Throughout our Eng. 101 course, we have covered several different authors who have delved into experiences and controversies involving deception. Although each author, Orwell, Haizlip and Viorst, writes about unique situations and occurrences concerning deception, all are issues pertaining to most if not all humans, including myself. Each required reading for me personally was a unique and intriguing doorway that opened to different paths upon personal reflection, question, and thought. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell is a story involving a young, ill-educated, sub-divisional police officer stationed in lower Burma. His self-deception is put on display as he narrates his perception of how he is perceived and vice-versly from those around him. The writing specifically follows the decision to shoot an elephant and the consequences that may follow. In consciousness of Orwell’s experience, I have witnessed (and been a part of) actions that could have been solely based on the views of “on lookers”, even though personally I may have felt differently. Positions ranging from casually procrastinating to as unnerving as bullying solely based on miniscule differences. These outcomes (mostly mistakes) grounded from thoughts of others were mine alone to make, thus I accept full responsibility resembling Orwell as he must live with the decision he has made regardless of how or why it was made. I hope that I can not only recognize this truth but continue to implement positive changes to help better myself and those around me. Shirlee Haizlip wrote on the subject of “Passing”. The essay depicts several forms of deception and deceit. Including the deception of our own image in the eyes of others, their image portrayed in our eyes, and even how we identify with our own image. The term passing, the title of the writing, can even be defined as, “the deception that enables a person to adopt certain roles or identities from which he/she would be barred by prevailing social standards in the absence of his/hers misleading conduct.” (Kennedy, par. 1) Comparable to Orwell, we can all relate to the subject matter whether we do or do not consciously admit it. “Passing” helped me realize that while racial passing directly may not be overwhelmingly obvious in my personal everyday life, it represents itself in similar means. Such as how people adapt differently to unique social environments, parents input can alter personal belief as well as generally living of your life can change the deception of that belief and so forth. We must take into consideration that all distinctive circumstances may not be palpable as an individual but may concur in the lives of others or even in our own indirectly. Analogous to previously stated authors, Viorst’s essay on lying explores the subject/forms of deception. Naturally in deception and deceit itself, lying. She covers the subject by attempting to categorize the different reasoning of deceit
The Taming of the Shrew, deception is one of the major concepts. A tangled web is created in the play through deception of character behavior and the change between clothing and class. Most of the deception in the play have particular motives behind them and create dramatic irony. Shakespeare has used dramatic irony to create a comedic play.
Character deception in The Taming of the Shrew is used largely, and Lucentio one of the main characters in the play uses deception throughout some of the first…
man not to give false witness.(Exodus 20:16)
Nathaniel Hawthorn and Charles Dickens in their novels The Scarlet Letter and A
Tale of Two Cities, respectively, both use punishment for deception as a
recurring theme. Although they do so to different degrees and in dissimilar
manners, both authors agree that deception is a sin that requires punishment.
In The Scarlet Letter, the heroine, Hester Prynne conceived a child out
of wedlock. Despite the pleas and demands of the clerical community, she did…
“Correcting the Record: Times Reporter Who Resigned Leaves Long Trail of Deception,” written by D. Barry et al, shows the chronicle of Jason Blair’s career at the New York Times. He was fabricating facts to make his reports look more interesting and plagiarizing other authors in his articles. There was a s imilar case with Brian Therevenot, who was misreporting about Hurricane Katrina aftermath. Blair and Therevont both demonstrated deception in their articles; however these cases are different and the reporters…
any family truly Christian is to throw out all its members’ plays, Defoe persistently seems to think of The Family Instructor as itself a play. Near the end of its preface, he writes, “The whole work being design’d both to divert and instruct, the Author has endeavoured to adapt it as much as possible to both those Uses, from whence some have called it a Religious Play.” And, lest it seem that only “some” readers—and not the writer himself— have deemed the text a play, Defoe makes clear in the Preface’s…
of an hour” by Kate Chopin deal with the main female characters and their deceitful lives. Examining these works the authors refer to these marriages as a form of deception and because these characters decided to break away from the deception in their marriage, they broke the balance that society had set on them, which led them to their downfall. The female characters deception was power, marriage and freedom.
In Shakespeare’s novel Macbeth, the main female character lady Macbeths downfall is a…
viewing habits. Acceptable behavior in American culture has changed. I feel as future anthropologists research and evaluate our current society based solely on reality programming, they will discover a common thread of deceit and greed.
As the author, Prose, explains the reality show Average Joe, the reader begins to understand the producers are deceptive from the very beginning. Average Joe is similar to The Bachelorette, but the bachelor pool is not stocked with stunning hunks. The female star…
The Stages of Deception used as a way of Persuasion and the thought of Hope
in This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
Throughout Borowski’s collection of short stories, “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen” various characters have been deceived into their own executions. The thought of being led to one’s own death without even knowing is what went through the minds of many Jews during the Holocaust. These victims had no control or say in their fates and faced the judgment without any…
Ophelia loves Hamlet but his behavior drives her to madness. Ophelia dies by drowning. A duel takes place and ends with the death of Gertrude, Laertes, Claudius, and Hamlet. In Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet explores themes of revenge, death, deception, and loyalty.
Revenge is a dominant theme that is seen throughout the whole play. Hamlet’s fierce desire to avenge his father’s murder is what drives the play. The main part of the play deals with Hamlet's ultimately successful vengeance on his…
or she is reading is a fresh and novel work originating with the stated author. However, this is not the case.
Often plagiarism happens--especially with students--because of misunderstanding of what constitutes plagiarism or mere sloppiness. In this case the deceit is unintentional. But probably more often, the "author" on some level intends to deceive his or her audience or is at the very least indifference to the deception. In such a case, it is hard to see any moral difference between plagiarism…
Study Guide – Exam 1
Methods of Psychological Research (PSYC440) Spring 2013
Topic 1: Chapter 1: Acquiring Knowledge and Research Methods
Study and know the following concepts:
• The Goals of Research in Psychology
o Control (Influence)
• Why take a research methods course even if you don’t plan on being a researcher?
• Why is it useful to understanding…