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  • The Misogyny And Hypocrisy In The Duchess Of Malfi

    Webster has the Duchess’ brothers the Cardinal and Antonio’s critique her for remarrying makes the categories of Madonna and Whore indistinct, thus demonstrating policing woman’s sexuality is useless. Act 1 Scene 1 demonstrates the misogyny and hypocrisy of the Duchess’ brothers clearly. Before the Cardinal and Ferdinand leave the court of Malfi they instruct their sister not to remarry. They tell her: Cardinal:…

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  • Theme Of Hypocrisy In Huckleberry Finn

    than dollars and cents. His character also reflects on the theme of hypocrisy. Tom tell Huck that “he was going to start a band of robbers, and [Huck] might join if [he] would go back to the widow and be respectable.” Tom has invited Huck into his gang, where the aim is to steal and kill others, for the price of behaving well. A gang such as Tom’s screams “rebellion,” but Tom asks Huck to act civilised and live with the widow. Hypocrisy cannot make itself any more clear through these means;…

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  • Hypocrisy: Life In The Colony Of Britain

    this already arduous colony. It takes guts, strength and will to live here unlike back in the pampered villages of England. We must maintain every penny and every square foot of land to help us succeed. I know many of you may see what I’m saying as hypocrisy, but it is not. The British and their actions everyone’s livelihood in this colony and this entire continent, my livelihood rests in the hands of the people just like yours does. With that I ask you to consider this fact, to keep the rights…

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  • Hypocrisy And Intolerance In Huckleberry Finn

    Everyone is shaped by their upbringing. How someone is raised shapes how they view the world and how they feel about society. But what happens when someone is raised by hypocrisy and intolerance? This theme is explored in Mark Twain’s fictional novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain uses events, circumstances, and villains to model Huck’s internal battle between heart and conscience, and his external battle with society. The first step one must go through to cleanse his or her self…

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  • Hypocrisy In Dostoevsky's Underground Man

    Hypocrisy is rampant in human nature - we say one thing and do another; we believe one thing and renounce it with one event. This condition seems amplified in Dostoevsky’s Underground Man – a man of ‘high conscious’ and intellect. “To be overly conscious,” the Underground Man writes, “is a sickness, a real, thorough sickness” (Dostoevsky 2006, p.6). This extreme state of consciousness is the undoing for the Man; perhaps even the main cause of his paradoxical nature. The unreliability of the…

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  • The Great Hypocrisy: The Declaration Of Independence

    must only declare their loyalty to a government who cares about their needs and makes legislation as it best suits the people. What they were yet to realize, however, is their personal act of tyranny upon blacks and women, which makes up a great hypocrisy regarding The Declaration itself. As a person, Jefferson rose to…

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  • Hypocrisy In Nathaniel Hawthorne's Mr. Dimmesdale

    In the case of most human beings, hypocrisy is the direct result of self projection, wherein a person takes whatever flaws he resents inside himself and “projects” said flaws onto another person—a purely subconscious action. Mr. Dimmesdale, however, falls under a completely different category. This sort of conscious hypocrisy reaps all the consequences of the unconscious sort with the exception of “the momentary relief of being…

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  • Hypocrisy Of Sin Scarlet Letter

    for their entire lives. The idea that the effects of sin last a lifetime has been an ageless belief carried through many different faiths, including Puritanism. However, the philosophies of the Puritans often failed to match their actions. The hypocrisy of the Puritans allows them to be effective characters for displaying sin. Nathaniel Hawthorne employs a strict seventeenth century Puritan society and the consequences of sin to provoke sickening irony in The Scarlet Letter. The Puritan…

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  • Frederick Douglas's The Hypocrisy Of American Slavery

    Hypocrisy has been alive for many decades throughout the United states. Hypocrisy is the act of stating that one has certain beliefs, but their actions contradict their words. In Federick Douglass’s speech he mentions multiple acts that the American people commit, therefore classifying them as “hypocrites”. A toulmin analysis of Douglass’s speech highlights the claim that American society behaves hypocritically by celebrating independence and simultaneously denying freedom to slaves and such…

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  • Hypocrisy In Mark Twain's The War Prayer

    Mark Twain, in his juvenalian essay “The War Prayer” (1923) lambasts war and the motivations behind fighting them. He supports his argument by incorporating potent sarcastic diction, utilizing hyperbole, and by the use of hypocrisy. Twain’s purpose is to convey the absurdity of war and to examine what he believes to be the asinine motivations behind going to war, especially those of a religious and patriotic nature, in the hope that future conflict is avoided. He adopts an ironic tone (“An aged…

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