It Is Difficult to Remain a Bystander in Any Situation of Conflict
This is very much evident from the novel ‘The Secret River’ where we find Sal, Thornhill’s wife, a bystander who very much impacts the way Thornhill engages himself in the conflict. Although she is not taking a direct stance in the clash she is feeding the fire causing Thornhill to take part in the massacre of the aboriginals, ultimately playing a part in the conflict but remaining a bystander at the same time, which is why although it may be difficult to remain a bystander in conflict there are those who can slip between the cracks to avoid being in the centre of conflict.
In conclusion it is at most times very hard to remain a bystander in any situation of conflict, as Bystanders with their shields guarding there values and opinions are often overpowered and by the pressures and forces of conflict and often fall crumbling to them, leading individuals down new paths of conflict, joining the ongoing conflict or simply tagging along to suit their other values and needs. However as hard as it may be to remain a bystander there are those who simply sit on fringes of conflict contributing to the matters at hand whilst not being directly involved in the situation, hence why it is difficult to remain a bystander at most times during the courses of