The Justice Game/The Crucible Essay

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English Assessment Task- Module C- Representation and Text Distortion of the truth can alter the ways conflicting perspectives generate diverse and provocative insights. The ways that truth is altered is presented through the role reputation plays in The Justice Game’s chapter the Trials of Oz, by Geoffrey Robertson, and in The Crucible, a film by Nicholas Hytner, based upon the play of the same name by Arthur Miller. Another way distortion of truth arises is when deception prevails and triumphs, shown in the chapter Michael X on Death Row, by Geoffrey Robertson, and again in film version of The Crucible. The idea that Justice is a game also provides conflict and diversity that challenges perspectives of the truth. Finally, a cartoon about the Occupy Wall Street movement describes how the truth can mislead and warp meaning, thus creating perspectives that generate diverse and provocative insights. The role reputation plays is an idea that influences perceptions relevant to conflicting perspectives. In The Justice Game, Robertson accentuates his own perspective by juxtaposing the more progressive attitudes of his side of the case. Sarcastically, Robertson writes, referring to Judge Michael Argyle’s “novel campaign to end burglary by sentencing burglars to prison for life.”The word ‘novel’ provides sarcasm from the beginning, by discrediting Judge Michael Argyle QC, and pointing out that Argyle is a failed politician, ‘whose judgeship was a career consolation for the Tory MP he had tried several times to become’. Hence, Robertson’s perceptions influence the readers’ mind, which is exactly what he wants, and he continues to sway the reader’s perspective. Robertson depicts Argyle as an inaccessible conservative who doesn’t understand ‘modern slang terms’ such as ‘right on’, ‘sucking’, ‘blowing’ or yodelling in the canyon’. His distortion of truth about the Judge’s
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