“Conception” has to do with the creation of Gatsbyhimself; Gatsby is a self-made man financially. The key point is his love for Daisyand the reminiscence of their little love episode. “Platonic” comes from itsnoun form Platonism which means ‘the philosophy of Plato stressing especiallythat actual things are copies of transcendent ideas and these ideas are theobjects of true knowledge apprehended by reminiscence’ (Merriam Webster). Plato believed the world that we live in was anillusion of an idea or object that is beyond what we humans can comprehend.Gatsby’s identity was created from his platonic view of himself: his view that hislove for Daisy was transcendent, it was beyond the normal, and it trumped theusual human limits. He made himself, his reputation and image to win Daisy’sheart back, believing their love was something pure and special. However, hewas wrong about Daisy’s love for him, which tying back into the beginning ofthe novel, she was the “foul dust” at the death of his dream.
war in 2013 this proposition was revoked.
The start of the civil war affected China’s dominant oil industry in the region as in the first ten months of 2013, 14 million barrels of oil were produced daily, which then dropped to approximately 120,000 barrels of oils a day to due an increase in ethnic conflict and the evacuation of 191 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) employees. In 2015 to alleviate conflict in the region and protect Chinese Oil facilities, China enlisted the CHN-BATT to the UN Peacekeepers. Acting as the first Chinese fronted peacekeepers in the region, totaling to 1,031 (which another 8,000 were registered along with $100 Million USD in Military Aid to the African Union) setting up their central command in Juba. Despite contributing to the resolution to the conflict, in 2014 the China North Industries Group Corp (NORINCO) sold $38 Million USD worth of ammunition, grenade launchers, machina guns, and missiles to the Southern Sudanese Government.
However in September of that year two officials from the Chinese Embassy in Juba stated that China would halt all arms trade with South Sudan as it would only be fueling the conflict.III. Proposed Solutions:In the 6 years since South Sudan has been liberated from Sudan, it has yet to face sustainable peace and development within government or socially. Currently considered the most fragile country internationally, South Sudan has been facing hardships in establishing infrastructure, and maintaining humanitarian standards for citizens. For the strife dealt with by the over 11 million citizens, China proposes infrastructural reforms, and humanitarian deployment to steady the world’s youngest nation.
With the dismissal of several arms embargoes proposed to South Sudan, beginning with 2011/423/CFSP, and with its failure by 2013 Sudan had devolved into war, displacing over 300,000 and killing tens of thousands. Failure to enact
WEEK2 – Method ActingElaborating on theStanislavski technique, we learned about its different practitioners in the USand their individual focus – Such as Sanford Meisner’s emphasis on acting and reactingas well as Lee Strasberg’s emotional memory technique. In this session however,we focused on Uta Hagen’s approach which includes many practical exercises tofamiliarise oneself with a character and their background.At the start of thelesson, we were asked to write up a character biography for our character fromlast week’s scene – In my case, Rowena from Masterpieces.Using Hagen’s categories1. Sociological(including aspects like class, education, status, origin and relationships)2. Psychological(such as the characters’ likes and dislikes, needs and emotional status)and3.
Appearance(meaning their clothing and physical appearance)as well as her essentialquestions, namely1. Who am I?2. Where am I?3. What are the given circumstances?4. What am I trying to achieve?5.
What’s around me?6. What’s my relationship to the things &people around me?7. Why am I there? (Hagen and Frankel, 1973)to be answered in thename of the character, it was fun and interesting at the same time to extractthe given details from the text and then build on them to create a fleshed-outimaginary version of Rowena.As a second exercise, wehad to write short one-minute monologues for our characters about an objectthat is of personal interest to them.
It gave us the opportunity to use ourcharacter biography to come up with original content and play with thecharacter in a different environment. I also found it useful for kick-startingcreativity when you are stuck for fresh ideas about what to do with your part.