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Secrets and Lies

- Secrets and Lies Throughout our lives we are shaped and molded by our friends and family. They have a lasting affect that can shape our mind and our self. Self is determined by the combination of selves that surround a person on a daily basis. From the childhood friends that we try so hard to hang on to as we journey farther and farther into the real world, to the hated boss and teachers that haunt our mind as we lie awake in our beds at nighttime, we are a product of all those selves....   [tags: Secrets and Lies Essays]

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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, 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 ]

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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

- James Loewen wrote the book ?Lies My Teacher Told ME. to help the students of the United States become aware of their true history. This book attempts to show how and why American history has been taught the way it has without regard for the truth. Mr. Loewen had compared twelve different history textbooks they are: The Great Republic, The American Way, Land of Promise, Rise of the American Nation, Challenge of Freedom, American Adventures, Discovering American History, The American Tradition, Life and Liberty, The United States ....   [tags: Lies Teacher Told Loewen History Essays]

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The Forest of Lies

- The children play hide and seek in the middle of the woods, full of tress as tell as apartment buildings,colored in the brightest of oranges. All the kids are bundled in jackets and scarfs to keep away the fall chill. “Your it!” Cheerfully screams the children. “But I don't want to be it” Whines Jason in response. But the other children had already run off laughing without a response. “Aww, come on guys!” Jason says to no one in particular. “This isn't fair!” He looks around seeing, no other children is sight....   [tags: short story]

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Lies and Politics

- Haven’t we all told a lie. Lies are so common that people have put them into categories; white lies are simple lies that don’t hurt, or hard lies; lies that are highly hated and can destroy someone. Everyone has also been accused of lying even our president (president Obama). He was accused of not being an American citizen. Of cause he was and that issue was settled, but the issue brought up more questions. Do lies exist in politics, and if they do, are they legal. In the article “Lies and Politics” the author’s show what happens in politics when it patens to lies....   [tags: Deceit, Truth, Constitution]

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Defining Lies: A Look at Different Types of Lies

- What are lies. A lie is defined as follows: To make a statement that one knows to be false, especially with the intent to deceive. There are several ways that lies are told for instance, there are white lies, lies of omission, bold faced lies, and lies of exaggeration. No matter what type of lie that one chooses to tell many people believe that lies do more harm than good. White lies are defined as diplomatic or well-intentioned deception. There are many different types of white lies that are told, such as, lies of flattery for example; if someone gives another person a gift and the gift was not what the person wanted, this person would reply “thank you so much....   [tags: definition, classification essay]

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Lies and Deciet in The Great Gatsby

- Lying has deadly effects on both the individual who lies and those around them. This concept is demonstrated in The Great Gatsby. Although Gatsby, Tom and Myrtle have different motives for being deceitful, they all lie in order to fulfill their desires and personal needs. Myrtle’s desire to be wealthy is illustrated when she first meets Tom, dressed in his expensive clothing, as her attitude changes when she puts on the luxurious dress and when she encourages Tom to buy her a dog. Tom’s deception is clear when he hides his affair with Myrtle by placing Myrtle in a different train, withholding the truth from Mr....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Penny Lies '

- ... Once he has closed the wooden door behind them, he carefully releases her from his arms.   ‘have you been day dreaming out there again sweetie?’ Her father asks as he leans down to meet her at eye level. ‘I never dream’ She replies bluntly with a blank expression. ‘I’m remembering’. ‘What are you remembering darling?’ She hesitates as she tries to put her absurd thoughts into words. ‘The homes, the people, all that stuff. It was so different’. Her father stares at her confused, but he has heard these words before and responds in the normal way....   [tags: Anxiety, Mind, The Corridor, The Open Door]

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The White Lies By Erin Murphy

- ... While attending a revival with his aunt, a 13-year old Hughes is pressured by a not malicious, but concerned population to join them in the promise of eternal life. Langston denies them, however, for a while, waiting to be saved. Langston says that “My aunt told me that when you were saved you saw a light, and something happened to you inside” (231). As time wore on, he never felt the presence of Christ, and felt guilty for keeping everyone at the revival when they all could be at their respective homes....   [tags: Lie, Deception, Psychological manipulation, Guilt]

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The Meaning Of Life And Other Lies

- The Meaning of Life & Other Lies No well-minded senior in high school claims to have discovered any indisputable meaning of life. To do so would bring an end to all questions. Mankind has entered and exited hundreds upon thousands of eras throughout human history wondering and creating their own meanings in life. The first section of Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search For Meaning” in essence focuses on how only the concentration camp prisoners who felt they had a purpose to their lives, a goal or future to live for, survived....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Philosophy of life]

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The Types Of Lies : Prosocial Deception

