Sunday, 7 October 2012

Change of Perspective

"Point of view enables us to gain perspective in order to create and negotiate meaning."

Mr. Raisdana introduced a new alternation for "free writes" (now far more sophisticated) where we use the perspective of another person. This person could be anyone, a parent, a sibling, or a bystander, as long as the story was written in third person form.

At first, I had difficulty understanding that the whole story must be put in a new format. I had changed most of the I's to Her's and She's and changed the sentences around to fit the third person, but it sounded strange. With the help of a friend, I realized that the importance of that day might be not be as deep to another person, and that moment might not have the same significance either. 

After deleting the text and following it up in the perspective of my cousin, I now understand the importance of rethinking a story while writing it through someone else's eyes. 

2 comments:

  1. okay, this is a great start. You said, "After deleting the text and following it up in the perspective of my cousin, I now understand the importance of rethinking a story while writing it through someone else's eyes. "

    Can you expand on this understanding? Tell us about it. What changed? How? Why? What did you learn about yourself, the scene, your cousin, writing? Lots more to say here. You are just getting started!

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  2. I agree with it being hard to grasp the understanding of the whole story having to be a new format as I also found that hard to reach at first.

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