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The History of Lie Detection and the Role Played in Judicial Law - The 20th century brought about the invention of the polygraph test, a machine that monitors for specific physiological signs of deception. Once people realized that with deception comes certain bodily signs, the stage was set for the invention of the polygraph. Once invented, it was and still is somewhat controversial. Yet in its very early form, it influenced American history by helping to bring about a momentous Supreme Court decision regarding the admissibility of scientific evidence in the courtroom....   [tags: polygraph lie detector]
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A Reader Response to The Lie - A Reader Response to The Lie Pleasing people and the pressure that comes with it. This is a major factor in one's everyday life. Eli Remenzel, however, has been caught in the middle of just one of the many lies he will ever tell. It just happens to be that this lie was one that would make a lot of people disappointed. In the short story "The Lie", the parents, and Eli's actions make me angry. However, I can definitely relate to what Eli is going through. To start with, I got extremely annoyed with the mother throughout the story....   [tags: Lie Essays] 609 words
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The Lie of the Land - The Lie of the Land This is a list of explications--things a North American reader might need to know in order to make most sense out of Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land. I re-read the novel and made a list of unclear references or ambiguous words or terms. I included the page number and a short explanation of the context; I then proffered each word with the definition I was able to find. Before delving into my textual explications, let me add a short "preface" first. As I re-read Middleton's novel, I found myself intensely interested in the cultural differences between North Americans and the English from (you guessed it...) England....   [tags: Haydn Middleton The Lie of the Land Essays] 912 words
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Hadyn Middleton's Lie of the Land - Hadyn Middleton's Lie of the Land The mystical premise William Blake uses as the basis for his poetic work is not one based on a transcendent God, but the "Universal Man" who is himself God and who incorporates the cosmos as well. Blake elsewhere describes this founding image as "the human Form Divine" and names him "Albion." After becoming more familiar with the "myth" William Blake uses in his poetry, it is clear that Hadyn Middleton doesn't simply refer to Blake throughout the telling of Lie of the Land, his myths live quite comfortably inside within it....   [tags: Middleton Lie of the Land Essays]
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The White Lie - The White Lie People are always talking about the white lie and how this kind of lying doesn't hurt other people. Other people feel that any lie is one that should not be made. No matter what individuals have to say about lies, Socrates feels that it is necessary to create a noble lie so that his vision of the just state, or kallipolis, can be created. The Myth of the Metals, Socrates myth, in no way contradicts his definition of justice in The Republic. The so-called noble lie that Socrates puts together is called the Myth of the Metals....   [tags: Papers Noble Lie Dishonesty Deception] 1058 words
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Mirrors Don’t Lie in Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s The Lie - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s The Lie - Mirrors Don’t Lie In The Lie by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Eli Remenzel is a thirteen-year-old boy on his way to The Whitehill Preparatory School with his parents. Little do they know that Eli is keeping a big secret from them: he didn’t get accepted to the school. As the story unfolds Eli finally cracks under the pressure of the lie as the headmaster informs his parents that he wasn’t accepted at Whitehill. What happens next is a disaster. As I was reading the story I noticed a lot of qualities in the different characters that are traits I see in myself....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The Lie] 1026 words
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Parenting in Haydn Middleton's The Lie of The Land - Parenting in Haydn Middleton's The Lie of The Land There are many different ways to read The Lie of The Land, by Haydn Middleton. The subjects that can be approached in LOL are many, as is the different ways in which these subjects can be approached. We will look at this novel from a parental standpoint and look into the book and see the different aspects of parenting that Middleton incorporated into this novel. There are two main parental figures in this novel, David Nennius's wife, Melissa, and his mother, Mary....   [tags: Haydn Middleton The Lie of The Land] 734 words
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The Arrogance of The Lie by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - The Arrogance of The Lie The Lie, written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., is a story that stands as a mirror to reflect the ugly image of a condescending faction obsessed with grades and numbers, not actual learning. Even though it took place years ago, the sickening mind frames still exist in some of today’s people. They are namely the “elite group” or middle to upper class families. In the story, Doctor Remenzel is obsessed with Eli having a high standard of excellence, Eli getting special treatment because he is part of the higher group, and for those reasons, Eli is ashamed of himself, and terrified of telling his father and mother that he failed the entrance examinations....   [tags: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The Lie] 990 words
