Lie detection

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  • Themes In The Ransom Of Red Chief

    Does crime really pay? Why do people do wrong things to get what they want? Everyone has wanted something and if they don't get it, they turn to the wrong thing. The short story, “The Ransom of Red Chief ” written by O. Henry shows how two grown men kidnapped a Red Chief for money. The two criminals, Bill and Sam, had a hard time with Red Chief as the kid would torcher the two criminals by throwing rocks at them. Red Chief was a pre-adolescent that was not taught whats right from wrong. The…

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  • Powerlessness In The Poem Hide And Seek

    In the poem Hide and Seek, the poet explores the power of the child’s arrogance, as he believes he is clever and therefore powerful. For instance, when he says the people searching for him must ‘think’ he is ‘very clever’, as well as describing them as ‘puzzled’. The word ‘clever’ demonstrates his self-confidence in his intelligence and he thinks he is one step ahead of them, which leads him to believe he has obtained power over them. However, this is thus contradicted later on, as he is then…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Why Lying Is Unjustified?

    White lies are the most commonly type of lies used, but there are also lies to protect the liar and lies to cause harm, which are used less often. Teens and adults lie when they feel like it and need to in a situation that is presented to them. Experts like Immanuel Kant explains that all lies are unjustified, whereas Randy Cohen and Bella DePaulo express their professional opinion that lying is usually justified. Lying is sometimes justified due to lies protect the liar, they should be used in…

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  • The Consequences Of Lying In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    Lying is something that all humans do. Whether you lie for good or for bad, it is in our human nature to do so. People lie for many reasons, a lie can be big or small. For example in the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, it shows the consequences of lying. The characters, Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail Williams, Samuel Parris, and Thomas Putnam all lie for different reasons. Some characters like Elizabeth Proctor lie to protect someone while the other characters did so to benefit themselves.…

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  • Personal Narrative: Pseoudologia Fantastica

    and such time wasters. I never studied, did homework I was a shitty student. To make things worst I was blessed and cursed with a gift from heaven; a special talent to lie my way out of any problem, now that I think about it I should have been an actor because my lies were actually good, and I was able to keep a straight face and lie to whomever got in my path of doing nothing. However everything changed my sophomore year. Ms. Lisa foster was the best and worst teacher ever, she was my…

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  • Michael Hodge Analysis

    Your story can be true, partially true, concocted, an embellishment, pure fabrication, an outright lie, a farce, a fable, a fantasy, a tall tale, a cautionary tale, an allegory, a dissembling; it can be a bit avant-garde or even a joke. It can be anything just so long as it is not boring. It’s that…

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  • Someone Ought To Tell Her There's Nowhere To Go Analysis

    will not hesitate and tell you yes, and then give you multiple reasons on why lying is a bad thing. But if you actually sit down and think, everyone lies several times a day sometimes without even knowing it because the lie was so small and meaningless. But in other occasions people lie to protect things they care for and about they are also willing to accept the consequences behind their lies and actions. Some may even feel that lying at that point of time it was acceptable due to the situation…

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  • The Great Gatsby Dishonesty Analysis

    Morality, amorality, and the thin line between. It’s human nature to care about one's integrity and morals, but people are inherently dishonest.Literary texts, such as The Great Gatsby showcase the blurred lines between principle and dishonesty. And so the question arises if one should keep their values if it means not achieving what one wants. The answer to this question is ambiguous, but through the book there is dishonesty, avarice, and Idealism which leads to the understanding that people…

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  • Creative Writing: The Birth Of Anaesthetics

    could send a chill to anyone normal human. There was a girl in the crushed face. He was smiling. “It was fruitful indeed.” For a moment, he thought about the girl. And gave a sigh. Poor thing need not had to die. I asked her not to lie yet she did. They all lie to me. So they get the judgment of justice from me. “Will the guy live?” he asked…

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  • The Crucible False Confession Analysis

    In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, many people believe that nothing is worth dying for, and that one should always confess a lie than die for their belief. Reverend Hale is a character that believes in this kind of life style, and one who also tries to convince others of his way of thinking. He tries to persuade Elizabeth Proctor to tell John Proctor that he should not sacrifice himself for his beliefs. Elizabeth denies his request and believes no one should ever give a false confession. No man…

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