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The Lying Game by Sara Shepard - Have people ever wondered what it would be like to find out they have a long lost twin sister. In this novel, The Lying Game by Sara Shepard, Emma is thrust into a world where she is not just a lonely orphan living in a foster home, but a twin to a girl she has never met before. Emma and Sutton live in a very different world from each other. Sara Shepard published The Lying Game in 2010, with the help of Alloy Entertainment. The Lying Game is a novel for young adults ages 14 and up with a sense of mystery, thrill, and drama....   [tags: twins, lying game, alloy entertainment]
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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 on the Roots - This poem’s structure is composed by two stanzas with ten lines each and free verses. It is very similar to narrative in its structure. The rhyme schema is composed by off-rhymes, such as: “horizontal/soil” (lines 1, 2); “love/leaf”(lines 3, 4); “unpetal/immortal”(lines lines 7, 8); and so on. There are also some other elements which are able to sustain rhythm in this poem as line 19th, for example: “And I shall be useful when I lie down finally:” In this line the words “shall” and “down” are internal line off-rhyme, which is also an element used by the poet to introduce sonority in the poem....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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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 on the Couch By Irvin Yalom - In this paper we will be look at the book called “Lying on the Couch”. I will be going over what I saw as the biggest ethical issues that I read about in this book, I will also go over my thoughts on this book and the ethical problems that I saw for Dr. Lash, Carol and Marshal Streider. I will explain my personal opinion regarding self-care and my reasoning as to why it is so important to maintaining clear boundaries. BODY In this book, Dr. Ernest Lash discovers he has a love for psychoanalysis after several years working as a psychopharmacologist....   [tags: ethical issues, irvin yalom, self care]
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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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Analysis: Essays About Lying - Webster’s Dictionary defines a lie as an intentionally false statement. However, defining a simple three-letter word is not as easy as it seems on the surface. Upon reading or hearing the word lie, people are instantly associated with a general feeling of negativity. Lying generally creates feelings of dishonesty, untrustworthiness, deceit, and betrayal. However, lying is one of the oldest human social practices. Erin Bryant explains in her essay “Real Lies, White Lies, and Gray Lies” that even though lying has a derogatory label, it is a very common social behavior used by a majority of people on a daily basis....   [tags: lies, paul gray, the holocaust]
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Kant Vs Mill on the Issue of Lying - Firstly, by looking at the first patient, whether she gets a kidney from her father or a “cadaver kidney” , there will be no difference because she needs a kidney nonetheless. The second patient however, cannot agree to give his kidney away because one of the main reasons is that he’s scared and lacks “the courage to make this donation”9. So right at this point, it can be seen that it would be better if the father didn’t give his kidney away because it wouldn’t cause him any happiness, whereas the daughter has two options to gIn everyday life, whether on a personal base or on a professional base, difficult scenarios, or also known as moral dilemmas, are present....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics]
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Cause and Effect Essay: 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. Many teenagers will lie to their parents about what they are doing for the evening, how much of their homework they have done, or how that glass vase got broken while they were out of town....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays] 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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The Prevalence of Younger Students Lying to Health Professionals - Communication is a functional and purposeful aspect of human socialization. Individuals have the ability make conscious decisions to control their expressive language to manipulate the perceived interpretations of others (Burgoon, Callister, & Hunsaker, 1994). As people acquire language, they develop sensitivity to the Gricean maxims, or rules, of conversation. The first of these maxims is “Quantity I”, or the failure to provide enough information. The second of these maxims is “Quantity II”, or the provision of too much or redundant information....   [tags: college students, hide information]
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Research Proposal: Prevalence of College Students Lying to Health Professionals - Communication is a functional, purposeful, and strategic aspect of human socialization. Individuals have the ability make conscious decisions to control their expressive language to manipulate the perceived interpretations of others (Burgoon, Callister, & Hunsaker, 445). As people acquire language, they develop sensitivity to the Gricean maxims of conversation. The first of these maxims is “Quantity I”, or the failure to provide enough information. The second of these maxims is “Quantity II”, or the provision of too much or redundant information....   [tags: Research Proposals]
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Lying Up on the Job: Does Deceptive Impression Management Work? - John Carlson’s article Lying Up On The Job: Does Deceptive Impression Management Work. is published in the Ivey Business Journal: a reputable journal on improving the practice of management. Rankings from BusinessWeek and Financial Times acknowledge Ivey among the top business schools in the world (“Business Schools,” n.d). This incisive and practical publication of 2012 is considered a credible source. Additionally, the prolific author of this article John Carlson, is currently the Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University....   [tags: Deception in the Workplace]
