The Merchant of venice; William Shakespeare
In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all.
Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock. In creating Shylock, Shakespeare seems to have shared in a widespread prejudice against Jews. Shylock would have been regarded as a villain because he was a Jew. Yet he gives such powerful expression to his alienation due to the hatred around him that, in many productions, he emerges as the hero.
Portia is most remembered for her disguise as a lawyer, Balthazar, especially the speech in which she urges Shylock to show mercy that “droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.”
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Principles for personal greatness By Jackson BeracahKSh1,200.00Add to cart
As believers, our effective progress in life is endorse of growth and the Right
Principles of Function. Nothing progresses effectively, unless by the Right Principles
of Function. We are beings of principles! Thus, we reccive and respond to things,
situations, people and circumstances, by virtue of the principles we know and
engage accordingly. Our knowledge of the right principles is the factor that
determines our progress and effectiveness in life. However, personal knowledge of
principles is not cough. Arriving at a place of seeing desirable results, one has to
engage all the right principles accordingly and with an in-depth of understanding
the rules of engagement that determine effective results.
Every passing minute, millions of people kecp making resolutions to change
one thing or the other in their lives. Some of these resolutions work, just as others
don’t. I call these resolutions Personal Agreements.’ Agreements to the Right
Principles of Function, are what make for the backbone of our lives philosophy,
theology and ideology. They necessitate the foundation of our successes or failures.
We are conduits of cffective progress, by virtue of agreements to principles that
birth results and their right engagement.
The aim of this book is to create in you a resilient spirit that will not be rocked
away by issues, challenges and troubles of life. It endeavors to reveal key principles
that are needful to stay buoyant, during deleterious experiences, while helping you
connect to the only true-source of power. The principles herein, will help you
realize that life is not just the composite of what you see alone but what you don’t
see. Thus, our understanding of principles determine at great capacity, the
perspectives we have of life, situations, people, blessings, progress, stagnation,
successes, or failures. How you manage your successes, failures, errors, or mistakes,
determine not only your value but the knowledge, understanding and right
engagement of principles
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Unsilenced:Unmasking the United Nations Culture of Cover-ups,Corruption and ImpunityKSh1,990.00Read more
In a world experiencing increasing conflicts, terrorism and displacement, many people are wondering what the United Nations – the organization established in 1945 to save future generations from the scourge of war – should or could have done to prevent these disasters from escalating. Unsilenced shows that, in fact, the Un has remained a bystander in many of these conflicts and that peace-building efforts have not only been undermined by the five permanent members of the Un Security Council, but also by the Un’s many agencies and programmes. The book exposes how, under the guise of development, stability and the “war on terror”, the Un fails to prevent conflicts in many parts of the world, and in some cases, misleads the public about the scale of a problem. The book also reveals the web of lies, cover-ups, corruption and impunity within the United Nations that has allowed wrongdoing to continue unabated. Many of these acts of wrongdoing occur or continue because the Un fails to protect whistleblowers; on the contrary, most Un whistleblowers experience severe retaliation. Unsilenced describes how whistleblowers have been denied justice within the Un system and how the immunity accorded to Un officials and the conflict of interest inherent in the Un’s internal justice system allow the perpetrators of criminal or unethical activities to go unpunished. The book is an urgent call for a serious reform of this bureaucratic, arcane and increasingly politicized organization – because not doing so constitutes a betrayal of the trust invested in it by the people and countries that depend on it.
Leadership Axioms: Powerful Leadership Proverbs by Bill HybelsKSh1,550.00Add to cart
The best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate the philosophies that cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, good leaders can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with the ease of reciting their home address. In Axiom, author Bill Hybels divulges the God-given convictions that have dictated his leadership strategy for more than three decades as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Oriented toward four key leadership categories … 1. Vision and strategy (“Promote Shameless Profitability,” “Take a Flyer”) 2. Teamwork and communication (“Obi-Wan Kenobi Isn’t for Hire,” “Disagree without Drawing Blood”) 3. Activity and assessment (“Develop a Mole System,” “Sweat the Small Stuff”) 4. Personal integrity (“Admit Mistakes, and Your Stock Goes Up,” “Fight for Your Family”) … Axiom brokers accessible wisdom from one leader’s journey, as well as emboldens you to nail down the reasons why you lead like you lead.
How Successful People Grow: 15 Ways to Get Ahead in Life By John MaxwellKSh1,150.00Add to cart
Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and here, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches . . .
The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself
The Law of Modeling: It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow
The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be
The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others
This compact read will help readers become lifelong learners whose potential keeps increasing and never gets “used up.”
The warmth of other suns By Isabel WilkersonKSh1,950.00Add to cart
From 1915 to 1970, an exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson gives us this definitive, vividly dramatic account of how these journeys unfolded.
Based on interviews with more than a thousand people, and access to new data and official records, The Warmth of Other Suns tells the story of America’s Great Migration through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career.
Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country journeys, as well as how they changed their new homes forever.