, the land, and the nonhuman. In Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, the main character Tayo is both of Pueblo and Western ancestry: two racial identities that clash in their belief systems. Growing up with his Native American traditions was embedded in his way of being, however Western standards did not accept these traditions...

Premium Animal, Leslie Marmon Silko, Native Americans in the United States 1548  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Yellow Woman

reflects a much deeper world view held by Leslie Marmon Silko, an outlook of respect for the Earth itself. In her book, Silko goes on to tell her people’s tale of the Earth’s origin. The Laguna Pueblo people have a more personal relationship with their planet than most. Perhaps it is the fantastic nature of their origin, or the way the myth was kept through word of mouth, from trusted elder to younger generations, whatever the reason, it is clear that Silko has inherited this unity with the earth and...

Premium Earth, Laguna Pueblo, Leslie Marmon Silko 925  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony Analysis

all living organisms are a part of one life force. In the same manner that Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes discovered his purpose, Leslie Marmon Silko uses a variety of literary features to support her negative treatment of white selfishness to show Tayo’s discovery of his purpose. Silko encourages the reader to view the world in a more connected sense. Leslie Marmon Silko repeatedly uses white characters as symbols to represent the idea of self-interest. Tayo is searching for Josiah’s cattle, which...

Premium Laguna Pueblo, Leslie Marmon Silko 1441  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony by Silko

In Ceremony, Leslie Silko ties the concept of transitions into the book. Transitions are used to describe and show the change that Tayo is going through during the whole book, or his ceremony. They show Tayo’s progress in his ceremony and also show his change of thinking. Silko mentions transitions when she wrote, “[Tayo] had only seen and heard the world as it always was: no boundaries, only transitions through all distances and time” (229). This shows that Tayo’s world revolves around transitions...

Premium Culture of India, Friendship, Herbalism 1765  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony Essay

the illusion of permanence. It defines who people are and gives them a place in their community; it is an expression of belonging and individuality at the same time. In Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko exposes throughout the novel many Native American characters. Some follow the traditions and others are ashamed of them. Silko expresses that only the ones that follow them are the ones that find themselves. They know who they are and are stronger and wiser. Because of this, they are the ones that will...

Premium Hawaii, Leslie Marmon Silko, Native Americans in the United States 1259  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko is a famous novelist, poet, and short story writer whose work is primarily concerned with the relations between different cultures and between human beings and the natural world.” [ (Fajardo-Acosta) ] Silko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, under Laguna Pueblo, Plains Indians, and Anglo-American decent. Known as the Old Laguna, she grew up on the Laguna Reservation in Northern Mexico and is a part of a town formed several years ago by Pueblo tribes. “Her family was storytellers...

Premium Acoma Pueblo, Fiction, Laguna Pueblo 2665  Words | 8  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony: A Monomyth

WRITTEN IN MLA CITATION The book Ceremony by Silko researched as a Monomyth citation included Ceremony: An Analysis of the Hero’s Journey Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko is about the hardships faced by Tayo, a returned Native American World War Ⅱ Veteran. Tayo struggles throughout the novel to ascertain a resolution to the internal pandemonium he experiences in the form of battle fatigue. The story exhibits the stages of the Monomyth: a protagonist's quest in relation to culture and self...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Hero, Leslie Marmon Silko 1011  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document


Khayla Salangsang February 20, 2013 ENG 123 MW 11AM Identity in “Yellow Woman” by Leslie Marmon Silko “Yellow Woman” by Leslie Marmon Silko is a story about a woman who goes on a journey with a man. On this journey, the narrator, who is assumed to be the woman, is plagued by questions of who she is and if the stories of her culture about what she may be becoming are true. She struggles to find herself and what she wants because she wants to be herself but at the same time, see if she is becoming...

