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Published on September 20, 2008

Author: luv4peace

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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

PREJUDICE! A theme exploration for the Merchant of Venice

What is prejudice? 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

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

Types of prejudice Sexism Racial Religious Disability Ageism Class (snobbery-elitism) Poverty Differences (in lifestyle, looks, accent)

Sexism

Racial

Religious

Disability

Ageism

Class (snobbery-elitism)

Poverty

Differences (in lifestyle, looks, accent)

Concept of Prejudice in MOV Antonio and Shylock’s religious prejudice for each other Racial prejudice between fair-skinned and dark-skinned people

Antonio and Shylock’s religious prejudice for each other

Racial prejudice between fair-skinned and dark-skinned people

What lies behind the act of prejudice? Generalizations of different groups of people Incidents that spark off hatred Vengeance Differences

Generalizations of different groups of people

Incidents that spark off hatred

Vengeance

Differences

Causes of Prejudice Hatred Social learning and conformity Social structure and economic position

Hatred

Social learning and conformity

Social structure and economic position

Why do we need to know about prejudice It is a social issue that goes against our stand for equality It’s something very real today

It is a social issue that goes against our stand for equality

It’s something very real today

Why is prejudice a problem? It affects the victims and causes them hurt It is unjust It goes against the principle that our society establishes and promotes

It affects the victims and causes them hurt

It is unjust

It goes against the principle that our society establishes and promotes

Prejudice in our daily lives Prejudice against disabled people (physical and mental disabilities) Racial Prejudice (the most dominant race, Chinese, against other races) Class Prejudice (more successful vs. less successful) Prejudice against the less gifted/ talented

Prejudice against disabled people (physical and mental disabilities)

Racial Prejudice (the most dominant race, Chinese, against other races)

Class Prejudice (more successful vs. less successful)

Prejudice against the less gifted/ talented

Personal Point-of-View Many of us have been perpetrators of racial prejudice because we are of the dominant race in Singapore Some of us have been victims of sexism

Many of us have been perpetrators of racial prejudice because we are of the dominant race in Singapore

Some of us have been victims of sexism

Lessons about prejudice Prejudice brings harm to others Prejudice is morally wrong Prejudice is injustice Prejudice is brought about by UNREASONABLE, INVALID causes

Prejudice brings harm to others

Prejudice is morally wrong

Prejudice is injustice

Prejudice is brought about by UNREASONABLE, INVALID causes

Assumptions 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 He/she assumes that the victim will not be affected by his/her act and that it does not bring harm to the victim

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

He/she assumes that the victim will not be affected by his/her act and that it does not bring harm to the victim

Assumptions These assumptions are not true because these reasons are unreasonable, biased/one-sided and invalid, made from a very personal point-of-view These assumptions are made because majority of the people in our society think a certain way about a certain group of people

These assumptions are not true because these reasons are unreasonable, biased/one-sided and invalid, made from a very personal point-of-view

These assumptions are made because majority of the people in our society think a certain way about a certain group of people

Implications & Consequences - It leads to : Fights/ Arguments Hate Jealousy Bloodshed War/ Riots Hurt

- It leads to :

Fights/ Arguments

Hate

Jealousy

Bloodshed

War/ Riots

Hurt

Implications in MOV - It lead to: Vengeance/ Revenge Arguments Losses Emotional Hurt Betrayal/ Disloyalty Ill-wishes Scheming thoughts/ deceitfulness Distrust Pride

- It lead to:

Vengeance/ Revenge

Arguments

Losses

Emotional Hurt

Betrayal/ Disloyalty

Ill-wishes

Scheming thoughts/ deceitfulness

Distrust

Pride

Point-of-View The Elizabethan audience probably side with the Christians and oppose the Jews The 21 st century audience probably view these people in a more objective manner, perhaps even feeling sympathy for Shylock

The Elizabethan audience probably side with the Christians and oppose the Jews

The 21 st century audience probably view these people in a more objective manner, perhaps even feeling sympathy for Shylock

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