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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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Lying Arguments - Lying Arguments Socrates is a man of great controversy. He has been portrayed as many different personalities such as a sophist to a great philosopher to just a vocal old man. The true nature of Socrates is to be questioned. He spoke his thoughts on life and what his philosophy on life was. A couple arguments that he spoke about really stood out about lying. These arguments had brute force and were made very clear through his dialogue. According to his dialogue, he felt that there were two different types of lies....   [tags: Papers] 742 words
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Lying on the Roots - ... We can imagine this base as deep roots and in this sense we can relate to the image of the tree. When, in the first line there is a contradiction: “But I would rather be horizontal.” Thinking about Plath’s poems the first thing we can think is the horizontal position meaning a dead body buried (what is affirmed at the end of the poem) but, if we are able to think in all psychological issues within the confessional poetry and how deep and personal they are, the “horizontal” could be seen, in a first look, as contraposition between deep and superficial....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Acting Versus Lying Essay - Acting versus lying essay From the start of life we are taught not to lie. As life progresses we learn that honesty may not be the best policy. That is, if getting ahead in life is important. This idea is taught in many ways, one is by acting. Every time an actor/actress is on a set they portray a different character this is evidence that lying is fine as long as it is acting. Movies and plays support that maybe lying is not always bad. The thing is are the different or are they the same. Are we acting when we are lying....   [tags: Acting] 560 words
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Cause and Effects of Lying - Cause and Effects of Lying Can you remember the last time someone lied to you. Or how about the last time you lied to someone else. Did you ever stop and ask yourself why. There are so many different reasons that a person might lie. Maybe a lie about something to keep oneself out of trouble, or even a lie to impress other people. But either way there are always going to be serious consequences or effects of lying.      People lie everyday to, in someway or another, keep themselves out of trouble....   [tags: essays research papers] 403 words
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The Moral Permissibility of Lying - The Moral Permissibility of Lying Missing Works Cited The question of what constitutes morality is often asked by philosophers. One might wonder why morality is so important, or why many of us trouble ourselves over determining which actions are moral actions. Mill has given an account of the driving force behind our questionings of morality. He calls this driving force “Conscience,” and from this “mass of feeling which must be broken through in order to do what violates our standard of right,” we have derived our concept of morality (Mill 496)....   [tags: Morals Philosophy Papers] 3186 words
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Truman Capote's Excessive Lying - Truman Capote's Excessive Lying Truman Capote once said, "I don't care what anybody says about me, as long as it isn't true" (Creative). Surely enough, Capote himself kept true to this statement throughout his life. According to Johnny Carson's ex-wife, Joanne Carson, whom Capote lived with near the end of his life, Capote would take her on imaginary trips to Paris, China, or Spain while in her front yard (Plimpton 422). But on a more serious note, Carson claims that Capote would lie about the simple facts about a party or an outing they had gone on (Plimpton 304)....   [tags: Truman Capote Pathological Liar Essays Papers]
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Plato's View on Lying - Plato's View on Lying What is a lie. And when is it appropriate to tell a lie. Are two questions to think about after reading Plato's Republic translated by G.M.A Grube. A lie by definition is a false statement intended to deceive. Most people would agree this is not a "just" thing to do to your friends. In American society today, lying has always been a "bad" thing to do. Trust is very important, parents always tell their kids never to lie or they will loose their trust. Plato disagrees, with what most parents say to their children....   [tags: Papers] 1023 words
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Commonly Used Forms of Lying - Commonly Used Forms of Lying The whole truth and nothing but the truth. If these were words to live by then some of us be in trouble. Most people make a habit out of lying on a daily basis. Everyone tells a lie every now and then. Most lies are those little white lies, the ones to keep out of trouble, and the stupid ones that make no sense. There are little white lies that are told to keep from hurting someone else's feelings. These are answers to questions that cannot be answered with the truth....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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There Can Be No Lying in Medicine - Truthfulness spreads into almost everywhere such as relationships, education, especially medicine because it is a very significant property. Since the beginning, there is an argument in medicine whether doctors should always tell the truth to seriously ill or dying patients or not. There are many various ideas, which may change by situation or people, in this issue. For example, according to Sisella Bok there are three main arguments on this issue, which are that truthfulness is impossible; patients do not want bad news; and truthful information harms them (227) in her article “Lying to the Sick and Dying”....   [tags: truth, medicine, ]
