Business Strategy For Competitive Advantage Brookes Events 1 Essay

2862 words - 12 pages

SUBMISSION DATE:
12/12/2016 AT 2PM
Explore the impact of Oktoberfest on Munich and the impact of Munich on the future design and delivery of Oktoberfest
U59000
Munich is the third largest city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg (Global Blue, 2014). It is the ‘capital of Southern Germany state of Bavaria’ (Munich Found, 2016) and is home to a fast-growing population of 1.4 million people (Review, 2016). In the Second World War Munich lost 34% of its population with 279,000 people relocated due to evacuation, deportation, migration and homelessness through the attacks; the pre-war population of roughly 829,000 was not regained until 1950.
Being Germany’s second visited destination (Warlfhorst & Klug, 2016, p.56), the popular Bavarian city is renowned for a number of attractions, not just it’s annual Oktoberfest. Visitors are motivated to see the city of Munich because of both its natural and built attractions that are located there. A tourist attraction is defined as “a place of interest that tourists visit, typically for its cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty and amusement opportunities” (Layton, 2009). There are a number of historic attractions that reside in Munich, the most famous being Frauenkirche, a 500-year old building known as the “Church of Our Lady” (Kline, 2015). There are “more than 180 beer gardens” (Sailsbury, 2012), 36 museums and 61 theatres, and parks covering over 70,000 acres. Munich has huge significance to the Second World War and so tourists are keen to travel there to discover Nazi architecture and admire memorials to the victims of the War; they are also able to visit the beer hall where Hitler attended his first party meeting and made his first major speeches.
If there wasn’t any transport, there wouldn’t be tourism. Each year more than 70 million visitors travel to Munich. Transport is needed for these vacationers to get from place to place, whether it be to the destination or whilst they are there. It must be convenient for visitors to access the city as well as being “an affordable price with a good local connection to the destination itself” (Holloway & Humphreys, 2016); the second largest airport in Germany is located in Munich and so air transport shouldn’t be a problem. You can transport around Munich via trains, buses and trams, bike rentals, and taxis. Le-Klän investigated the “use of public transport by tourists in the city of Munich” and came to the conclusion that tourists are “moderately satisfied” with the public transport services in the city (2013, p.75); the characteristics of public transport in Munich have been described as punctual, reliable and frequent. Transport however has a negative impact on the environment as it causes 75% of the 4.4% tourist global C02 emissions.
With a total of 49.6% of visitors from abroad and 14.1 million overnight stays in 2015 Munich’s need for accommodation is vast. The tourist economy includes roughly “400 hotels, guesthouses and hostels and have around 65,000 beds available” (Muenchen.de, 2016). There are different types of hotels in Munich to meet different visitor’s needs including city centre hotels, airport hotels, boutique hotels and historic conversion hotels such as the Bayerischer Hof Hotel. Hostels and other basic backpacker accommodation is becoming more and more available and is used especially in times such as the 16 days of Oktoberfest and other events. There was however a fall of 2% of overnight stays in Germany (Moller & Deckert, 2009), but Germany has come back from this.
Due to Munich being a popular tourist destination there are “services that are required to meet the needs of tourists while they are away from home” (Layton, 2009) these are called amenities. Tourists have needs on the way to, and at the final destination. Such facilities include public toilets and transport, restaurants, cafes and retail shopping (Hapimag, 2016). Munich combines tradition and modernity with historic architecture, stylish shopping areas, exclusive restaurants and trendy clubs as well as traditional Bavarian restaurants and markets. Amenities such as public toilets are known to be found “around every corner” (Nile Guide,2016), supporting the needs for travellers, especially if they are only staying for a day and haven’t got any accommodation to use the toilet there. Munich has tax free shopping which is great for increasing tourism.
Munich are increasingly targeting niche markets, these have included the gay and lesbian individuals. This target group travel several times a year and account for the £415 million annual tourism turnover.
The city attracts many visitors from around the world with events involving culture, music, film, art and food (Caron, 2016). Destination branding ensures that the events takes place in the most convenient location for both the visitors and Munich’s economy. For example, Munich is a perfect location for the Oktoberfest to commence. The Bavarian culture is the perfect scene for the festival and the beer gardens are fitting for the type of event. Destination branding is “about identifying the destinations strongest and most competitively appealing assets in the eyes of its prospective visitors, […] and stand out above its competitors” (Team, 2015).