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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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Why is it hard to build a good relationship? - The word relationship is defined as the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. In daily life, we always have a relationship with other people. Biologically, our relationship with parents is made up when we were born. Also we are making a new relationship with a friend, boss, and girlfriend, but there some factors that it makes hard to keeping a relationship such as lying, cheating, and misunderstanding. Most of our relationships are built on trust other people....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Lying, Cheating] 1282 words
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The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant - “Being Honest is Always Best” Telling the truth will always prevent future conflicts. Author Guy De Maupassant who lived from 1850 to 1893 proves in the story of “The Necklace,” that no matter how bad a situation is, speaking with the truth is always best. Now, this author does not prove this theme directly. Instead, throughout various situations in the story the main characters are faced with a long-term conflict because decisions were not made with honesty. Mathilde and Loisel who is her husband, who works as a clerk at the Ministry of Public Instructions, were both faced with a conflict that could have been prevented....   [tags: forestier, truth, lying]
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The Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging - For countless years mankind has attempted to construct different ways to detect falsehoods. Being able to detect a lie is crucial in regards to the legal system, as it would play a pivotal role in creating different opportunities for innocence and exoneration. The use of lie detection technology would assist in anti-terrorist objectives, law enforcement, and protect the innocent. It would even be capable of finding the innocence of those in penitentiaries wrongly convicted. This new neuro-inflation phenomenon has the potential to impact the lives and futures of all people....   [tags: technology, brain, lying]
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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: Environmental Problems, Environment Essay]
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Micro Expressions: Detecting Lies in the Face and Eyes - Lying has been a problem since societies were first formed. Some people are great liars, others are not. But, whether someone is a good liar or not, one-tenth of a second is all it takes for subtle changes known as micro expressions to appear and disappear from a person’s face. These micro expressions are a sign of emotion. The people who read these micro expressions are human lie detectors. Although. police have machines such as the polygraph test, which measures body temperature and voice tone to help them detect when people are lying, micro expressions are far more reliable....   [tags: Facial Expressions, polygraph test, lying]
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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) - Al Franken has written a liberal masterpiece of epic proportions. If any individual should fail to understand the “obvious conservative bias in the media” or “the Bush Administrations total lack of competence and initiation of ‘Operation Ignore’” they need only to pick up Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them to get their facts straight. From page one Al Franken launches into a very detailed, volatile, humorous, self-patronizing, and sometimes lewd all out assault on the extreme right. His first victim to fall is Ann Coulter, who I must admit, completely deserved the endless onslaught provided by Franken....   [tags: Literature Review] 964 words
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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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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...   [tags: Art] 420 words
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Lies - Both Sammy and Marlow in some way feel lonely by the end of their stories because they each feel like they have done something wrong. Sammy from A&P feels like he only hurt himself by quitting his job. Marlow feels like a big fat liar because he was lying to people trying to keep Kurtz’s image as clean as possible. Lying will never get you anywhere as we all know by now. Lets face it, when we were young we did some stupid things. Sometimes I spoke without even thinking. Or maybe doing the unthinkable just to impress a couple of hot looking girls....   [tags: Lying] 612 words
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Introduction    Ever since the day the book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was introduced to the readers, the critical world has been littered with numerous essays and theses on Mark Twain’s writing achievement, yet many of them are about the writing style of Bildungsroman, the symbolic meanings of the raft and Mississippi river, the morality and racism color. Whereas few of them ever talked about why Mark Twain wrote so many lies in this novel. Probably because people usually thought that the splendor of this masterpiece will be obscured by the immorality nature of lying....   [tags: Value of Lies, Lying, Theme, Literary Analysis]
