Noble lie

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  • The Importance Of A Successful Lie

    the Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto indicates the skills needed to tell a convincing lie, such as quick thinking and the ability to use information to your own advantage, demonstrate a highly functioning brain” (Gibson). In order to successfully lie, you must already be intellectually gifted. To tell a successful lie, you must first be able to come up with a believable lie. You must have the ability to manipulate and warp the truth in a way that is advantageous to you and…

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  • Ethics, Morals, And Values In The Crucible, By Arthur Miller

    did not learn anything. Much like it did in “The Crucible”, this lie can come back to haunt you. During final exams, you are not able to copy off of someone else’s paper and you end up failing the test. After seeing how lying effects the plot of this play, why do people choose to lie in the first place? There are several reasons as to why people lie. Some lie for personal gain (Abigail), some lie to protect others (Mary), and others lie to cover up mistakes (Proctor). Regardless of the reason…

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  • Holden's Being Phony In The Catcher In The Rye

    An example is when he is talking to a woman on a train. He tells her “I have to have this operation” and “I have this tiny little tumor on the brain.”. He does not know what to say, so he tells her a lie. Another example of Holden being a hypocrite is when he calls a girl name Faith Cavendish for drinks. When talking on the phone with her, Holden tries to sound older than he actually is. After saying hello to her, Holden tells the reader “I made my…

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  • Consequences In Stephanie Ericson's The Ways We Lie

    In the essay The Ways We Lie by Stephanie Ericsson, she mentions on how she discovered that telling the truth all the time is nearly impossible because it would be living with some serious consequences. Throughout the history of the United States and other parts of the world, a high percentage of people tend to not be able to tell the truth when they are asked simple questions by members of their family or by their close friends. As telling the truth may have consequences, telling lies may have…

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  • According To Allison Kornet's The Truth On Lying

    The Truth on Lying Everyone in this nation is a liar, which means you are a liar too. According to i09, Americans lie at least once a day, and believe they get away with it most of the time. Unfortunately, BBC claimed in Ethical Guide: Lying, that “ Lying is probably one of the most common wrong acts that we carry out”, which means lying should not be committed, because there is nothing good coming out of it. But what exactly is lying? Lying is to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Growing Up In The Cell Phones

    mean as in you know, people you slept with? What? Okay, 2. Stop lying! Girl’s magical number is always 2. Well, the truth is, people are never going to believe you. Still, aren’t nobody is going to say the truth about that and sometimes you have to lie in order to protect your true identity from others. To society, however, you must say the right answers. If you say, 2 then you are running with the cops, safely, but if you say beyond 5, lord have mercy, matter as well join the nun organization,…

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  • The Theme Of Prejudice In Barn Burning By William Faulkner

    and treatment of his family results in cutting his “family ties”, doing the right thing by warning De Spain about his barn, and leaving his family for good. Unfortunately, the story begins with Sarty going on trial to testify against his father, and lie that he didn’t burn down a barn. In Sarty’s mind, it’s nothing out of the ordinary for him, because this was not the first occurrence of barn burning for his father, although it’s never blatantly stated, only assumed. “His father, stiff in his…

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  • Five Forms Of Deception

    moral compass or code of ethics directs them higher than to engage in acts of deception. Because after all, deception is stigmatized as inherently bad, irrational, and evil. As a culture, we have deemed deception of any magnitude, ranging from a white lie to get out of a date, to cheating on a test, to participating in a secret affair, acts of deception are considered to be the worst wrongdoing an individual can commit. Yet, deception is one of the most common “wrong” behavior humans carry out.…

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  • John D 'Agata's Essay What Happens There'

    What is considered a harmful lie? Is it when it actually harms the person receiving the lie, or is it when it just initially deceives the person receiving it? Whether it physically or mentally does them harm, people see lying differently than others. In John D’Agata’s piece titled “What Happens There”, he tells of a young boy who commits suicide. He goes on to describe Las Vegas, where he lived and died, and about the boy’s life. Jim Fingal, an intern at The Believer, a magazine that picks up…

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  • Does Lying Affect People

    more and more lying but something it could be used for desperate needs. When a lie is mayor. For example you're going to party without telling your parents and plan to tell them that you're in a friends house to study. That's a major lie which is not excitable. Theres white lies are excitable for the good and well, for example your sister ate too much and wants to eat more so, you tell her that you throwed them out. When lie you should try to said the truth. People should learn to control lying…

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