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Prejudice 2

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same thing, but its made by my friend who is supre pro in literature, she gave me permission to put this up ~^ ^~ Merchant of Venice, Theme - Prejudice

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Prejudice 2

  1. 1. PREJUDICE! A theme exploration for the Merchant of Venice
  2. 2. What is prejudice? <ul><li>An unreasonable dislike of or preference for a person, group, custom, etc., especially when it is based on their race, religion, sex, etc. It also comes from pre-judgment of as certain group in society </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of prejudice <ul><li>Sexism </li></ul><ul><li>Racial </li></ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Ageism </li></ul><ul><li>Class (snobbery-elitism) </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Differences (in lifestyle, looks, accent) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Concept of Prejudice in MOV <ul><li>Antonio and Shylock’s religious prejudice for each other </li></ul><ul><li>Racial prejudice between fair-skinned and dark-skinned people </li></ul>
  5. 5. What lies behind the act of prejudice? <ul><li>Generalizations of different groups of people </li></ul><ul><li>Incidents that spark off hatred </li></ul><ul><li>Vengeance </li></ul><ul><li>Differences </li></ul>
  6. 6. Causes of Prejudice <ul><li>Hatred </li></ul><ul><li>Social learning and conformity </li></ul><ul><li>Social structure and economic position </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why do we need to know about prejudice <ul><li>It is a social issue that goes against our stand for equality </li></ul><ul><li>It’s something very real today </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why is prejudice a problem? <ul><li>It affects the victims and causes them hurt </li></ul><ul><li>It is unjust </li></ul><ul><li>It goes against the principle that our society establishes and promotes </li></ul>
  9. 9. Prejudice in our daily lives <ul><li>Prejudice against disabled people (physical and mental disabilities) </li></ul><ul><li>Racial Prejudice (the most dominant race, Chinese, against other races) </li></ul><ul><li>Class Prejudice (more successful vs. less successful) </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice against the less gifted/ talented </li></ul>
  10. 10. Personal Point-of-View <ul><li>Many of us have been perpetrators of racial prejudice because we are of the dominant race in Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Some of us have been victims of sexism </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lessons about prejudice <ul><li>Prejudice brings harm to others </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice is morally wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice is injustice </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice is brought about by UNREASONABLE, INVALID causes </li></ul>
  12. 12. Assumptions <ul><li>He/she assumes that his/her victim’s differences make the victim “inferior”  he/she believes that because he/she is “superior”, he/she has the right to commit such an act </li></ul><ul><li>He/she assumes that the victim will not be affected by his/her act and that it does not bring harm to the victim </li></ul>
  13. 13. Assumptions <ul><li>These assumptions are not true because these reasons are unreasonable, biased/one-sided and invalid, made from a very personal point-of-view </li></ul><ul><li>These assumptions are made because majority of the people in our society think a certain way about a certain group of people </li></ul>
  14. 14. Implications & Consequences <ul><li>- It leads to : </li></ul><ul><li>Fights/ Arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Hate </li></ul><ul><li>Jealousy </li></ul><ul><li>Bloodshed </li></ul><ul><li>War/ Riots </li></ul><ul><li>Hurt </li></ul>
  15. 15. Implications in MOV <ul><li>- It lead to: </li></ul><ul><li>Vengeance/ Revenge </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Losses </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Hurt </li></ul><ul><li>Betrayal/ Disloyalty </li></ul><ul><li>Ill-wishes </li></ul><ul><li>Scheming thoughts/ deceitfulness </li></ul><ul><li>Distrust </li></ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul>
  16. 16. Point-of-View <ul><li>The Elizabethan audience probably side with the Christians and oppose the Jews </li></ul><ul><li>The 21 st century audience probably view these people in a more objective manner, perhaps even feeling sympathy for Shylock </li></ul>

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