Essay about Analysis Of George Orwell 's Shooting An Elephant

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The idea of perspective is a massively overlooked tool of rhetoric that can shape how a reader mentally identifies with a novel. If a reader 's point of view in a controversial story becomes altered, the reader will then have an entirely different opinion on the morality of the situation. Telling a story from single perspective can cause the reader to not have information present that is vital to the understanding of other characters in the story. Stereotyping is another deceitful tactic that can alter a viewer 's opinion on a character through a negative influence that is cast upon the reader due to pre-misguided knowledge gained from society. A good example of how drastically perspective can affect a reader 's notion on the subject of the plot is George Orwell’s short story, “Shooting an Elephant” because of the difference in ideals portrayed by the characters in the story. Perspective is a very controversial tool in many popular films today because every viewer wants to see the story retold from the other character’s points of view. It is interesting for fans to see what drove a villain in a popular show to madness because when people are shown a new universe that want to learn everything they can about it. To illustrate, the popular series Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling had most fans convinced that one of the characters(Severus Snape) was a villain and throughout the series only conspired to kill the main character, but in the last book everyone learned that Snape was…

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