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.
● Please explain your work in detail and provide in-text citations.
arshall was one of the first to explore’ (Hawthorne, 1986, 45). This ‘identity conflict’ is portrayed through the young girl in the short story, who also has a dual heritage, her Caribbean heritage that her grandmother wants to teach her about, and her American heritage, which she tries to defend. As previously discussed, this larger conflict between the heritages can be seen through the conflict of the grandmother and the young girl. However, the specific dual Caribbean-American heritage conflict can be seen through the young girl herself and her thoughts, throughout the story. For instance, as the young girl travels past the sugar canes in Barbados, she claims they are ‘too much’ for her, and that she thought of them as ‘giant weeds that had overrun the island, leaving scarcely room for the small tottering houses’ (Baldwin and Quinn, 2007, 477). This reflects the beginning of the major issue in the story, the heritage conflict, as the young girl feels uneasy about the luxuries of the Caribbean island, seeing them as ‘giant weeds’ and instead worries about the lack of room for the houses because of them, emphasising her differing attitudes towards her heritage. As her grandmother repeatedly reminds her that these luxuries are not available to her in New York, the young girl realises that ‘(her) world did seem suddenly lacking’ (Baldwin and Quinn, 2007, 478). This realisation reflects the young girl’s transition from her American heritage, to the exploration of her Caribbean heritage as the luxuries her grandmother is showing her, ultimately make her world, and life in America seem ‘lacking’, as if a part of her heritage needs to be discovered. Shortly after the young girl leaves to go back to New York, her grandmother passes away, and she ends her narration by describing her adult life living in a loft as she ‘painted seas of sugar-cane […] while the thunderous tread of the machines downstairs jarred the floor beneath (her) easel, mocking (her) efforts’ (Baldwin and Quinn, 2007, 482). The contrast shown here in the last line of the story reflects the major issue that has been present throughout, the conflict between the young girl’s Caribbean and American heritage, since she has learned the value of her Caribbean heritage, as she describes her painting of ‘seas of sugar-cane’ rather than as ‘giant weeds’ as she described them before. Although, she states that the machinery in the factory below jars the floor and ‘mocks her efforts’ as she tries to paint. There is a sense of irony here as earlier in the story, her grandmother explains to her how the sugar canes are taken from the island, over to America and sugar is made from these canes through machines in factories. This is perhaps why the narrator claims the machinery is ‘mocking’ her as she tries to paint the sugar canes, as it shows a conflict again in her heritage between the painting of the Caribbean sugar canes and the American factory machinery below. How>GET ANSWER