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Lying in Deep Water - Lying in Deep Water What’s all the ‘hype’ about this “media-controlled universe”. Cynthia L. Kemper writes in her article “Living in Spin” about how the twenty-first century has a corrupt sense of honesty. Her paper, published in “Communication World”, is generally a reaction to her findings about the new age style of communication. She bases it mostly on interviews and supports it by the many quotes weaved between her logic-based trails of thought. Appealing mostly to logos and pathos, she carries a conversational tone with her audience....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Computer's Capability of Lying - A Computer's Capability of Lying One of the "characters" in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey (directed by Stanley Kubrick) is a computer called HAL 9000. In addition to having a highly developed artificial intelligence, this computer is shown to have certain human emotions. The computer has a great deal of pride in its own abilities, and this leads to it having feelings of jealousy. At one point in the film, HAL lies about a malfunction on the outside of the spaceship. The computer then proceeds to kill all of the crewmembers except one, who is able to kill HAL by disconnecting it....   [tags: Papers] 2336 words
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Moral Education and Emotional Lying - Moral Education and Emotional Lying There is a long tradition, fathered by Aristotle and recurring like some recessive gene in recent virtue theorists, that holds that the emotions, like acts, must be 'trained'. Consider the following: [In Beckett's portrayal,] "Emotions are not feelings that well up in some natural and untutored way from our natural selves, that they are, in fact, not personal or natural at all, that they are, instead, contrivances, social constructs. We learn how to feel, and we learn our emotional repertoire....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]
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Lying from the Tip of Our Tongues - Lying from the Tip of Our Tongues Tell the truth, live the truth, do the truth, or there will be terrible consequences. -Gwen Rice Clark You come through the door and you see that look in their eyes, they know. All this time, all those lies; all of it just to make sure that they didn’t have to know, all so they didn’t get that look in their eyes. Now you enter further into the room and there’s no stopping the inevitable, one fact remained. You lied. For whatever reason, whatever excuse you hoped was logical enough in your mind so that it didn’t seem as wrong as it truly was, that doesn’t matter....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Morality of Lying in Contrast to the Philosophies of Kant - The young girl gazes at you helplessly from within the tangled wreckage. You witnessed the crash – a massive truck careened into a minivan as it passed on the highway, killing the driver on impact, and virtually tearing the girl in half. Now she hangs from the car, held together by the seatbelt. Her nervous system critically damaged, she can’t feel much pain, but she knows that her situation is not optimal, to say the least. She is six years old – she probably doesn’t understand the concept of death....   [tags: Philosophy]
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The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby - The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby      Throughout the novel, Jay Gatsby explains the type of character he is, through his lies. Gatsby acts out to be a man who has it all. The only item missing from Gatsby’s life is love. Love is the only true key to happiness with out it you are lost. Gatsby goes all out to be loved even if it means lying.      Gatsby shows his love, to the love of his life Daisy, who is in love with another man named Tom. Tom and Daisy are married, but Tom is having an affair with another woman....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 621 words
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Kant Vs Mill on the Issue of Lying - ... Kant states that moral rules are absolute and they can never be broken no matter what situation. He argued that lying is always “wrong under any circumstances” , and this can be explained why with his categorical imperative. The categorical imperative is basically stated in this law that Kant defined as follows “I ought never to act except in such a way that I could also will that my maxim should become a universal law”3, . So in other words, if one person is allowed to lie, then the whole world is allowed to lie, but if this happens than whom in the world can be trusted....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics]