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival (Rees-Bloor, 2016) held in Munich on an annual basis. It originated in 1810 as a large festival in celebration of Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese which included horse racing and by 1819 had grown to include beer pubs (The Beer Wench, 2008). Today the festival has grown massively, averaging six to seven million visitors per year and as a result, has a huge effect on Munich as a whole, both positively and negatively in many different retrospect’s. Additionally, Munich in itself has had a huge impact on the way in which Oktoberfest is run, the details of which will be explored throughout this essay.
The economy of Munich is influenced hugely by Oktoberfest. 70% of Munich’s tourists to go to the event and around 955 million euros are spent during the 16 to 18-day festival on amenities such as public transport, accommodation, food, drink and entertainment (Schulekorf, 2008). Each year the festival employees 12,000 people to run the “worlds-largest” event (The Week, 2015), with 8,000 of these jobs being permanent. Oktoberfest brings in £1.8 billion in tourism (Paste Media Group, 2016) and with the visitors consuming 6,900,000 litres of beer it turns over a high revenue. However, less beer is being sold due to the increasing demand of wine and other beverages (Oltermann, 2014). There is such a high demand for accommodation during the weeks of the festivals, Munich and the economy will take advantage of this. Hotels inflate in prices “prove[ing] a rise of 85% compared to the weeks before and after [the] festival” and flight prices “show a 220% increase”. Thinking negatively, £320 million was spent on the festival in total, however this is justified by the amount of revenue the Volkfest turns over. Business opportunities arise through the Oktoberfest as only breweries from Bavaria are allowed to sell beer enabling the locals to showcase local beer brads (The Local, 2010).
There are both positive and negative socio-cultural impacts on Munich from the festival. The festival is a very traditional event which has grown and developed over the past 206 years. The locals use it as “an opportunity to show pride in their culture” (Schulenkorf, 2008) and bringing the community in Munich together with a shared experience of the festival. There are however negative factors due to the amount of alcohol being consumed during the celebration. This could lead to change in behaviour and a clash between the locals and the tourists and so could turn aggressive as 72% visitors of Oktoberfest are Bavarian; “alcohol risk management procedures have to be undertaken to limit the negative consequences of alcohol consumption”. Although tradition is preserved due to the festival goers and staff wearing traditional costumes of Lederhosen and Dirndl (Gabb, 2008), the festival is slowly losing its authenticity as there are more diverse tents being introduced to the festival; it is growing with the world and becoming more modern. The festival has increased crime rates including rapes, assaults and thefts (Spiegel and Hamburg, 2007). In 2009 there was a terrorist bomb scare, the number of visitors fell slightly due to the fear of terrorists in Germany as a whole and so the security was tightened over fears of terrorism (BBC, 2015).
Environmental issues are very controversial when it comes to hosting large scale events. It is primarily a drinking festival which has a huge impact on the environment due to an influx of intoxicated revellers disturbing the normal lives of residents; there is vomit and urine in the streets as well as litter, people sleeping in the subways and a dramatic increase in noise levels. According to the Bavarian Red Cross 600 guests were treated for alcohol poisoning in 2014 as well as several others for cuts, bruises and other alcohol induced injuries (Munichre, 2015). Each year, there are 1,000 tons of residual waste built up during the festival. With over 6 million festival goers transporting to and from Oktoberfest, extra transport to the area causes traffic congestion. There are a large number of people who arrive by airplane which adds more CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. However, the negative impacts on the environment are far outweighed by the positives. As there is a large increase in amount of waste in Munich equivalent to the population increase, in 1991 there was a Mandatory deposit scheme put into place. This scheme banned the sale of canned drinks and use of disposables such as paper plates and plastic cutlery at the Oktoberfest. The scheme ensures that only reusable items are available at the event and for that reason amount of waste was quickly reduced. Water is recycled at the festival by reusing the supplies used for cleaning beer mugs to flush the toilets, rather than discharging it into the public sewers. The use of green electricity at Oktoberfest contributes to protecting the environment; 2000 public spaces, the streets, funfair rides and the toilets are all operated with green power, reducing pollution in the area. Energy saving measures such as the installation of solar panels on tents also benefits the environment. As a result of these environmentally friendly acts, in 1997 the Oktoberfest was awarded a German federal project prize, nicknamed an ‘Eco-Oscar’, “environmental guidelines governing major events”. Due to this, Oktoberfest has served as an international prototype for environmentally friendly events. In Bavaria in 2011 there was a strict non-smoking policy put into place and therefore smoking was also banned at the festival (Moore 2010). Munich’s environment will have benefited from the ban, especially during the festival, as without smoke or cigarette butts pollution will be greatly reduced. Looking at all of the impacts on the environment, we can see that the negative effects are all short term problems which take place only during the festival, whereas the positives are long term and are continuing to help the environment in Munich.
