Prejudice Says More About the Perpetrator Than the Victim - Context Study

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‘Prejudice says more about the perpetrator than the victim.’ The chosen form for this writing piece is an expository/persuasive blog entry. The language is mixture of everyday and formal language. The reason for this mixture is due to the audience which is the whole world, this writing piece does not want to restrict the readers, it is a piece for everyone to read, hence the diverse language. The purpose of this writing piece is to show that both the perpetrator and the victim should be looked at, to find out about the perpetrator and why they chose to do what they did. This fits in with jasper jones as the town that jasper and Charlie live in and the time that it is set in say a lot about the people living in it and how they act towards those that are different. Inspiration was drawn from the character Jeffrey and his racial discrimination experiences. Jasper Jones had also experienced discrimination due to his part aboriginal side, this shows that the people of Corrigan will look at the smallest differences and also seems to give a feeling of a conforming town. Some aspects of prejudice are being explored and as there are many examples of prejudice in Jasper Jones, the book became great inspiration. Examples would include racism against Jasper Jones for being part Aboriginal and sexism against Eliza Wishart for simply being female. When we see prejudice in the society, we see more about the person who initiates it rather than the person who receives it. On the one hand people believe in freedom of speech and having the right to say what they want in our society. On the other hand, if those words are in any way offensive or degrading it is seen as completely immoral and a breach of the implied respect in our society. In my opinion without a doubt prejudice says a whole lot more about the perpetrator than the victim, it suggests that they are ignorant, immoral,

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