- Lying is when you purposely tell someone something you believe or know is false. If you told someone something you thought was true, but then it ended up being a lie, you simply have just given false information. Lying is obviously not an ideal thing to do, but sometimes it may be necessary. Here are the four types of lies. Prosocial Deception: This type of lie is probably the nicest type of lie, in my opinion. This lie is told to achieve some good by telling a lie that will enhance or help the person that is being lied to or lied about....   [tags: Lie, English-language films, Tell, Deception]

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Monsanto: The Truth Behind the Lies

- According to Monstano’s website they are an agriculture company that helps supports farmers. They claim to do this by producing seeds that help farmers increase yield while saving the environment. This is a great business model as they produce seeds that are resistant to herbicides, which eliminate weeds from farms. This is such a great business model as they also produce the product that eliminates the weeds. In order to eliminate seeds from a farm, a farmer must buy Monsanto’s seeds, as well as their herbicides....   [tags: Monsanto Research Paper]

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What Are Damned Lies And Statistics

- ... If the sample is not representative of the population being studied, it can easily be found as illegitimate. In Chapter 3, Best shows how even numbers which are legitimate can be misused. Additionally, he illustrates ways in which errors can occur that seem simple, such as generalization, transformation, confusion, and compound errors, which are how chains of bad statistics begin. Chapter 4 warns against comparing apples and oranges in social sciences. Comparisons over time may be inaccurate due to changing measures, unchanging measures, or projections....   [tags: Sociology, Statistics, Social sciences]

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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 Body Lies By Amy Bloom

- “Did it happen before to see someone and wonder if he/she a male or female?” To understand the appraisement of identity, people should ask themselves “Is there a difference between sex and gender?” The society recognizes that sex is the biological state that recognizes one 's actual personality once he/she is conceived, yet sexual orientation is the perspective that the individual has and grows up with. Elinor Burkett’s article, “What Makes a Women?” the author provides theories to prove that women should not be stereotyped or identified by males....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Female, Male]

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The Lies Of The American History

- Lies Told in American History Most schools teach American History in a very compacted way. For example, most people do not realize that the colonists were in American for about 150 years before the Revolutionary War. Many people also do not realize that during this time each of the thirteen colonies were basically separate entities with nothing to bind them, such as an agreeance to adhere to a central government. People also do not realize that the Revolutionary War was not motivated by the need for independence from Great Britain, but over money and land....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Slavery]

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An Order Of Medium ' Lies

- ... Over time, these customers, who rely too much on accessible fast foods, may forget that food should be appreciated for the skill and effort that was required in order to create it. Eventually, society will succumb to the ease of getting a quick meal, so the process repeats and conditions everyone to be indolent humans, who prefer to buy a meal than cook a meal. For example, thousands workers are not home for most of the day, so fast foods are the best option for meals when they get out of work....   [tags: Food, Nutrition, Fast food, French fries]

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The Truth Within The Lies

- ... While Abigail knew the conjuring of spirits and casting a spell upon Elizabeth Proctor was not permitted in the Puritan society and could lead to banishment or death of both her and her friends, she decides to give in to the propensity to lie and put the blame elsewhere. Her initial motivation to lie about what she was doing in the forest stemmed from the natural tendency to avoid punishment, however a deeper motivation blooming from this lie comes from her desire to seek vengeance on Elizabeth Proctor and conceal her lonely emotions she has towards Elizabeth’s husband, John Proctor....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials]

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The Truth Behind The Lies

- “Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, eighty percent of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words” (Bull). When one learns how to read the body, it becomes easier to notice if lies are being told. People tell lies all the time. Whether or not someone is being truthful can be decided solely based on their body language. Imagine being able to tell when these people were telling lies. Its not as hard as one might think....   [tags: body language, speech, nonverbal]

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Deception And Lies Of Deception

- ... However, it depends on the context of a lie. If deception moves to the sense of a lie that hurts people around the liar, or interjects to the benefit of no singular person then morally deception is wrong. Nevertheless, in the context of saying something that may not be true, but is to the benefit of many as well as small, then deception is morally acceptable. Think about what the world would be like if nobody lied, or even evaded the truth. Emotions would be tremendously high, plus rarely anyone would get along....   [tags: Lie, Truth, Human, Deception]

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The Lies Behind the Smiles

- The Lies Behind the Smiles Human beings are the only specie on Earth that has the ability to question the system they live in. We are normally very curious and we tend to question our surroundings. We are rational creatures that seek information, not only the one directly involved with our lives, but anything that can affect us, in order to know better when taking our decisions. Therefore, it is very important to have an accountable source to be informed from. People usually prefer getting the information from someone who is expert in in the topic, or at least someone who made a good investigation of it....   [tags: information, self-regulation, journalism]

