In the book No Crueler Tyrannies, Dorothy Rabinowitz builds the nature of her criticism upon false confessions extracted by leading questions and groundless ideas implanted into the minds of children to get a testimony by psychologists who are acting prejudiced under the influence of social hysteria, which was raised majorly by media in response to the Child Abuse Reporting Act that terrorized United States starting in mid 70’s. With Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, which was enacted in 1974, people started to wake up to possible abuses happening around them and began to report any kind of suspicious demeanor. Every report regardless of its reliability was drummed up by the media and contributed to a moral panic situation in 80’s.
Fear uses deception to increase prejudice towards the opposing idea. This type of propaganda was used in the play when Abigail, the protagonist of the story threatened the other women when they were opposing to her ideas and accusations. She threatened them by telling them about her history, and what she was capable of. Also, this was used often by the Court themselves. They used fear in order to convince people to confess to witchcraft.
Both he and she know that there is only one good answer to that question, the women just gave the man permission to lie to her. Meyer said “lying is an attempt to connect are wishes and our fantasies on who we are with we were and how we wish we could be with what we're really like” meaning, we lie to pretend to be someone we aren't. Then Meyer answered the question of when do we lie? A person can be lied to
In her talk, Pamela Meyer lists examples of everyday lying statements we would make to each other such as “you don’t look fat in that” and “I just fished that email from my spam folder”. Meyer uses many comparison and contrast between cases to prove that all lies can be spotted. For example, she shows the reactions of two mothers after their children died. In these clips, she points out that even if the two mother’s words are equally devastating and sad, the unserious tone and calm demeanor of the mother who killed her kids gives away the fact that she was lying. Pamela uses Repetitions in her talk: when talking about people who spoke the truth, she starts six consecutive sentences with “they are”.
Offred fears the possible torture she may face if she does anything that is seen as out of line. Much like innocent people confessing to crimes they did not commit in an interrogation, fear is a powerful decider of behavior. Offred knows the punishments that there are for people, she has participated in the executions and seen the dead people on the wall. This instills a constant sense of anxiety and dread that motivates the way she behaves with others. Fear to Offred is like gravity on a meteor, dragging her down
She is seen accusing the people “there is Goody Good … Aye, sir, and Goody Osburn” (47) which shows Tituba’s characterization as a liar and a deceiver. However, the bandwagon is seen after she has accused the two people in which many of the other young girls also start to accuse others in hopes of not
Susan Sontag’s “Watching Suffering From A Distance” discusses why people need to see photographs that contain disturbing imagery. According to Sontag, seeing such images is important to enhancing general awareness of the suffering of others. The failure to do so or to not acknowledge the unpleasant aspects of human nature is tantamount to ethical decay. Her words are academic and her tone acerbic. The claims Sontag makes are supported on hearsay and vague statements.
Lastly, Priestley uses Sheila as a ‘Second Inspector’ in the play. As the start of Act 2, Sheila becomes more curious about the buried secrets in her 'perfect ' family and starts to see how each member of the family is coping with the death of Eva Smith. Her attitude changes from being sarcastic to more assertive, dominating and responsible. In her role as a "Second Inspector", she is often reinforcing Priestley 's beliefs about feminism and socialism. Sheila 's character creates a greater suspense in the play; as she interrogates each member of the family.
In which Nick says, “ He looked at me sideways-and I knew why Jordan Baker believed he was lying.” Playing more into the fact that Gatsby is obsessed with keeping his true identity hidden by constantly talking and reassuring people that he is who he says he is. Since Gatsby is so insecure about his lie it is obvious to see his nerves and tell that he in fact is lying. Going to show that lies and deceit can only go on for so long before the pressure begins to make the lie crumble and fall apart. To conclude, many quotes throughout “The Great Gatsby” illustrate themes of lies and deceits through dialogue and their actions that they do. While these themes illustrate who these characters are as people but also summarizing overall themes of the book at the same time.
The Ways We Lie This essay leads with an anecdote of an unusual and unfortunate situation. The author illustrates the lies she says during the phone call with the bank to lying to her client that she is “ok”. By introducing the essay immediately within the protagonist’s unusual and unfortunate situation, the readers gain this desire to continue to read as they begin to pity her situation. The anecdote in the introduction illustrates the multiple lies the woman has said throughout her unfortunate day. Once this is established to the audience, she transitions to a broad statement, generalising her situation with the anyone else as she says “we all lie”.