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Changing Perspectives

Today, in reading, we looked at the meaning of first and third person narration within our texts.  To emphasize the importance of this, each student was to analyze the book they are currently reading, and then determine how it would change, if it were written from a contrasting narrative point.

Would this take the emphasis off the main character?  Would we still understand the story in the same depth?  Would this change the meaning of the text?

Then, we asked ourselves this question, “What if the book were no longer written from the viewpoint of the protagonist, but rather the perspective of the antagonist?”  Would we then, be cheering for the other person?  Would their roles reverse?  Does that create a moral dilemma for us?

What are your thoughts?

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