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Sex, Lies, And Hookup Culture

- ... Freitas takes a strong standpoint on the Catholic Church’s outdated, and strictly historically classic world view on sex, criticizing it harshly in her article Sex, Lies, and the Hookup Culture. Personally, I find I fall into perfect alignment with this stance, as it seems the church today has simply chosen to overlook the undeniable development of premarital sex in much of todays civilized world. Instead of reassessing their ancient standpoint on the issue, the church has remained stationary in their teachings, adopting a top down deductive approach....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Catholic Church, University]

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Lies In Society: Pitbull Terrier

- Animals become dangerous because they were maltreated by their owners and when the media has exaggerated the danger of its breed to the public. A very good example of lies in society is the concept of the people on the breed of Pit bull Terriers. Currently, pit bulls have been reported by the media with very horrific and disturbing news of having attacked a child or being shot by a police due to aggression while some are reported to have been abused or neglected by its owners (Forderer and Unkelbach 534)....   [tags: animals, maltreatment, breed]

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Forgiveness - Lies And Forgiveness

- Lies and Forgiveness I am not sure when, but at some point during my senior year in high school, life punched me in the face. I figured my only worry was getting my diploma without tripping on the stage. What no one told me---or what I did not care to pay attention to was that I needed to apply for scholarships, pick a college and, oh yeah, look for a roommate. Being the procrastinator that I am, I put all of it on the backburner. Then, as I said, life hit me. I realized I needed to handle all of it or I would spend my life flipping burgers....   [tags: High school, College, Lie, 2005 singles]

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Lies in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Lies in Shakespeare’s Macbeth Over 400 years ago, Shakespeare wrote a play full of false impressions, deception, duplicity, and just plain lies. That is why Macbeth is still popular and the point of the story is easy to understand today (with help of NoFear Shakespeare). There is a high price to pay for lying and cheating your way to the top. Shakespeare was especially worried about lies and duplicity in politics. He felt that especially leaders like kings and those at court must show honesty in their lives as an example for the people....   [tags: story analysis]

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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”. ( 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]

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The Truth Behind Lies

- Ones unwillingness to acknowledge what they have done wrong is like putting a mask on reality. The mask covers up the lies and wrong doings but can also be the answer to all errors and misunderstanding. The novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, emphasizes how sin and lies lead to humiliation and punishment. Hester Prynne was a young Puritan woman who committed adultery and was forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” next to her bosom. In spite of her sin Hester was blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Pearl....   [tags: Hipocracy, Guilt, The Scarlet Letter]

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Dictating Lies and Deception

- September 11, 2001 marked a tragic day in the history of the United States; a terrorist attack had left the country shaken. It did not take long to determine those who were behind the attack and a call for retribution swept through the nation. Citizens in a wave of patriotism signed up for military service and the United States found resounding international support for their efforts in the war on terror. Little opposition was raised at the removal of the Taliban regime and there was much support for bringing Osama Bin Laden and the leaders of al-Qaeda to justice....   [tags: Terrorism, Bush]

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True Lies

- The partner’s truth and lie are fickle creatures. They can change, morph, or grow into something entirely unlike what they were when they started. When multiple lies are told, they can snowball, creating catastrophic effects. The lines often blur between the two, until it is impossible to tell which started as the truth, and which the lie. What begins as a small, white lie can, like a black hole, consume all that comes near it. The characters in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour are defined by lies....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Lies Of Satan

- The Lies of Satan. The first lie that was ever told was told by Satan in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 2:7 God told Adam and Eve "Of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die." Later Satan lied to Eve by telling her "You shall not surely die" (Genesis) 3:4. Jesus speaks about Satan in John 8:44 "… there is no truth in him when he speaks a lie; he speaks from his own nature, for he is a father of lies." Since the beginning of time Satan has been the father of deception and continues to do so today....   [tags: Religion]

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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 ]

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Truth and Lies in The Pigman by Paul Zindel

- Truth and lies are always in a constant battle; the battle of choosing the truth or giving in and telling a lie. This theme is prevalent in The Pigman by Paul Zindel. The book takes place in Staten Island, New York. It follows a set of events told by two narrators, John and Lorraine. The two narrators are typing the story on a borrowed typewriter in the library. John and Lorraine are writing about what happened to them when they met Mr. Pignati, and what followed. In their story John and Lorraine meet him by a telephone prank, and they go over to his house to pick up money for an illegitimate fund....   [tags: Deceit, Honesty]

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The Truth About Lies in Nothing But the Truth

