Sunday, January 12, 2020
The Human Genome Project, which has attracted its fair share of controversy, set out in the early 1990s to map all 25,000 genes of the human genome (Ã¢â¬Å"AboutÃ¢â¬ ). The hope was that such discoveries would provide a roadmap to the specific genes which could Ã¢â¬Å"allow us to accurately predict who will develop heart disease, become violent, or become homosexualÃ¢â¬ (Young). Psychologists, however, have countered this process by pointing out the importance of environmental factors to overall social development. Professor Robert Plomin of the Institute of Psychiatry in London says that Ã¢â¬Å"individual differences in complex traits are due at least as much to environmental influences as they are to genetic influencesÃ¢â¬ (qtd. in Young). This is, in essence, a modern-day battle of nature versus nurture. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein the conflict is perfectly encapsulated in the character of the monster; is he inherently evil and bloodthirsty, or did harsh societal treatment force him to be that way? It is an age-old question, still yet to be solved. However, through her writing and characterization it becomes clear that the monster began life as fresh and innocent as a regular newborn baby. He only became a true Ã¢â¬Å"monsterÃ¢â¬ in the archetypal sense after enduring hatred and isolation at the hands of the humans he so longed to be. He is, in effect, nurtured into being the murderer that he becomes. Despite his unnatural birth, Frankenstein's creation still exudes the freshness and naivety of a young child discovering things for the first time. The prime example of this is his discovery of fire: Ã¢â¬Å"I found a fire which had been left by some wandering beggarsÃ¢â¬ ¦ in my joy I thrust my hand into the live embers, but quickly drew it out again with a cry of painÃ¢â¬ (Shelley 89). He obviously has no life experiences to guide his actions and spends his first few weeks investigating and trying to understand the world around him, much like a newborn would. He even says that Ã¢â¬Å"no distinct ideas occupied my mindÃ¢â¬ (Shelley 88). This is not a being born a raving lunatic, his mind awash with murderous thoughts. He is simply a blank slate. Once he begins to distinguish light and sound, he continues his fresh exploration, discovering such things as animals, foliage, and warmth. At one point he wanders into an old man's hut, scaring him off. He doesn't intend to cause the man harm, nor does the reaction his appearance receives cause him any emotional distress or give rise to vengeance. He is not the being that he is by the end of the novel, a clear indication of the influence of social and environmental factors on development. In fact, it is not until he sees the De Lacey family for the first time that he begins to truly grasp basic emotions like happiness and sadness; until that point he had only known physical pain and hunger. The De Laceys are essentially the monster's first nurturers, however unknowing they may be. By observing them he becomes aware of human relationships, human emotions, and even human history. He develops a high level empathy for the family; their trials and tribulations were his, and when their were sad so was he. In a way he is exhibiting a highly pure and limited form of emotional expression and understanding for, much like a very young child or even a pet, his own feelings are greatly influenced by, and reflective of, those around him. Since the family provides the basis for the monster's impression of humans, he originally thinks fairly highly of them. The monster, who had started out taking some of their food for his own survival, stopped doing so when he Ã¢â¬Å"found out that in doing this [he] inflicted pain on the cottagersÃ¢â¬ (Shelley 96). To make amends he instead gathers firewood for them, and is filled with satisfaction upon knowing that he saved them from even a small amount of hardship. It is from the De Laceys that he first learns of kindness and love, and of the bonds of family and friendship. If he was truly born a monster it is doubtful that he would have any capacity whatsoever for empathy and love. At this point in the novel, though, it's quite apparent that the so-called Ã¢â¬Å"demonÃ¢â¬ has a interior that belies his frightening exterior appearance. The monster also learns how to read, write, and speak by intently observing the De Laceys. This act of humanization further endears the family to him, and is his major step towards joining human society. Of course this is all thrown out the window when, after meticulously planning on how to reveal his presence to the family, they receive him with less than open arms: Felix violently ejects him from their cottage, while Safie runs away in disgust and Agatha faints upon seeing his form. This is the first of several traumatic experiences with the human race that totally throws the monster's worldview out-of-whack; where before he saw only gentleness and love he soon comes to associate humans with hatred and violence. Next the monster gets shot after saving a girl from drowning in a river. However he still does not respond violently towards either the girl or the attacker; instead he merely wanders off, injured and confused. It would seem that he has yet to become the violent murderer the majority of the story sees him as. At this point, though, he does vow Ã¢â¬Å"eternal hatred and vengeance on all mankindÃ¢â¬ (Shelley 126), which is a far cry from the admiration he expressed for their race only days before. This is the turning point in the monster's