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What Makes One Honest? - Honesty is a very abstract word. It is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “adherence to the facts; refusal to lie, steal or deceive in any way.” But, what ‘honesty’ exactly means. Some would say that honesty means not telling lies, not committing crimes or living a life according to what law says. To be honest, it is a manifestation of the truth, and the facts behind are just a consequence of being honest. In a simple way, honesty is not only to tell the truth, but also to live the truth....   [tags: Honesty] 802 words
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Honesty - It was my aunt who taught me the meaning of honesty. Not because she actually was honest, but because she lied all the time. I think she felt that the easiest way out of any given situation was generally the best way out. For her, that meant telling a lie that sounded believable. As a young child I thought it was cool to lie and get out of things so easily and being around my aunt was the main problem. Naturally, when ever I would come to her with a problem, concern, or a question wondering what I should do, she would always tell me to make up a good lie and run with it....   [tags: essays research papers] 717 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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Honesty - Essay on Honesty You pull up to the second window at the McDonalds’s drive-through to pick up the shake you just ordered and paid for, and the person working there hands you a huge bag of food while asking you if this is what you ordered. Do you A: Answer “Yes” and take the food or B: Answer “No” and tell him/her that you only paid for a shake. Yes this really did happen to me. What did I do. Believe it or not, I did the honest thing and gave the food back. But the real question is what would a majority of American’s youth do in a similar situation....   [tags: essays research papers] 668 words
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Defining Honesty - Defining Honesty Winston Churchill once said, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." Everyone has in mind that honesty is being truthful in everything. Honesty is the most important thing a person should possess. He should adhere to till his death. Then People will respect one and the feelings of that are priceless....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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Honesty VersusTruthfulness - Honesty Versus Truthfulness Honesty and simply being truthful seem, on the surface, to be one and the same concept. However, though they are closely related in definition and are in fact listed as synonyms, there are fundamental differences between the two. Truthfulness is defined as "consistently telling the truth, honest" in The American Heritage Dictionary, which also defines honesty as "the capacity or condition of being honest; integrity; trustworthiness." Honest means "not lying, cheating or taking unfair advantage." So what does that mean....   [tags: Definition Essay] 422 words
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Honesty and Trust - Honesty and Trust Several decades ago I used to enjoy an occasional lunch in with the late Professor G. Warren Nutter, a distinguished economist who taught at the University of Virginia. Professor Nutter had considerable expertise in comparative economic systems, particularly that of the former Soviet Union. While he had a deep understanding of economic theory, he always stressed that markets do not operate within a vacuum and we gain a greater understanding of human behavior if we paid attention to the role of institutions and other non-market forces....   [tags: Dishonesty Ethics Morals Essays] 837 words
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The Need for Honesty - The Need for Honesty Everyones heard the tale of the Boy who cried Wolf right. Sure, shepherd boy thinks he's funny, makes a fuss about imaginary wolfs, villagers come running - no wolf. Then when wolfs actually do come, he yells and screams, yet villagers weren't about to play his game again, his sheep get nailed by the wolves. Moral of the story. "Liars are not believed even when they tell the truth" The reasons people are less than truthful are many, they do it because they lack the courage to say what they think, they do it because they are comfortable in their pretensions, and they do it because they are insecure....   [tags: Papers] 386 words
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History and Honesty - History and Honesty The word history is most commonly used to express a thing that has already happened. So one can say that the mankind LIVES the history. But the term history does not mean only this - it means much more: it can also mean a kind of science, that has a growing importance in the developed world. But why has history as science such a big importance. It's because of its educational meaning. The old Romans used to say: historia vitae magistra est. This means that history is the teacher of life....   [tags: History Historical] 1241 words
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Honesty is the Best Policy - ... Finally, Cofer’s honesty about her “looks” helps portray a picture of confusion of growing up. In Puerto Rico she was “rewarded for being bonita, pretty,” but in “main stream world of school” she was just “presentable” (Cofer 328, 329). Being honest with herself allowed her to represent her class, she did not over dress; she dressed “neatly” (Cofer 329). Her honesty throughout her childhood, allowed her to become the type of person she is today. Ephron’s essay “The Boston Photographer” displays honesty through photographs, even though believed to be overwhelming....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Cofer, Ephron, Schlosser] 811 words
