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Can a story be told without a bias Yes Just as people can argue one point until they convince everyone they are talking to people can also tell a story without a biased opinion Although people can have opinions concerning a given subject it is possible for that same person to tell a story without their bias shining through For example the book Snow Mountain Passage by James D Houston and the present situation in the Middle East both involve situations in which it is important to tell stories how they are and to not input a biased opinion All it takes to tell a story without a bias is an open mind that pays close attention to detail and how each party is represented In the book Snow Mountain Passage the author James D Houston does a good job of portraying each characters point of view and showing each side of the story It sounds simple but it makes a difference Houston portrays each side equally by showing that there is a reason for every action taken During the story there is a fight scene between Jim Reed and John Snyder in which John is killed Many of the other families traveling with them saw it as a murder because of their biased opinion and their incomplete knowledge The people who actually blamed Jim for killing John were ironically not present during the entire fight From a viewpoint far up on a mountain one of the witnesses states his view With haggard eyes Graves looks around the circle and mimes the death blow Thats what he did Jim Reed pulled out his Bowie knife and ran Johnny through Snow Mountain Passage pg 29 Those present however including John who stated his side of the story in his last words to Jim believed that Jim was only acting in self-defense In general people dont do crazy things such as killing others with no
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