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The Epilogue of Haydn Middleton's The Lie of The Land - The Epilogue of Haydn Middleton's The Lie of The Land A few days had passed since Art had reentered David's life. While David, Quinn and Art spent the morning eating breakfast and discussing which is the best fruit jelly, Rachel was sulking in a pit of angst. Matthew hadn't spoken very much the past few days, still trying to come to terms with what she had done and why. And Rachel was trying to decide if she was on the road to healing a guilt which has haunted her for months, or could she still not forgive herself....   [tags: Haydn Middleton The Lie of The Land] 737 words
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Biblical References in Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land - Biblical References in Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land "This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: his mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1: 18)." Throughout The Lie of the Land, Haydn Middleton creates "David's Story" through a series of biblical references. These references allow for the speculation of David Nennius as the son of God. This speculation comes about as a result of the rape of his mother by a stranger, the figure of God....   [tags: Middleton Lie of the Land Essays]
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Hadyn Middleton's The Lie of the Land - The Next Blockbuster Movie? - Hadyn Middleton's The Lie of the Land - The Next Blockbuster Movie. The idea of turning Hadyn Middleton's The Lie of the Land into a film sounds quite exciting. I can just picture the television commercials airing clips from the movie after every sitcom and T.V. show, and posters and billboards mounted high atop tall buildings on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and even New York. Perhaps The Lie of the Land can be the next blockbuster movie. Just imagine, with an all star cast and a high budget set, this film can have great potential....   [tags: Hadyn Middleton The Lie of the Land] 728 words
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The Theme of Death in Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land - The Theme of Death in Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land is a complex book filled with many themes. One of them, which I focused on, is the theme of death. Death seems to be shown as a means to an end. In the beginning, David sees death as an inevitable, horrible event that he must face up to all too soon. "I'm going to die" (p. 16) David states to Rachel during his first visit to the Samaritan Center. "I know I've got to die, Rachel but I'm a coward" (p....   [tags: Middleton Lie of the Land Essays] 723 words
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Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie - Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie As children we are taught to always tell the truth in every situation. Catchy clichés such as "the truth will set you free" are used to reinforce honesty in our minds. However, is it possible that lying can further your success in life, more so than honesty. Literary evidence seems to support this. Even the Bible offers stories of lying and cheating without consequence. Three literary works–the book of Genesis, William Shakespeare’s Othello, and Sir Walter Ralegh’s poem The Lie–offer support that, perhaps, the truth is not always what it’s cracked up to be....   [tags: Genesis Othello Lie Lying Essays] 1135 words
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The Influence of British/Celtic Myths and Figures in Haydn Middleton's Lie of the Land - The Influence of British/Celtic Myths and Figures in Haydn Middleton's Lie of the Land The following is a list of explications pointing towards British and Celtic myths and figures. While pursuing the Celtic influences of Middleton's novel, I found myself searching for the meaning of other present mysteries. This author's twist of two cultures creates a spectrum for possible explication. It seems that the Celtic material melds into British society throughout this novel. In search of specific markers I found myself concentrating mostly on Haydn Middleton's use of names....   [tags: Middleton Lie of the Land Essays] 796 words
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The Anatomy of a Lie - Mark Twain said “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything”. The validity of those words rings true till this day. The effects of a lie or lies always seem to lead to a path of extreme detriment. Although I have experienced both sides of a lie I often wonder if the reasoning behind lying is always just. Do people lie to protect. Or is a lie an extension of deceit. These are questions that many people can relate and reflect on because we have all been lied to. Whether you were told white lies about the Easter bunny and Santa Claus or someone lied to you about their whereabouts any false statement is quite simply a lie....   [tags: the power of words] 802 words
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Lie To Me - Have you wondered why, after taking just one look at someone, we sometimes instantly know we don't like him or her. While some explain it with intuition or instinct, there’s something more scientific going on. The truth is written on all of our faces. It’s embedded in the micro-expressions or brief involuntary movements our emotions give off. The popular TV drama Lie to Me, based on the research of Dr. Paul Ekman, combines science and entertainment while demonstrating the human ability to read clues embedded in the human face, body, and voice to expose the truth and lies in criminal investigations....   [tags: Television Review] 1003 words
