The Justice Game Geoffrey Robertson

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Conflict means to disagree, clash, argue, contrast or contention. In this context perspective means a mental point of view or opinion of certain circumstances. For example, whether or not someone thinks that the dog is ugly. Therefore the term conflicting perspective can be interpreted as meaning a disagreement of opinions or points of view. ‘The Justice Game’, By Geoffrey Robertson, has taught me that conflicting perspectives can be biased and extremely subjective, depending on the circumstances and/or the person or persons involved. This theme is particularly demonstrated in the chapter, ‘Diana in the Dock: Does Privacy Matter?’ where Robertson is defending a man, Bryce Taylor, whom took unauthorised photographs of the Princess of Wales while she was exercising in the gym under his management. He then sold them to a tabloid, giving the Princess a reason to sue him and attempt to create a privacy law. In this chapter, Robertson’s perspective is clearly indicated by his use of language. For example when he states in his autobiography, ‘The Justice Game’, that, “…Diana only wanted privacy when it suited her.” This indicates that he had a negative attitude towards the Princess. Another example would be when he states that, “her conduct – seemed calculated to promote a self-indulgent culture of victimisation and complaint.” Therefore by Robertson’s language, the reader’s perspective is influenced as to kind of person that Robertson believed Princess Diana was. Conflict will arise when the reader has a different perspective then that of Robertson. His language does not allow for a conflicting perspective of the Princess’s character. The chosen related text, ‘Melinda & Melinda’, written and directed by Woody Allen contrasts to the chapter, ‘Diana in the Dock: Does Privacy Matter?’ Because it is a story in which the viewers are given both perspectives equally
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