Provide income statements in both variable costing and absorption costing formats for an initial period and its successive period in a case in which all manufactured products within the two periods are sold by the end of the second period, but the number of units sold in the first period is less than the number of units manufactured in this period.
● What is the interesting observation in comparing the two types of income statements?
● Explain your example in detail and provide in-text citations
ket Nkwo has been affected by colonisation as the town has grown through the big palm-oil port, although the market is still busy on its original day, which also reflects the tradition of the town. This shows that through the description of the markets and the change in the town, Achebe is able to elucidate a major issue between tradition and colonisation, using smaller events, and in a short space. Alain Séverac in his section of the text Telling stories (Bardolph, Viola and Durix, 2001) suggests that there are elements of intertextuality in the writings of Achebe, specifically in some of his short stories that connect to his text No Longer at Ease, in which the protagonist is also named ‘Obi’. He states ‘It is as though the short stories narrated episodes of Obi’s life that needn’t or couldn’t be integrated into No Longer at Ease’ (Bardolph, Viola and Durix, 2001, 242). This further implies that the short story offers more information in small amounts of space and time as it is suggested that the short stories give information that could not be integrated into a larger text, showing that the stories themselves are part of a bigger issue in larger fiction, without taking into account the major issues in each individual story. As Hunter states in The Cambridge introduction to the short story in English (Hunter, 2007), some cultures only have a small, and sometimes non-existent infrastructure for publishing and thus ‘low-circulation literary magazines […] for reasons of space and means of production, invariably favour the short story over longer forms of fiction’ (Hunter, 2007, 138). This reflects how the short story is often favourable over longer fiction as it allows for less space, which with regards to these cultures with lack of publishing means is advantageous, but which also allows authors to use a smaller amount of space than that used in novels to put across larger messages, that could not be conveyed through literary forms such as poetry. This can be seen through the intertextuality suggested in Achebe’s works as the short story form is used to put across and add to a larger message, which cannot simply be achieved in large fiction, but has to be conveyed through various short stories. To conclude, both Paule Marshall and Chinua Achebe explore the form of the short story in multiple ways in their respective texts. When considering Ford’s idea, both texts give the reader a large amount of information in a short amount of time, as well as elucidating major issues in each. ‘To Da-duh in Memoriam’ (Baldwin and Quinn, 2007) more specifically draws on these major issues through a much smaller plot, giving the author the op>GET ANSWER