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The Lying Witches and the Downfall of Shakespeare's Macbeth - Lying Witches and the Downfall of Macbeth      A false statement or a statement intended to deceive someone is known as a lie.  Of course, there are many different types of lies. There are those blatant lies that have no truth in them whatsoever, lies of omission, and half-truths.         In the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, evil witches deceive their victim, Macbeth, by telling him half-truths about his prophecies.  As a result of this new "half-true" knowledge, Macbeth makes rash decisions that lead him to paranoia, grief, and eventually his downfall....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Government and Politics - Time to Stop Lying - Time to Stop Lying A great number of young adults have lost interest in the political system of this country. It is really quite simple- the power structure is not working in our favor, we see no great future achievements in legislation or politics, and we would much rather put our energies towards more fulfilling ends. The nature of politics in this country has progressed to a corrupt web of lies and deception that clearly favors the white male who spends his life working nine to five and has given his voice, his freedom, his manhood over to his government....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 894 words
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It’s Time to Stop Lying about Oil Spills - It’s Time to Stop Lying about Oil Spills      Like rainbows that fell to the earth, iridescent swirls of oil on the ground can be so beautiful that sometimes I take pictures of them. As a child, I always wished that there could only be more of the beautiful eddies morphing around on the ground. While the rain falls, the movement of the oil has been known to mesmorize me to the point that I lose my perception of time. Just minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez super tanker collided with a reef in Prince William Sound of Alaska....   [tags: Pollution and Environment]
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Central Themes of Gilbert Keith Chesterton's Essay 'In Lying in Bed' - Central Themes of Gilbert Keith Chesterton's Essay 'In Lying in Bed' Gilbert Keith Chesterton was one of the greatest English authors ever to live. He wrote many essays and novels. He had much time to do this because he was a large man and could not move around easily. In Gilbert's essay, "In Lying in Bed" his deep understanding of humanity clearly evident. He speaks informally and rambles like the common speaker does. In my analysis I will describe and explain the central themes of Chesterton's essay....   [tags: Gilbert Keith Chesterton] 290 words
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LIES (under the microscope) AND THE LYING (as far as I’m concerned) LIARS (Republicans) THAT TELL THEM (all the time) - ... Franken has such a high respect for O’Reilly that he even dedicates the book to him (after hastily crossing out the typed dedication to his wife and family). Franken then slowly but surely picks apart O’Reilly, the ‘No Spin Zone,’ FOX News Corporation, and O’Reilly’s life story in a comical, degrading, and insulting fashion that is sure to leave the reader rolling on the ground with laughter or head bursting like a cheap water balloon from fury. Regardless, anything and everything O’Reilly had ever come into contact with is essentially damned to hell and Lumia 2 burned with sulfur by the time Franken reaches his climactic ending....   [tags: Literature Review] 964 words
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Lying Behind the Curtains - Robert Banks, mostly known as Banksy, was born in 1974 in Bristol, UK. Characterized by his indescribable indoor images, he is a famous English graffiti artist whose artwork is often humorous and/or political in nature. His famous “street art”, which refers to the combination of graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, makes him one of the best known graffiti artists of all time, leaving a mark in all Europe, specially in London and other countries with his anonymous paintings. Out of all the options, I have chosen “The Scarlet Pimpernel of modern art,” which is not only a simple illustration but a singular and particular situation which captures so many scenes happening in just a mere second....   [tags: Art] 420 words
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Lying Is the Most Fun You Can Have - ... As Krakauer emphasizes, “subsequent reporting by investigative journalists revealed that most of the details of Lynch's ordeal were extravagantly embellished” and, contrary to previous reports, “Because her rifle had jammed, she hadn't fired a single round” (208). He further explains, “although her injuries had indeed been life threatening, they were exclusively the result of her Humvee smashing into Hernandez's tractor trailer; she was never shot, stabbed, tortured, or raped” (Krakauer 208)....   [tags: American Government, The Bush Administration] 1208 words
