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    Shakespeare in the bush was written by Lauren Bohannan an American Anthropologist and furthermore was published in August of 1966 by Natural History Magazine. Lauren Bohannan story depicts when she traveled to the Tiv, a homestead of some hundred and forty people in West Africa and by her surprise, she was taught the true meaning of Hamlet. Before Bohannan departed from Oxford she was asked by a friend if she needed guidance interpreting Shakespeare since he was "a very English poet, and one can easily misinterpret the universal by misunderstanding the particular", but Bohannan believed that human nature was fairly similar anywhere you traveled around the world, an individual would be able to understand and interpret Shakespeare's simple plots of good vs. evil. But soon after arriving in Africa, Bohannan sat down with the elders as they drank beer one morning and questioned what paper she…

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    In what ways does Bohannan’s attempt to tell the story of Hamlet to the Tiv illustrate the concept of naïve realism? The story of Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s greatest and when Mrs. Bohannan attempts telling the story to the Tiv, she alters the story so that it doesn’t overly alter the language barrier between them. She attempts to make the story of Hamlet understandable to the Tiv, by doing this the Tiv give her another understanding of Hamlet that she hadn’t previously thought about.…

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    TiV photocatalyst was prepared by sol–gel method using tetra-n-butyl titanate as the precursor. Solution A was prepared by dissolving 17 mL TBT in 30 mL anhydrous ethanol with stirring (300 rpm) for 30 min. The other solution that contained 28.35 mL anhydrous ethanol, 7.25 mL deionized water and 20 mL 3 M acetic acid was slowly added into the above solution with magnetic stirring at room temperature. The prepared mixture was further hydrolyzed for 60 min with stirring until the transparent sol…

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    Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” with the Tiv tribe in West Africa. Throughout Laura’s story, the Tiv people object to many key details of the Shakespearean drama, however, overall they are able to accept and understand Hamlet. The drastically different cultural backgrounds made the Tiv and Bohannan’s interpretations fascinating to witness, as well as directing attention to the differences in their general ideas of life and death. Laura’s essay focuses on the contrasting relationship between the culture…

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    In the article “Shakespeare in The Bush”, Laura Bohannan travels back to West Africa for the second time to live amongst the Bushmen to watch ceremonies. Before she set off for her journey, she was sure and wanted to prove to her colleague that human nature was pretty much the same worldwide and brought Hamlet along with her. Since the swamps continued to rise she couldn’t see the elders perform ceremonies, so all they could do was drink and tell stories. This gave Bohannan the opportunity to…

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    There has long been concern about whether the vaccine offers sufficient protection in elderly individuals (11). The present study evaluates the protective efficacy of the TIV in adults >65 years old by studying the antibody response elicited in response to vaccination and the duration of protection conferred by the vaccine. The antibody response was measured by Hemagglutination Inhibition Assay (HI) and Microneutralization Assay(MN). This study further validates the usage of vaccine in…

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    the parents held onto their opinion and did not respond in spite of the recommendations (1428). Receiving an active immunization shot against the influenza minimizes the chances of the child catching the flu. An active immunization is “The vaccine prevents an infectious disease by activating the body’s production of antibodies that can fight off invading bacteria or viruses” (“Immunizations: Active vs. Passive”). Similarly, the trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) which is the traditional flu…

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    Laura Bohannan is an American anthropologist, who visits an African tribe called the Tiv. She was of the opinion that human nature is similar all over the world. In order to prove her point she took the story of Shakespeare “Hamlet” with her to prove that the points mentioned in it are universal. She told the story to the tribe of Tivs’s on being asked. They often interrupted her in between her story telling because they thought that Laura was not able to comprehend the true meaning of the…

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    has absolutely no formal political office. He combines a measure of interest in his community’s welfare and has calculation for personal gain. The only reason why the Big Man has a position of a sort of political leader is due to strategic acts that put him above other tribe member and attracts loyal followers who benefit or depend on his success (Haviland et al 2008: 542). Since it has been established that there is not one who has corercive power in an uncentralised system, the question of…

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    William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Bohannan believed that with a few changes and translation, anyone should be able to understand Shakespeare. She assumes that “human nature is pretty much the same the whole world over” (Bohannan, 1966, 1). It is a highly flexible article because it explains topics of fieldwork, as well as the idea of culture and language. She also introduces basic concepts of anthropology, such as story-telling, morality, and ethnocentrism. These concepts are the “products of the…

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