Premium Leslie Marmon Silko, Woman 1479  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

We Are All One Race

Have you every treated badly because of your race? Was your skin color a problem for you in your life? That is what Leslie Marmon Silko talked about it in her article Fences Against Freedom. Silko’s article was divided to two parts. She wrote about people’s behaviors in the past with other people from different race and color. Then, she wrote about how the border patrol treat the immigrants badly just because their race or skin color. I will interpret Silko’s choices for her article because...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Human, Human skin color 995  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document


Kennedy 103). I could not disagree with him more. If someone was shooting a gun in their defense, they should not be punished for it. In the story that Leslie Marmon Silko wrote, she expresses in her writing that all women are victims of harm in the outside world and should carry a gun or some other type of protection device with them at all times. Silko expresses in her writing, “We take for granted that we are targeted as easy prey...”(In the Combat Zone) and I agree with her. Women are looked upon...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, District of Columbia v. Heller, Leslie Marmon Silko 1308  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

The Significance of Myth in the Novel Ceremony

her creative work” (Mitchell 28). The stories are thus emotionally and psychologically satisfying, and can have a very therapeutic effect when an individual's spirit is sick. Ceremonies are the retelling of the myths by a tribal healer or shaman. Silko states, “I will tell you something about the stories, [he said] They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. ...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Ethnic group, Laguna Pueblo 2619  Words | 7  Pages

Open Document

Characterization and Symbolism in "Yellow Woman"

Characterization and Symbolism in “Yellow Woman” In the short story “Yellow Woman”, Leslie Marmon Silko uses characterization and symbolism to address personal and cultural identity. After reading “Yellow Woman”, a sense of mystery is imposed on the reader. Much of the story centers on the identity of the two main characters with issues of duty and desires, social obligations, and the human and spiritual worlds. Taking place in 1970’s New Mexico, the author reveals the aesthetic beauty of a Native...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Fiction, Leslie Marmon Silko 1119  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document


bank with a man she does not know. She was from the pueblo that was located across from the river where she found herself, importantly on the other side from where she was. Author Leslie Silko was told about this fictional spirit “ka’tsina”, who seduced the yellow woman, from her grandfather. In Yellow Woman author Silko tells the ancient story through the eyes of a contemporary woman. The myth allows the reader to emotionally step across a border into a world where a mythological figure can become...

Premium A Story, Family, Laguna Pueblo 1128  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Burial Rituals of Native American Culture

burial can also be uniquely diverse. Many consider ritualistic traditions that differ from their own to be somewhat strange and often perceive them as unnatural. A prime example would be the burial rituals of the Native American people. Leslie Marmon Silko’s story entitled The Man to Send Rain Clouds describes a funeral service carried out by a Native American Pueblo family. Though many perceive the funeral service narrated in this story to be lacking in emotion and also lacking respect for...

Premium Burial, Culture, Death 1187  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Spirituality Essay

Several authors have based some of their writings on their spirituality. Some of these writings are as intricate as the Bible or as basic as an article in a local newspaper, but the meaning and passion behind them should never be doubted. In Leslie Marmon Silko's "Landscape, History, and the Pueblo Imagination", she expresses how her people have a very different meaning of "landscape". To Silko's people, the popular definition of landscape as being "a portion of territory the eye can comprehend...

Premium Graham Island, Haida, Haida language 1186  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

AP Lit Lullaby Essay

 “Lullaby Short Story Essay” Leslie Marmon Silko’s short story “Lullaby” focuses on the misfortunes that a woman named Ayah endures throughout her life. The setting of the story takes place in winter. Winter often resembles death and resentment in literature which is highlighted in Silko’s story. The tone created by the narration of the story suggests that the attitude of the author favors the traditional Native American culture and opposes the modern culture. This attitude is showcased by the...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich 872  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

The Passing

The following essay, “All It Takes Is One Good Ceremony,” is an example of a sound discussion that focuses on one luminous detail – the color blue.  All It Takes Is One Good Ceremony             Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel, Ceremony, is filled with numerous networks of images.  The most notable images are bathed in the color blue and are found in the natural and unnatural worlds, as well as the spiritual and physical worlds.  The color blue abounds in the story of Tayo’s journey.  Tayo has just...

