Thesis statements for Perspectives:
All representations are merely the composer’s perspective (and thus skewed by their values/context).
Composers often manipulate representations for their own purpose.
Showing two perspectives in a text may influence the responder to assume the composer is being balanced and unbiased.
The prejudice/bias of a composer can influence the way in which a character or place is represented in a text.
The memory of an event can fade, creating an unreliable narrator and thus an unreliable perspective of a character, place or event.
Individuals can be selective in their choice when representing a person, event or place and omit key elements, controlling the reaction of the responder.
Texts can present conflicting perspectives on a character/place/event different to those accepted by the public, thus challenging established perceptions.
Texts which represent people/places/events enter into dialogue with the wider discourse surrounding that subject.
Texts which represent people and events enter into dialogue with the wider discourse surrounding that subject.
Perspectives are not static but rather change over time.
Perspectives can be influenced by motive and purpose and hence can conflict with others’ interpretations.
Conflicting perspectives exist because of the inherent subjectivity of composers.
All representations of people, events and situations are merely the composer’s perception; thus there is never any truth in texts, for the subjectivity of them means that they are all fragments creating a whole.
At the heart of conflicting representation are acts of deliberate selection and emphasis.
Conflicting perspectives are irreconcilable.
Conflicting perspectives lack objectivity and are therefore questionable.
Conflicting perspectives are exacerbated by new ideas.
Conflicting perspectives can be influenced by motive.
Different perspectives make life richer and...