There is always more than one explanation for each point of view. Can anyone help me explain this more. I want to use it as the thesis of my essay.There is always more than one way of looking at...

There is always more than one explanation for each point of view. Can anyone help me explain this more. I want to use it as the thesis of my essay.

There is always more than one way of looking at things.

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tpisano | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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Point of view refers to the perspective that a story is viewed through.  This determines how the audience views the story. 

For example, The Outsiders is written in Ponyboy Curtis' point-of-view.  This allows the reader to see the story through his eyes.

I am not sure if I fully understand your question.  Can you explain this further?

 

 

 

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jennifer-taubenheim | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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When I think about there always being another point of view, I think about the word perspective. As in, the way that you see something is a result of your perspective. Perspective is the attitude or view that we have on something. Henry David Thoreau said, "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." There is always more than one option.

When I want to teach my students about perspective, one of the things that I like to do is to read them the story of the Three Little Pigs. Then I read them "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs." The second one is from the point of view of the wolf. You can see as you read these two stories how both can be true at the same time, with the difference being in how each views the actions of the other and the actions of themselves.

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lolfcb | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

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my assignment says: Is there always another explanation or another point of view?Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue.

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