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    Honor In Hamlet

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    Honor is a human construct. It is used to evaluate one’s worth and set expectations. Reputation, notoriety, dignity, honor: these all define one’s place in society, but they are not intrinsic. In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, various characters struggle with their honor. Laertes’s honor leads him to act irrationally, Hamlet’s honor finally inspires him to act, and the patriarchal society’s idea of Ophelia’s honor destroys her. Hamlet has a complex attitude towards honor, admitting that its application can inspire good, but overall the play criticizes honor. Laertes has a powerful, internal sense of honor, which leads him to act thoughtlessly. In Act I scene 3 with Ophelia, he tells her to protect her honor and basically not have sex with Hamlet.…

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    Honor codes are a set of principles in a school made to follow, to uphold an honest school environment, which can determine the integrity of a student. It is a controversial topic among students and teachers because of the student opposition of obeying rules. Honor codes should be established and maintained in a school because of the positive shift of student learning environment, student intellectual improvement, and peer relationship progression. Schools who establish an honor code that is…

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    Not everything is supposed to be for everyone. There is not a lot of evidence that an honor code can change your school in such a way to make it necessary. In our school i don't think that our students would support and follow an honor code which would make irrelevant. I do not think that Hotchkiss High School should have an honor code some reasons being that i don't think that kids at our school would abide by its rules. To begin with i think that the honor code would cause more problems at…

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    Honor In Modern America In today’s world, honor is being demonstrated or acknowledged when young boys and men play video games such as Medal of Honor. While playing that game, or games that are similar, the men are experiencing what it would really be like to feel or obtain honor and all that comes with it. Honor is not being portrayed in the world the way it should be. Society is often changing the meaning of honor. Even though honor is represented differently in other cultures, it is being…

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    Modern Day Honor Crimes

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    Honor killings and offenses are often thought to be an outlandish crime exclusive to only the currently tumultuous Middle East and surrounding areas, while in actuality, this is far from the case. An honor killing is typically defined as “a killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonor to the family” . This dishonor is generally related to things regarding premarital relationships, such as premarital sex, or other forbidden acts that a community…

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    Is the honor code working efficiently in high schools and colleges across the country? Board members and staff are questioning if students are more likely to respect an honor code if it’s pushed upon them or not. An honor code needs as much students involvement as it can receive, and is needed in many schools across the country, but it must be introduced and explained in the right way. An honor code needs to be instilled in universities and high schools, one that students respect by informing…

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    vulgar woman in her country. She did not dress the way her society liked, she made dance and music videos, and was very outspoken. Because of this, many believed she was “dishonoring” her family. She was not allowed to live and so her own brother murdered her through asphyxiation. Unfortunately, this type of crime is not common in just Pakistan. Thousands of honor killings occur every year, all over the world, and sometimes there’s little to no media coverage. They’re on the rise, with estimates…

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    Academic Honor Codes Academic codes serve partly, to gently remind the University’s community on what not to do. Among one of the major things to not do that is stated, is plagiarize. As a student, the lines may have frequently been blurred between plagiarizing and “putting ideas into your own words.” The problem with that mindset, is that it contributes to you becoming a lazy researcher. It can land you into a situation where you simply neglect to cite a source from the ideas taken from someone…

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    Our society looks at a person’s actions and judges them if someone opens a door for someone or helps someone. Honor is setting and being committed to self-standards. An example is in a sport when a person does not cheat, even if he could get away with it. Honor is not about what a person says but what they do. A person can also honor others, by treating a person the same whether liking them or not. In conclusion, honor is telling the truth and treating others fairly no matter the circumstance or…

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    The National Honor Society

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    National Honor Society (NHS), a highly prestigious organization that runs nationwide. It is more than just an honors club. The National Honor Society recognizes students who show excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. I believe that I possess these qualities, and will be able to contribute to the betterment of the community. The National Honor Society would give me a huge opportunity to reach out and give more to the society. It would be of my greatest honor…

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