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Perspective

1perspective

Pronunciation:
\pr-spek-tiv\

Function:
noun

Etymology:
Middle English perspectyf, from Medieval Latin
perspectivum, from neuter of perspectivus of sight,
optical, from Latin perspectus, past participle of
perspicere to look through, see clearly, from perthrough + specere to look more at per-, spy

Date:
14th century

archaic : an optical glass (as a telescope)


2 a: the interrelation in which a subject or its parts
are mentally viewed <places the issues in proper
perspective> ; also : point of view b: the capacity
to view things in their true relations or relative
importance <urge you to maintain your
perspective and to view your own task in a
larger framework W. J. Cohen>

Perspective
We always did feel
the same,
We just saw it from a
different point-ofview.
Bob Dylan
Tangled Up in Blue

Perspective
We always did feel
the same,
We just saw it from a
different point-ofview.
Bob Dylan
Tangled Up in Blue

Perspective
Point of viewReferstowhotellsusastoryandhowitistold.Whatweknow
Point-of-View
andhowwefeelabouttheeventsinaworkareshapedbytheauthorschoiceof
pointofview.Thetellerofthestory,thenarrator,inevitablyaffectsour
understandingofthecharactersactionsbyfilteringwhatistoldthroughhisorher
ownperspective.Thevariouspointsofviewthatwritersdrawuponcanbe
groupedintotwobroadcategories:(1)thethird-personnarratoruseshe,she,or
theytotellthestoryanddoesnotparticipateintheaction;and(2)thefirstpersonnarratorusesIandisamajororminorparticipantintheaction.In
addition,asecond-personnarrator,you,isalsopossible,butisrarelyused
becauseoftheawkwardnessofthrustingthereaderintothestory,asin"Youare
mindingyourownbusinessonaparkbenchwhenadrunkstepsoutand
demandsyourlunchbag."Anobjectivepointofviewemploysathird-person
narratorwhodoesnotseeintothemindofanycharacter.Fromthisdetached
andimpersonalperspective,thenarratorreportsactionanddialoguewithout
tellingusdirectlywhatthecharactersthinkandfeel.Sincenoanalysisor
interpretationisprovidedbythenarrator,thispointofviewplacesapremiumon
dialogue,actions,anddetailstorevealcharactertothereader.Seealsonarrator,
stream-of-consciousnesstechnique.

Perspective
1perspective

Pronunciation:
\pr-spek-tiv\

Function:
noun

Etymology:
Middle English perspectyf, from Medieval
Latin perspectivum, from neuter of
perspectivus of sight, optical, from Latin
perspectus, past participle of perspicere to
look through, see clearly, from per- through
+ specere to look more at per-, spy

Date:
14th century

archaic : an optical glass (as a

Perspective
The western Patriarchal way
of thinking is based on
dualism. Dualism splits mind
from body, spirit from matter,
male from female, humans
from nature. It creates
imbalanced power
relationships by artificially
dividing entities in half,
according to one side of the
equation greater worth over

Perspective
The domination of women and the
domination of nature spawns
from our inherent hierarchical
dualistic view that:
GOD
MAN
Women
Children
Animals
Nature
C. McGuire
Ecofeminist Visions

Perspective
The modern version of the
hierarchy asserts that racism,
sexism, speciesism, classism,
and imperialism are
outgrowths of this dualistic
view.
C. McGuire
Ecofeminist Visions

Perspective
Linear, mechanistic, analytical
and rational qualities are all
valued more than intuition,
emotion, anarchic, and
earthy. These lesser qualities
are viewed as passive, weak,
irrational and FEMALE.
C. McGuire
Ecofeminist Visions

Perspective
Men profit from the patriarchy
at the expense of women and
the planet.
C. McGuire
Ecofeminist Visions

Perspective
Males play the greatest role in stirring
up bloodbaths. They do most of the
killing, and they also do most of the
dying. This makes men sound pretty
atrocious. And indeed they are
Its not surprising when pundits
declare that if only we had female
leaders, war and international
aggression would rapidly disappear.
(30)
Harold Bloom

Perspective
Males play the greatest role in stirring
up bloodbaths. They do most of the
killing, and they also do most of the
dying. This makes men sound pretty
atrocious. And indeed they are
Its not surprising when pundits
declare that if only we had female
leaders, war and international
aggression would rapidly disappear.
(30)
Harold Bloom