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Honesty: Characters of Othello - Honesty: Characters of Othello Honesty can be a way of life for many people. For some it can define all that they really are and for others it can define how they view all of their peers, friends, and family. But whichever way you cut it, honesty can affect you greatly and every solitary day. This idea was one of the most specific and open parts of the plot of William Shakespeare's Othello. In the play Shakespeare gives us brilliant insight as to what can happen as a result of believing and trusting in the honesty and words of others....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 881 words
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Iago and Honesty in Shakespeare's Othello - Iago and Honesty in Othello   Iago uses the word "honest" in act three of Othello in three primary ways.  The first way he uses it is to mean honourable, about Cassio.  He uses this meaning of the word to force Othello to doubt Cassio's honesty, and question his hounorablility.  The second way is to mean faithful, both about Desdemona and Cassio.  Iago uses it in the context that the two may be "truthful," again to make Othello doubt.  The third way is Iago's most effective use, which is to use honest in the context to mean truthful, as in, he has told Othello the truth.  However, Shakespeare has created tremendous dramatic irony, for we know that Iago is being anything except truthful.  The three uses of the word honest are used largely in the subtext of the act, they are used by Iago to force Othello to question his wife's integrity, and honesty.  Shakespeare uses the word by Iago to plant tremendous doubt in Othello's mind.  The word is also used by Iago in the action line.  His objective is constantly to make Othello think things without actually being told them, and Iago's parroting of the word and constant useage do this quite nicely....   [tags: Othello essays Shakespeare]
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Honesty - Short Story - Honesty - Short Story There once was a dank little village, with a great tree in the middle. Orbiting the tree like a host of tiny planets were children, playing, skipping and generally frolicking. The village was set on an inordinately steep hill. It had a maze of roads spiralling off to various different districts. There were two major sections in the village: the rich part and the poor part. The poor part was a huddle of terraced houses packed with families of troglodytes, each house with a pinhead of grass to call its own....   [tags: Papers] 455 words
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The Dichotomy of Honesty in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde's, "The Importance of Being Earnest" revolves around the dichotomy of the true definition of honesty versus the victorian definition of honesty. It is apparent that Wilde's opinion is that true honesty is expressed through being genuine to one's self as opposed to putting on a front as is important in victorian ideals. In this work, Wilde uses humor to off-set the seriousness of the theme of the story. One who has studied this work can also clearly see that Wilde is using sarcasm to say things that would not have been accepted by society if they were said bluntly....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest] 537 words
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What is Honesty and Why Did I Develop It? - What is honesty. To me honesty is to tell the truth and not to lie to others and be fair. Honesty is a good quality trait for someone to have which tells a lot about their personality. Honesty is a characteristic that I have because of hearing in school about being honest, the experience I had as a child, and most important the example my parents gave me. There are many factors that led me to develop the characteristics of being honest. One was the influence I had during school. In school they had rules and honesty was one of the most important ones....   [tags: narrative, definition, informative, expository] 674 words
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BUILDING HONESTY THROUGH GAMES IN ENGLISH CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES - ... 6. Citizenship Citizenship deals with our rights and responsibility as a part of a community where we live. 2.3 Character Building Character building or character education is “the deliberate efforts to help people to understand, care about, and act upon core ethical values” (Lickona). Character building in school has already been considered over a hundred years before as published in The New York Times in August 31’ 1907. Even from then “noble character” has been measured as “the greatest possession of man” and how important it is to be taught carefully in schools....   [tags: Education]
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Free College Essays - Othello and Honesty - Othello and Honesty Honesty is one of the most important factors in Othello.  And although there is very little honesty actually present in the play the term is most commonly applied to Iago, who also happens to be the most dishonest character in Othello.  Due partly to the other characters naiveté, Iago is capable of manipulating, brainwashing, and molding the other characters to satisfy his need for revenge against Othello.              Iago would most commonly be referred to as dishonest, however beyond that he is also downright amoral and uses other’s weaknesses to manipulate them into doing what he pleases.  From the very beginning we see how Iago manipulates Roderigo by pretending he is looking out for his best interests in the matter of Othello’s elopement with Desdemona.  He makes Barbantio angry with Othello and Desdemona by telling him about their elopement then lying about the consummation of their relationship.  He then leaves Roderigo to take responsibility for his (Iago’s) actions.  In the meantime he goes off to inform Othello that Roderigo is accountable for telling Barbantio about the relationship and saying horrible things about Othello.  Iago later brings Roderigo back into his quest for revenge when he tries to get Cassio fired from the position that Iago originally wished to obtain.  Although Cassio knows it is against his better judgement to drink, Iago manipulates him into getting drunk then stages a fight between Roderigo and Cassio.  He even goes as far as to try to make Cassio look bad by telling Montano that he gets drunk regularly....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello] 970 words