- "Nothing but the Truth" is a pun, really, to the theme of the book. In a court of law, the judge will make a witness swear on the bible that they will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Which is not always the case. People tell small lies, exaggerate, and often bend the truth, so to speak, and the end result is something far from the truth. This book is about honesty, or its lack thereof. Specifically, the theme is about how bending the truth can create more problems then just telling the truth would have been....   [tags: suspended, anthem, reporter]

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Iago As A Liar And The Father Of All Lies

- ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Divinity of hell. When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do suggest at first with heavenly shows, As I do now. . . . (2.3.356-359, 370-373) Iago revels in his treachery, after counseling Cassio to restore his reputation with Othello in such a way that he may further incriminate Cassio. Iago deceives his victims by giving them false guidance, much like Saul accuses one possessed by Satan of doing to those interested in the word of God: But the magician Elymas ....   [tags: Deception, Lie, Othello, Devil]

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Fictional Lies to Children: Good or Bad?

- I believe that lying to a child about fictional characters, such as: Santa, Easter Bunny, tooth fairy, etc., makes the child enjoy the holiday/event more than if there wasn’t something to believe in. The lies produced by the parents of these children can be confusing and hurtful to the children, but it may also bring out the magic in the holidays. So, how do we know what can happen when we tell these “Little White Lies” to the children we raise. Knowing the “Santa” story can maintain a child’s innocence....   [tags: innocence, lesson, imagination]

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A Life of Lies: The Facts and Fiction of Espionage

- Espionage has always been a subject that has captured the thoughts and imaginations of many people. The idea of the glamorous life of espionage agents and spies with grand parties, high tech gadgets, and world destroying villains have led to the belief that spies live a life of adventure and almost science fiction. Real agents live far from that life in reality. Many live in constant fear of imprisonment or execution. The facts and fiction of espionage have become distorted overtime. Espionage has been used by countries and empires for many thousands of years in varying forms....   [tags: terrorism, agents, spies]

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Sex, Lies And Conversation, By Deborah Tannen

- Deborah Tannen is the author of “Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why is it So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other”. Tannen is a linguist who researches the relationships between men and women. She has not only conducted research, but has information published in several books and essays about this topic. Her research includes talking with several of groups and collecting data on the behalf of their response. In her essay, “Sex, Lies and Conversation,”Tannen argues that complications arise in marriages and relationships because individuals are not able to communicate with members of the opposite sex....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Transgender]

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Does a Polygraph Really Dectect Lies?

- Many people that lie detectors aka polygraphs detect lies to tell if a person is making a true statement. The real question is.. Do they REALLY detect lies. Do they detect them truthfully. Were they used to make people think you can tell they’re lying. This information provided will tell you if they are really what everyone think they are. Before knowing that polygraphs/ lie-detectors actually give truthful results, you have to know what they actually are. Polygraphs are lie-detecting tests that measures and records indices such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity while the person is answering questions that are asked....   [tags: lie detector, crime cases]

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What lies in the future of our youth?

- What lies in the future of our youth. Do we really know. The beliefs should be believed that we have the power to mold the minds of our children, that we have to take any steps necessary to make sure that the mold is something that we would like to see in our up and coming youth molded into, and that we cannot allow this mold to be broken. Our basic survival depends on those minds of our youth that we need to take the time to mold today. Youth delinquency is a massively growing problem in the United States today....   [tags: Persuasive, Youth Delinquency]

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Sex, Lies, And Consent By Tom Dougherty

- ... And like standard consent, requires more than agreement. The agreement and consent must be given freely, and not by someone in an altered state of mind or unconscious. In other words, the basic moral claim that “nonconsensual sex is wrong in all circumstances, and so wrong as to be properly regarded as a serious crime” holds true in Dougherty’s first premise. (722) His second premise is more controversial so he breaks it down into 3 sub-arguments, each with its own relative examples. The first sub argument is against sexual moralism....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Satan: What Lies Among Humans

- Satan: What Lies Among Humans In Milton’s Paradise Lost, the readers are presented the perspective side of Satan to the biblical story, Adam and Eve. Over the past centuries, there have been numerous stories about Adam and Eve, but there was never a view from the devil himself, Satan. Satan started as a confused and angry person in the beginning. As the story progressed, Satan’s character became stronger and powerful. Toward the middle of the story, Satan acted almost as a political figure; he knew when and what to say to persuade other angels to follow him....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Lies My Teacher Told Me

- ... Also, in elementary school, they said little to nothing about slavery. Then in middle school they got into a little more detail. Teachers began to tell you small amounts of the struggle it took to be a president. How you had to fight with congress over any decision you made or the wars America had gone through. Yet they still neglected to say that any president, in fact most presidents, owned slaves. I do not remember any time in middle school, being taught about slavery. So when I got to high school, it’s no shock that I, once again, was minimally informed about personal presidential lives and yes, slavery....   [tags: Loewen, real American history]

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Lies And Deceit

- False identities, lies and deceit, Lucentio from The Taming Of The Shrew and Tom from The Talented Mr. Ripley did all of these things. They both lied about what they like or what they did. They both took false identities to get the girl that they wanted to like them. Though they have many similarities comedies and dramas end very differently. The Talented Mr. Ripley is a drama and ends in tragedy, The Taming Of The Shrew is a comedy and ends with happiness. Lucentio and Tom both lied to get what they wanted from people who were supposed to be able to trust them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Tell: Fact or Fiction?