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Lying Is the Most Fun You Can Have - The propaganda machine set up by the Bush administration channeled many lies concerning the story of Jessica Lynch. The media, in turn, played and replayed her story to excess. These numerous lies were then published in an article by the Washington Post, on which Krakauer remarks that: Thanks largely to details first revealed in this article, as well as dramatic video of the rescue distributed to the media by the Army, Jessica Lynch dominated the news for weeks. The details of the incident provided by military public affairs officers made for an absolutely riveting story that television, radio, and print journalists found irresistible: a petite blond supply clerk from a flea-speck bur...   [tags: American Government, The Bush Administration] 1208 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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The Moral Development of Huckleberry Finn - Huck Finn, a narcissistic and unreliable young boy, slowly morphs into a courteous figure of respect and selflessness. After Pap abducts the young and civilized Huck, Huck descends into his old habits of lies and half-truths. However, upon helping a runaway slave escape, Huck regains morality and a sense of purpose. Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck lies to characters, casting the authenticity of the story into doubt but illustrating Huck’s gradual rejection of lying for himself and a shift towards lying for others....   [tags: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]
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Abuse of Power by Macbeth and President Obama - ... “I go, and it is done; the bell invites me.” (2.1.L62). This is showing that he was listening, and when the bell rang, he would go to kill Duncan. These all show that Macbeth turned evil after he made poor choices, fell victim to temptation, and killed people. Macbeth abuses his own power by murdering and getting away with it, lying to his followers or ones who believe him, and bribing his servants. The first abuse in power is killing Duncan and getting away with it. Macbeth and his wife had planned to murder him in such a way where no one would believe that they had done it....   [tags: compare contrast essay] 709 words
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Arthur Cleveland Coxe vs. Nathaniel Hawthorne - In Arthur Cleveland Coxe’s review of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he repeatedly criticizes the novel and expresses his moral disapproval for the story. Distinctively, Coxe argues that lying is made out to be a worse sin than adultery, that Hawthorne intends for the evil-doing characters to stand out and be specifically fascinating, and that the novel overall is entirely rude in that it attempts to accumulate pity for the sinners. Taken as a whole, Coxe feels that the novel challenges ethics which he and his fellow-church-goers have been holding true for hundreds of years....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Essays] 539 words
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Little White Lies - Many people in the world are pretenders and liars. Even in the early stages of life many children pretend to be a distinguishable figure. Whether it is a princess or a superhero, these children create false images of themselves to feel important or confident. Although everyone has his or her own reason for doing such a thing, many do it for their own personal gain. Countless amounts of people can relate to this (including myself) because many have told lies or pretended to be something they are not multiple times in their lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2066 words
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Philip Larkin's "Talking in Bed" - Philip Larkin’s poem “Talking in Bed” tells the truth about life and how relationships can slowly descend overtime. It explores the idea that no matter how close we are to someone, we can still experience intense depths of loneliness. The language emphasizes the feelings of what an empty marriage may feel like. The poem also gives the impression it is from the male’s perspective. It is written in four stanzas, each with three lines of ten syllables apiece. This makes it a short lyrical ballad. Through the tone, the language, and the imagery, Larkin is able to create a feeling in which he can effectively criticize and deconstruct the subject of innocence in relation to his current life experi...   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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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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The Morality of Lies and Deception - The Morality of Lies and Deception We lie all the time, lying is not something new to our culture. We lie to our parents, we lie to our friends, we even lie to our significant other, but why do we do it. There is not one set reason on why we lie but they can vary from an insignificant reason to something more nefarious. A good operational definition of a lie is “A lie is a false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not the whole truth, intentionally.” (Freitas-Magalhães) We have been raised to know that lying is usually a bad thing, and it’s better to tell the truth, not to mention the circumstances get exponentially worse if you are caught lying....   [tags: golden rule, unmoral, dishonesty]
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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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Dishonesty can be the Truth - Dishonesty can be the Truth It seems as if, although humans deny and cover up their tracks to throw off skeptics, they never accomplish the task of hiding their mistakes. Some feel ashamed to accept this fact, but to others, a mistake is truly unplanned destiny. While one dwells on the thought that they failed, another revels on the idea of a new possibility. No one knows what their life ahead may hold, but learning from one’s mistakes can guide them down the right path and help them to mature along the way....   [tags: Safety Net, Higher Education]
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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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