Factors in the external environment affect the ongoing design and delivery of Oktoberfest. A STEEPLE analysis can be used to help consider sociocultural, technological, economical, ethical, political, legal and environmental issues and help predict what will happen in the future events. Firstly, sociocultural issues, these are cultural and demographic changes that can have a direct effect on the design and delivery of Oktoberfest. For example, the more culturally diverse the community gets, the less traditional it will be and therefore Oktoberfest will be completely different than it has been for the last 200 years.
The next issue is technology; “Munich is at the heart of Germany’s high-tech industries” (Messe-Muenchen, 2014). Technology helps open up opportunities for an event, however it also threatens it. For example, if Oktoberfest has bad reviews they will written online for the world to see and visitors from across the world wouldn’t have a motive to visit the festival.
Economic issues will help see if the event will be viable in the future. If interest rates increase it will be impossible for travelers to get to Munich, as well as if international trade increases, the price of beer will grow with it. Ethical factors will have a huge effect on the festival in the future with the ongoing terrorism occurring throughout Germany and the rest of Europe; 9/11, the shooting spree, and the Würzburg train attack, the city will and has changed a huge amount. For example, as a result security at the festival was heightened. If an event has political gains, then the government will be willing to pay for it.
Legal factors are those that the government has imposed laws upon to regulate the way general public behave. For example, Munich’s government put a smoking ban on Oktoberfest. Affecting the on-going design and delivery of the future events as people who smoke will have to change their behaviour. Also, the festival has a few places in which the visitors can smoke however they had to implement these and they aren’t very convenient for either party (Welle, 2012).
Overall Oktoberfest attendance this year was only 5.5 million, 300,000 less than in 2015 (Davies, 2016), which is accounted for by the external environment. Other countries have also been doing their own take on Oktoberfest, so actions need to be made in order for the festival to continue. Each of the external factors all link to each other, if one fails it will have huge impact on the future of the event.
Word count: 2,207
Bibliography
The Beer Wench (2008) The history of Oktoberfest. Available at: https://thecolumbuswench.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/the-history-of-oktoberfest/ (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
10 facts about Munich (2014) Available at: http://www.globalblue.com/destinations/germany/munich/top-10-facts-about-munich/ (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
BBC (2016) Oktoberfest security tightened over terrorism fears. Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37395115 (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Bontje, M. and Musterd, S. (2016) Inventive city-regions: Path dependence and creative knowledge strategies. Available at: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=r1AfDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA71&lpg=PA71&dq=munich+population+second+world+war&source=bl&ots=pgjbDx5bAY&sig=z8bOi0z3dH3La36jBIchcZ_-MGU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib-O793urQAhUXOsAKHT_vA7QQ6AEIfzAS#v=onepage&q=munich%20population%20second%20world%20war&f=false (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
Bridge, A. (2016) Everything you need to know about Oktoberfest - including how to book a last-minute trip. Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/germany/munich/articles/Oktoberfest-Munich-guide/ (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
Caron, V. (2016) Munich’s 10 best events of art, food and festivals in summer 2014. Available at: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/germany/articles/munich-s-10-best-events-in-summer-2014-art-food-and-festivals/ (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
Davies, G. (2016) Oktoberfest numbers slump but sex crimes at the festival soar. Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3822902/Germany-s-Oktoberfest-lowest-level-visitors-15-years-sees-SURGE-number-sex-crimes.html (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
e, M.F.V. (2016) Visitor’s guide 2015 // MUNICHfound.Com. Available at: http://www.munichfound.com/article/visitorsguide/ (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
Gaab, J.S. (2006) Munich: Hofbräuhaus & history: Beer, culture, & politics. Available at: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-X4jgPG0360C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
García, B. (2009) Impacts 08 team measuring the impacts of large scale cultural events: A literature review. Available at: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/impacts08/pdf/pdf/Impacts08-FLangen_and_BGarcia_May_2009_Events_Review.pdf (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Group, P.M. (2016) Oktoberfest 2016 brings in £1.18 Billion in tourism for Munich. Available at: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/09/oktoberfest-2016-brings-in-118-billion-in-tourism.html (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Hapimag (2016) Munich – Bavarian hospitality at its finest. Available at: http://www.hapimag.com/en/where/germany/munich.html (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