- Introduction In this essay we present our research about the legend of William Tell and the conclusions of our research. In short the question we asked ourselves is: does the legend of William Tell contain truth or lies. Does it consist of facts or fiction. Before we tell the legend, we will describe the general historical context. After that, we will try to make a distinction between the facts and fiction in the legend. Finally, we want to show the impact William Tell had on the Swiss society. General historical context In the period until the Middle ages Switzerland was conquered by different dynasties and kingdoms....   [tags: Truth or Lies]

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Lies and More Lies in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- Lies in Heart of Darkness After declaring his passionate hate of lying it is odd to see the complete reversal of character in Marlow by the end of the book.  Then perhaps it is not a change but merely an unexpected extension of his character that gives a different dimension to his personality.               His statement "You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a appalls me.  It makes me miserable and sick, like biting something rotten would do" (Longman 2210) gives what one may rightly consider a very straightforward clean cut description of the man's moral view and character traits.  Yet by the end of the book one may feel he has not only betrayed their trust but himself and a...   [tags: Heart of Darkness Marlow ]

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- 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]

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Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies

- Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies Author: Billy Smith Many themes, in World War I literature, hinge on the distinction between the soldiers and the elite. Soldiers in World War I were, metaphorically, the swords with which elites of opposing countries would strike each other: the swords were continually bloodied while the hands of the elite remained immaculate. Since the soldiers were doing the grunt work for the elites, they were able to witness, first-hand, the atrociousness of war. This atrociousness was, however, in contrast to what the soldiers had been told about war; concepts such as glory were mysteriously absent from the trenches on the Western front....   [tags: World Literature]

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Hollywood - Lies and Misrepresentations

- Hollywood - Lies and Misrepresentations In Hollywood, many filmmakers portray a distorted view of the Internet. Filmmakers do this by giving out misinformation on topics (i.e. Sharks-Jaws, Internet-The Net) that the public knows little about. When people know little about a specific topic, they begin to fear that issue. People fear the movie because they shut down their brain and tune into their senses, completely letting go of common knowledge. The public does not like to think about the movie....   [tags: Film Movies]

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Lies, Relationships, and Characters in Miller’s The Crucible

- The relationship between John Proctor and Abigail is not an appropriate relationship. Their relationship is built on hiding secrets from other people keeping each other hidden from other people. The lies they share are not good ones they are lies that could destroy their lives. But for a brief amount of time none of that matter to them. After an extended period of time Elizabeth Proctor began to suspect that something was going on between the two that should not be going on between them. With every action it has some form of a impact on others (Schroeder)....   [tags: John Proctor, Abigail, Literary Analysis]

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The Lies of James Gatz

- The Lies of James Gatz Many great novels such as F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby tackle the subject of passing, or being fake, which involves a character pretending to be something or someone that he or she is not. Although it takes a while for the reader to discover that Gatsby has been living a fictitious life, in order to pass for someone from a higher social class, this becomes one of the more important aspects in The Great Gatsby. Gatsby has created this magnificent lie about his past in order to be impressive, yet he still comes off as quite mysterious to the people he associates with....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald Great Gatsby]

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Tricks and Lies in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The Great Gatsby is a book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the year 1925. It is set in a fictional town of West Egg, in the summer of 1922. Throughout the book, Fitzgerald describes Gatsby, Nick, Tom, and Daisy. He describes Gatsby in a sense of being mysterious because of a shady past. Then there is Nick who plays the most important role of the book, and is the narrator of the story. Fitzgerald also describes Tom and Daisy as the couple who just cannot seem to get it right. The Great Gatsby is a mysterious book with twist and turns all along the way....   [tags: Nick, Tom, and Daisy]

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Mixed Language and Imageries in The poem Lies by Martha Collins

- “Lies” and “Dover Beach”     The poem “Lies” by Martha Collins who plays so well with the word “lie” in the first six lines of this poem. “Lies” is a great piece that includes a strong mixed languages and imageries.With her choice of language, “Lies”  has many of its different meanings that did get me so confusing when I just first read this poem. Collins uses the single word “lie” which seems crucial to the poem’s total effect and theme. This mess of words helps us to point out how much one word (lie) can be manipulated and twisted into so many different meanings in a poem....   [tags: dover beach, fear, appearance]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Lies My Teacher Told Me '