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The Old Lie! - The Old Lie. Dolce et Decorum Est is an anti-war poem written by Wilfred Owen. It is due to his frustration and anger against the people who use the old lie, it is sweet and right to die for your country, which is a translation of the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est”. Through this poem, Owen who himself took part in World War 1, has no difficulty to convince us that the horrors that took and balance the idea of those who encourage war. The poems theme is taken on and created throughout the use of many poetic devices and appeals such as imaginative appeal, sensual appeal as well as intellectual appeal....   [tags: Wilfred Owen] 764 words
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The Old Lie - Everyone has heard poems, stories, and songs about the glory and heroism of war. It is a common image: strong, noble, courageous soldiers, helping a fallen comrade or sneaking up on the enemy, flying a plane through hostile territory to bring supplies to troops in need, running boldly into the front lines of a battle, or perhaps rescuing innocent civilians from the clutches of whichever evil army threatens them. If a soldier dies, it is bravely and beautifully, while “The Star-Spangled Banner” plays in the background....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 1048 words
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Telling a Lie - ... It is obvious that nobody wants to live on a low salary and have a long working day. People need to tell a lie in order to have a high position at work because employers need only qualified employees. If a person is qualified employee, he or she will have high position and high salary at work. For instance, if the person changed his own summary, added a lot of unreliable information and special skills such as being good at computer or marketing, employer would think that that person is a good specialist at his or her sphere and will provide that person with a job....   [tags: Deceit, Punishment, Dishonest]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Telling a Lie - ... They often relate being late for work to traffic jams, bad weather conditions etc. In addition, during the Medieval Ages kings had great power, and it caused great fear of kings in society. If a servant of the king made a mistake, he had to tell a persuasive lie to avoid punishment. For example, Christopher Columbus made the king sure that he would find a way to India. Even though he knew that he got to a new continent, Columbus insisted on the idea that he found a way to islands near India....   [tags: Deceit, History, Dishonesty] 644 words
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Is it Right or Wrong to Lie? - ... The questions now, being popped up in your curious brain may be this. ‘Then, that means we can all say white lies instead of black lies, right?” This is right, and this may be wrong, though lies are lies, and even white lies can hurt other people’s feelings when they are not intended to. Well, below are some situations, to justify if lying is actually right, or wrong, from my point of view. Lies are morally wrong. Lies are almost always found, which leads to a worse scenario, and you can no longer make an informed choice....   [tags: justification, protection, trust] 583 words
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The Right to Lie by Christine Korsgaard - ... Korsgaard changes this example by providing the additional feature that a murderer has attempted to conceal her identity and is masquerading as a non threatening figure. In this case the problem of universalizing a lie about the fact that your roommate is home would not cause the murderer to disbelieve your lie, this is because the murderer is under the impression that you believe she is not the murderer and as far as she is concerned you are possibly telling the truth, that is, you aren't obviously necessarily lying....   [tags: research paper philosophical analysis] 1200 words
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The Noble Lie: Plato's Republic - The concept of the noble lie begins with Plato in the Republic, where in search of an ideal state he told of a magnificent myth^1.The society that Plato imagined was separated into a three tier class structure- the Rulers, Auxiliaries, and the labor or working class. The Rulers, he said, would be selected from the military elite (called Guardians).The rulers would be those Guardians that showed the most promise, natural skill, and had proven that they cared only about the community’s best interests....   [tags: philosophy and politics]
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Can People Lie With Statistics? - Can People Lie With Statistics. Although numerical presentations have the potential to be useful tools towards assessing complex situations, they can also be misleading. With this in mind, why are people so susceptible to believe statistical information as truth. One plausible theory is that the data contained in such a report agrees with the thoughts and beliefs of the person studying them, meaning a person may tentatively believe what they want to believe. Another possibility is lack of knowledge to dispute the findings in question....   [tags: Ethics]
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Go Ahead, Lie To Me - Human beings long to read minds; to help friends through hard times, to understand why the man on the bus is staring at someone else, the parents who just found out what wrong their child has done, the man being interviewed for a corporate job, the cop interviewing a suspect of a recent crime. These are all examples of everyday situations that exemplify why a person would want to just look at his peers, relative, possible employees, or suspects and just know what they are thinking. What these people do not know, though, is that this ability is entirely possible....   [tags: Communication]
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Two Truths and a Lie - ... Macbeth first defies nature when he murders Duncan by deceiving Duncan of his trust and loyalty. Macbeth’s character drastically shifts from being loyal and heroic to becoming a selfish and over-ambitious man, indicated by the unnatural change in light shortly after he learns that his fate is to become king. Realizing that Malcolm, King Duncan’s son is next in line to be king, Macbeth notes that he could either “fall down..o’erleap,” thus pleading the stars to “hide your [their] fires” along with his “black and deep desires” (1.4.51-53)....   [tags: Shakespeare's Macbeth] 598 words
