However, his greatest denial comes when he purposely tries to forget about Gene jouncing the limb and tells Gene “I don’t know, I must have just lost my balance” (Knowles 66). As wartime creeps closer, suddenly his fake reality must disappear. Phineas comes to admit to Gene that the war exists and confides to him that “I’ll hate it everywhere if I’m not in this war!” but if some organization would allow him to enlist despite being disabled, “Then there would have been a war” (Knowles 190). Later, Brinker and several other classmates hold a mock trial for the incident at the tree. During this trial, Phineas begins to grow more and more angry as his classmates force him to admit to himself that Gene meant to jostle the limb.
Adultery was immoral at the time, so he could not tell anyone about his affairs(?). This makes it hard for him to keep a secret because he wants to tell someone, but he cannot. He had to live a lie in order to keep his secret—act different towards different people. I say that it is better to tell the truth the first time around because it is better than suffering the consequences of being caught as a liar. EXPLAIN MORE.
He is deceptive because he lies to her face, in many different situations, one of which, is potentially putting Ashes in potential danger. “‘Waiting for someone?’ I asked him. ‘Of course not,’ he said. ‘Not when I’m with you.’” But we later find out that Ashes’ dad is, in fact, waiting for someone, someone who could cause trouble. “‘Well it isn't so much for a deal as to help pay off one I already made,’ Dad said.
He let his perception blur the real world that is really the truth. Perceptions can be bad because it leads people into insanity. A little use of perception is not a problem but too much is not good. The mistake Jason did was he predicted the future like his son was going to do the same mistakes as he is going to do. That cannot always be true.
Verbal irony is when a writer or speaker says one thing, but really means something completely different. The first example is when Montresor says to Fortunato, “You are luckily met.” (page 288). In this statement, Montresor actually means that Fortunato is unlucky, because Montresor knows his fate. Another example is when Montresor says to Fortunato, “Your health is precious.” (page 289). This is ironic because his health is not precious to Montresor because he is going to kill Fortunato and doesn't care about his well being.
Perceptual filter:” Soldier died because he stopped believing in the mission.” He didn’t do more, didn’t save more United States Marines. He believed the war cause righteous. Kyle is saved by doing what he felt he fell short of doing in Iraq with helping with wounded warriors. He wasnt keeping good relational needs with his wife and friends, examples in the movie was she was angry at him and his blood pressure was high. Kyle seen his identity as being rightious and loyal.
This makes Orgon really upset. He cannot seem to reason. Dorine also uses deception for good. Ruth Grant states, “Doing the right thing also may require deception, or ethical posturing, or both; some forms of hypocrisy may be perfectly acceptable or even laudable” (p. 2). Dorine uses deception to protect Marianne.
If the truth is delivered in a delicate way, there would be little or no emotional damage to deal with. True statements can be dangerous, seeing as society has set expectations for specific situations. For example, in the short story, Like the Sun, the main character is informed that a co-worker had passed away. Seeing as Sekhar, the main character, was not entirely fond of the man, he did not show sympathy toward his death, rather, he exclaimed his distaste for his former colleague, by stating “He always struck me as a mean and selfish brute.” Much like in several other situations Sekhar was placed in, there was a negative response from the man who received the blunt honesty Sekhar gave him. Sekhar quickly learns that the plain truth is not typically what people are expecting to hear, let alone, what they prefer to hear.
People back then and even now have chosen to lie as an easy way out. They may feel like lying is the only way out. Too much of a coward to deal with the outcome of their own actions. It is very difficult to understand how or why Proctor could’ve chosen to be hung rather than to lie. A tragic hero.
Lying is really pointless, and if someone lies and then they get caught, the outcome will most likely be worse than what it would have been if the truth was told in the first place. So many problems can be avoided and bad situations can be resolved as long as the complete truth is told. In conclusion, people will tell lies, and in Abigail and Mary’s case, go to drastic measures to get what they want. However, after going through all the work of lying and making people believe them, the outcomes aren't always what is planned. Although the court believed Abigail’s accusation about Elizabeth, she did not get what she wanted because John was hanged with Elizabeth.