- ... In the first chapter, “Handicapped by History”James Loewen had stated that “two twentieth-centuries Americans provide case studies of heroification: Woodrow Wilson and Helen Keller. Wilson was unarguably an important president, and he receives extensive textbook coverage. Keller, on the other hand, was a “little person” who pushed through no legislation, changed the course of no scientific discipline, and declared no war. (p12)” In this paragraph, the author is making a comparison between the 2 significant people in the society....   [tags: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam War, South Vietnam]

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Critical Analysis Of Where The Essence Of Poetry Lies For G

- ... It could have been that in the prologue he included his personal thoughts on the spirit of poetry and what his role as an artist means to him. However, the order which his friends created did in fact add a poem which works as both; a poem and a personal introduction from the poet himself. From the opening which is the poem I, one can realise that the poet was struggling to find a sufficient tools and words in language to portray it; on one hand, the poetic nature and the baseline of this enormous hymn....   [tags: Poetry, Emotion, Love, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]

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Noble Lies in Breaking Bad and The Dark Knight

- ... Knowing that he doesn't have long to live and that his teacher salary won't be enough to financially support his family after his impending death, Walter uses his extensive knowledge of Chemistry to begin producing and selling crystal meth with Jesse. This begins Walter's struggle to keep the unfortunate truth hidden from his family. When Walter starts spending the majority of his time cooking meth with Jesse, he has to lie his wife about where he's going. As Walter and Jesse's business begins to flourish, they make so much money that Walter doesn't know how to handle....   [tags: money, intentions, heroism]

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The Is The Fountain Of Youth Lies Right Within Our Lives

- ... Aside from these obvious differences, our diet, our mentality, and how we isolate ourselves mentally and physically from others, also play a role in our life longevity. To put it simply, our community does not meet the level of the Blue Zoners in these areas. Thus, I do not think it is likely for my peers to adopt the habits of the Blue Zone inhabitants. To begin, our diets are vastly different. The diets of the people of Virginia cannot compare to the diets of the Blue Zoners, as the Blue Zoners’ diets prove to be much healthier....   [tags: Dan Buettner, Blue Zone, Nutrition, Blue Zones]

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The Media Lies: Effects of the Media on Body Image

- ... They are all shown as being exceedingly thin and flawless. This type of broadcasting is showing and encouraging adolescent girls that they’re only beautiful with a thin waist and feminine appearance. Every little girl is beautiful in her own way, but they can’t see that because they are blinded by the media’s perceptions of body image. Aside from Disney Princesses, there are television shows like America’s Next Top Model, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and The Hills that produce reality shows about real life women, not actresses or models, representing the “typical female” all across America....   [tags: tv shows, adolescent girls, eating disorders]

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Sale Success Lies in the Quality of Product and Marketing

- TRUE to say, the sales of products of any company lies on the quality of product, and also on the way of marketing. Advertising plays a major role in marketing. Good advertisement may not necessarily need any Big B but a different approach of products advertising in public makes a brilliant idea. Now we come before you with such an advanced technique of marketing just kicking out traditional techniques of marketing. Advertising on mobile terminals is a consequential advancement of traditional methods of advertising....   [tags: advertising, multimedia, MoMa-system]

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Critical Thinking At The Truth Of The Independent Mind Lies

- “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”- Christopher Hitchens. Critical thinking is an important skill for people to possess. It allows us to hear a statement and analyze it based on logical reason and the existence of fallacies. I say that this is an important “skill”, because it takes practice and knowledge to be able to justify the validation of a particular statement and to remove your personal bias opinion of it. “The whole purpose of reasoning, of logic, is to arrive at the truth of things”....   [tags: Critical thinking, Logic, Reasoning, Thought]

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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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Where Does the Responsability of Consreving Ocean Life Lies

- Going to a Japanese restaurant for Bluefin tuna sushi or a fish and chip restaurant for Atlantic cod is a luxury that many people enjoy. However, these consumers may not know that they are eating endangered species. Do consumers put too much trust in the government and fisheries. Should they pay more attention to the source of their food. This essay will address the issue of where the responsibility of conserving ocean-life lies. The responsible parties are national governments, fisheries, and consumers....   [tags: fisheries, governments, consumers]

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Analysis Of ' Lies My Teacher Told Me '

- ... The picture I have in my head of the Indians and first thanksgiving is very happy and Disney-themed. I know that relations haven’t always been ideal between the European settlers/Americans and the American Indians especially during the time of westward expansion, but I had no idea about grave-robbings, Indian enslavement, or the extent to which the European settlers viewed them as “savages” and “aliens”. Having recently learned about the Pequot War for the first time in my honors level American History class, I must say that, if textbook writers are truly trying to instill a sense of pride in the American youth and want them to be proud of their ancestors like Loewen claims they are, I u...   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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Manipulation And Lies By William Shakespeare 's Othello