Premium Blue, Family, Grandparent 2540  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

Native American Storytelling

other pieces of their cultural identity to the masses, such as "Call That Story Back" by Leslie Marmon Silko which explained another common Native American convention - trickery. Much of Native American history is rifled with stories that warn their people about the dangers of trickery and the different forms in which trickery takes shape - whether it be in nature or in a man. In "Call That Story Back," Silko makes use of mythology (another common Native American convention) to tell the story of the...

Premium American Civil War, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Leslie Marmon Silko 1227  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

The Power of the Native American Story

surroundings. However the world is always changing, and because of this, some Native Americans have lost their connection to their culture. In Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, Tayo is going through this loss, along with many other characters in the novel, and has to use the stories to reconnect with his culture and help others do the same. Leslie Marmon Silko’s characters, structure, and symbols develop the argument that remembering Native American cultural and spiritual roots in the modern world is essential...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Leslie Marmon Silko 1408  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Comparing Cultural Practices in Literature

literature that is based on a culture different than the readers, he or she can learn about these different practices. The following short stories show some of the different practices of three different cultures: Chinua Achebe’s “Dead Men’s Path,” Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Yellow Woman,” and Jean Rhys’s “The Day They Burned the Book.” Contrasting the cultural practices seen in these stories to the American culture will show how different cultures approach the same idea. In the American culture, which...

Premium Chinua Achebe, Culture, Humanities 1061  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Marmon Silko, “Lullaby”

American Mosaic, July 2011 FOCUS: Leslie Marmon Silko, “Lullaby” “Lullaby” is a short story that first appeared in a book entitled Storyteller in 1981. This was a book written by Leslie M. Silko that uses short stories, memories, poetry, family pictures, and songs to present her message. The book is concerned, in general, with the tradition of story-telling as it pertains to the Native American culture. Lullaby seems to be a story of tradition, change, death, loss and the tensions...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich 625  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document


There are many characters in the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko that have their each personal and unique story behind them. Rocky, Tayo, Robert, Josiah, and Grandma are some characters who have different stories. One character who has a very interesting and unique story is Auntie. Auntie’s story is about her sacrifice for others and the burden she takes from her sister, Laura’s mistakes. Auntie had lived a rough life from her childhood and adolescent stage. Growing up she had a sister named...

Free Almanac of the Dead, Family, Leslie Marmon Silko 900  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Miranda Complex in Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

inheritance, an inheritance shared by all “who have been shaped by the legacies of western expansion.” Bess uses a quotation from Almanac of the Dead referring the alienation that the Garcia girls experienced; In Almanac of the Dead, Leslie Marmon Silko explains through a storyteller that the theory of the Big Bang was "consistent with everything else that he had seen: from their flimsy attachments to one another and their children to their abandonment of the land where they had been born,"...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, American novelists, Family 799  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

The Construction of Self in Ceremony -Leslie Marmon Silko

self-knowledge. Having a mix of Laguna Pueblo, Mexican, and White ancestry, the Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko leans her work on identity, tradition and history. In her books, Silko deals with many issues related to American Indians. Besides, her half-breed character in Ceremony, can be perceived as a projection of her own person. Indeed, Alan R. Velie said in Four American Literary Masters that Silko revealed that living in Laguna Pueblo society as a mixed blood from a prominent family caused...

Premium Identity, Leslie Marmon Silko, Native Americans in the United States 3511  Words | 9  Pages

Open Document

Summary of "The Border Patrol State" by Leslie Marmom Silko

In the article “The Border Patrol State”, Leslie Marmon Silko argues that borders have never worked and they never will. She says that “the great migration within the Americas cannot be stopped; human beings are natural forces of the Earth, just as rivers and winds are natural forces. In the article she describes a personal incident in which she and a friend were “hassled” by the Border Patrol. Silko writes about how she used to travel the highways with a sense of freedom as she cruised down t he...

Premium Border, Leslie Marmon Silko 423  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Matriarchal Society and Patriarchal Society

in this essay are my own. Any quotations or borrowed ideas have been properly acknowledged. Matriarchal Society and Patriarchal Society The story is narrated by the narrator Leslie Marmon Silko. Silko was a Native American poet, story writer whose work is mainly focused over the relations, religions and cultural societies. The story is based upon a woman who belongs to Pueblo and she is out with a stranger outside her pueblo. The stranger...

