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Anticipation in a Screenplay

the stress built up around it. Let’s look at the opening of Liar, Liar. You have a lawyer do nothing but lie for the first ten minutes of the movie. He desperately wants to be a partner in the law firm, and lies like mad to ensure it happens. He flubs a promise to his son and ex-wife and lies to cover himself. He’s got the biggest case of his life coming up and it’s clear he has to lie like mad to win it. He’s eager to do it. Then his son makes a birthday wish that his lawyer dad would only...

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Honesty

as someone who is dishonest. Let’s take the 46th president Bill Clinton for example. He repeatedly denied having an affair with Monica Lewinsky to the public and soon after, tapes were leaked of Clinton and Lewinsky revealing that Bill in fact, did lie about having sexual relations with her. Due to this affair and a false testimony, Clinton was impeached and forever known as being deceptive to the world. Now, Clinton is certainly not the only political figure to cause controversy. In recent...

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Deception

Athena’s orders and he would have displeased the gods. Telemachus chose to lie to his mother and please the gods. He told his servant “there is a god behind all this. But swear you won’t say anything to my mother for a dozen days or so…” (Page 26, line 396-398). The god’s rules about lying is unclear. They seem to think lying is okay in some situations and wrong in others. If a character is close with the gods, he or she can lie and deceive others without thinking twice, however if a character is not...

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Deception

protect resources Relational: to maintain relationships or bonds Identity: to preserve “face” or the self-image [3] Detection[edit] Deception detection between relational partners is extremely difficult, unless a partner tells a blatant or obvious lie or contradicts something the other partner knows to be true. While it is difficult to deceive a partner over a long period of time, deception often occurs in day-to-day conversations between relational partners.[1] Detecting deception is difficult because...

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Hysteria Changes People

dark desire and hateful urge under the charade of righteousness. In "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller, the hysteria due to the paranoia of witchcraft causes Abigail to lie in order to save herself, Danforth to ruin the community, and Proctor to be convicted of witchery. The hysteria surrounding the witchtrials causes Abigail to lie in order to save herself. She is affected by the hysteria because she does not want to exposed as a liar. She forgets about the people that are close to her in order...

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Madame John Character Analysis

asked Tite Poulette to “lie” about her racial identity and say that she was “white”. In a conversation with Tite Poulette, Madame John said, “ ‘If any gentleman should ever love you and ask to marry you— not knowing you,— promise me you will not tell him you are not white’ ” (192). The fact that Madame tells Tite Poulette to lie about her racial identity in order to find love shows how important she thought it was to be married. Madame John, primarily, wanted Tite Poulette to lie about her identity ...

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Student

telling a little white lie can be better than telling the truth, so long as it is innocent in nature, and was not lying in malicious way and not about something potentially harmful. Telling a friend that you love her new house is kinder than admitting you do not. Raving about your child's painting is kinder than admitting you cannot recognize yourself amongst all those colors. Even you are not completely honest to you friends, however, finally, they will understand why told white lie and would be able...

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The Principles of Machiavelli : a Book Review of the Prince

misinterpreted since his book was first written, people take him in the wrong way, and are offended by what he says. Careless readers take him in a completely wrong way, such as they think that he believes that the end justifies the means, that a leader should lie to the people, and that a ruler has to rule with force. In actuality, Machiavelli means no such thing, he says that there are times when the common good outweighs the means, and the morality of a rulers actions. He also says that you cannot be loved...

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Snake Dance

strongly believe that the truth would have cause difficulties in Jerry’s mothers life.Therefore what Jerry did was thinking about his mother more than himself.As a result I think he did the right thing and I respect Jerry for telling this kind of a white lie to his parents....

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Betrayal in the Crucible

The only reason Abigail is behaving in this manor is because John proctor convinced her to go to court and testify against Abigail. To think they used to be friends until Abigail betrayed her by lying about being attacked by her. Its amazing how one lie can spark the betrayal of so many people. Manipulative people can not only betray the people they intend but sometimes they can indirectly hurt the people they love. John Proctor “Abby I may think of you softly from time to time but I will cut off my...

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