The Art of Lying In our society, many people assume that lying is something wrong to do; they use to say that you always have to tell the truth no matter the situation. I believe those people are certainly wrong because it is impossible for any human being to always tell the truth, Mark Twain said “Lying is universal—we all do it.” This world would be so bizarre if everyone would speak only the truth. It is just something that would never happen, but people are fooling themselves thinking that lying is wrong, that we must tell the truth always. People like the lady that Mark Twain was talking about in his essay “On the Decay of the Art of Lying” argued that she doesn’t tell a lie in any circumstance, but Mark Twain confronted her by telling her that she is wrong, “we are all liars. There are no exceptions,” he said.
Fear is strong and manipulative, it can cause individuals to do the wrong things for their own safety and protection. In other words; souls lie for their own well being and secureness. The Crucible has an exceeding amount of lies throughout the entire book followed by characters. However most of the lies are a result from conflicts with one of the main characters who is the reason for the whole chaos; Abigail. A popular saying, “One lie leads to another”, this saying describes The Crucible sufficiently, the book consists of lies, that lead another and another, eventually by the end of the book families and relationships are torn apart.
TITLE In The Ways We Lie, by Stephanie Ericsson, and Anton Chekhov’s, The Lady with the Dog both have messages about lying. Ericsson discusses a few of the many types of lies or deceit, such as white lies and facades. Chekhov, on the other hand, does not particularly talk about lying, but the characters lie and deceive each other. Although it is easier to lie than to tell the truth, I claim that people should tell the truth all the time because lying is morally wrong, and it leads to unforeseen consequences. After lying for a while, people become so used to a society full of lies, they cannot stop lying.
Evidently the white lie is the most dangerous one. Everyone lies that is something that we all do no one can say they do not lie. Is it right? No its not right but it happens we just need to make sure that when we do tell a lie that you look at it in all angles. Like the story I just told you she only thought of one person she did not look at it any other way.
She drinks and lie’s because of her past, with her consciously knowing that she is responsible for the death of allan, and also being responsible for being fired as a teacher; she has to find a way to cope with everything going on in her head. Blanche’s way of coping is lying, her lying becomes part of her reality. “Blanches part in her husband 's death is neither gentile nor loving.” (Phillip 305) She Feels guilty for her actions, but there is little remorse shown from blanche. She feels terrible for judging but knows its irreversible so she lives with it. With the Character traits such as Blanches, she realizes her mistake but will not openly admit to them out in the public eye.
Dictionary.Com defines lying, as a false statement made with a deliberate intent to deceive; and intentional untruth; a falsehood. I believe lying is only acceptable to protect and care for others. Certain lies are okay, if they are used correctly. For example, in the article, “Brad Blanton: Honestly, just tell the truth”, by Barbara Ballinger, Blanton states that “we shouldn’t manipulate the truth except for the rare times…”. I believe that the only lies that should be told are lies to protect individuals who are in need.
(...) Elizabeth I have confessed it! Elizabeth: Oh, God (...) Proctor: She only thought to save my name” (miller 113) In the scene Danforth asks Elizabeth is john had ever committed adultery. Elizabeth lied to the court that John was not a lecher, when she clearly knew he was a lecher. This lie was Elizabeth’s first lie and it was to save her husband's name. She said it “faintly” as if she felt bad for] but still said it to save her husband.
He kept lying to her and she soon believed that he had a secret. This intrigued her and she wanted to know what was going on stating, “If this were true, then should I know this secret,”(Act 2 Scene 1). Brutus never told her the truth and kept sneaking around because he was trying to protect her from their plan. He did not want her to become involved and get hurt, or even killed because of him. Unfortunately, it was too much for Portia.
But why does one feel the need to lie? One engages in lying to benefit themselves or another. Lying is used to protect oneself as well as others.Danforth, demanding an answer, yells, ‘“Is your husband a lecher!” Elizabeth: “No, sir.” Proctor: “Elizabeth, I have confessed it! She only thought to save my name”’ (393). Elizabeth has been praised for her honesty and morality all along but now has been exposed in court.
In his story, Sekhar learns through experience, whereas in Tell the Truth but Tell it Slant, it is simply a written message. In addition, the poem explains why the truth might hurt others by stating “The Truth must dazzle gradually/Or every man be blind-.” Sekhar, though mentioning several times that he is aware of the power of the truth, he never gives a reason as to why it is so powerful. Tell the Truth but Tell it Slant plainly states how most people are not prepared to emotionally handle the truth. The poem for this reason, could be thought of as more helpful than Like the Sun to those considering exposing the full