Young Goodman Brown vs. Paul Â Â Â Â Â After studying the short stories of Nathaniel Hawthorneâ€™s â€œYoung Goodman Brownâ€ and Willa Catherâ€™s â€œPaulâ€™s Caseâ€, I began to see many similarities within the two stories. Both of the main characters in each story have characteristics that could be looked at as being alike, but after analyzing each character I started to find that although alike in some aspects, these two characters are very different from one another. At first I noticed that both Goodman Brown and Paul are starved for attention, but in different ways. Next, I see that each character has issues with their past and are both trying desperately to overcome them. Finally, I found that each characterâ€™s main goal in life was the desire to become something outstanding in their communities. Each of these points is evidence that although similar, each character has many different views on how to accomplish their goals. Â Â Â Â Â First, we will start with Goodman Brown. He is the main character in Nathaniel Hawthorneâ€™s short story titled â€œYoung Goodman Brownâ€. â€œHawthorne could not escape the influence of Puritan societyâ€ (McCabe). I think that Hawthorneâ€™s own past is and complications are reveled in his story about Goodman Brown. I believe that Goodman Brown has had a rough past and is trying to reach beyond his past in order to reach heaven. Goodman has some major problems with his wife, Faith, and everyone else in his community. I think that he is seeing everyone as perfect people, but he is having impure thoughts about himself and his past. In order to deal with these problems within himself, he is making up that everyone has this awful bad side. When he goes into the forest, he believes he is talking to the devil with looks much like his grandfather. The devil is feeding him bad thoughts about everyone he knows, even his own father and his wife Faith. Next, I believe that Goodman Brown has had a rough past and in order for him to overcome this within himself he must search for attention. This attention may not be needed from his wife or community members, I believe it is needed from him. He is feeling overwhelmed with obligations from his wife and peers that he has no time to decide whether this type of life is right for him. So, in search for the answer to his questions about life, he turns to the devil and takes his... ...become anything he dreamed about becoming in his life he thought he should move on. Â Â Â Â Â After reviewing both, Nathaniel Hawthorneâ€™s and Willa Catherâ€™s short stories, I believe that although similar in some ways, Goodman Brown and Paul are far more different than what we might expect. Both have similar characteristics, and even may share the same problems, but these two characters are two very different people, from very different periods of time. Works Cited Cather, Willa â€œPaulâ€™s Case: A Study in Temperamentâ€ Â Â Â Â Â Online, Available @ http://unx1.shsu.edu/~eng_wpf/authors/Cather Â Â Â Â Â November 19, 2004 Hawthorne, Nathaniel â€œThe Text of Nathaniel Hawthorneâ€™s â€œYoung Goodman Brownâ€.â€ Â Â Â Â Â Online, Available @ http://itech.fgcu.edu/Hawthorne.htm Â Â Â Â Â November 19, 2004 McCabe, Michael E. â€œThe Consequences of Puritan Depravity and Distrust as Historical Context for Hawthorneâ€™s â€œYoung Goodman Brownâ€.â€ Â Â Â Â Â Online, Available @ http://itech.fgcu.edu/facualty/wohlpart/alra/Hawthorne.htm Â Â Â Â Â November 19, 2004
Agricultural Equipment Business Manufacturing, export and distribution opportunities in post-harvest equipment beckon entrepreneurs even as other farm products also hold great promise In the last decade, Buhler, a global manufacturer of grain milling, sorting and handling products, has been witnessing a geographical shift in demand for its products. While the US and Europe remained the mainstay for long, it is China and India that are now the demand hubs for its products. The company, which launched its India operations in 1992, has since expanded its facility in India and ramped up the workforce. Another equipment firm, Satake, a Japanese major, has been witnessing similar trend. But the presence of big firms such as Satake and Buhler has not had much effect on local manufacturing. Many small and medium enterprises operate at full capacity across the country. Take for instance, S P Khandelwal of S S Milling and Engineering. He sells grain cleaning and sorting equipment to flour mills, energy foods producers and snacks companies. He boasts of clients such as Bikanerwala, Priya Gold and Modi Flour Mill. It is the price factor that helps entrepreneurs such as Khandelwal survive the onslaught of the global majors. â€œProducts sold by organized players are expensive while my products are low-cost,â€ he says. Farm equipment companies, both big and small, are fighting tooth and nail to grab the larger share of the lucrative India market, despite the fact that the agriculture sectorâ€™s share in the GDP has fallen over the years. This notwithstanding, the farm equipment sector, that is a key support for agriculture, has been growing at a brisk pace and is projected to touch $7. 9 billion by 2012, according to The Freedonia Group, a US-based market research firm. [pic] Growth Drivers A couple of factors are driving the growth of this sector. These are mechanization of agriculture, increase in contract farming, easy availability of farm loans at low interest rates, and migration of laborers from villages to cities. Mechanization of Indian agricultural has been a major booster. The continuous increase in the consumption of power for farm sector and the corresponding reduction in the use of animal and human power is a clear indication that more and more machines are being deployed. A study by KPMG, done for India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) throws up some interesting observations. It says the share of animals as the source of power for the agriculture sector declined sharply from 45% in 1971-72 to less than 10% in 2005-06.