Premium Black-and-white films, Family, Gender role 589  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

The Beloved

The Influence of Cultural Storytelling Published in 1977, Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko examines the life of Tayo, a mixed heritage World War II veteran. Silko, like Tayo is part Native American Indian and part white. Set on the Laguna Pueblo reservation, Silko weaves the beauty and mystic of the southwest with the darkness of Tayo’s post traumatic stress disorder. While this is a non-religious book, the Native American rituals border on religious symbolism and help the reader understand...

Premium Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Laguna Pueblo, Leslie Marmon Silko 636  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

The Whiteness of Ceremony

Scott Smith Professor Barrett World Liturature 8 November 2008 The Whiteness of Ceremony Throughout Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, there is a constant reminder of the “whiteness“ surrounding the Laguna Pueblos. Through this reminder, Silko proves that the Native Americans gain nothing but pain and sadness from this “whiteness.” The whiteness looms over the Pueblos like clouds over the plains. The “whiteness” shown in Ceremony...

Premium Laguna Pueblo, Leslie Marmon Silko, Race 632  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

gender roles

Gender Roles Essay 2: In The Combat Zone In “In The Combat Zone,” Leslie Marmon Silko argues that women should know how to use a gun and arm their selves because women are most often the targets of crimes such as rape. Silko supports her claim by contrasting the lives of men and women. She provides several narratives to tell us about her personal experiences as well as others. Silko seeks to classify how different stereotypes and expectations of men and women portray females as weak. She also...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Black-and-white films, Family 458  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

nature teva

calling the wind to blow away the water, and food by rolling around on the ground, just as nature provides land to live on and food through the earth (p. 11). In Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Prayer to the Pacific” she calls earth “sister spirit” and the turtle “Grandfather.” (p. 17 line 14, p. 18 line 21) Like both the Tewa and the Osage, Silko portrays a close and kindred relationship with nature. She also explains how nature has given her gifts of rain clouds and red coral, illustrating how nature provides...

Premium Earth, Native Americans in the United States, Interpersonal relationship 346  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

A Reader's Response to Ceremony

“comfortable.” It had a different meaning- not the comfort of big houses or rich food or even clean streets, but the comfort of belonging with the land and the peace of being in these hills”(Silko, p117). It is this quote that essentially defines the reader response criticism. They Indians , Tayo, are victims of racism. Silko lets the reader hear their most inner thoughts. It is clear that there is an inner struggle with Tayo, between the white half of his heritage and how much better his life could be if...

Premium Discrimination, Stanley Fish, Wolfgang Iser 451  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony "Tayo's Conflicts"

Tayo’s Conflicts In Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko writes an interesting novel with many conflicting issues on the main characters side, Tayo. One of Tayo’s main conflicts is about his culture and how he is not well accepted by some of the people who coexist with him in his daily life. Other terrifying conflicts that Tayo had were the ones about Josiah and Rocky’s way of dying, which in Tayo’s conscious he declared himself guilty for their death. Therefore, he would have unhealthy psychological...

Premium Culture, Death, English-language films 641  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Comparative Literature: Ecocriticism

Reconstruction of Indigenous Identity in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and Syaman Rapongan’s Old Men of the Sea Impacted by Western cultures, Native American’s traditions gradually disappear. Similar to Native American, The Tao (達悟 Dawu) traditions are threatened by Han influences. To preserve indigenous customs, native writers either portray how dominant cultures impact aborigines or portray how native traditions do good for their lives. In Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony and Syaman Rapongan’s...

Premium Native Americans in the United States, United States, Indigenous peoples of the Americas 2776  Words | 8  Pages

Open Document

The Rise of Tayo

salvation of your soul. But to many, this type of church does not exist. To native-Americans, spirituality is defined as something more powerful than the church, stories and rituals is what takes part in fighting evil. In her novel Ceremony, Leslie Silko, defines spirituality in the process of storytelling to cure the natives of famine of their own origins. Storytelling in Ceremony does not only imply the course of telling a story, but the dignified and traditional storytelling to Native Americans...

