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    The Destructiveness of Jealousy and Greediness What made Othello, written by William Shakespeare in the 17th century, popular is that the play dealt with sensible topics as racism and race. The protagonist of the play is a dark skinned foreigner, surrounded by white characters. Othello’s race makes him sensible for criticism of the people around him, because he knows that he will always be the weaker ‘species’. But what is shown in this play is that it is not his race that will be his downfall. By displaying Othello as an alien, a weak man condemned by his appearance, sensible for influences of others, Shakespeare illustrates the destruction of envy and avarice. Iago uses envy to bring Othello down but he himself is also driven by jealousy. He wants to have everything; a loyal wife, a good career, wealth and respect from others but his greed leads to a tragic end in which he destroys all that he has accumulated on his path to have it all. The play starts with a conversation between Iago and Roderigo. Iago is angry because Othello, the leader of the Venetian army, chose Cassio to be his lieutenant instead of Iago. This is the first example of jealousy in the play. Iago is jealous because he says he has more experience in the battlefield than Cassio, because Cassio is an arithmetician and Iago states that Cassio has no knowledge about the field except for what he read in books. Iago states that he himself is more suitable for the job. In this scene, Iago already makes clear…

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    intellectual growth which is ultimately what we want to accomplish in the classroom” (2011). I plan to thoroughly assess my biases so that I can further assist my students with becoming better readers, writers, and critical thinkers. I was raised in a house hold where my siblings and I were taught to stand up for what we believe in no matter the ridicule we may face as a result of our beliefs. This in turn was the guiding force in my life when it came to dealing with others and now that I am a…

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    It could be ethical, race, religious bias and or class. The news media is not always honest. The media could be objective about their depictions of the important issues. There are specific issues that are made to look a specific way to benefit a certain group and influence the public opinion. The topics the media spend most quality time on are Government and politics. Very few, if any media outlets today strive to dish out the individuals living in America a balanced report. If important stories…

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    statements that would not have been labelled as evidence can otherwise become evidence under certain conditions. Note that (3) focuses on the potential principles that can be utilised to make legitimate outcomes in a theory of evidence itself, yet these principles are likely not to be used by scientists. By contrast, (4) states that a theory of evidence should correctly describe the actual uses of evidence and the evidential evaluations of a hypothesis in practice. For example, a theory of…

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    Over my 26 years of service in the Coast Guard I’ve had the opportunity to serve in many capacities: as a subordinate to service leaders, as a rescuer during search and rescue missions, as a law enforcement officer interdicting the smuggling of illegal narcotics or enforcing federal fisheries regulations and now as a lead engineer responsible for directing others in the maintenance and operation of equipment aboard a 225 feet buoy tender. As rewarding as many of these opportunities have been,…

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    Testing for technical errors is fairly unemotional, but your summary and conclusions are not. If you do not like an egg, you may search a little harder to find cracks in the shell. This article helps a tester put down his or her prejudices and bias (as much as possible), so that his or her conclusions and summaries are a little fairer. This is partially a motivational piece and partly a lesson in fairness and professionalism. You Have Way Too Much Pride The first obstacle that you (and this…

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    Maybe we should look beyond that. It is part of our history and was written by men at a time when women did not have equality like there is these days. Women have come so far since then. The Bible is very important to a lot of people and cherished by both men and women. Is it because these women choose to look beyond the bias in order to read and love a book? Most likely, yes! Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Making these changes proves to be ridiculous, somewhat humorous,…

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    In this way, I would be better able to engage with the family and begin to build a therapeutic alliance. Ignorance of the culture also likely plays a big influence in my own personal biases. As a former military veteran, serving in a conflict involving a culture that was predominantly Muslim, my bias towards the fact that the family is Muslim, evidenced by their use of the Koran, is a reality. In addition to my own personal experience, I am subject to the daily influence of mainstream media…

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    2005). Furthermore, studies suggested that even newborns can recognize and process facial disfigurements (Cohen, 1998). This eventually sparked my interest in the formation of discrimination. In a study done by Madera and Hebl, the authors found managers who interviewed a facially stigmatized applicant rated the interview lower when compared with a non-stigmatized applicant (Madera & Hebl, 2011). Considering that bias formed at such early stage of life, the finding in the latter article makes…

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    herself to have been a “quiet and studious teenager” (Paul 2), commonly favors students like herself throughout the piece. Using research from various studies, the author upholds negativity on popularity stating “popularity in high school was associated with higher rates of substance abuse and sexual promiscuity in the three years after graduation” (Paul 3), and praises outcasts such as herself in which she quotes another biased author Alexandra Robbins, stating “the ones I found most…

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