behavior; from here on out his thought process is radically changed. Society and mankind have totally rejected him by this time, and again like a child he takes these insults to heart and responds in a somewhat over-the-top manner. The monster's brutal murder of William, Frankenstein's younger brother, is the first occurrence to truly display any sort of demonic tendencies. By this point, though, his heart and mind have been shaped by nearly two years of life experiences, many of them negative. After all, he lives, apart from observing the De Laceys, in total isolation. He is then deemed a monster by all of society, and cast out. He is even shot for doing a heroic deed. Add on his knowledge of the bloody history of human civilization (which is filled with war and revenge) and his exposure and identification with Satan in Milton's Paradise Lost and it is not entirely surprising to see his mindset so rapidly altered. Of course he goes on to kill many more of Frankenstein's loved ones, and eventually indirectly causes the death of Frankenstein himself, though these heinous crimes are born out of a lack of nurture, not simply just his natural personality. In fact, like many serial killers before and after him, the monster lacks any sort of parental figure. His father, Frankenstein, was so disgusted by him that he ran away and never came back. History has shown us that growing up fatherless can have severe ramifications upon a child's psyche and development. Numerous sociologists and psychologists have come to the conclusion that a fatherless childhood increases the likelihood that said child will turn to a life of crime or depression, and with 70% of long-term prison inmates and 72% of adolescent murderers coming from fatherless homes that assumption appears to be correct (Popenoe). This is a clear endorsement of the importance of nurture over nature in that this environmental change has such a large effect on the future of these children. Many, of course, come to resent and hate the man who walked out on them. This is the case with the monster, whose quest for vengeance against his creator provides the main plot of the novel. The monster falls victim to the numerous environmental forces working against him, from societal isolation to the abandonment of his father. His ultimate personality is filled with rage and anger, though it is not without the kinder traits he picked up from the De Lacey family. He confesses at the end of the novel of his remorse at his crimes: Ã¢â¬Å"No guilt, no mischief, no malignity, no misery can be comparable to mineÃ¢â¬ (Shelley 203). Two of the most important quotes, though, appear at the end of the novel as well: the monster essentially conveys Shelley's exact point in the nature vs. nurture battle when he says that his Ã¢â¬Å"heart was fashioned to be susceptible of love and sympathyÃ¢â¬ (Shelley 202) and that he Ã¢â¬Å"cannot believe that [he is] the same creature whose thoughts were once filled with sublime and transcendent visions of the beauty and majesty of goodnessÃ¢â¬ (Shelley 204). Even he recognizes the changes that have taken place inside his own psyche, and he understands that it is his life experiences and environment that is to blame for this. In these final quotes, he also makes it clear that he started out life fresh and new, without a demonic cell in his body, and that his first experiences were those of kindness and joy. It was not until after his mind began to form that he was exposed to the concepts of hatred and vengeance. With the character of Frankenstein's monster, Shelley has created not only one of the most iconic misunderstood villains of literature but also formed an entire thesis on the concept of nature versus nurture in human development. By making the monster a blank slate, and morphing his personality based upon the different cataclysmic events that shape his life, Shelley clearly states her support for the nurture side of the argument. In a way the entire novel could be seen as an argument in defense of the belief that it is the child's environment and form of nurture received (be it good, bad, or non-existent) that provides the basis for their personality and character. Of course genetics does play a role in such areas. People are generally not born serial killers, nor are they born as charitable saints. Parenting plays a huge role in early development, as many professionals have proven, and the monster's lack of a single parent largely attributes to his personality defects. This point, combined with the isolation and hatred that he endured, are the reasons that he turned towards a path of murder and destruction.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Operations management has been the most crucial part of a business since people started trading goods and services. Operations management deals with the development, manufacturing and production of the goods and services which are then marketed and sold in the market for a profit. It involves and oversees the research and development sectors all the way through production of the goods and services to meet the customersÃ¢â¬â¢ requirements. Simply stating, operations management deals with the responsibility to ensure that all of the business operations are efficiently and effectively executed by using the least amount of resources but maintaining the quality standard of the company. Financial analysis plays a crucial part in maintaining a successful and efficient operations management in a company. 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Thursday, December 26, 2019