- ... Iago is well aware of Othello’s ‘quick to trust’ mentality, and uses this along with the hero’s passionate means of carrying out his business to break him down. Once the thought was repeated enough to Othello that his sweet wife Desdemona had cheated on him, Othello took this to be the truth entirely and there was no looking back for this tragic hero. Othello’s flaw that Iago wished to magnetize was the way in which he had absolute trust for those around him; in the end this very concept of always believing what one hears is what brought the Moor to his death....   [tags: Othello, Iago, William Shakespeare]

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Literary Analysis : How Our World Lies

- A Literary Analysis: How Our World Lies Everyone is always happy in the ‘50’s. With the picket fence, perfect family, fresh cut grass, it is no wonder why everyone wished they lived in the ‘50’s. In Ginsberg’s poem, Howl, pages cut through the fantasy to deliver us the background of this media-portrayed lifestyle. The communism, failed education system, and corruption of the government – a century filled with enough injustice to drive one into madness. Sharing the same perspective as Ginsberg, Howl illustrates the corruption in education and government that remains indifferent to the present time....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Government, Sovereign state]

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Brilliant Lies the Play

- Brilliant Lies In the play, 'Brilliant Lies', David Williamson uses a number of techniques to expand on the concepts introduced in the title. He uses characters and their back stories to build a supporting argument to compliment the text's overall theme that everyone lies to protect themselves. Susy's sexual harassment claim contains the most evident form of lies throughout the text, however Vince and Gary's relationship, Susy's family history, and even Marion's favouritism with clients all help to identify the main themes to the reader....   [tags: David Williamson]

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Salvation Lies Within You

- She never quite knew what was expected of her, nor did she care. After high school, she did not even attempt college, it seemed too pretentious and cliché, paying to “learn” more about the world instead of actually living it. She longed for other ways to expand her mind. As the windowpane rattled under the soft torrents of rain through the streets of the Manhattan village, Veazey sat, knees bent to her chest, wondering what was to become of her. “Waitressing, is such bullshit” she thought. It could hardly pay her rent, not to mention provide a meager meal once a week....   [tags: Creative Writing]

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Photo-shopped Lies

- ... Another factor that society fails to remember is magazines such as these affect all teens, not just females. Although more than 90% of people with eating disorders are female, recent studies suggest that these disorders in men may be on the rise (“More Boys”). Men who suffer from eating disorders display some different symptoms from women. In the New York hospital study, men were more likely to exercise excessively than to severely restrict their diet, as women tend to practice (“More Boys”)....   [tags: media, technolgy]

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The Importance of the Truth in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- ... . .” (Hawthorne 193). After he lies to Mistress Hibbins, he feels weak and miserable because he knows that he has given in to deadly sin. The narrator describes him as “the wretched minister” because after he comes out the forest he wants to ridicule everything that is good and holy (Hawthorne 194). Dimmesdale think there is no point of being holy anymore if he has already made impact with the devil and thinks that God will never forgive him as an adulterer. Overall, if he tells the truth about his relationship with Hester in the beginning, he would not feel like a hypocrite....   [tags: guilt, adultery, lies]

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The Sun, The Moon, and The Truth: Exploring the Theme in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha. In the book The Great Gatsby the theme is many people have something that they are not being completely honest about. In The Great Gatsby not everybody is telling the truth. Several people are hiding something, whether it is an affair or feelings toward someone. For example Tom was having an affair with Myrtle will he was married to Daisy. In this theme paper I will be showing a few examples of all the lying that happened in The Great Gatsby....   [tags: lies, karma, money]

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The A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen

- A Doll’s House The A Doll House is a play written by Henrik Ibsen and was based on the life of one of his really good friends named, Laura Kieler. Since Ibsen wrote the play in 1879, A Doll ’s House has been constantly re-interpreted in large and small theaters, on film and TV throughout the world. It has become of the most famous European plans and in less than 130 years it has acquired a rich and controversial afterlife (Siddall 75). This play is about a woman that leaves her husband and children behind to discover who she really is in life and what “she” wants as an individual woman....   [tags: lies and deceit, good friends]

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Use of Logos, Ethos, and Pathos in the Article, Is Santa Claus a Conspiracy?