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Elizabeth Proctor: Love versus Honesty - Elizabeth Proctor was probably one of the characters faced with the most stress and problem throughout the duration of “The Crucible” After a long period of illness, she try to live life as normal, despite having found out her husband committed adultery and, later, that she has been accused of witchcraft. Although she proves brave and strong and endures the experience, when the most important decision in the fiasco comes, she makes a controversial choice. Before the play takes place, Abigail Williams and John Proctor had an affair while Abigail was working as a servant in their home....   [tags: essays research papers] 918 words
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The Integrity and Honesty of the Bagrut Exams in Israel - Integrity can be defined as "an uncompromising adherence to a code of moral, artistic or other values, utter sincerity, honesty and candor, avoidance of deception, expediency, artificiality or shallowness of any kind" (The Penguin Concise English Dictionary). In simpler words this means to maintain high standards and follow the rules, even when no one is watching. Integrity is very important in our everyday life if we wish to be good people. Certain people feel that in order to advance themselves in life they need to break certain rules, such as rules that are decreed on examination booklets....   [tags: tests, testing, Education] 2520 words
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The Affect of Alcohol on Honesty about Love - The Affect of Alcohol on Honesty about Love This experiment is based on the idea that most people when given a few drinks will be much more honest and open about their feelings. This is how it went down; Friday night, 8pm, my parents house, Wellfleet, Ma., 5 high school friends, plenty of beer, and ...... MY EXPERIMENT!. My subjects consist of; 4 SWM’s and 1 SAF, ranging in age from 24 to 26, 3 attended college, and the other 2 have worked odd jobs and lived at home with their parents since graduation (1993)....   [tags: Papers] 664 words
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Fairy Tales and Honesty in Shakespeare's King Lear - Fairy Tales and Honesty in King Lear Shakespeare's King Lear, though it was written four centuries ago and is set in the far-distant mythological past, still carries a moralistic message with it today. Like traditional fairy tales, the authors of which Shakespeare owed a great deal to in creating the plot of this play, the entire play is set up to illustrate a single flaw in the human condition and teach a lesson about it. This lesson is the importance of honesty. Shakespeare hints at this throughout the play, but the lesson is finally stated explicitly in the last speech of the play, given by Edgar: "Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say" (5.3.393)....   [tags: King Lear essays] 729 words
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Christian View of Statment 'Honesty is the Best Policy' - Christian View of Statment 'Honesty is the Best Policy' This essay will discuss whether 'honesty is the best policy'. It is written through the eyes of a Christian, and will often refer to the Bible. The essay will bring up biblical matters, and also issues that affect the lives of others and ourselves, that relate to honesty. Being honest has many benefits. In the Bible, it states many times that 'honest people are blessed' for example Psalm 112. The Bible also states that 'when a man is honest he will receive love and kindness' (Psalm 112)....   [tags: Papers] 595 words
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Analysis of the Character Iago's Honesty in William Shakespeares's Othello - Analysis of the Character Iago's Honesty in William Shakespeares's Othello Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play "Othello," by William Shakespeare, is "Honest" Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him and moves him closer toward his goals. He is the main driving force in this play pushing many other characters towards their tragic end. By manipulating Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello, Iago strives with envy and plots to steal the position he feels he most justly deserves....   [tags: Papers] 404 words
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Free Essays - The Importance of Honesty in The Catcher in the Rye - The Importance of Honesty in The Catcher in the Rye "`I'm just going through a phase right now. Everybody goes through phases and all, don't they?'"( pg. 15) In The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is a sixteen year-old who is disgusted at all the phony people in the world. For example where artists sacrifice their art for fame and mothers cry fake tears in movies. The importance of not being phony and being honest is the theme that Salinger presents in this story....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays] 615 words
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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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Free Essays - Courage and Honesty in Sir Gawain and Green Knight - Courage and Honesty in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" is a poem written by a poet (name unknown) approximately 6000 years ago in the late 1300's in the medieval times. This story was originally written in medieval literature with a real unique rhyme scheme, but was translated later in time to regular English for high school students and researchers to study and read. The story begins during the New Year's feast in King Arthur's court. Then a green knight enters asking all of the knights in the court if they would like to play a game....   [tags: Sir Gawain Green Knight Essays] 1148 words
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Integrity - Integrity Integrity is how somebody lives their life. In this life we live, we face choices every day that only we can answer. We dictate how we run our own lives, and they way we run them defines us. It’s doing the right thing versus the wrong thing. People, if nothing else, can always have their pride, their integrity. It is something that means a lot to some people and then nothing to others. The ones who value their integrity highly are the good people in this world, and the opposite is true for those who do not value their integrity....   [tags: Ethics Morals Values Honesty Essays] 1186 words