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Why is it hard to build a good relationship? - ... Baba also had a trust on Amir, since he won the kite tournament that “agreed to everything Amir asked” (81). After Amir won the kite tournament, Baba opened his heart a little bit, because now trusts Amir about that he can stand up himself a little bit. However, Baba said, “There is only one sin, And that is theft… When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth”(225). But it turns out he lied to his son Amir that he have another brother, who name is Hassan, Amir going to “reconcile”(226) the image of Baba that he haven been thinking of....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Lying, Cheating] 1282 words
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Lying in Order to Be Living the American Dream: Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gasby" - Living the American dream was a goal that most families were attempting to reach. Living the dream included simple things such as being true to your spouse, raising your family with love and earning an honest living. At points, this goal may have seemed out of reach and this is where the lies came in. The blatant disregard for honesty, eventually leading to destruction, can be seen in both literary works, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gasby. Both novels touch upon similar themes regarding the instability and ignorance of the two main characters, Willy Loman and Jay Gatsby....   [tags: American dream, Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman] 1931 words
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Honesty - Honesty      Imagine this: You are at a McDonald’s drive through. You have ordered only one cheese burger, but when you drive up to the collection window, the young trainee hands you a big bag filled with food and a handful of change. There are two options, do you, A; tell the young trainee that you only ordered a cheese burger, (which cost you only $1.90) and give back to him the big bag of food and handful of change. Or do you, B; say thank you to the young trainee and drive off happily with the huge bag of food and all the change, feeling lucky that the trainee made a mistake with your order....   [tags: Morals Ethics Ethical Lying Essays] 1868 words
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Free Essays - Deceit in Miller's Crucible - Deceit in The Crucible An idea that I saw circulate throughout the play entitled The Crucible was "acting" and lying. There are also many levels to the acting and lying some of the levels could be as basic as sleeping while others people their life. The lying starts with the little girls "sleeping". A quote within the time is by Rebecca Nurse she says "I have seen them all through their silly reasons, and when it come on them they will run the Devil bowlegged keeping up with their mischief." In this quote Rebecca Nurse is talking about how the girls who are "under witch spells" are really just faking it....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 454 words
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Duty-Based Person - Duty-based document Abstract A duty based is a person that has structure and guidance. A duty-based person is a person that has respect for leadership and the knowledge to be a leader. The writer will discuss her point of views of a duty-based person. She will also give her insight on people lying to and for one another. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, duty is” the action and conduct due to a superior, homage, submission; due respect, reverence; an _expression of submission, deference, or respect....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Types of Deception - In the article, To Do the Right Thing, Harriet Lerner writes and informs the reader about the different views and different forms of deception. I never believed or agreed with lying, however when I read this article my outlook on deception changed. Lerner discussed many different forms of lying, and how some are acceptable and some are not. I agree with the fact that there are different levels of deception and some are a lot worse than others. People lie for different reasons. Some lie for love, some for revenge and others for no reason at all....   [tags: Ethics] 408 words
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Comparing Emerson's Self-Reliance and Dunbar's We Wear the Mask - Comparing Emerson's Self-Reliance and Dunbar's We Wear the Mask    In Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson condemns false appearances. Paul Laurence Dunbar's We Wear the Mask also supports this belief. However, there is a difference in the views of these two works. Emerson believes that people can shed their false social appearances and live a life true to themselves and others. Conversely, Dunbar thinks these pretenses are necessary. The authors' word choices and images support this argument....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Deceptive Health Insurance Practices - Deceptive Health Insurance Practices Is it ethical for doctors to bend the truth in order to get an insurance company to pay for medical treatment. According to this article, most doctors do. A survey has shown that 58% of doctors say that they would be willing to give an insurance company "deliberately deceptive documentation" to influence the company's decision to approve surgery or other treatment for a life-threatening illness. These doctors believe that if they did not lie, their patients would receive sub-standard health care....   [tags: Papers] 402 words