- Jay Mocks article “Is Santa Clause a Conspiracy?” first appeared on The River Journal website on December 11th, 2009. Mock, an online blogger who has the mindset that there are conspiracies behind many things that go on in the world, seeks to encourage readers to discover whether there is a conspiracy behind Santa Claus. If so, whether or not it is maintained by the lies of parents, and whether or not their intentions are good because they support good, and even so would that still qualify as a bad thing....   [tags: conspiracy theory, lies, paranoia]

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Symbolism of the Lantern in William´s A Streetcar Named Desire

- ... Blanche bought the lantern because she, “can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more that I can a rude remark or vulgar action,” (Williams 37). The lantern Blanche purchased symbolizes the idea that she is able to cover up anything and make it seem more beautiful and desirable. Blanche is not only taking a bare bulb and turning it into something more tantalizing, she has also done the same with her own life by always reinventing herself. Blanche is left to be completely exposed and empty because she cannot even recognize herself....   [tags: insecurities, lantern, reflection, lies]

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Commentary on Who Invited Them? By Tom Eagan

- Who Invited Them. By Tom Eagan was written in 1977; the time period for this play can be in any time period. The director wouldn’t need to adjust much to make it suitable in a time period he/she would want it to be in. The setting is really important for this play because the main character is from the south but recently moved back to her small little town from New York after her husband died, and her brother in law called her out of the blue and told her he is moving the family down to the south from New York since they think the south will be a better place since the people are friendlier....   [tags: Humor, Southern US, Lies]

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lieshod The Lies in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- The Lies in Heart of Darkness A lie, as defined by Webster's dictionary is 1) a false statement deliberately presented as true; 2) to convey a false image or impression. It is generally accepted that Marlow told a lie to the Intended - the reasons for that lie are debatable. I would suggest that he told not just one lie, to the Intended, but several - that his visit itself was, in a form, a lie. The statement easily recognized as a lie, and that falls into Webster's definition 1), is Marlow's deliberate falsification of Kurtz's last words - "The last word he pronounced was - your name" (Longman p....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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What Lies Beneath

- What Lies Beneath Humans are all created equal, but people make different categories to separate themselves from each other. Race, gender, religion and culture are main categories, which separate humans and make the World an unstable place to live. As time goes by, people learn to get along with each other. This separation was demonstrated during the 1960’s, when African Americans were treated different than whites. After much suffering, blacks started to fight for their rights. The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense was one of these organizations, that flued the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: Papers]

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Totalitarian Government in Animal Farm

- ... The reason the people of Korea are so faithful to their leader is because they don’t know any better. A totalitarian government spreads propaganda and keeps its people in the dark to prevent any protests or rebellion. Even though the people living in a totalitarian government are blinded to the truth, they are living in an ignorant bliss. In Animal Farm, there were never any protests and all the animals were living in peace. In contrast, there is always some sort of news about two people disagreeing with each other in a democracy....   [tags: propaganda, lies, demorcracy, bliss]

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A Comparison of Freedom in Beloved and Secrets and Lies

- Finding Freedom in Beloved and Secrets and Lies      What is freedom?  Freedom is the ability for every individual to have complete control of his life, the ability to make his own decisions.  From the moment an individual wakes up in the morning to the moment he lays back down to sleep in the evening, thousands, if not millions, of choices have been made.  Some of these choices have had negative consequences, and some of these choices have had positive consequences, but regardless of the outcome, there remained the freedom of choice....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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A Comparison of Love in Beloved and Secrets and Lies

- The Absence of Love in Beloved and Secrets and Lies   Love is arguably the most powerful emotion possessed by mankind; it is the impalpable bond that allows individuals to connect and understand one another. Pure love is directly related to divinity.  Without love, happiness and prosperity become unreachable goals.  An individual that possesses all the desired superficial objects in the world stands alone without the presence of love. For centuries love has been marveled by all that dare encounter it.  Countless books and poems have been transcribed to explain the phenomenon of love, but love surpasses all intellectual explanations and discussions.   Love is not a definition, but rather...   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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A Comparison of Love in Secrets and Lies and Beloved

- Suffocating Love in Secrets and Lies and Beloved   Each person in today’s society has a different definition of love.  One’s idea of love is determined by his or her experiences, emotions, and influences.  This definition is pondered and revised an infinite number of times throughout one’s life.  The meaning changes as he or she experiences different relationships based on love: parent-child, priest-parishioner, teacher-student, pet-owner.  These relationships alter perspectives on the meaning of love.  Oftentimes, an experience causes a person to incorrectly, or unhealthily, define love;  however, my experiences have caused me to have a healthy and positive definition of love....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Comparing the Love in Beloved and Secrets and Lies

- Overbearing Love in Beloved and Secrets and Lies Children are protected from the evil in the world from their parents, especially their mothers. An excerpt written by Kahilil Girbran, The Prophet, explains one view of the parent/child relationship. "And a women who held a baby against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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