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Loyalty, Honesty and Trust in "The Conscience of the Court" - In Zora Hurston's, short story, "The Conscience of the Court", she explores the value of loyalty and honestly. She also examines how these qualities effect the way others can perceive an individual and the trust that these qualities enable others to convey towards those that express them. This text shows the loyalty that a black woman holds for her employer and the trust that the two share during a time of turmoil and general distrust of blacks by whites. "The Conscience of the Court" is unusual because it depicts an uneducated black woman triumphing over a white bigot in a situation and time period in which an unspoken rule places the law on the white man's side....   [tags: World Literature] 736 words
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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" - You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ] 1065 words
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Reflecting Honestly on History - The early historians were making an honest attempt to leave a true record of events for the ones who would come in the future. Although bias occurred, for the most part, true and faithful recording of events was the goal of the writer. In fact, the greatest truthful account of history ever written is found in the original Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Testament, and yet, both have been rejected as historical, even when new revelations and archaeological discoveries prove that it is true. As we take a closer look at how historical writings are presented to us from the ancient writers, we observe that honesty and integrity were very important to the majority of writers....   [tags: Ethics]
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Honest Money - Honest Money Biblical Principles of Money and Banking Honest Money by Dr. Gary North is about where money originated from, the value of money, and the uses of it. It was written so we may have a better understanding of the value and purposes of money. Daniel Defoe wrote a novel about a man whose ship sank, and who ended up on a deserted island for twenty-eight years. Economists use this book as an illustration about economics. They use it to show that in a world of almost nothing, a person has to make choices about how to achieve his goals and that value is based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions and is dependent on the mind for existence....   [tags: Book Review Gary North Honest Money] 986 words
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Honest Abe, the Only Honest Politician? - Abraham Lincoln is unfailingly the second president students learn about in grade school, right after George Washington. As far as I can remember, the only thing taught about "Honest Abe" was that he was born in a log cabin and had to walk 12 miles to the library, uphill both ways, "unlike you little brats who have a library in your own school and don't even use it." Of course, I learned more faceless, boring facts about our 16th president in eventual class notes about names and dates. President during the Civil War who was killed by John Wilkes Booth in 1865....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln] 1362 words
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Honest Iago of Shakespeare's Othello - Honest Iago of Othello     To most of the world William Shakespeare is recognized as the greatest dramatist in history.  His plays have been performed for centuries through various interpretations.  Shakespeare's vast knowledge, and writing style made his works interesting for both the intellectual, and the illiterate.  One of these styles is the use of motifs, which is seen extensively in Othello.  An important example that runs throughout Othello, is Iago's honesty.  This motif gave existence to Shakespeare's perfect villain....   [tags: Othello essays] 795 words
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Shakespeare's Othello - Honest Iago - Othello – Honest Iago Without a doubt, one of the main themes that runs throughout William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Othello, is that of honesty.  In the play, the most interesting character is Iago, who is commonly called and known as "Honest Iago."  However, this could not be farther from the truth.  Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits and moves him closer to his own goals.  He is smart and an expert at judging the characters of others.  Because of this, Iago pushes everyone to their tragic end....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello] 785 words
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Shakespeare's Othello Essay - Honest Iago - Othello - Honest Iago The most interesting and round character in the tragic play Othello, by William Shakespeare, is "honest" Iago. Through carefully though-out words and actions, Iago manipulates others to do things in which he benefits. Iago is the main driving force in "Othello," pushing several characters towards their tragic end. Iago is not a traditional villain for he plays a unique and complex role. Unlike most villains in tragic plays, evidence of Iago's deception is not clearly visible....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello] 698 words
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Free Essays - Honest Betrayal in Othello - Honest Betrayal in Othello Iago's honest betrayal has left Othello pondering over Desdemona's faithfulness. Believing the words of his most honest ancient, Othello gullibly succumbs to his insinuations of his wife, Desdemona, as being unfaithful. Through Othello's soliloquy, he is not the self-confident General formerly portrayed as. Instead, his indecision over his wife's infidelity has caused him to explore his flaws as a human being, showing signs of appearance versus reality. Othello Citation: This fellow's of exceeding honesty, And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit, Of human dealings....   [tags: Othello essays] 944 words
