Growing up, experiencing your life and making mistakes, shapes how you as a person view
the world. It can not only be your experiences but also be based on your morals, and
where you grew up or the location you are living at this very moment that shape your
view. The three texts being explored are; The Hoop, by: Elizabeth Brewster, Zits, by:
Jerry Scott and Jimborgman, and Move East, By: Rick Mercer. Each will consist of either a
perspective that is influenced, by missing out creates their experiences, having
experience first hand about emotions, and where a person lives.
?The Hoop? is about a now grown man, who at one point was a young boy that missed out on
his childhood, and wanting to go back in time to when the world began. Alpha and Omega,
where one begins and finishes basically creating a circle. From his past experiences of
missing out on his childhood it shapes his perspective on the world. By feeling his life
has been cheated, because of him not able experience his childhood. For example, a person
who never made the volleyball team as a teen or child, might then try to live through
their own children, pushing them to do things they don?t want to do, just for the sake of
their own well-being never making the team as a child. He misses the past making him
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unable to enjoy the present; his perspective was changed by those non-existent memories
of his childhood. He is now consumed with the thought ?that was the most real to all of
them.? He then says ?wanted time to move back, not forward? because to him his
perspective is that the present will never amount to the past. When you miss out on your
past you constantly find yourself wanting to experience what you missed. Experiencing
something or not in this case, it then shapes how you view the world and accept events
that take place in your life.
In the cartoon ?Zits? the mother?s perspective on her son?s stressed out situation is
influenced by her past experiences of being a teen herself. Parents can understand teens
or their children because they been through the same experience too or something similar.
When the boys mother says ?My son is the the only person I know who can make a one
syllable word sound like a speech.? However, when he only said ?What?? she understood
exactly how his day went. Because of the way she see things like this, the mother?s
perspective from her past experiences of being a teen. Also, the teenage tone that is
more of a whine and painful ?What??, Gave her aid to understand exactly what he meant. By
this it is known that the experience of the mother?s childhood, impacted her perspective
on perceiving of complete understanding of what her child in going through with this
one-syllable word, and his tone of voice.
Let it be known that people?s perspectives can be greatly influenced differently when
they live in different places. In the short story ?Move East? a woman uses her own
perspective to question why people would live in L.A. She is from Newfoundland, and in
her point of view she believes L.A is full of chaos. Believing that everyone has their
own preferences of where to live. She has her own perspective about Newfoundland because
she grew up there; so it?s safe to say it?s influenced her to believe that preferences do
matter. She said, and I quote ?People say, why do you live in Newfoundland? Well why do
Existentialists: I Am Me, and You Are You Existentialists view mankind as individuals whose unique past experiences establish personal characteristics that set all of us apart. This idea can be best expressed in an intuitive statement by a celebrated individualist, Tarzan. "Me Tarzan, you Jane" is at the nucleus of the beliefs of the existential atom. This seemingly simplistic statement relates to ...
you live in Toronto?? she is now saying, everyone has their own reasons to why they live
where they do. But the way you act and from what you experience comes from where you
live, and it affects your personal perspective.
Finally, throughout all three texts they support different way that an individuals
perspective is influenced, by missing out creates their experiences, having experience
first hand about emotions, and where a person lives. Your experiences can and will
continue to shape you as a whole. Deciding how you will react in further situations with
stressful or enjoyable.