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The Way We Lie - ... First of the so called white lies are the lies permitted to everyone, and those even thought to children. We have all heard this in a certain time: “Ohh but it’s just a little white lie, he will never know”. Of course as a lie you are still hiding the truth and sooner or later it will come out, thus there are other negative attributes to a lie and even to those small and innocent as a white lie. White lies according to the author, are lies that we are intended to not damage someone else feelings....   [tags: not telling the truth, white lies] 652 words
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The Lie of the Land - The Lie of the Land The Lie of the Land, written by Haydn Middleton, is a novel about protagonist David Nennius and his past, present, and future. David tells readers about his past through sections entitled "David's Story," a narrative that he is writing in which he reveals secrets about his conception, birth, life, and impending death. Through this, we learn that David is the son of the sky and that there is a woman who has claimed him as her own. This woman haunts him with the statement "I know you, I have found you, and I will not let you go," and in the end, he will "dance in the brightest light the dance of death at the gateway to Albion" (p....   [tags: Haydn Middleton David's Story]
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To Tell Or To Lie - To Tell or to Lie Maral Frendjian For modern students, a training in rhetoric such as that offered by Gorgias is more preferable, rather than learning how to distinguish truth from falsehood. It is the art of forceful language, emphasizing figures of speech and focusing on devices for swaying and persuading an audience, that would be most beneficial for students lives today. Despite the fact that it is simply ornamented language to make a good facade, the rhetoric by Gorgias is necessary for the success of students, especially those who would like to "sell" their ideas, products or beliefs to the people (the larger population)....   [tags: essays research papers] 846 words
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Insincerity is a Lie - Insincerity is a Lie “Aaargghhhh!. Ughh…. Daggonit… That freakin hurts…. Etc, etc, etc…” Leesa the lovely roommate exclaimed. “Are you alright?” I chimed in a slow, mechanical, absolutely unfeeling response from my bedroom. You see, Leesa always has a gripe and complain. She seemed to think that her experience of putting in a nose ring qualified as yet another reason to distract the entire apartment from homework, and simply our own peaceful lives at the moment, and engage us in sympathies for her all-important life....   [tags: Communication Emotions Essays] 899 words
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The Noble Lie in Plato´s The Republic - ... Socrates could use this as an argument to make the whole “noble lie” seem more fair than it actually is, as a farmer’s son could one day become a king but I personally do not think that it is fair to choose someone’s social status and this whole process of not being able to guarantee a class to anyone cannot justify the fairness of the noble lie. Socrates also implies that this will help make more people more loyal and avoid a conflict within the society. He could also argue that lying to somebody young could become very beneficial as they would grow up knowing what they would want to be and enjoy it....   [tags: Society, Social Class, Noble] 1444 words
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Common Methods of Lie Detection and There Effectiveness - Common Methods of Lie Detection And Their Effectiveness As Ayn Rand one said, “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked… The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave form then on… There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction and a white lie is the blackest of all.” Lying is one of the biggest epidemics to not only strike our nation but also our world....   [tags: Lying, Analysis, Polygraph]
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Bones Don't Lie - Bones Don’t Lie The Creationist and Evolutionist worldview is one of, if not, the most controversial issue ever debated, and has been for centuries. The two oppositional worldviews are at, what seems to be, an unending war. Mainly because of their many blatant differences like: the age of the earth, the fossil record, the origin of plants and animal, but none more prominent than the issue regarding the origin of mankind. The Evolutionist worldview believes that everything in the universe: “a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)”; including life, came forth of a naturalistic cause....   [tags: Evolution]
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Propaganda: When a Lie Becomes the Truth - No matter how big the lie is; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth” (John F. Kennedy). Propaganda is biased or misleading information used to promote a particular political cause or point of view. Throughout history, propaganda has been one of the most important tools of any ruling regime. Whether its use is benevolent or malevolent is up to debate, but there is no doubt that it has been used profusely and effectively. Propaganda has an undoubted effect on the thoughts and actions of the population at which it is aimed....   [tags: political strategies]