Premium Ceremony, Laguna Pueblo, Leslie Marmon Silko 602  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony: Native Americans in the United States

Storytelling and its Importance In Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, the use of storytelling is quite prevalent. Within the framework of Ceremony there are references of the tradition of Native American storytelling along with the progression of telling a story. Storytelling within the Native American culture is oral, traditionally. The method of storytelling within Ceremony at the beginning lays down the framework of the entire book. Silko starts out the novel with a series of stories...

Premium Almanac of the Dead, Fiction, Leslie Marmon Silko 459  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Pocahontas and the Mythical Indian Woman

and her love for life are part of her healing powers. Nelson points out that even when Tayo makes love to Ts'eh, her body takes the shape of a landscape in his mind (21). Paula Gunn Allen theorizes in her essay, "The Feminine Landscape of Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony," that Tayo's illness is caused by the separation of "unity of person, ceremony, and land and his healing is a result of this unity" (234). Throughout Ceremony, Tayo searches for his place and sense of identity. Other medicine...

Premium Pocahontas, Leslie Marmon Silko, White people 5546  Words | 23  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko’s work is set apart due to her Native American Heritage. She writes through ‘Indian eyes’ which makes her stories very different from others. Silko is a Pueblo Indian and was educated in one of the governments’ BIA schools. She knows the culture of the white man, which is not uncommon for modern American Indians. Her work is powerful and educating at the same time. In this paper, I will discuss three different works by Silko (Lullaby, Storyteller...

Premium Culture, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Mississippi River 871  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony: A Novel by Leslie Marmon Silko

man and the native. One cannot exist without the other. The darkness of witchery can only be purged by the light of ceremony, and witchery can only come into existence through ceremony. Works Cited Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony. New York, NY: Penguin, 1986. Print....

Premium Invention, Ritual, Yin and yang 549  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Collective Memory and Leslie Silko

belief was maintained. Whatever the event or the subject, the ancient people perceived the world and themselves within that world as pan of an ancient, continuous story composed of innumerable bundles of other stories." p. 233 In this quote Leslie Silko describes the value of storytelling in Pueblo people everyday life, she equals storytelling to collective memory of the people. I find it very interesting because just the other day I heard Dr. Richard Leo Enos from TCU proclaim that the Iliad...

Premium Alzheimer's disease, Storytelling, Spoken word 756  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document


Leslie Tseng 10/4/12 Period: 5 Final Book Report Raskin, Ellen. The Westing Game. New York: Scholastic, 2002, 216. Setting: Sunset Towers, Westing house, Lake Michigan, Wisconsin Characters: (List 5, and label the protagonist and antagonist. Use 2 adjectives to describe each character.) 1. Sam Westing: weird, secrety 2. Flora Miller Baumbach: unhappy, quiet 3. George Theodorakis: creative, rich 4. Catherine Theodorakis: cool, nice 5...

Premium Ellen Raskin, Newbery Medal, The Westing Game 1126  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Ceremony by Leslie Silko

Ceremony by Leslie Silko The novel Ceremony, written by Leslie Silko deals with the actions of a Native American youth after fighting, and being held captive during World War II. The young mans name is Tayo and upon returning to the U.S., and eventually reservation life he has many feelings of estrangement and apathy towards society. The novel discusses many topics pertaining to Native Americans, through the eyes of Tayo and a few female characters. The novel is one that you must decide for yourself...

Free Hawaii, Indian reservation, Native Americans in the United States 511  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Fay

The Leslie Fay Companies (Leslie Fay) was a designer specializing in women’s stylish dresses. The company was run by Fred Pomerantz and subsequently by his son, John Pomerantz. Both Pomerantz men were known for their lavish lifestyles and overbearing personalities. Fred had hired Paul Polishan right out of college in 1969 to join the accounting staff at Leslie Fay. Polishan would later go on to become the company’s CFO. Polishan, as it seemed, had an even more overbearing personality than either...

