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The Effects of Prejudice Described in Literature

Summary: The effects of prejudice as portrayed in two works of literature: "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare and the film "The Man Without a Face." For example, in "The Merchant of Venice," prejudice is aimed at Shylock because he is a Jew. In "Man Without a Face," the character of Macleod is the victim of prejudice because of his horrible burns.
Prejudice is defined by the dictionary as an adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or an examination of the facts. Many of us are deliberately prejudiced, but don't notice the effects it can have on the people you aim it towards. In Mel Gibson's "The Man without a Face", and William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", prejudice is shown in many different ways, and cause a lot of damage. They suggest that we should all take the time to watch our actions and our words towards other people. The effects that prejudice has on many people are phenomenal, and we don't understand the full power it has to wreck lives.

Through "The Merchant of Venice", William Shakespeare portrays many forms of prejudice. Lots of these forms are aimed towards Shylock the Jew, who in return is prejudice toward others. For...

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