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Perspectives Of Horses Of The Night By Margaret Lawrence

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During our days of lives we live through the cycle of perspectives. The significance of an individual's perspective changes by influences from people around and the change of age. We would create fantasy worlds in which they live when life does not seem to go their way. In order to escape from reality is sometimes necessary as it enables ones creativity to grow and dreams to go on, but when a person escapes too much from reality they may start to lose track of their lives and collapse and break down at the end. From two different perspectives of characters, the author Margaret Lawrence displays her views in the story "Horses of the Night". We are influenced by the things people do around you ...view middle of the document...

Chris's fall down was caused by the negative impact from his father leading him to a wrong path. It is saying that one person who is a bad influence can turn your life around where perspectives will change guiding you to a wrong path.From a younger to older age, view of changes will usually impact one's perspective. "It was only when I was curled up...with Chris only three feet away...... I would be a woman" Page 297. Emotionally and deeply about certain issues, your feelings changes as you grow up. Vanessa feels attracted and feels the closeness of her and Chris and wonders if Chris feels the same. "He was twenty one. The distance between us was still too great. For years I had wanted to be older so I might talk with him, but now I felt unready". Vanessa is able to feel the change when she is young and now she wants to feel older to just to talk to Chris at this type of language and not feel the difference between them.One person's dream can cause great change to their perspectives. Chris's dream was to become a traveler, along the way he wanted to learn the ways of a salesman where he would earn some money as well. "But a guy could work at it for a year or so and save right?" Page 295. Chris had thought of traveling but he did not see it coming for him to also spend most of the money to become a traveler and for a living. Sometimes one person's dream can cause them to hide themselves from reality. This will cause them to only believe in themselves and continue on what they think they can do not knowing they're on the wrong path. Later on Chris joins the army just hoping to continue on to his traveling not knowing his perception is wrong. People generally hope for better things in the future,...

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