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The Justice Game
Thesis statements
* Conflicting perspectives are often expressed by the common person, an individual may choose to accept one view point whilst in contrast to this, one may oppose – creating conflicting perspectives. Within the non-fiction text, ‘The Justice Game’, author Geoffrey Robertson has successfully revealed conflicting perspectives throughout various chapters.

* Perspectives allow a subjective view on issues where an individual is influenced by personal values and own sense of morality. Constructed ideas are carefully developed by composers to incite perspectives that support their own desires. I believe it is through this fabrication of particular ideas that creates a this clash of ideas. Tension and bias are instruments from which they encourage individuals to embrace the composers constructed ideas

* Differing opinions on any issue in actual fact highlight a more powerful and complex clash of values and ideals. Views upon an issue are dependent on the perspective to which it is observed

* Conflicting perspectives essay Representation is governed by perspective. For this reason composers will attempt to manipulate their construction of events and characters, to bring to the fore of public discussion, their own esteemed perspective. This becomes evident in texts of, "The Justice Game," by Geoffrey Robertson......

* Perspectives of an event, personality or situation may be manipulated by the ways in which a composer represents them.

* Undeniably, personal opinions are influenced by values and morals premeditated from societal expectations, thus when contested with an opposing point of view, it generates conflicting perspectives. By means of fathoming contradictory outlooks on occurrences, and disposition of circumstances, one is able to comprehend how it shapes the way they are represented. ‘Justice Game’ written by Geoffrey Robertson deals with cases that present conflicting perspectives and further manifest the influence it has upon personal judgments

Trials of oz.
In the Trials of Oz Robertson exercises supreme authority to decide who is guilty or innocent. He uses language to describe the defendants as "honest young men" and to characterise Oz as a "harmless coffee-table magazine for the revolution that would never happen". Robertson also uses language to construct the reader's disapproval of Justice Argyle, whom Robertson casts as extremely "conservative" and "out-of-touch". The judge cannot pronounce "cunnilingus", and is unaware of the famous musical "Hair". Robertson uses this as evidence Argyle is an old crone, willing to bend the rules of law to convict the defendants. Robertson crafts language to present him in a most undignified manner - "passing the sentence with the relief of a man making a bowel movement". In this sordid description Robertson exercises his authority over the representation of truth.

Furthermore it involves the subject of what is constituted as obscenity. Robertson attempts to influence how the audience perceives this case by selectively incorporating a degree(echelon?) of bias. He achieves this through his discrediting of Judge Argyle. Robertson opts to include lengthy quotes from the case to demonstrate how conservative the judge is. His misinterpretation of the phrase ‘right on’ as ‘write on’ leads the audience to believe that the judge is not suited for the case. Furthermore, Robertson includes trivial information such as the judge’s failed political aspirations to further detract from his reputation and persuade the audience. Tension is also developed through this to further expand this construction of ideas. Tension is sustained with Robertson’s judgment on characters against his view. Brian Leary is described as a person who ‘questions in a soft insinuating voice, yet creates an electrifying shock by shouting the unthinkable’. Through this powerful language Robertson indicates his opinion of Leary, a perhaps...
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