Järvisalo, S. (2012) How to build successful city brands? -case Munich, Berlin & Hamburg. Available at: https://www.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/47992/City%20brands.pdf?sequence=1 (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Klein, J.M. (2015) A new old church Both reverential and Self-Referential. Available at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-old-church-both-reverential-and-self-referential-1445634948 (Accessed: 11 December 2016).
Kreimer, A. and Arnold, M. (2000) Managing disaster risk in emerging economies. Available at: https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=hLwtSetlKZYC&oi=fnd&pg=PA55&dq=munich+annual+review+of+natural+catastrophes&ots=7-XBQhgxOC&sig=JH70df4kPP3xzqsl_zoqDqclqdI#v=onepage&q=munich%20annual%20review%20of%20natural%20catastrophes&f=false (Accessed: 9 December 2016).
Layton, B. (2009) FIVE A’s OF TOURISM. Available at: http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au/jumpstartguide/pdf/Quickstart_five%20A%27s%20of%20TourismLOW.pdf (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
Le-Klähn, D.-T. (2013) ‘Measuring tourists’ satisfaction with public transport in Munich, Germany’, International Journal of Business Tourism and Applied Sciences, 11(11).
Moore, T. and Berlin (2010) Breaking news, analysis, politics, Blogs, news photos, video, tech reviews - TIME.Com. Available at: http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2003069,00.html (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Munich is one of Germany’s most attractive business locations (2014) Available at: https://www.messe-muenchen.de/en/company/messe_metropole_muenchen/wirtschaft_infrastruktur_1.php (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Munich, Germany’s secret motor, a tourist destination that is gaining speed (2015) Available at: http://hospitality-on.com/en/news/2015/09/22/munich-germanys-secret-motor-a-tourist-destination-that-is-gaining-speed/ (Accessed: 6 December 2016).
Möller, A. and Deckert, M. (2009) Project report WPA 3.1.1 market analysis. Available at: http://www.confindustriasi.it/files/File/Documenti/DocumentiLavoro/PiattaformaCultura/CrossCultour_Market_Analysis.pdf (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
NileGuide (2016) Public restrooms: Where and how to find them. Available at: http://www.nileguide.com/destination/blog/munich/2010/10/29/public-restrooms-where-and-how-to-find-them/ (Accessed: 11 December 2016).
Oktoberfest 2015: History and statistics of the annual beer party (2015) Available at: http://www.theweek.co.uk/europe/60494/oktoberfest-2014-history-and-statistics-of-the-annual-beer-party (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Oltermann, P. (2014) Germans lose their taste for beer as drinkers increasingly switch to wine. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/31/germans-losing-taste-beer-drinkers-choose-wine (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
ONLINE, S. and Hamburg (2006) Oktoberfest crime (14 search results). Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/search/index.html?suchbegriff=oktoberfest+crime+ (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Re, M. (2015) Good times, bad times: The Oktoberfest and its risks. Available at: https://www.munichre.com/en/reinsurance/magazine/topics-online/2015/09/oktoberfest/index.html (Accessed: 12 December 2016).
Rees-Bloor, N. (2016) Oktoberfest: The world’s largest beer festival – in pictures. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/sep/20/oktoberfest-the-worlds-largest-beer-festival-in-pictures (Accessed: 6 December 2016).
Review, W.P. (2016) Munich population 2016. Available at: http://worldpopulationreview.com/world-cities/munich-population/ (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
Salisbury, Y. (2012) Munich’s best beer gardens. Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/germany/munich/articles/Munichs-best-beer-gardens/ (Accessed: 11 December 2016).
Schulenkorf, N. (2008) Oktoberfest München - the world’s largest public event. Germany: GRIN Verlag GmbH.
Team, T.E. (2015) Difference between destination Branding and destination marketing. Available at: http://placebrandobserver.com/difference-between-destination-branding-and-destination-marketing/ (Accessed: 11 December 2016).
Welle, D. (2012) Germany builds on its tourism boom | DW travel | DW.COM | 03.03.2015. Available at: http://www.dw.com/en/germany-builds-on-its-tourism-boom/a-18289401 (Accessed: 10 December 2016).
Wheatley, P. (2010) My Munich top 10. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2010/jul/19/munich-favourite-city-guide (Accessed: 11 December 2016).
Wulfhorst, G. and Klug, S. (2016) Sustainable mobility in metropolitan regions: Insights from .. Available at: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=AifqDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=after+berlin+munich+is+germanys+second+most+visited+destinations&source=bl&ots=ZW5NR2qsge&sig=8X7qctXkGfo06hY4A7s7Lws6eV0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizhNyzo-zQAhUlL8AKHYmLA-s4ChDoAQgcMAA#v=onepage&q=after%20berlin%20munich%20is%20germanys%20second%20most%20visited%20destinations&f=false (Accessed: 11 December 2016).
2

