“When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match: a completeness which only the act of making love can temporarily accommodate” (Berger 141). The essay Ways of Seeing portrays the idea that every person views the world differently with different ideas about what they see. A major thing that every person views differently is what, how, and who they fall in love with. The events in everyone's life effects the lens life is viewed through. This lens chooses the people everyone is attracted too, and chooses who every person loves. If everyone viewed the world the same exact way wouldn't everyone love the same people? And wouldn't that leave some people without love? If seeing comes before words, then does that mean that love at first sight is real? Berger used major themes in Ways of Seeing, one including the idea that everyone sees love differently. “To look is an act of choice” (Berger 141). This quote's significance to this theme is when a person is attracted to another, it is obvious that no is perfect. The idea is that people have the choice of look into every small flaw of another, or there is the choice to love even the flaws. Seeing does not always have to be done through the eyes. When it comes to loving “seeing” is a term that is used in multiple ways. “Seeing” when it comes to love means much more that seeing what is on the outside of a person, it comes to seeing the inside of the person also. Seeing is a loose term that describes the way you view someone as a whole, and seeing both the good and bad and still loving a person, is a choice. People see through their eyes to find beauty, and people see through their hearts to find what love is to them. When every person is born they have a certain accuracy of vision. Some people have impaired vision and require glasses, while others are born with a perfect 20/20. Although some are born with accurate vision and others not so much, vision is something that as the years go on and as every person ages it can change. This idea of changing vision is a parallel idea with the idea that the way you love someone is constantly changing. When love first occurs it is normally very happy, but as time goes on you begin to understand the type of person the one you love is. The way your vision changes is the way your love can change. Maybe that is way divorce has become very common in modern days. Although at once you had 20/20 vision of a person and would never think the love could fade, maybe your vision becomes blurred over the years until you cannot see the way you used too. Cannot see through the lens you used to fall in love with. Other times even after the years go on and the vision you have of a person begins to blur, the choice of remember what you once saw is what keeps the love strong. It really just depends on the two people who's visions is going through the changes. “Our perception or appreciation of an image depends also upon our own way of seeing” (Berger 142). When it comes to love everyone loves different people, because every person appreciates and views other people differently. Sometimes appreciating what a person would do for you due to the fact that they care about you so much is what causes you to view that person with difference. This difference meaning you view them by a different perspective. A perspective that could make you love this person. Most of the time the way love occurs is when you can see in a person what the rest of the world cannot see, and understand it. And even if you do not fully understand what you are seeing in the person, you still give them perspective because you care about them so much. Since everyone views the world differently, what exactly is perspective? That…
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Joan Detz is the author of HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH (St. Martin’s Press, 3rd edition, 2002): “A how-to classic” (The Washington Post) Copyright 2008, Joan Detz. www.joandetz.com
The Power of Pronouns
Here’s a quick way to see if you’re meeting your audience’s needs. Pay close attention to the pronouns you use in your presentations.
SINGULAR 1ST PERSON 2ND PERSON 3RD PERSON I you he, she, it they we
Joan Detz is the author of HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH…
Seeing It All
There are many lessons to be learned by Annie Dillard’s writing, especially her piece, “Seeing.” Annie Dillard nose dives into her opinions on this subject with personification and depth while still keeping the message clear. Most of her advice rotates around the way we see the world. “Seeing” has quite a few lessons to teach the college student looking for success.
Annie Dillard suggests being aware of your surroundings and paying attention because otherwise you…
and ask them how they would feel if they didn't get there privacy . I understand why you might feel this way because you are growing up and going through many different changes that might not be so comfortable . You are become a lady and you want more privacy to yourself it's okay to feel this way most girls do .
Dear Annoymous ,
You are growing up and many things are changing like the way people act . You are properly at the age when boys are devoloping feelings for girls and you may not like…
of this type of imitating others as ego driven. He puts it this way, “Behind this understanding of vocation is a truth that the ego does not want to hear because it threatens the ego’s turf: everyone has a life that is different than the “I” of daily consciousness, a life that is trying to live through the “I” who is its vessel. This is what the poet knows and what every wisdom tradition teaches: there is a great gulf between the way my ego wants to identify me, with its protective masks and self…
leave with was our blue and red jackets, which were not much thicker than our shirts. Hardly anybody in the town knew that the snow was even coming.
About half way home, my brother and I couldn’t see anything in front of us. It was extremely cold outside now, and my brother tried to stay close to me.
“Sissy, this doesn’t look like the right way to go home.” said my brother.
The snow was falling down so fast; the wind was blowing so hard that my eyes began to burn. We were wading through the snow, and…
TH101 Introduction to Theology
Essay: "How does the way Jesus responded to/treated the poor compare with their self-perceptions and
perceptions of God?"
Jesus, who grew up in Nazareth, was a carpenter until he began preaching at the age of 30 (Hill, 2003. p.104). Even though we know little about Jesus’ childhood and the events that took place before his years as a preacher and healer, people believe Jesus’ life was full of sensitivity towards neighbours, compassion and tenderness…
The Way West
Its 1967, Guthrie is at it again with his new western genre movie, “The Way West.” The Way West is set in the 1840’s and being 47 years old it is very different, but yet holds similarities to contemporary western movies. The scene where Mercy, played by Sally Field, throws herself onto Johnny Mack, played by Michael Witney, reminds me of every western movie I have ever seen, where someone always commits adultery.
There are many hardships in The Way West, and a seemingly…
LEAP English 1302
April 17, 2013
The Father of the Romantic Period, William Wordsworth, once said, “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” In the Romantic Period poets such as William Blake, Edgar Allan Poe, and Wordsworth himself, penned about his/her love for a certain person or object. Wordsworth’s love for nature greatly influenced his poetry. In his poem “I Wandered Lonely as a…
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"Seeing" by Annie Dillard:
1) According to Dillard, lovers and the knowledgeable can see well. Yet she also suggests that those who are knowledgeable on a topic, such as people who have been blind from birth and can suddenly see (due to an opperation), can perhaps view more objectively the world around them, and see it in a way that those with vision from birth cannot. Infants, she says, can see very clearly, for they are viewing the world for the first time…