Premium Audit, Auditing, Auditor's report 1045  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Friends: Leslie

house. When they reached Amy’s house, her mom was busy preparing milkshakes for them. Amy flung her bag down and ran upstairs. She opened her mail to check if there was news from her friend, Leslie in Singapore. To her excitement, she found an inbox in her e-mail. Amy jumped in happiness when she read it. Leslie said that she would be coming to USA for three months. They will be neighbors. Amy ran down. She flopped into the chair beside Bella. The girls then discussed about the timetable for practices...

Premium English-language films 1398  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Hope Leslie

Misha Hooda Period 3 October 21, 2012 The Barriers of Life In the novel, Hope Leslie, Catherine Maria Sedgwick uses personal analysis as well as historical information to create an uncannily realistic tale of romance, racial prejudice and religion. Throughout the book, Sedgwick emphasizes relations between the Native American peoples and the European Americans living in Massachusetts in the 1640’s. She is able to do this specifically with the characters of Magawisca, the Native American slave...

Premium Hawaii, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Native Americans in the United States 1346  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Fay Companies

Leslie Fay Companies Paul Polishan apparently dominated Leslie Fay's accounting and financial reporting functions and the individuals who were his subordinates. What implications do such circumstances pose for a company's independent auditors? How should auditors take such circumstances into consideration when planning an audit? My question for the Leslie Fay Companies case focuses on the actions of Paul Polishan and the effect his self-established tyranny over the financial information of...

Premium Financial audit, Fraud, Management occupations 1031  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Mason

Leslie Mason Outline for Informative Speech Topic: Illuminati Purpose: To inform the audience about the Illuminati Thesis: To understand who the illuminati is and what they do, it is important to learn the history of the society, the celebrities that are involved in it, and the symbolism surrounding them. Organizational Pattern: Topical order I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Have you ever wondered who is behind this mysterious world? Who controls the government, the banks, the media, or even...

Premium Hip hop music, Illuminati, Music 1225  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Fay Case

ACCT 497 Writing assignment 1 Siqi Wang The Leslie Fay Companies Analytical Procedures Report Executive Summary After reviewing the Financial Report from The Leslie Fay Companies from 1987 to 1991, I made ratios of Balance Sheet and Income Statement to start with audit planning, which could help us make comparison directly. Also, the calculation of ratios in liquidity, activity, profitability and solvency contains in my report. The purpose of analytical procedures is to detect “red flags”...

Premium Asset, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Financial ratio 1026  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

The Leslie Fay Companies

The Leslie Fay Companies, which is a manufacturer of women’s apparel, was founded by Fred Pomerantz. The company is based out of New York, and Fred Pomerantz made the company public in 1952. However, Fred Pomerantz ended up taking the company back to a private entity for a few years in the 1980’s due to a buy out from his son John Pomerantz. The Leslie Fay Companies became public again in 1986. After John Pomerantz had taken over the company, profits started skyrocketing even though the...

Premium Accounts receivable, Audit, Auditor's report 1891  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Brinkman grd

 Case Analysis – Leslie Brinkman at Versutia Capital Ying – Chen Lee Hawaii Pacific University 04.08.2013 Case Summary Leslie Brinkman is a CEO and founding partner of the hedge fund, Versutia Capital. She spent late 2002 and early 2003 assembling her team and launched the fund in early 2003. When it came to 2003 and 2004, the firm performed well. She and her team were receiving congratulation from the fund’s investors regarding Versutia’s...

Premium Atmosphere, Case analysis, Employment 1834  Words | 10  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Fay case

Leslie Fay Case 1. After reviewing the common size financial statements and the key ratios of Leslie Fay, there some of the financial statement item that should have been of particular interest to BDO Seidman: 1).Sales: the sales has been growing steadily except the slight drop in 1991, which is contrary to the industry recession. 2). Inventory: Leslie Fay has been known for not catching up the fashion, there should be inventory write-off issue in the apparel industry, which haven't been reflected...

