The Grapes of Wrath – The Structure of the Novel

From its original publication date, the unusual way The Grapes of Wrath was structured has been questioned by many of those who have read the novel in its entirety. The author uses an unconventional method of interjecting chapters of random information – or commentary – between narrative chapters and this jumbling of information is found by many … Read more

The Henry Classification system for fingerprint identification

The earliest form of Biometrics looked on the act back in the 1800’s. Alphonse Bertillon, a Parisian anthropologist and police department desk worker, established a method for recognizing criminals that became known as Bertillonage. Bertillonage was a form of anthropometry, a organization by which dimensions of the body are taken for classification and evaluation purposes. … Read more

High Performance Organization (HPO) Framework

High Performance Organization (HPO) Framework The High Performance Organization (HPO) Framework is a conceptual, scientifically validated structure that managers can use for deciding what to focus on in order to improve organizational performance and make it sustainable. The HPO Framework is not a set of instructions or a recipe that can be followed blindly. Rather … Read more

Magnetorheological (MR) materials structure

Magnetorheological (MR) materials are smart-composite materials that are usually Comprised of highly magnetizable micron sized particles (up to 50% volume) dispersed into a non-magnetizable fluid medium. This arrangement means the fluid exhibits a reversible and practically instant transition from a low viscosity liquid to a virtually solid state with exact controllability once placed under an … Read more

Structural and style elements

Structural and style elements give each literary text its own individual “feel.” A skillful author will choose which structures to use and which to leave out of a particular text and will develop a style at is suitable for the text. As you read each of the following selections, keep in mind that its structural … Read more

Direct, structural and cultural violence

The discussion of direct violence, structural violence and cultural violence in this chapter is relatively straightforward, focusing on the direct violence of the killings, the structural violence of the Nazi occupation and the restrictions placed on the farmer and the cultural violence in Landa’s descriptions of Jews as “vermin” (linking them to the Bubonic Plague), … Read more