Intolerance is the unwillingness or refusal to accept or acknowledge another person’s ideas and/or rights. Intolerance is shown to people due to socio-economic status, level of education and age, but is often and the most common forms of intolerance are racial intolerance (racism) and religious intolerance. Intolerance is conveyed in many texts through a number of literary and visual techniques and is demonstrated in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, cartoon Tweets on Religious Intolerance by Angelo Lopez and Snake by DH Lawrence.
The concept of stereotypes is what we have been created in our presumptions of a person without even having an idea of how they are. It is a common thing in our society on which sometimes it can create tolerance or intolerance toward other groups because of different ideas or traditions. The film by Gregory Nava My Family and the book by Victor Martinez Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida are clear examples of the concept of stereotypes. In addition, the film Real Women Have Curves by Patricia Cardoso demonstrates some of the ways stereotypes can affect one’s own ethnic group. Racial stereotypes can be good or bad creating influences toward a group. In this case, stereotypes can create bad influences causing misperceptions, confusion within the same
Stereotypes are a side of our everyday life. We tend to hear stereotypes every day and everywhere. Frequently, we can find ourselves in a position where we make stereotypes for a big category of people. Every one of us, young or old, is characterized with either positive or negative stereotypes. Stereotyping is a method that people characterize each other. Each set is called by name, that doesn 't really able to everyone in that particular set of group. Stereotypes influence people’s public lives, emotions or mental state, and how people communicate with their community. Gender, sexual, and Racial traits are one of the largest stereotypes. Others may include ethnicity, religion, or other categories. These stereotypes can be seen in T.V Shows
A stereotype is an idea that is adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things. These thoughts or beliefs may or may not accurate in every aspect. However, this is only a standard definition of what a stereotype is. Stereotypes have become a normal aspect of society. We have unconsciously allowed them to become a part of our lives due to the influence of television, newspapers, the internet and many other aspects of the media. It is no longer seen as big deal now when a stereotype is attached to a person of a certain race or group. The actions of people and their personalities are no longer a defining factor of who they are as a person, stereotypes now outweigh all of those factors. We have become dehumanized to stereotypes and the negative effects that they have on society. Stereotypes should not be used to define a person or a group of individuals because of the massive impact they possess.
Religious tolerance and religious pluralism have many different definitions, depending on the person’s interpretation of the word and where the person gets the definition. Every person of every faith and the people without a faith can have a different definition for tolerance and for pluralism. Diana L. Eck, the director of The Pluralism Project at Harvard University, gives a clear definition for pluralism. Pluralism is a two way street of dialogue, knowledge, understanding, and active participation (Eck 2 “From Diversity”). Pluralism is not meant to be an assimilation of religions or that a person of any faith has to believe all religious paths are true. Religious Tolerance is the continuous congruent relations betw...
Q2) Tolerance (in a religious sense) is the ability to accept others that either practice different beliefs to your own, or have a quality about them that differs from you, that you disagree with. In the Christian Bible, it is commonly mentioned as an after-effect of things like impatience or ignorance.
In many circles of the world, various groups of people distinguish themselves from one another through religion, language, culture, and sometimes gender. People also develop stereotypes about a particular group of people in order to identify them. However, most of the time, these stereotypes hold true for only some members of a group. Sometimes, these stereotypes are just plain misconceptions that do not even apply to the group it claims to. Stereotypes are placed on people because it is a way to easily identify what type of person or ethnicity an individual is. At one point in time, these stereotypes may have been true; however, in today’s modern society, most of these stereotypes are outdated and false, which leads them to turn into misconceptions. Usually, stereotypes are utilized to humiliate and degrade the person or group; they also do not provide any beneficial outcomes. Stereotypes focus on how a particular group acts because of the radical ideas and actions of the few, how a particular group looks, or how that group is physically lacking in some way. These stereotypes often lead to conflicts because the group does not appreciate the way it is being perceived. Seldom are the stereotypes placed on a group of people truthful and accurate. Some hardly even apply to the particular group people it claims to. It is true that how people are perceived has a big impact on how other individuals interact with them; however, people are not perceiving these groups correctly.
Without respect, intolerance will continue to exist. If we do not respect each other, we cannot hope to work together to build a pluralistic society. Continued intolerance will only result in people changing their beliefs and values in order to be accepted, much like how Christians have begun to change their faith and beliefs. The type of society where people are forced to change in order to be respected is unacceptable. We must work to reverse the trend of intolerance against the Christian before it develops into a more serious issue. As we do this though, we must examine all groups to ensure that something beneficial to one group does not cause something detrimental to another. While this is a difficult task to undertake, it is necessary if we are to ever develop a truly pluralistic society that is respectful of not only the Christian, but of everyone.
All in all, Dan Brown’s novel ‘Angels and Demons’ make us consider such important problems as racism, a conflict between scientists and Church and a dispute between the supporters of religious view on the world and the followers of scientific theories. Personally, I suppose that in every of these disagreements a human should stay human and be tolerant to other people. Surely, not all conflicts can be resolved with tolerance. For instance, I guess there are not many (if any) people who can be tolerant with terrorists, who can explain to themselves why they blow up buildings with innocent people inside and put up with the fact that their own families may suffer from terrorists’ actions.
The definition of a stereotype is “a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing” (“Definition of Stereotype”). The concept is taken very lightly and even overlooked in some aspects, but the presence of stereotypes in