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Dont judge a book by its cover is an american proverb that hasbeen around since the 1900s suggesting that one should never form anopinion based on outward appearances alone Yet before this phrase existedin writing this concept was found many times in literature In WilliamShakespeares Hamlet king Claudius states about his son and nephew that Hes loved of the distracted multitude Who like not in their judgementbut their eyes iviii4-5This quotation can be interpreted from twopoints of view that of King Claudius and that of Shakespeare himself yetit is also seen excessively in our society today King Claudius speaks out of jealousy His quote suggests that thepublic is not thinking clearly they only love Hamlet because they judge onappearance rather than reason By creating the perception that Hamlet iscrazy the King is deflecting the attention from himself the true traitorin order to avoid being exposed for the murder of his brother However Ibelieve that out of context Shakespeare has chosen to make a statementabout human nature about the fact that most of us risk judging a personbased on looks when the surface can be deceptive We all have superficialouter casts that do not represent who we are individually The mass media plays a significant role in the shaping of perceptionson a variety of important issues through valid information and more oftenthan not through interpretations Celebrities have the facilities to lookclose to the ideal and are even more glamorized by the media Everythingwe see in magazines on TV in movies makes us want to follow the trendsto be closer to the ideal as well However this is only the view of thecelebrities outer casts as the we usually know almost nothing about theirpersonalities or character As a competitive dancer for 6 years now I am constantly surroundedby people who are only focused on
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