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    successful language learners have the ability of tolerance and adaptation to unknown factors and vague segments of a new language. Among learners there are several learning styles that we can point out the one of important one which is ambiguity tolerance (AT) and defined as “ the degree to which you are cognitively willing to tolerate ideas and propositions that run counter to your own belief system or structure of knowledge” (Brown, 2000: 119). As Ely (1989) mentioned, learning new language has its uncertainty and full of considerable amount of ambiguity during learning a foreign language. Needless to say that there are difficulties in an L2 context for learners specially in constructing meaningful interpretation to the inefficient of linguistic clues (Chapell & Roberts, 1986). As Furnham (1994) states ambiguity of tolerance is about information around ambiguous situation when learners face with amount of unfamiliar, complex or inharmonious will occurs for an individual (or group). Since learning a new language process is plentiful of ambiguity plays a crucial role in language learner’s success. White (1999) pointed that if ambiguity is not tolerated wisely, it puts learners in an awful situation which is not appropriate strategies and lead learners in a way may be negatively affected. 1.1.…

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    us, but when they start asking why and start to question why you do certain things the way we do, that’s when it start getting difficult. That’s when we start to ask ourselves those very same questions. Why DO I actually lead the way I do? Why DO I like control and structure in life? Today I am going to try and answer the hard questions. In this paper, I will explore the “whys” of who I am and what me who I am. I will be talking about my tolerance of ambiguity, my learning style, my dominant…

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    It is thus, a concept which may influence learners’ WTC which can lead to a decrease in their oral proficiency level. Up to now, WTC has been affected by various variables which are known as individual differences by scholars and researchers (e.g., Dörnyei, 2005; Peng & Woodrow, 2010; Molberg, 2010; Baharvand, et.al, 2015) as being influential factors in communication among students in the language classrooms including fears of speaking, lack of self-esteem, language anxiety, gender, age,…

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    with similar plot and characters. Raymond Carver covers this with his stories, “The Bath” and “A Small, Good Thing.” Both stories recount a young boy, who was hit by a car and die. There is much more to each story than the analogous plot. Each story develops their characters differently and place emphasis on certain details. With the use of details, there is less ambiguity in one story than there is in the other. These stories offer a look at the editing process and how it affects the overall…

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    instead of digging deeper and understanding the real meaning. Apparently first impression is the best impression. And therefore, this ends up creating ambiguity and imperfection, which generally leads to failure. Similar to this issue, the authors of “The Corner of the Eye” and “When We Learn From Failure (and When We Don’t)”, Lewis Thomas and Gretchen Gavett, deals with the issues of human ambiguity and failures. While Thomas discusses about the central roles that ambiguity and human…

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    Morally ambiguous characters are very common. From the classic works of literature, such as Shakespeare’s Othello, to modern characters, such as Marvel superheroes, morally ambiguous characters are used by writers to make a point and to spark an idea in the minds of their audience. Two examples of these types of characters are Iago from Othello and Henry Higgins from Pygmalion. Both characters played pivotal roles in their perspective plays. Despite being static characters, both played important…

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    A black and white, a left and right, and a right and a wrong. While all three of these phrases seem to make sense, including their obvious cut and dry nature, our society is so focused on one or the other that we forget about the in between. A grey, a center, and a human being. Toni Morrison explores the ambiguity of our life in her novel Beloved, letting the reader forgo their idea of evil and goodness, for a more vague and less constructed moral standing. The physical and spiritual world are…

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    Today, ambiguity can be seen in many pieces of well-known literature, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Ambiguous statements and phrases are meant to leave imagination to the reader. To use ambiguity in literature is not meant to confuse, but rather it is for the reader to visualize what he or she believes it to be. To use clarity in literature, on the other hand, does not necessarily leave a less important message but a less deep…

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    Throughout the play of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, things always have a twist to them. Deception, which is defined as “the act of tricking someone by telling them something that is not true”, can be seen in the play through the main characters of deception, which are Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the witches. Women characters are portrayed as manipulative and deceiving characters throughout the play. In the very first scene, it begins with the witches saying “Fair is foul, and foul is…

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    Many characters throughout some of the most famous and brilliant novels cannot be identified as the “good guy” or the “bad guy.” These characters intentions and actions create this confusion, making them morally ambiguous. An example of this moral ambiguity can be found in The Road by Cormac McCarthy with the use diction. The father is the character at play, in which his decisions are controversial. The father’s character causes doubt in his morals when he justifies why he has kept his son…

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