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Ignorance Ignorance is seen every day of our lives Even people in the 1850s were aware of ignorance Ignorance is defined as being uneducated or resulting from or showing lack of knowledge Ignorance can be taken to extremes though There is complete ignorance where the person thinks that even though they do not understand it all they still know everything Then others of us say that even though I am not sure about it I am knowledgeable to my ignorance In Moby Dick Ishmaels ignorance can be related to my own in some ways The more I pondered over this harpooner the more I abominated the thought of sleeping with him It was fair to presume that being a harpooner his linen or woolen as the case might be would not be of the tidiest certainly not the finest I began to twitch all over In this passage we can see the ignorance that is present in Ishmaels character Though he knows nothing of this harpooner by the name of Queequeg he fears him In an ideal scene this wouldnt happen Judgement of Queequeg happens before he even enters the book at a leading character and without Ishmaels real knowledge Ishmael states that his body begins to twitch because he is so nervous and so afraid of the untidiness or barbaric qualities that this unknown character may possess Unfortunately enough people actually think like that even now over 100 years later Its amazing that we havent picked up on this and tried to change In my own life I know I am ignorant but I try to be knowledgeable instead However cases like this are much too common When meeting someone for the first time I often characterize how I think they are going to be by just things I have heard prior to the meeting how others like this would act or even a little assumption on what the name might bring
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