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Nick Carraway as Honest Liar in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Nick Carraway as Honest Liar in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby        "Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known" (Fitzgerald Gatsby 64). So writes Nick Carraway in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, characterizing himself in opposition to the great masses of humanity as a perfectly honest man. The honesty that Nick attributes to himself must be a nearly perfect one, by dint of both its rarity and its "cardinal" nature; Nick asserts for himself that he is among the most honest people he has ever encountered....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald ]
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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 he want people to follow his lie and start admitting to things when they didn’t really do it....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 843 words
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The Not-So-Honest Man in The Fifty-Dollar Bill - The Not-So-Honest Man in The Fifty-Dollar Bill        The main character in Donald Hall’s "The Fifty-Dollar Bill" has spent most of his life trying to live up to his honest reputation. When he is accused of trying to bribe a person at the Judge Advocate General’s office, he tries to convince himself and everyone else that it was just an "unfortunate coincidence" (Hall 958). However, the evidence shows that it was more than just a coincidence and that his actions were intentional. The narrator goes out of his way to prove to us that he is a honest man....   [tags: Fifty-Dollar Bill Essays]
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The Importance of Honest Relationships Depicted in The Movie, Secrets and Lies and in Relient K's Song, Up and Up - In Secrets and Lies we are initially presented with several broken characters, people who have not been truly happy or in a true friendship in a long time. Their relationships are full of secrets, lies, hatred and distrust. Cynthia is introduced to us as a nervous wreck, hated by her daughter and almost everyone she knows, possibly excepting her brother Maurice. Throughout the movie the characters do not change much, but by the end of the movie they have been forced to be much more honest with each other, and there is a suggestion that their relationships with each other are starting to take a turn for the better....   [tags: Movies, Films, Film Analysis] 871 words
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Honest Iago - Honest Iago The poet Coleridge appropriately described the character of Iago as being one of "motiveless malignity." Throughout the play Iago’s motives are secondary to, and seem only to serve as justification for, his actions. Iago is driven by his nature of character. To discuss Coleridge’s assessment we must look at Iago’s character—from Iago’s point of view and that of the other characters—his motives, methods, and pawns. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him; all the while he is pushing Othello, Desdemona, Roderigo, Emilia, and Cassio to their tragic end....   [tags: essays papers] 2159 words
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Macbeth is Honest and Vulnerable - “O worthiest cousin, the sin of my gratitude even now was heavy on me!”(I. i. 347) the king cannot repay him for what he has done for their kingdom. Macbeth is a highly respected warrior because he is loyal, trusted, and honest man. Macbeth is a vulnerable man; he is weak. Letting other people make decisions for him, he becomes more incapable of resisting how people will view him as a “loyal” soldier since he cannot follow through. In the film Macbeth the setting is right in the middle of war. Macbeth has held the enemy facing him, but he hesitates and looks at his soldiers for the okay to kill the enemy....   [tags: Macbeth Essays] 1074 words
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Othello - Honest Iago - In the play Othello the most interesting character is Iago, who is commonly called and known as "Honest Iago." Ironically, this could not be farther from the truth. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits and moves him closer to his own goals. He is smart and an expert at judging the characters of others. Because of this, Iago pushes everyone to their tragic end. Iago wants vengeance on Othello so he targets his wife Desdemona....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Importance of Honest Work in Great Expectations - Importance of Honest Work in Great Expectations      In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens places great emphasis on the ideas and attitudes of work. He gives examples of various kinds of work through each different character. On one extreme the idea of "gentlemanly" work is depicted through the character of the lawyer, Jaggers. On the opposite end of the spectrum there is Joe Gargery in his role as the village blacksmith, the "non-gentlemanly" depiction of work. In a novel that is built around the main character longing to become a gentleman, Dickens uses the theme or motif of "work" in order to display the ambivalence of the social attitudes to the idea of work in the nineteenth century....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Genteel People and Honest Hearts in Jane Austen's Emma - Emma:  Genteel People and Honest Hearts             In Emma, Jane Austen gives us ‘only the surface of the lives of genteel people’?  Though not necessarily a commonly used term today, the meaning of ‘genteel people’ is easily assumed. Good birth and breeding are not necessarily the only ‘qualities’ of genteel people: simple generosity, courtesy and elegance can also apply, as well as marriage into the class. The majority of the characters in Emma to some extent expand this definition to provide exceptions to the rule or abuses of the title....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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