EDF 3430: Education Measurement and Evaluation Leona Peters Critical Assignment 2 Fall 2015 Introduction The unit for Bridge to Terabithia was a two week unit based off the chapter book and the 2007 movie. The purpose of this unit was to discuss the contrast of the novel and movie, as well as the main characters, character progression, symbols, themes, setting, and plot of the novel. The common core standards that were met in this unit were Ã¢â¬Å"LAFS.4.RL.1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.Ã¢â¬ , Ã¢â¬Å"LAFS.4.RL.1.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a storyÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦The unit was broken up into six objectives that were covered over the two week period. At the end of the two week period the students would be able to: recall the symbols throughout the novel and movie. (Knowledge), contrast the events within the book and movie. (Analysis), recognize the plots in the book. (Knowledge), examine the themes in the book. (Analysis), describe the development of the main characters. (Evaluation), explain the roles of the supporting characters. (Comprehension). Class Demographics The Elementary 4th class is comprised of twenty students, seven males and thirteen females. The class was diverse, consisting of six Caucasian students; five females and one male, six African American students; two females and four males, one Asian student that is female, four Bi-racial students; three females and one male, and two Hispanic students two female and one male. Three females in class were in the bottom five, one being Caucasian, one Hispanic, and one Bi-racial. Within the top five students four were female; two Caucasian, and one Bi-racial. Out of the male students in the class, two were in the bottom five; one African American and one Hispanic, and one Bi-racial male student was in the top five. There was a plethora of cultural diversity within both the top five and bottom five
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Management Strategies for Retail Market Management The newspaper headlines often bring about a clue regarding the status of the economy on a daily basis. We hear from newscasts on the radio and on the television of distressing news of the market rising and dropping daily and just about every website have news regarding the impending gloom of the economy both locally and globally. Corporations cannot hide from budget cutbacks and organizational restructuring and it is inevitable that any improvement will be for the good of preserving the company. Even though many changes occur during the course of transformation; leaders and managers alike will need to learn how to hold to a quality that keeps the employee and the consumer communityÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦This type of market management strategy works well for both the retailer and the product manufacturer. 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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Question: Discuss about theMarketing Strategy and Plan for Management Team. Answer: The management team has been setting the five performance objectives which are to be followed by the Company. The performance track recorded by the Company is as follows; The growth in the earnings per share will be as follows: Starting from 8th Year, $4.00, in 9th Year, $5.25 and in 10th Year, $6.50 followed by the 11th Year, $7.50 in 12th Year, $8.50. The Average ROE can be explained as the net income which is divided by the average equity shareholders balance left during both the starting and the end of the year (Barney, 2014). Growth in the Average return on equity investment (AROE) of the Company: Starting from 8th Year, 30% in 9th Year, and by an additional 2.5% annually and in 10th Year throughout till 15th Year (thus reaching to 45% in the 15th Year). There is a expectation for profit due to the increase in stock price which is $30 per share from the 8th Year till the 13th.There is gain through the increase in stock price which crosses the annual EPS target. The company achieves the targeted rates of return on shareholders equity (ROE), thereby giving rewards to the shareholders and thus there is growth in dividends. The Company with time wisely uses the financial capabilities to repurchase shares of stock (Elenkov, 2014). The increase in stock price of the Company is the result of the growth in revenue which indicates that there has been increase in earnings per share resulting in increase in average ROE credit rating, the rate of growth in the annual dividend paid to shareholders, and managements capacity which will help the Company to constantly deliver good performance. A good credit rating is usually marked as B+ or even higher which is to be maintained in the 6th Year till the 10th In the Years starting from 11 till 15th minimum of at least A- is marked. It is seen that the company credit rating was B at the end of the 5th Year (Grant, 2016). In the Company the image rating can be defined as the function of: On the companys P/Q ratings which is the result for the action cameras and the UAV drones, The companys global market in the shares for both the action cameras and UAV drones as to be maintained by the company as image rating which is 70 in the 8th and 9th Year.75 in the 10th till 12th Year, and 75 in the 13th to 15th Year. The Board or the Management is of the view that the performance targets in the year 6th till 15th Year is achievable by all the managers of the Company. There has been growth and opportunities which