Why is it, that we live in a society that thinks success and lying is more important than honesty? Could it possibly be because this was how we grew up? Blinded by our own self- preservation, It’s not our fault. We learn from our mentors, parents and even by strangers we pass on the streets. It’s hard to process that this has been a constant battle in not just our time era, but decades before us.
If you were put into a flawed society how would you act? The main character Abigail in the play The Crucible is in a flawed society and in order to survive she is mischievous and has to lie about things in order to survive. She wants John Proctor to herself and his wife dead. But along the way something called witchcraft comes along and it isn't that good. If you say you were doing witchcraft you're safe from hanging but if you refuse to witchcraft you will be hung.
Traits in the domain of Honesty-Humility describe sincerity, fairness, greed-avoidance and modesty (by Lee & Ashton, 2004, 2005). Low scorers are sly and manipulate people to get what they want, are pretentious in a sense of high self-importance and are greedy as they want to achieve material gain. High scorers are sincere and especially avoid manipulating others for self-interest, are fair and modest as they do not reach for wealth or a high social status. Your score of 54, 5 suggest you to be average on the trait of honesty-humility, which only differs slightly from the proposed high score of 58, 53 from the other-rating scale. Regarding interpersonal contact, you are not likely to take advantage of other people or manipulate them and thus,
What is the main difference between honesty and integrity? In the article “The Insufficiency of Honesty,” Stephen Carter uses three situations where a person has honesty, but not integrity. People who have integrity always admit their mistakes, and tells the truth, even if the consequences are high; whereas, people who are honest, just tell the truth. Just because a person is honest person doesn’t mean they have integrity. For example, if a teenager took his parent’s car and he got a scratch on it, but the parents don’t say anything, he can either keep quiet and not say anything or tell his parents the truth.
Children have an undeniable amount of innocent honesty. In the novel, “The Scarlet Letter”, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the protagonist Hester Prynne is faced with a moral combat of adultery in puritan new england, bearing a daughter from her forbidden doing. There is a large amount of symbolism throughout this story that is played out through children. Hawthorne highlights Pearl, the product of Hester’s sin, as having a perverse, unnerving amount of bold knowledge, unlike that of the children her age. When properly raised, young people develop essential and personable traits to help them mature into adults.
In Maureen Mc Carthy’s, novel Flash Jack. Honesty is a big part of the book, it affects both the characters and the plot. Maureen obviously believes in honesty as in some parts of the book honest can help resolve problems. “Honesty is [sometimes] the best policy” if you are honest, there would be no challenges in life. Sometimes being dishonest is a good thing and if you feel you could benefit from being dishonest like Helen (Jack's Mum) then why not?
Bernice, I enjoyed reading your post. I agree with your statement about truth-telling. You are right. I also thought about the interventions available to her to help her with her blood pressure and anxiety once she has been made aware of her child’s condition. The American Nurses Association code of ethics states that patients have a moral right to be given accurate information.
Kightly Traits Tales of knights have been around for centuries but the knightly traits from those tales have not gone away. Honesty, loyalty, and Bravery are traits that are vital to being prosperous as a knight or just in everyday life. Honesty is always the best policy in life because without it so many open doors will close and not reopen ever again. One single lie can cause all the truth anyone has told to become questionable.
Wilde portrays deception through the characters. This includes the white lies and truths that each character employ. In the play, Wilde discusses the deceptions of identity and personality. Importantly, the main characters, at one point expose themselves. Jack uses his fictitious brother Earnest as an excuse for unpleasant situations and acts as an example of deceit.
In the Crucible by Aurther Miller there were many themes shown in the text. One of the most common themes presented in the book is Betrayal. Betrayal happens a lot through out life. Betrayal is when you go against someone who you were for at first. People often deal with Betrayal through out everyday life.