Premium Accounts receivable, Asset, Audit 1110  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Silko's Ceremony Response

Page 1 Leslie Silko’s Storyteller Response After reading the passage Storyteller by Leslie Silko, I have become more aware of the conceptual terms brought to us while reading and discussing in class. Cultural assimilation plays a huge part in Native American culture and still occurs today within tribes and families. Acculturation, similar to cultural assimilation depicts cultural interactions as happening at different levels and directions. In this response, I will analyze both of these...

Premium Acculturation, Cultural assimilation, Culture 333  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

Literary Analysis on “Shaving” by Leslie Norris

Literary Analysis on “Shaving” by Leslie Norris Leslie Norris’ short story “Shaving” is a coming-of-age piece that stresses the need for a family to have a strong and responsible leader. In the short story Barry, the main character, is in a position where his father is dying and he has the responsibility of taking care of him. One day after school Barry comes home to shave his father because he is too sick to do it himself. Through this the reader is able to comprehend the idea that Barry is...

Premium Beard, Family, Father 887  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Brinkman at Versutia Capital: Leadership Analysis and Recommendation

Leslie Brinkman at Versutia Capital: Leadership Analysis and Recommendation 655 Words Introduction Versutia Capital experienced some early success in its infancy due to the emotional attachment its employees had with the company and its leader, Leslie Brinkman. Leslie provided a team oriented, supportive environment based on her core values that, in turn, attracted a diverse group of talented staff members. Initially this appeared to be a great foundation for long-term success. Unfortunately...

Free Employment, Harvard Business School, Pearson PLC 726  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Shaving By Leslie Norris - TAH

In the story "Shaving," by Leslie Norris, a sixteen-year-old Rugby player, Barry, changes and accepts the inevitability of his father's death. Barry's character and maturity are changed as he dealt with the emotional crisis before him. The author's use of physical description, nature, and the ritual of shaving reinforce Barry's transition from boyhood to the responsibilities of manhood. Leslie Norris uses the physical traits of Barry's coat, strength in sports, and hands as examples of physical...

Premium Boy, Finger, Hand 858  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Shaving by George Leslie Norris

Shaving by George Leslie Norris pg. 323 1. How are father and son alike? The father and son were alike because they were both responsible and family came first. They were both men. How are they different? They were different because Barry was strong and athletic and the father was frail and sick. “his father’s throat was fleshless and vulnerable” shows the father’s utter dependence on Barry, and the fact that his life virtually lies in his son’s hands Barry’s size and strength shows that...

Premium Anxiety, Facial hair, Family 1066  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Leslie Savan’s Essay

Eng. 102 Analysis Essay October 25, 2010 Stolen Treasure In Leslie Savan’s essay, “What’s Black, Then White, and Said All Over?,” Savan talks about the “hidden costs”(381) and benefits of the black language in America. When observing this economic and psychological boundary its clear that African American people went through lots of pain and suffering when creating trendy words and sayings. This is important to African Americans because most people do not understand that these words have now...

Premium African American, American Civil War, Black people 810  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Stylistic Analysis "W.S." by Leslie Hartley

Stylistic analysis "W.S." by Leslie Hartley NB: набросок анализа Leslie Poles Hartley, an English novelist and the son of a solicitor was educated at Oxford's College and for more than twenty years he was a fiction viewer for magazines. He wrote many novels and made a good contribution to English fiction. According to his novels films were casted. Hartley was a highly skilled narrator and we can see that in his literary work "W.S.". The main character of the story - Walter Streeter...

Premium 637  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

George Leslie Mackay

George Leslie Mackay is the founder of the churches in Northern Taiwan. His life had great impact on Tamsui through his missionary, medical and education work. He not only changed the cultural landscape of Tamsui, he himself became an inseparable part of Tamsui history. * Background and childhood Mackay was born in Zorra Village, Oxford, Ontario, Canada on March 21, 1844 to a Scottish emigrant family. His parents were typical Presbyterians, with immovable faith and devoted family values. ...

Premium Aletheia University, Christian terms, George Leslie Mackay 1312  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free