increases the profit margin. There is increase in the profit in the global market for the action cameras and UAV drones in the period from 6th till the 15th year (Howard, Turban Hurley, 2016). The Board has given the various steps for strategy making so as to achieve the above five performance objectives. In order to achieve the target there has been two vital constraints, which are as follows: The board is of the view that the Company shall stay independent and therefore the Company cannot plan for merger or acquisition with another company. The company shall also comply with all the legal and the regulatory norms. They should abide by the business and ethical code of conduct of the company. Further, the Board has been effective in reaching the performance targets which is available to the public shareholders for the investing, thus the investors have expectations from the Company so that the Company is able to achieve its annual target. References Barney, J. B. (2014).Gaining and sustaining competitive advantage. Pearson Higher Ed. Elenkov, D. (2014). Experiential Exercise with Multinational Student Teams: Researching Together a Multinational Corporation and Developing Jointly a Strategic Marketing Plan for IT Using Blackboard.Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning,41. Grant, R. M. (2016).Contemporary Strategy Analysis Text Only. John Wiley Sons. Howard, L. W., Turban, D. B., Hurley, S. K. (2016). Cooperating teams and competing reward strategies: Incentives for team performance and firm productivity.Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management,3(3).
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Norms of Apple Essay Diversity and Cultural Norms of Apple October 7, 2010 Diversity and Cultural of Apple As our society continues to evolve, technology has created an outbreak of shortcuts for humans to make use of each day. As our ancestors has left us with such creations as electricity, the telephone, transportation and much more, geniuses of todayÃ¢â¬â¢s world has taken society to another level. The technology that we use today allows us to do so much although we are physically doing nothing. Gadgets such as computers, cell phones, iPods, and navigation systems are just a few nhancements civilization has adapted too, and Apple Computers is one of the companies that have been a success in creating this enormous outbreak of technology. Apple Computers was established on April 1, 1976 in Cupertino, California by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne and incorporated on January 3, 1977. Apple is credited with the creations of a lot of the technology enhanced gadgets which we use on a daily basis in the work place and in our personal lives. Apple is accredited with such products as Apple Computers, computer software, ipad, the iphone and many forms of electronic products. Because technology is an enhancement to all cultures, race, creed and gender, Apple products are offered in not only in the United States but in Africa, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, The Caribbean and Canada. As AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s products are being marketed to almost all nations, their trademark never changed. Apple simply figured out how and what it takes to satisfy their target market. Some people may have never realized on their cell phones and computers that they have an option to change the language and the time zone. These are added features set in each system to accommodate the many cultures in which Apple serves. As a convenience to all of AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s customers, no matter what country they may reside in, Apple has many retailers available to purchase Apple products and a 24 hour technical support. Apple products can be purchased at major retailers like Sears, Wal-Mart and Price Club. Also products can be ordered via internet or by phone. AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s Technical support staff is knowledgeable in all areas about AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s products and has been labeled as geniuses. We will write a custom essay sample on Norms of Apple specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now We will write a custom essay sample on Norms of Apple specifically for you FOR ONLY $16.38 $13.9/page Hire Writer We will write a custom essay sample on Norms of Apple specifically for you FOR ONLY $16.38 $13.9/page Hire Writer From the Genius Bar AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s Technical support is known for the Ã¢â¬Å"use their impressive knowledge to answer technical questions, troubleshoot problems, and perform repairs right in your neighborhood store. Ã¢â¬ (2010) The Genius Bar is also a common place to receive free advice, insight, and friendly hands-on technical support. As Apple continues to break technology barriers the company has recognized areas in which they can improve. Understanding the challenges amp; maximizing the benefits of diversity, Apple must set forth an action plan. The first course of action involves creating, facilitating, and implementing strategies for embracing, promoting, and celebrating diversity. In order to achieve desired results, Apple will focus inward on the internal organizational culture. Simple actions such as recognizing foreign holidays will give employees a better awareness of the importance and influence that other cultures have on society. For instance, during the American Christmas holiday season, the internal organization at Apple