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Many Mysteries Lie in the Olmec Civilization - ... These were ridges that were built on swampy terrain which were separated by the channels of water. This was a way to make the plants irrigated. The next great site, San Lorenzo, was built. This place is famous for the large basalt heads called “ Olmec Heads”. Also, there are two rows of man- made ponds which had fountains and drains possibly with sculptures around them. The “main drain” is seemed to be made of thirty tons of basalt. This darin flowed into a basin called a bird which was most likely used for ceremonial purposes....   [tags: rituals, sculptures, culture] 872 words
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Psychological Lying: Why People Lie - ... McCarthy notes that some people essentially lie to shift blame to another party, which in turn gives the party being blamed power and control over them. The challenge with this problem is that when it is recurrent, it can affect a person’s ability to address bigger problems in life. This is because such a person would rather lay the blame on other people rather than address the situation head-on (Von Hippel & Trivers, 2011). Such a person is more likely to experience constant resentment that results in downright exhaustion....   [tags: compelling reasons, social vice]
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The Noble Lie - The Noble Lie In Bloom's second edition of "The Republic of Plato," there are many troubling issues. The one that strikes me the most, however, is the idea of the "noble lie." I find this completely disturbing for a number of reasons. It is immoral and wrong to deliberately deceive someone. This idea also completely contradicts Socrates' argument that it is beneficial to be just. In the discussion between Socrates and Glaucon that involved how to create an ideal city, they divided the people into three classes: rulers, auxiliaries, and craftsmen....   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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Freedom: America’s Biggest Lie - ... While Americans were no longer controlled by British tyrants, social class divisions led to Americans controlling one another, with Aristocrats at the top of the food chain. According to American historian Eric Foner: Many varieties of partial freedom existed in colonial America, including indentured servants, apprentices, domestic laborers, transported convicts… Freedom [in America] existed along a continuum from the slave, stripped of all rights, to the individual property owner (Story of American Freedom 10)....   [tags: industralization, modernization] 1438 words
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A White Lie in the Heart of Darkness - A White Lie in the Heart of Darkness “He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision, – he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath – ‘The horror. The horror!’” (Conrad, Heart of Darkness, pg112)1. After returning to Brussels, Marlow pays a visit to Kurtz’ intended and brings these final words of Kurtz with him. When asked to reveal Kurtz’ last declaration, Marlow offers this: “‘The last word he pronounced was – your name.’” (Heart, pg123). He lies. In this situation, with the possibility existing of inflicting severe emotional damage on an already grieving soul, should Marlow have lied....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Lie in Ibsen's A Doll's House - The Lie in Ibsen's A Doll's House      An action or statement that may be considered a lie to some may, in fact, not be considered, a lie to others: it might simply be considered, omitted information. The lie might seem to have an evil intent when first heard, but the true intention behind it may have been for helpful purposes or for protection.  In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, a lie was created to help and protect a loved one - yet it resulted in a catastrophic act.   The character Nora lives her life, in one sense, as a complete lie....   [tags: Dolls House essays Ibsen Essays]
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The Lie of Imperialism Exposed in Literature - If postcolonial literature is the “process of dialogue and necessary correction,” of misconceptions concerning colonialism, then a comparative study of colonial and postcolonial works is essential for attaining a full understanding of the far-reaching effects of European imperialism (Groden and Kreiswirth 582). Reading colonial literature in dialogue with postcolonial literature engenders a more complete interpretation of the effects of imperialism by creating a point of reference from which to begin the revelation and the healing of cultural wounds resultant from European colonialism....   [tags: Literature]
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How Men and Women Lie - "Truth is beautiful without doubt, but so are lies": Comparison and contrast about how men and women lie Many critics have tried to distinguish who lies more, men or women. Considering the arguments I read there is no proof of who lies more. Both sexes usually lie to protect themselves, to cover up for somebody else, or to stabilize their image. However, men and women lie differently reasons of lying in different situations. Therefore, it is impossible to say who lies more, men or women. Both men and women lie to protect themselves or others, but they do so in different ways....   [tags: Psychology] 819 words
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Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land - Making a Movie on Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land To make a movie from any source takes a lot of people in the process. It's not just one or two people sitting down saying "let's make a movie." There are things to be considered, things to be done and people to contact. In this essay, I plan to make a movie of Haydn Middleton's novel The Lie of the Land, just to give a glimpse of the complications involved with making a movie. The first step in any movie would have to be a script. No script, no movie....   [tags: Literature Christianity Religion Essays] 850 words
