Summary Of Feed By M. T Anderson

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Humans are born with a set of instinctive behaviors that come naturally and are organic. As the world develops, instincts become absolute and new instincts are developed. In our current society, lying can occur automatically, for many reasons. Lying has become part of the human race’s overall demeanor, some may even call it a second nature and do it unintentionally. We see why telling the truth should be prefered over lying, when it comes to protecting others, in the novel “Feed” by M.T Anderson. Feed is a fictional story centered around the tragic ups and downs of Violet and Titus’ relationship. Although lying is sometimes considered as a harmless act that can only be beneficial, ultimately it is best to tell the truth when it comes to …show more content…

By telling the truth to people, you are in some ways you are their superhero. protecting them from someone harming them emotionally or physically because of it. In Pleasantville directed by Gary Ross, Bud and his sister are transported into this town, Bud’s sister was constantly exposing them to new information and truth’s. Bud voiced his opinion of not telling the truth when he said “ What are you doing to these people? You can’t do this to them” (Pleasantville). He was voicing his anger in this quote that's why Bud continually told her not to say anything because it would ruin the show. By Mary Sue was telling them the truths/other ways of thinking the citizens of Pleasantville started to find their passions and personality. They were no longer stuck in a state of narrow-minded thinking. Telling the truth allows people to improve themselves and avoid any potentially harmful situations. Although Mary Sue did this unintentionally. She helped them avoid being stuck in an endless black and white life. By telling the truth to someone, you can also help them avoid being stuck in an endless cycle of pain and suffering. In the article, Little White Lies: A guide to everyday lying writer Bradley Foster states that “telling the truth will set you free. When you feel a twinge of discomfort, you may be on the verge of telling a lie. It’s a lifelong pursuit to root our …show more content…

Some see lying as a way of protection method from a harmful truth. Lying may have some positives this is stated by the article The Truth About Lying by Allison Kornet when they said “Though some lies produce interpersonal friction, others may actually serve as a kind of harmless social lubricant…..They make it easier for people to get along, says DePaulo” (Psychology Today). People use blankets when they go to bed because it provides comfort and a sense of security. Some could compare lying on a blanket because it provides a temporary sense of insurance. Just like lying the effects of blankets are only temporary and false. In reality, a blanket cannot protect one from danger and lying cannot protect others from pain. Lying has many uses. One of the most common uses is represented in this quote and that is using it to improve your experiences socializing, but what the quote doesn't tell you about is the caliber of detrimental effects lying can have on people. Lying while socializing with others can cause people to believe in false companionship and or relationship. This can cause emotional distress on both parties (The person lying and the person being lied to). According to some lying may have some benefits in our current society this is shown when Saxe (a psychologist who helped in the making of the article) points out “that most of us receive conflicting

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