Nothing but the Truth

Topics: Truth, The Whole Story, Power Pages: 3 (732 words) Published: May 12, 2011
Dhruv Kathuria 12/7/10

LAL/Smith TB5

“With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility”

Truth. Such a simple idea. Yet the force that drives it is powerful. Some might say, too powerful. Why, you ask. Because everything depends on the balance of truth. When a simple moment is blown out of proportion, it can lead to catastrophic results. Truth or the lack thereof affects every judgment that has, or ever will be made. Our decisions are clouded by how much of the truth we really know.

It really isn’t that much of a wonder that an innocent lie can worm its way into the core of balance, and by slightly upsetting the scales, ruin everything. In Nothing But The Truth, both Philip Malloy and Miss Narwin’s life gets changed after the public begins to interfere with their dismal relationship. However, not all of what occurred was Philip’s and Miss Narwin’s fault. The lie Philip instilled into the system was nurtured and cared for by others, and it took a life of its own. The three biggest components (excluding Philip or Miss Narwin) of their jigsaw of problems were Philip’s parents, the School Administration, and Ted Griffen.

These people are the biggest players of the game, because they had the power to use and the ability to administer it. They should have taken more responsibility and instead of letting the situation run away and get out of hand, they should’ve contained it so that it wouldn’t explode in their faces.

Philip’s parents had a huge influence on the outcome of the story. They were the driving force of Philip’s side. Without even thinking about both sides of the story, they automatically started a war-of-sorts against Miss Narwin. Philip’s parents should have listened to what Miss Narwin was saying. They should have paid more attention to the whole story, and should have kept a closer touch with Philip in general. If they had been able to keep a closer eye on the situation, they might have been...
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