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Is The Statue of Liberty a Lie? - Is The Statue of Liberty a Lie. The issue of immigration has shaped the history of the United States throughout the years of its existence. People from numerous different countries have immigrated to America in search of a better life and new opportunities. While Americans often ponder whether immigration is a benefit to society, legislators have recently enacted many anti-immigration laws which have been enforced to keep control over illegal immigration. Many different positions exist concerning illegal immigration in the United States....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Odyssey - A Creton Lie - Gentle waves lap against the Ithacian shore line as Odysseus has finally reached his native homeland. Rumors of the great turmoil that has rocked Odysseus' home land and house has reached him abroad. After hearing the news, he decides to don a beggar's disguise and so forth begins the great test. When the disguised Odysseus in Homer's great epic poem, The Odyssey, converses with her wife Penelope in Book nineteen, he tests her loyalty to her husband' s honor and her love of her missing husband....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Way We Lie article by Jennifer Ericsson - Lies can be expressed in a variety of ways, as listed in the reading “The Way We Lie” (Ericsson, Pg. 216-224). At times you can tell a lie without getting noticed but other times you can get caught in between a lie, and what good is the truth when you could hurt the other person’s feeling such as saying “ Man, you don’t look good today” or “ Oh my gosh, what are you wearing. This isn’t the 20th century” there are always different ways people take in criticism either they take it positively and approve and grow from that, or they can look at it negatively bringing their self-esteem down and then even making them think that there outer appearance as well as inner isn’t considered ‘right’....   [tags: white lies, truth, satisfaction, relationships]
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End the Lie vs. The New York Times Newspaper - ... Another example of the alternative source indirectly inserting their opinion is using a video with a reporter named Meghan Lopez. She stated that there were more questions going into the speech than answers coming out of it during President Obama’s speech. On the other hand, The New York Times’ article gave a lot of detailed information along Shelton 2 with reliable quotes. It was more in President Obama’s favor. Even though they acknowledged the fact that President Obama wants to strike Syria, they empathized with him by saying he acknowledged the deep doubts of Americans who after the experience of Iraq and Afghanistan view any form of military engagement in Syria with alarm....   [tags: Syria, Attack, Obama] 735 words
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Imaging Truth: Is Functional MRI the Future of Lie Detection - ... Many other methods existed in different civilizations, some more accurate than others. The human desire to obtain the truth only got stronger as our species entered the electronic age. The most common type of lie detector test is the polygraph test. This test monitors the vital signs of the body in order to detect slight changes, thus signifying deception. The polygraph test functions based on the idea that changes in blood pressure, electrodermal activity, and respiration are correlated with lying or deception (White, 2010)....   [tags: magnetic resonance imaging] 957 words
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Love The Way You Lie by Robyn Rihanna - When love hurts The aim of this essay is to present you with a close analysis and interpretation of the song ‘Love the way you lie' which was released in August 2010 as a single from the album of Marshall Bruce Mathers featuring Robyn Rihanna from the music album (Recovery). The song is considered to be one of these songs that speak to a great majority of people. It is its thematic core which seems to attract the attention of both women and men regardless of their age or social status. This song talks about a love and hate relationship between a man and a woman....   [tags: music, song, love hurts]
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Statue of Liberty: A Lie? - Statue of Liberty: A Lie. As I sat on a park bench in the middle of Manhattan, eating a pack of stale peanut butter crackers, I couldn't keep myself from thinking about the woman I had met the day before. The lady I met seemed to be a strong woman of high morale, but after our interaction I came to the conclusion that she was living a lie. Well-known and noticeably the tallest female in the community, many people looked up to her as somewhat of a motherly figure. I'll never forget the tattoo on her ankles that partially read: …....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 983 words
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Where does the order Lie - Where does the Order Lie. The social and political orders of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Merchant of Venice vary, but still exhibit firm criticisms of the role of government within society. The conclusions of both of these plays return to their original order and the characters are resolved in their own ways. Measure for Measure gives the most demanding criticism of the role of political order out of most of Shakespeare’s plays. Through the actions of the Duke and Angelo, Shakespeare reveals the two distinct sides to patriarchal political order, punishment and forgiveness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1257 words
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One Giant Lie for Mankind: Was the Moon Landing a Hoax? - “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” is one of the most recognized quotes by Neil Armstrong as he was taking the first human steps on the moon. But was he actually on the moon. Some would say that on July 20, 1969, man did not make it to the moon and Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin never touched the lunar surface of the moon. The explanation is that the government faked the landing and moon walk somehow. Why fake the moon landing though. This was a momentous time in American history and it could be a lie....   [tags: lunar surface, Neil Armstrong, American history]