can also incorporate the celebrating of Kwanzaa and Hanukah. Email blasts to employees with daily facts about each holiday will ensure that Apple is providing the necessary tools to educate employees on diversity. Opposed to only having an annual Christmas party, a celebration of Kwanzaa and Hanukah will also showcase that the organization is aware and accepting of other diverse cultures. Another action plan in creating, facilitating, and implementing strategies to maximize the benefits of diversity is to hold diversity workshops. Within these workshops, employees will learn about cultural differences between America and the rest of the world. The intended purpose of these orkshops is to demonstrate that by having a worldly view and awareness of the differences in global societies; one will only better themselves as a prepared professional in an organization that seeks to globalize its business. This will be attained through a series of videos, testimonials, and case studies about other organizations that have benefited from embracing, promoti ng, and celebrating diversity. Also included within these workshops will be lessons on cultural etiquette. Some people may not be attentive to cultural differences, such as how to properly greet people, which distinguish the American standards from others. This particular aspect of the workshops will be emphasized because of the importance of international business. It would be terrible for AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s reputation to be known as rude or arrogant for not conceding to foreign cultural etiquette when conducting international business. Another course of action to maximize the benefits of diversity within Apple is to form project management groups made up of a diverse selection of employees. These groups of employees will be diverse in sex, age, ethnicity, and cultural background. By having a wide range of people from various demographics working together, Apple will have a solid foundational structure in a diverse workforce. After having completed the diversity workshops, employees will then take their newly attained cultural knowledge into the field. Working with diverse project management groups at this point in time will be easier to manage if had the workshops not been implemented. More specifically, as the project management groups will be formed of leaders and excelling employees of the organization, Apple will internally strengthen its embracement of diversity. These project managers possess the leadership skills that other employees, those who are not managers or those who are performing and/or in the phase of improving, look up to for inspiration. New ideas and strategies from these project groups could result to the following: precise marketing plans for products targeted for specific demographics, creating new alliances with other foreign organizations, and charitable events to raise funds for developing countries. The opportunities to maximize off diversity will also separate Apple from other companies that do not excel in this area. This will place the company in the forefront of worldwide organizations that embrace, promote, and celebrate cultural differences; that of which will create a substantial competitive advantage over other companies. September 2010 and the Apple have mass produced the products that are available to us such as iPad, and iPhone4. iPad will be available to a lot more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date, but this month it going to be available to China. To introduce AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s products to developing countries to help enhance their use of technology has started in September. September 13th, Apple announced that the Wi-Fi models of its magical iPadÃ¢â ¢ will be available to ChinaÃ¢â¬â¢s consumers on September 17th. It will be at the Apple Retail Store, and some Apple Authorized Resellers. iPad will provide the users with the capability to browse the web, read and send e-mails, share the photos, music, play games, read eBooks, watch HD videos and a lot more. In China, the iPad Wi-Fi models will be available for a suggested retail price of CNY3988 for 16GB, CNY4788 for 32GB and CNY5588 for 64GB. Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. September 19th, AppleÃ ® announced that iPhoneÃ ® 4 will be available to customers in China beginning Saturday, September 25th at Apple Retail Stores including the new Apple StoreÃ ® Hong Kong Plaza in Shanghai and the new Apple Store Xidan Joy City in Beijing opening on the same day. iPhone 4 will also be available on Saturday at China Unicom retail stores. iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s most advanced mobile operating system, which includes over 100 new features. The revolutionary App Store? provides access to more than 250,000 apps including the new iMovieÃ ® app built just for iPhone 4. Phone 4 will be sold in China through AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s retail stores for a suggested retail price of CNY4,999 for the 16GB model and CNY5,999 for 32GB model without a contract. Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTune s online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. To introduce any product into the country that is not necessary are able to provide the funding to upgrade or bring in any form of technology becomes very tricky for the companies. One has to do a very extensive research if the prices of the products are able to be afforded by the consumers. One of the things that maybe done are the product to be assembled in the country in question. That will not only have the product assessable to the people, as well it creates jobs. As within any organizational structure, it is important that there exist rules to resolve conflict. Proper conflict resolution skills will be the key to sustaining a diverse business culture. With diversity amongst the workforce, there will be many occasions where employees may not agree on ideas or the method of approach each takes to complete assignments or collaborate. Thus, along with the diversity workshops, there will be a training seminar on how to go about conflict resolution. This training seminar will highlight the appropriate course of action to take, who to notify for assistance, and how to move forward without the issue being a prolonged distraction. Again, in order for Apple to sustain a cohesive and fully-functional diverse workforce, conflict resolution skills and action plans are a main priority. Today, success is more than creating new products. It is about reinventing business processes and building entirely new markets that meet untapped customer needs. Most important, as the Internet and globalization broaden the pool of new ideas, its about selecting and executing the right ideas and bringing them to market in record that will justify the approach of the action plan. According to our survey takers, the number one obstacle is slow development times. Fast-changing consumer demands, global outsourcing, and open-source software make speed to market paramount today. Yet companies often cant organize themselves to move faster, says George Stalk Jr. , a senior vice-president with BCG, who has studied time-based competition for 25 years. Fast cycle times require taking bets even when huge payoffs arent a certainty. Some organizations are nearly immobilized by the notion that [they] cant do anything unless it moves the needle, says Stalk. In addition, he says, speed requires coordination from the hub: Fast innovators organize the corporate center to drive growth. They do not wait for Ã¢â¬Å"it to come up through the business units (Bloomsberg, 2006). As multicultural businesses gain more buying power and their lifestyles become more affluent, multicultural markets are growing in economic muscle. This in turn attracts more corporations, as they compete for market share in multicultural communities. At the top of the list are the masters of many genres of innovation. Apple Computer Incorporated once again the creative expert. To launch the iPod, says innovation consultant Larry Keeley of Doblin Incorporated, Apple used no fewer than seven types of innovation. They included networking (an agreement among music companies to sell their songs online), business model (songs being sold for a buck each online), and branding. Consumers love the ease and believe of the iPod, but it is the simplicity of the iTunes software platform that turned a great MP3 player into a revenue-gushing phenomenon (Bloomsberg, 2006). Apple Computer Incorporated and Twitter is a unique innovative relationship. At Twitter, software engineers use Mac systems running the most recent version of Mac OS X. Twitter was established using software tools like Ruby on Rails, which is provided as part of Mac OS X. Engineers can tap into other tools such as TextMate, a friendly yet, powerful code editor available only for the Mac (Mac. com). Apple Computer Incorporated has entered new method of According to Bloomsberg Business Week- mobile advertising market. Few speculate that the advertising market will have a new characteristic and appearance. 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Chasing liberty essays In the movie called Chasing Liberty, a typical teenage movie with romance, love and comedy give us a great example of what a romantic comedy truly is. As a romantic comedy, it is usually a story about two people who have strong feelings for one another, but however they cannot. In Chasing Liberty, it is a story about Anna Foster, the daughters president and Ben Calder, a secret agent. Inevitably, Anna finds a way to live like a normal teenager by ditching the agents who consistently track every move she makes. In a wild escape one night in the town of Prague, she meets a mysterious man whom she knows as Ben. As she takes on her European adventure, she falls in love with Ben, not realizing that Ben is also an agent watching out for her. This prevents him from telling the truth in his requited love for Anna because of the fact that if Anna discovered his identity, it will affect what he does. Because Ben has a sense of dignity and pride in what he does, he knows he must act professionally and not destroy his cover. Nevertheless, Ben finds himself under the influence of power over which he has no control over and suffers in his wil l to keep his love for Anna. The hindering and helping characters in this movie are both Annas parents. As Anna goes on her crazy adventure, her parents realize that they do not want Ben to be the one watching her any further. Back at home, Anna mends her broken heart as she felt deceived by Ben in telling her who he was, until the end of both their journey. She tries to find a way to forget about Ben and after a long period of time away at college, her dad, the president tells Ben that he is no longer an agent, but has been doing something he really loves. This ultimately gives hints to Anna, who has matured and taken the mind and body of an adult, that she is able to see Ben. In the end, they are inseparable as if they met for the first time. ...