Deception always has many perspectives; the truth, the fabrication, and how it is interpreted. An individual’s ability to deceive defines their effectiveness as a perpetrator. Within Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies and William Shakespeare’s Othello, the antagonists of each convey themselves as divine, therefore attempting to distract from their misconduct and represent themselves sincerely.
Deception can be used as a noble shield to protect someone from a hideous truth that can be to their undoing, or it can be a means of intentionally destroying someone; destroying their happiness, their trust, and their peace with the vile vice that is deception. How can the motive for the deception be determined? A straightforward answer is rarely available, and it must be something that the reader decides for him or herself. By examining specific evidence, a conclusion can be drawn about one’s character. Jane Eyre is the subject here.
What truly, is deception? Perhaps it may be the ability to persuade others into committing certain actions. Perhaps, it may be the ability to keep the truth hidden. The truth itself, is a very controversial topic fueled by ideology and aspects of individuals, communities and societies. While the truth may be heartbreaking , unbelieveable or may even seem irrational, its exposure will always lead to a series of events in relevance to the past.
The word deceit means to take action or practice deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth. In the novel Much Ado About Nothing, a theme of deceit is constantly present, and appears in many different forms. Deceit is used not only for wicked purposes, but mainly for good intentions. In Shakespeare's novel deception is used to initiate and continue the play's plot, by using the masking of characters, faking death and various other forms of deception to demonstrate how true deception can be in our lives. Deception can often be used to mask a certain identity for a particular reason.
Compassion/Deception vs. People “A lighted candle of compassion can easily illuminate the world more than the blinding light of anger, intolerance and violence combined” ~ Dodinsky. This quote captures how compassion can blind someone from what is really happening. Compassion and deception play a huge role in the Aeneid: Book Ⅱ.
Sometimes people can surprise in unexpected ways in life. In the novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” a historical fiction by Charles Dickens, the characters exhibit said unexpected actions. . Dickens defies expectations to prove that things aren't always what they seem, which is shown as a theme in the novel. The actions and personality traits of Madame Defarge, Sydney Carton, and Charles Darnay portray this thematic statement.
On July 18, 2017, the Republican National Convention was held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Many reporters were quick to notice the similarity between Melania Trump’s speech and previous speech recited by Michelle Obama over eight years ago. Many people accused Melania of deceiving the people of America, but Melania herself was also deceived by her speechwriter. In Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s book titled A Code of Jewish Ethics: Volume 1: You Shall Be Holy, he writes about the Jewish laws surrounding the idea of deceiving others and lying to prevent future harm. Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life by Sissela Bok explains how political lies are not trivial because they affect many people.
Questions: Why is it that Holden is more tolerant and accepting of Spencer and his wife compared to other people? Holden says “he acts quite young for his age” what could this statement signify for the reader's’ perspective on Holden? Based on the reading so far, what do you think Holden’s perspective of himself is?
In the excerpt, The Empire of Illusion, by Chris Hedges, artifice is the most essential tool today. In the age of digital media and technology, entertainment is everywhere for you to watch and enjoy. A multitude capture the viewer's attention almost instantaneously. Others take to apprehend it. The ability of artifice is everywhere and impacts the way you live today.
Opposing from The Great Gatsby’s representation of trustworthiness, A Streetcar Named Desire represents the ideology of trustworthiness through Blanches delusional thoughts, aggravated by her horrid past and silenced trauma. Many Character including Stella and Mitch place trust within Blanche who ultimately betrays them. Blanche’s representation of trust is through acts of sexual desire as she believe it to be a Method of coping for her past relationships. “[Blanche] [doesn’t] want realism. [Blanche] want[s] magic!
Our world can be a very tricky place; it can deceive people in almost all of its aspects. Some examples of deception would include commercial products that do not give you satisfaction, to people lying to you for years on end. In the short story “The Necklace” Madame Loisel is deceived by the world with beauty and cosmetics. The theme of deception is widely shown in the story as deception of oneself, others, as well as the role deception played in Madame Loisel’s downfall.
Conformity is defined as a change in behavior or belief as the result of real or imagined group pressure. People usually fall into conformity in times of trying to fit in with the crowd and seeking social acceptance from others. However, there are times when it is okay to not conform. If one does not agree with society’s standard for normal attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs and believe that the norm is wrong, then they may choose to not conform in order to stand out and fight for what they believe in. For example, if conforming goes against the individual’s religion, culture, personal interests and beliefs, or what an authority figure says, such as their parents or guardian, then they may resist the pressure to conform.