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Slavery And Southern Honor - Parallels To southern men, honor was everything. I dictated their standing in society, whether or not they could own slaves; it basically was a secret caste system. A man held in the highest honor experienced a good life from a social stance in the south. The honor system used in the south was related to the language used by southern gentlemen.# Honor and Slavery by Kenneth S. Greenburg attempts to explain the vernacular and customs used by men in the antebellum south. It would be hard for a person in today's society to understand the way honor was shown; it would have even been a challenge for men living in the Northern United States to understand at that time.# As Greenburg states, "Since the language of honor was the dominant language of the men who ruled the slave South, we will never understand masters, the nature of slavery, or the Civil war without first understanding that language."# To be a powerful man in the south, society also had to consider you to be an honorable man....   [tags: American History] 1654 words
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Little White Lies - ... On the other hand, Algernon Moncrieff uses his new identity to escape unpleasant situations in the city and enjoy himself in the country. “You have invented a very useful younger brother called Ernest, in order that you may be able to come up to town as often as you like. I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury, in order that I may be able to go down into the country whenever I choose. Bunbury is perfectly invaluable. If it wasn't for Bunbury's extraordinary bad health, for instance, I wouldn't be able to dine with you at Willis's to- night, for I have been really engaged to Aunt Augusta for more than a week.” (page 8) In this scene, Jack and Algernon reveal their double lives to one another....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2066 words
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The Moral Development of Huckleberry Finn - ... Even though his father is an appalling man and an alcoholic, Huck respects him and avoids lying to him by selling Judge Thatcher his fortune, thus displaying the improved morals he has developed. Soon after Huck encounters Pap, Pap kidnaps Huck, and Huck begins lying and serving himself rather than serve others. When Pap wakes with a gun pointed at his head, he confronts Huck about how the gun appeared there (40). Away from the safety of society, Huck must fabricate a lie to save his life, even though he must lie to his father....   [tags: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]
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Truth Telling in Today's Society - Truth Telling in Today's Society Truth-telling has become altered in today’s society. In certain situations it is all right to lie or deceive. People have regarded truth-telling as overrated. It is amazing the words we put with the word lying. We call them so many various things such as; exaggeration, little white lies, half truths, deceptions, and fibbing. Lying has become a very complicated topic today. Lying can be used in many different ways such as; to protect the innocent, for tradition, and the esteem of individuals....   [tags: Papers] 599 words
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The Life of Oscar Wilde - The Life of Oscar Wilde The year is 1884 and many things have taken place in the life of our literary giant, Oscar Wilde has been married years and his touring of the United States and other countries have shown his of success in his writing all over the literary world. Some of his most recent writtings are "The Picture of Dorian Gray"(1891), "A Woman of No Importance"(1894) and his most resent essay known as "The Decay of Lying" is Oscar’s story of his outrage about the current style of writing that is going into the art society....   [tags: Biographies] 1521 words
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Language in Amiri Baraka's The Dutchman - Language in Amiri Baraka's The Dutchman The popular saying "actions speak louder than words" is upended in Amiri Baraka's play, The Dutchman, where words, or in this case language, speaks louder than the actions of the characters, Lula and Clay. Language governs the characters and their actions, and is therefore a prominent feature in shaping the identities of Lula and Clay. In the play, Baraka conveys the significance of Lula and Clay being enabled to change their identities by a simple change in the type of language they employ....   [tags: Amiri Baraka Dutchman Essays] 1936 words
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Philip Larkin's "Talking in Bed" - ... Lastly, although the concept of honesty represents faithfulness, it can also be said to represent seduction, which is a most base form of attraction, placing all importance on the physical rather than emotional connection between two people. Although the opening stanza tells of two people in bed together, the following stanzas open into much broader terms, while maintaining the symbolism which these two lovers represent. The real genius of the poem comes through Larkin's ability to criticize multiple facets of society and poetry through the text....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Are Actors Liars? - It is not a secret that people usually lie a lot, and for some people it is part of their lives. People usually consider actors as liars because they usually change their behavior and faces. To provide the audience with the relevant information whether acting and lying are similar or different, the very concept of these two notions should be considered, compared and contrasted, and the results of the investigation may help us to answer the question. Considering the lying as the part of people’s behavior, the first aspect, which should be mentioned, is that whether to lie or to tell the truth is the personal choice....   [tags: Acting] 557 words
