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A Veiw from Castle Rock Essay

  • Submitted by: sashaemrith
  • on August 3, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,055 words

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The landscape shapes and determines the lives of its inhabitants. (Expos)
The persona, morality and values of an individual is the product of their current or past landscape, this is evident in the novel of short stories ‘A view from castle rock’ by author Alice Munro. In occasion one may leave their landscape in an attempt to create or find another landscape more suited to their needs and desires, however their previous landscape or many landscapes will always be somewhat embedded in their lives, as done so by the main character and narrator, Munro.   Part two of the novel, Munro shows how ones landscape can ultimately alter the way in which a person lives, as well as how they interpret their life.
A person’s environment helps to form their personality and attributes. Being placed or living in an environment where there are many negative influences it can easily be said that one will most likely lead a corrupt lifestyle with immoral traits. The culture of today’s society, with the fast advances in technology and the leniency with the children of the 21st century certainly have a negative impact on the persona and morals of growing children. The modern culture accepts children from toddlers onwards to be portrayed as adults, there are shows such as Toddlers and Tiaras, which exploits young girls. The show has generated thousands of negative reactions over the costumes of some of its participants. In an August 2012 custody hearing surrounding a child on the show, a court appointed psychologist said, "Children adorned with pageantry identities are not ‘playing’ or ‘pretending.' Instead, they are trained to closely resemble their adult counterparts.” One mother on the show was criticized for padding her daughter's chest to resemble Dolly Parton's and another was criticized for asking her daughter to smoke fake cigarettes on stage. This is the culture that our society may frown upon but allows to be aired on national television. The children who participated in the...

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