The Crucible Case Study One Lie

Jenny gets a job with her new masters degree and is excited for the government. After a year of working she noticed corruption happening within her office. Things such as stealing money from grants, rigged application tests, and people using company cars for there own personal need were all being overlooked because of the corruption. Jenny was offered a choice to join the corruption with her coworkers. She needs to decide between getting started on paying off her school loans or quit and making it look bad on a resume. There is a third choice though within the scenario, since she only went to the person second in command of the department there’s a chance she can still go to the direct head of the department. I think Mill and I would both …show more content…
Cheating is a form of lying because it’s means you’re lying about your knowledge and ability on which you’re being tested. Mill believes that lying is the worst one could do. He sees lying as a weakness because it shows that you are unable to tell the truth. One lie can create a series of actions in which another lie will be needed to cover for the original lie. At that point it would be an endless stream of lies to cover just one lie up when the truth could have been told originally. Also, cheating on a test would be anti of some higher pleasures, which Mill focuses heavily on. Pleasures such as intellect, mind, and pride of accomplishment would become jeopardized when cheating. Intellect and mind would be at risk because of the fact that you would not be thinking for your self and not using your own head. Once cheated on a test you can’t really have pride of accomplishment because in truth you accomplishment nothing. Mill would want Jenny to try to stop the corruption by informing the head of the department. It would produce the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people for the fact that it would stop the mismanaging of funds. Also, by approaching the head of the department she would have courage and by stopping the corruption she would have a pride of accomplishment. Both courage and pride of accomplishment are seen as higher pleasures to Mill. If her attempts to stop the corruption from happening then he would …show more content…
Mill would focuses on the happiness that the money could bring to the larger group of people in the county. Where I look at the misuse of the money by taking away from the original intend of the funds. When it comes to cheating Mill and I see it in a similar way. We both see it as affecting one’s integrity and them becoming a dishonest person. Mill would look at the higher pleasures that would be compromised by cheating as well. While I would think that it is taking away or stealing from someone else who might be more deserving of the job. In the end Mill and I would choose to try to stop the corruption or not take part in it. Taking part in any of the immoral conduct would threaten her own morality. By stopping it she is able to help a number of people that might have been affected by the misdeeds of the department. Cheating should not be allowed in general because I don 't think that there is any moral theories that would say that cheating is acceptable. I think Mill and I view this situation similarly, but with a few variants of our

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