Different Perspective In Narrative

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Different Perspectives, Different Narratives At first the humans feared us; they locked their doors and stayed inside when we roamed. But then they became more accustomed to us and we became more of a daily nuisance in their lives. But this world’s homeostasis stayed stable, despite our new presence. There was so much more for us to discover about our new home, we couldn’t leave just yet. But when we arrived here we knew that it wouldn’t be forever. This world is hostile. Why did these humans assume we were lesser? Why did they assume we couldn’t comprehend what they said? We all have our own cultures, and even though ours may not be as advanced, it is not any less worthwhile. We were treated like vermin, like an infestation. In a way we …show more content…
Ultimately she disappears as well, which is never explained by the story. But what I have written is a letter to Kim from the caveman she was meeting up with, which provides some closure to the end of the story and also a different narration perspective. This changes the story incredulously. It sheds a whole new light on the caveman population, giving them more sentience than we had been given by the narrator. Kim’s boyfriend, the narrator, only gives us the information of what he knows about. It’s a reliable narrator in that he isn’t lying to the audience, but he is just a regular human being. He’s not omniscient and sometimes his opinions (or lack of information) could alter the truth of what he’s saying. His character (and the rest of the homo sapien population) did not know much of anything about the cavemen. But if you rewrite the story from that new perspective, it can change the entire message. It goes from a story talking about the acceptance of other people and of appreciating what you have, to a story more geared towards exploring beyond the scope of what you are comfortable doing and …show more content…
We get to know firsthand how the average human feels about the caveman population. Unless you write a story from an omniscient narrator perspective, it’s not possible to get all of the point of views. So a decision has to be made about what the story is going to tell and what you’re going to leave up to the reader. The origins of the cavemen were left up to the reader, whereas we knew about the boyfriend’s feelings throughout his relationship with Kim, and how he felt after she left. The message it leaves with you is how people always think about what they could have done once it was too late. After Kim stopped cooking and cleaning, the boyfriend started to miss it. After the cavemen left, the townspeople missed the excitement they brought. After Kim left, her boyfriend realized what a blessing she was. This is the kind of thing that happens when someone dies. Everyone says, “I wish I could have gotten to know them better / spent more time with them”. But you didn’t. You took what you were given for granted, and now it’s too late to regret it. This story is about the impermanence of life’s gifts. You must enjoy and appreciate what you have while it’s still there. The narrator’s voice is pivotal to this lesson. But the story also speaks of humanity’s reactions to

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