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What We Really Want? Truth or Lie - Workers like telling lies, because it’s what the leaders want to hear .With clients like telling lies, because it’s what the customers want to hear .Telling lies among friends, because it’s what they want to hear .Couples lie to each other, because the it’s what they wants to hear. But sometimes you do not want them to lie to you, or you do not want to know that they lied. Trust has so many purposes, the trust we want to listen, the trust we do not want to listen, the truth we cannot say, and the truth we neglect....   [tags: the onion, political, freedom of speech] 887 words
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How A White Lie Can Lead To Self-Destruction - How A White Lie Can Lead To Self-Destruction [1] It would be difficult to find a passage more emblematic of Richard's III's character than the soliloquy concluding 1.2. In the presence of the corpse of her father-in-law, Henry VI (whom Richard himself has slain, as well as her husband), Richard propositions Lady Anne. It is a testament to his cunning that he is able to win her over; he has convinced her that he killed Henry VI and Edward for her love, and that he is truly penitent. It is via this deception that Lady Anne is able to overlook Richard's transgressions, as well as her own suspicions over his honesty....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Where Does The Truth Lie in Rashomon? - Where Does The Truth Lie. Rashomon is a film which allows you to come up with your own ending. You are told four stories, all completely different from one another, but about the same thing. As the viewer, you are to come up with your own truth. Also you are then forced to see why people may lie or embellish. Whether it be to keep themselves out of trouble or make themselves seem as if they are a better person then they really are. The reality is that we are no better then what people think we are....   [tags: essays research papers] 1580 words
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Does a Polygraph Really Dectect Lies? - ... It states if you actually think about things you like to do and keep a calm mood. When somebody lies do they always have to have a reaction. Do they have to be totally insane to lie and have a great calm mood. When you lie do you laugh, sweat, does your heart pump faster. Another resource site states that only a person that is totally insane has to be able to outsmart a lie detector test. It says an average person wouldn’t have the chance to sit and lie during a lie detector test without being nervous....   [tags: lie detector, crime cases] 1263 words
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The American Dream: The Biggest Lie of All - The American Dream is referred to by many people as the reason to come to America. It is, or so they say, the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Unfortunately they are incorrect, there truly is no American Dream, it is all an illusion given to us by our founding fathers as a reason for the inequality in which people are treated. I have lived in this country for 16 years now and have all the patriotic bullshit about how we give everyone equal opportunity and how everyone is equal in the eyes of the law....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream] 675 words
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Live a Lie or Die Honestly in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - “I want my life, … I will have my life” (137). In the drama of the “Crucible” John Proctor is accused of being a witch. John is unaware of the reason he is accused, but it is obvious that every time someone comes close to getting to the bottom of the girls lie that is the person the girls accuse. Before the beginning of the play John had committed lechery with Abigail Williams. John Proctor is almost ready to admit that he is a witch even though he is not, some reasons that he doesn’t admit it could be that it could help to make the girls seem like they are telling the truth, because he doesn’t want to live a lie and because he doesn’t want other people to look at him as a witch, nor does...   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 843 words
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The History of The Old Lie and Poetry of Wilfred Owen - The History of The Old Lie and Poetry of Wilfred Owen 'Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori' is a Latin saying that was expressed by the roman poet Horace. It means 'It is sweet and fitting to die for your country'. When Owen wrote his poetry based on his experience of the Great War he did not agree with this saying; he wrote poetry that was full of horror yet told the truth. Therefore he called this saying 'the old lie'. Owen called it this because war was no longer skilful like it once was in roman times fighting face to face close combat, war was now full of gas shells, bombs and long distance shots....   [tags: Papers] 2474 words
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Stereotyping in The Way We Lie by Stephanie Ericsson - In the essay The Way We Lie, Stephanie Ericsson writes that “All the ‘isms’-racism, sexism, ageism, et al.-are founded on and fueled by the stereotype and the cliché, which are lies of exaggeration, omission, and ignorance. They are always dangerous. They take a single tree and make it a landscape.” This quote is important due to the fact that stereotypes play a major role in many aspects of our society. In American society we have a tendency to pass judgment on people just because of a pre-existing stereotype that our society has formed on particular groups over the years....   [tags: stereotype, racism, sexism, ageism] 950 words
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