Shizuo Kakutani

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  • Summary Of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers

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    In the number one national bestseller, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell presents what he considers to be “the formula to success.” In contrast to his theories of success, Ms. Michiko Kakutani calls his book clumsy and weak and claims it doesn’t present an idea of success that appeals to everyone. I agree with Michiko Kakutani; her statements seemed very accurate, strong, and detailed. Malcolm Gladwell’s book was chock-full of generalizations that were made based on one particular group or person. She points

  • The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks Essay

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    stories interlock with each other and intertwine together the accounts of how each of these people cope with this tragedy, Banks helps readers explore the complexities of grief. In "Books of The Times; Small-Town Life After a Huge Calamity", Michiko Kakutani feels Banks draws on the school bus accident as a catalyst for enlightening the lives of the

  • Rice Paddies And Bologn Malcom Gladwell's Broad Generalizations Of Success

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    Bologna: Gladwell’s Broad Generalizations of Success In Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers, Gladwell defines success as hidden advantages and “social predestination” as stated by critic Michiko Kakutani. Kakutani argues that Gladwell’s hypotheses are not cohesive and are selective to support his idea. I concur with Kakutani. Gladwell does not provide adequate examples and counterarguments to give his theory a concrete foundation. This creates a very unconvincing argument. Gladwell asserts that success comes

  • Privacy In 1984 Essay

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    In the novel 1984, George Orwell uses imagery and word choice to demonstrate how much people value their privacy. This is proven when the citizens learn that the Police Patrol and the government are spying on them in their homes without them knowing. George Orwell states that he knows there is someone snooping in his windows all the time. Night or day, it does not matter. He knows for a fact they are watching his every move. This goes to show that the Police Patrol and government have no boundaries