RELATED

term project of marketing strategy - global business management 1 st semester - essay

405 words - 2 pages Pizza operates over 380 locations in Canada. The company’s business extends to the United States and Mexico.in 1984 Boston Pizza makes a big appearance on the world stage as the official pizza provider for Expo '86 in Vancouver, B.C. this expo helps the company to get a world exposure and set the phase for develop into the U.S. In 1998 they built US headquarters in Dallas, Texas and they changed the name from Boston Pizza to Boston's The Gourmet

capitalism essay for business, society and policy - BSP - assessment 1

633 words - 3 pages Free has the power to determine their own pricing strategy for basic needs such as groceries. The use of this pricing strategy affects the society as well as the economy as the society don’t have any other alternatives rather than to cope with this pricing strategy and purchase the good as it could be an everyday need. The issues with capitalism is that it only goes where there`s profits to be made. This is why it has a negative impact on the society

Business analysis and marketing strategy - Canine behaviour - Essay Assignment

4203 words - 17 pages marketing process is central to the business performance of both small and large businesses as it addresses the most important aspects of the market, allowing business owners to gain an understanding of the competitive market place, and ensuring they deliver to customers expectations with the right product at the right price and the right place and time (TCIM,2015). Marketing strategies Developing a marketing strategy is fundamental for any business

Critical discussion of John Kay’s view of strategy - business management - essay

1604 words - 7 pages /2012/03/from-walkman-to-ipod-what-music-tech-teaches-us-about-innovation/253158/ [accessed 2 Nov. 2015] Barney, J.B. (2001) ‘Is the Resource-Based “View” a Useful Perspective for Strategic Management Research? Yes’. The Academy of Management Review, 26 (1). 41-56 Kay, J. (1993) Think again the structure of strategy. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW issue2–2011, pp. 80-85. Kay, J. (1999) Strategy and the Delusion of Grand Designs. Mastering strategy

Homework 1 for business ethics class - project 1 ba 385 - Research paper

2859 words - 12 pages : RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. Policy Changes: 1. Alcohol Limit: Employees are only allowed two drinks per company event. This limit would dramatically reduce the likelihood off inappropriate behavior among coworkers. It would also demonstrate how committed D.E. Shaw is to ensuring a safe work environment. While the company events may become less entertaining, it is worth the sacrifice for employee piece of mind. 2. Non-Discrimination: Employees who do not wish

Critically evaluate the evidence for a link between life events and illness. - Health Psychology - Essay

