Each of us has a unique perspective on the world around us and on ourselves. Likewise, each of us has something about our ‘physical’ selves that we are not completely satisfied with which could limit our perspective or hinder the power of our own first-person narrative. Often, we will try to hide that part of our physical selves which means our narrative is not fully complete. Please watch the video called Body Size which gives fresh insights into one of the types of body image challenges.
- How does point of view play a role in the personal narratives of those in the video? Could their stories have been told as effectively from a third person perspective? Defend your position.
- Review the Unit 4 Learning Content on literary terms. Find and discuss one literary or poetic term that you found demonstrated within the video.
- In your view, do body size issues rob the broader human community of valuable insights and perspectives? How might we combat the problem?
- In a separate paragraph, describe a ‘body image’ experience you had (size, height, beards, tattoos, etc.) where you felt unaccepted. Use any of the five ‘point of view perspectives’ found in the Unit 4 Learning Content to briefly share your personal narrative.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.