Form: 'I chose to write in an expository style, writing in a personal affect and creative manner. This allows me to express my ideas and opinions in a logical order while adopting a sophisticated tone.
Language: 'I have chosen formal language in an attempt to demonstrate a comprehensive piece. I tried to talk in a reliable tone so that the audience is well engaged. Furthermore, my use of first-person perspective aims to add credibility to my argument.'
Audience: My piece is to be explained to VCE students familiar with the subject matter and texts. As they have familiarity with the concepts I discuss, I intend for readers to depart with a greater understanding and inflation of the ideas in my written piece.'
Purpose: 'The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate that there can be different outcomes from encountering conflict. Firstly, being a bystander can be difficult as to cope with the environment and physical emotions around you.
Context: 'In this essay, I explored the idea that It is difficult to remain a bystander in any situation of a conflict Every person encounters conflict. It drives individuals to challenge themselves, and deal with new experiences.'
Lecturer: Good morning students. To continue on with the issue of Encountering Conflict, today we have a psychologist to talk to us about remaining a bystander in any situation of a conflict, and how difficult or not it may be. Welcome Dr Kevin Zhoa!
Kevin: “Thank you. I feel privileged to be here today to provide you with the necessary knowledge regarding your area of study. So where shall we begin.
By definition a bystander is a person present at an event or incident but does not take part. Being a bystander is difficult in any situation of a conflict, because it inevitably draws people into the conflict. Most notably this is the case, because it contradicts an individual’s set of morals and values. This ultimately forces them to make a rash decision and participate in the conflict, in order to keep their conscience at a calm state. On the other side, there are reasons as to why it isn’t difficult to be a bystander in any situation of a conflict. For instance, individuals may simply not want to get involved because of self-defense, the bystander effect and similarly, peer pressure. There are also bystanders, who are indirectly the cause for the conflict, be it accidentally or deliberately.
Now as said before, it may be difficult to remain a bystander in any situation of a conflict because it may contradict a person’s set of values, morals or opinions. The longer an individual remains a bystander in any situation of a conflict; they gradually become victims of their own guilt, because they are not helping the victim of the conflict or attempting to fix the conflict. As a result, they produce their own inner conflict, embracing of a build-up of anger and guilt toward themselves, as they are not living by their own opinions in this certain situation. To break that build-up of anger and anxiety, they make an impulsive judgment, and become a participant in the conflict, in order to pursue their personal morals. This certain example is featured quite prominently in Megan Stack’s memoir Every Man in this Village is a Liar. Now for those who don’t know what the memoir is about, it details Stack’s experiences as a journalist with war and conflict in the Middle East, following the September 11 attack. In the memoir, Stack often has to do things that are against her values, such as abandoning refugees to their fate, due to her occupation and duty only to report on events, and not get involved physically or emotionally. This has an enormous…