1179 words - 5 pages Free confirm these findings. Environmental factors. Evidence on life events and illness: Stressful life events have been found to be positively associated with chronic diseases, including ischaemic heart disease, type 1 diabetes and depression, and obesity-related diseases. Pyykkönen et al. found that participants who reported work- or finance-related stressful events had increased odds for metabolic syndrome compared with those reporting other or no

Territory Design for business to business - SMU Business to Business - Essay

1204 words - 5 pages . (Richardson, 1998) Different business methods require completely different configurations of structure practices to attain best performance. Sales department management may be a key to useful activities and may contribute to the productive implementation of business strategies. Based on a study by Miles and Snow (1978), there has been substantial support for the overall proposition that the various strategy types need personalized profiles of sales force

Business Assignment 1 2018 essay - Year 12 - Assignmnet

5683 words - 23 pages to be treated with fair terms and conditions. Also, to be treated with respect. Communities Communities that have a Tesco store have a very strong advantage for growth. This is due to the amount of jobs that a Tesco store provides. Also, Tesco are known to support local businesses in development which is useful to the local communities. An example of this would be Tesco sourcing their products from a local business, which would help that

Assignment for business international - freeman collage - essay

1003 words - 5 pages Why small businesses are outsourcing to South Africa By Louis White 2 May 2018 — 12:15am While our cricketing relationship may have soured with the South Africans, our business dealings seem to be rising with Australian companies increasingly looking for alternative cheap employment options other than the Philippines. “For the past 18 months I have been using South Africans in Cape Town to help me with my business here in Australia,” Peter

Assignment #1 FICTION: A Rose for Emily - ENG 1B - Essay

1433 words - 6 pages Cobarrubio 1 Regina Cobarrubio ENG 1B Professor Anguiano 12 , March 2019 Fiction: A Rose for Emily “One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain”. In the short story, “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, the protagonist, Emily Grierson, was born into a old southern family where she was controlled by her father. This was a time soon after civil war where she was not able

AFT Task 1-Executive summary for senior leadership - WGU - Essay

1005 words - 5 pages AFT2 Task 1 Page 2 A. Compliance Status Communication Joint Commission addresses the UP 01.01.01, UP 01.02.01, and 01.03.01 laws. Under the UP 01.01.01 there are three compliance codes the Nightingale Community Hospital needs to be following. The hospital follows the first code to implement a preprocedural process to verify the correct procedure for the correct patient at the correct site. It is found in the Site Identification and

Goals Essay what do you expect to become - GMC College Strategy for success - college paper

598 words - 3 pages Free Yves Leveille 0297757 Per 50H30 Ms. Norris 02/19/2018 Goals Essay Before coming to Georgia Military College, I would call myself a lost child. My mom and dad had invested so much money into my education and would even rub the fact that the other five siblings of mine graduated high school and college with high honors. I’ve spent the last year looking at myself from within trying to figure who I am. One career choice that has caught my

The Lottery answer for question 1 - GWC/G110 - Essay

908 words - 4 pages stool had been put into use even before Old Man Warner, the oldest man in town, was born. “(The Lottery,1), yet the practice of “lottery in June” had been created for the “corn be heavy soon”(The Lottery, ). Despite the origin of the traditional ritual, the villagers had turned this harmless religious to a brutal, violent murder tradition. The story shows the danger of conformity of blindly following tradition or religious and fear of change

Narrative essay for comp 1 English - English - Narrative

739 words - 3 pages Paige Jones Mrs. Yarnell Comp 1 14 February 2018 Scariest Moment in My Life I remember the day like it was yesterday, the night of my very first wreck. It was a cool fall evening, the clouds had been forming all day. I had just pitched an awesome softball game for a dramatic win against Neosho. As we were cleaning up the field after the game I felt a few raindrops and I didn’t think anything of it. I asked my team if they wanted to go to sonic

Who is to blame for romeo and juliet - English 1 honors - essay

487 words - 2 pages Angelina Lopez     In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakesphere, there are several people that can be blamed for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Because of them fighting with the Montague’s, forcing Juliet to marry Paris, and threatening to disown her if she didnt, Lady and Lord capulet are to blame and should be punished for Romeo and Juliets death. In the play, there are multiple examples of this happening.     In the play, the capulets