In the story, “Varsity” the point of view being a first-person speaker is crucial to the piece's story-telling and ability to invoke certain emotions within the reader. Kingsley is able to effectively play the role of one of the kids bullying Varsity, and his first-hand accounts of the actions against the kid allow the reader to hear the true lengths of torment the other kids went to. Rather than just hearing the point of view of the victim, readers are instead able to understand the point of view of the bully and have a deeper understanding of what varsity is really like and what he has to go through.

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The most important aspect of all pieces of art is a viewer’s interpretation. While certain forms of art may appear to have cut and dry meanings, it is always important for various interpretations to be present. Just as all humans have differing opinions on nearly every topic, we also view various mediums and forms of art differently. Varying viewpoints and interpretations can further enlighten an artist’s work as they provide a meaning not before seen.

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