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Relations of the Ascending Aorta - The ascending aorta, or aorta ascendens, along with its constituents, amounts to about five centimeters in length. It constitutes the initial division of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. It originates from the upper portion of the left ventricle of the heart at the aortic valve “on a level with the lower border of the third costal cartilage behind the left half of the sternum; it passes obliquely upward, forward, and to the right, in the direction of the heart’s axis, as high as the upper border of the second right costal cartilage, describing a slight curve in its course, and being situated, about 6 cm....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Analysis of a Survey - Analysis of a Survey As children, most of us were probably taught the basic lessons of life. Our families tried to instill in us a sense of right and wrong, good versus bad. One of the first lessons we were taught was that of honesty. A related concept of honesty is truth. Truth is a concept we understand as children but eventually learn to manipulate as adults. The dictionary states that honesty "implies a refusal to lie, steal or deceive in any way." However, formal definitions of both truth and honesty contain similar phrases, that is, adherence to or dealing with facts....   [tags: Truth Honesty Essays] 1951 words
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Oscar Wilde Art - Oscar Wilde Art We begin another chapter in the life of Oscar Wilde, the year 1888, many things have taken place, Oscar has been married and bore two children, Vyvyan and Cyril and his touring of the United States and other countries have brought forth success to the literary giant. Some of his successful writings are "The Picture of Dorian Gray"(1891), "A Woman of No Importance"(1894) and his most resent essay known "The Decay of Lying". Is it true that lying has fallen to its deepest shadow of shame....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Writer Papers]
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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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Truth - According to Dante, truth and dishonesty are viewed as the most sinful act to be done in the mid-evil period. In Dante's eyes, liars are sent to hell and truth holds a high standard to life, without truth one must face the consequence of lying. In today's society, truth is still important. Without truth there is no honesty and without honesty you cannot expect to maintain relationships. People may befriend you because of your lies, but you are not automatically assumed as a sinner. Whereas in the mid-evil period, if you were even thought of as not telling the truth you were automatically believed by Dante as a sinner who must suffer in hell....   [tags: European Literature] 559 words
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Different Types of Lies - “To lie is to state something that one knows to be false or that one does not honestly believe to be true with the intention that a person will take it for the truth”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie) In other words, lying is a purposeful misleading statement. This statement can be made verbally, through body language, or even implied through silence. Based on lying being well defined, some might say that lying is always wrong unless there is a good reason for it. In that case, I would argue that lying is not always wrong....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics] 846 words
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The Actor and The Liar - After playing a convincing role as an action hero in a new film, a movie star exits the stage, leaving his character behind, and attends a press conference claiming that he did all his own stunts, becoming both an actor and a liar. When it comes to the difference between these two characters, clear differentiations are not immediately apparent. In this example, in order to impress his audience, both the actor and the liar are untruthful regarding their accomplishments. Both require a skilled performer who is well versed in the various protocols....   [tags: Sociology] 797 words
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Deceiving is Believing - ... An example comes from the tale of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” The moral of the story, in essence, is that someone who lies not seldom forfeits trust. The fable ends with the deceiver being eaten up by the same wolf whose presence he had lied about. There are different forms and integrities of lying. Some are worse than others, but at the ultimately, they are all bad; after all, being disceptive with the one you does more harm than good. There is a saying that says "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"....   [tags: Relationships] 1030 words
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