Essays Tagged: "Self Deception"

Deception in Shakespeare's MacBeth

ic. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth also try to use denial and rationalization to deceive themselves. This self-deception leads to grave circumstances for them both. Macbeth is forced into further and furthe ... cult and unbearable. Lady Macbeth is also caught in the depths of deception and eventually kills herself. Therefore, it is obvious that the main characters of Shakespeare's Macbeth are all negatively ...

(5 pages) 84 2 4.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

'The Truth About Foolishness' in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

ous truth.Shakespeare takes a humorous approach to expose the ways we fall prey to pride, vanityand self-deception. As the story unfolds, the characters discover their faults before they can doany rea ... o bemanipulated by others to be accepted. His foolishness is revealed innocently, as he considershimself a gentleman.His attempts to flirt with Maria by showing how clever he is fail when Sir Toby adv ...

(4 pages) 136 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (lens - in literature an author might reveal more about what is bad in the human soul than what is good)

an is a tale of one man's false American Dream, and the psychological consequences of a lifetime of self deception.In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, we see a blue collared American salesman cau ... eat example of Irony.Characterization also came into play. Willy loman, frequently condradicting himself dreamed of his two sons Biff and Happy growing up to live successful lives, as he had failed to ...

(3 pages) 154 2 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Self deception, comparison between Sorrows of Young Werther and Frederick Douglass.

Self-DeceptionGoethe made a character that came in contact with several people who deceived themselv ... lse reasons for them to believe in something. It's not rare in society that someone makes him or herself think one thing for their own satisfaction but is actually the opposite. When a person does dec ... r increase the extent of their deeds. Also, the many similarities and differences for motivation of self-deception will be examined.In The Sorrows of Young Werther, several people deceived themselves, ...

(7 pages) 62 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller.

to be considered as a conventional tragic hero. However, others may disagree, arguing that Willy's self-deception and frequent moral lapses prevent him from being recognised as the true hero of a tra ... ly's pursuit of the American Dream and success, but is also questioning the validity of the dream itself. Willy's dreams have been impaired by the falseness of his society, shattering his life. As Wil ...

(3 pages) 119 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Describes Fielding's use of satirial characters in Joseph Andrews.

abuse of the English language and preoccupation with societal standing all serve as examples of the self deception that Fielding finds ridiculous in his contemporary social system.Before analyzing how ... towards hypocrisy. She warns Lady Booby that there will be no virgins left in the household save herself if Joseph remains and that he is "horribly indicted to Wenching" (Book 1 28). This statement is ...

(6 pages) 42 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is an essay for ethics class on what moral theories i would adopt and follow

s on the search for good and evil. Kant's theory on deontology, Freud's theory on psycho egoism and self deception Theory of Ethical conventionalism, Theory on human and nature centered ethics, Ethica ... His theory involves duties, duty t respect others, act on universal principles, and to respect yourself, and inorder to be moral you must do your duties in good will at all times in life. I believe p ...

(2 pages) 163 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Ethics Of Genetic Engineering

ms proposed that the issue of human freedom be re-conceptualized. Rejecting the traditional view of self-direction as the possibility of choosing among alternatives, Williams suggested that we ground ... In this view, human freedom is enhanced as one "lives truthfully." Truthful living runs counter to self-deception and thereby opens the way for greater freedom, which is fundamentally concerned with ...

(5 pages) 82 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Comparison of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead

theme of transformation, which helps to illuminate the difference between deceptive characters and self-deception.Hamlet was published during the Elizabethan era around 1603 in England. The society o ...

(5 pages) 62 1 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

A Chosen Death-Satirical Process Essay

A Chosen DeathThere are many "promising" plans to kill yourself, but they don't always factor in the feelings of the person that are carrying them out. I think ... lings of the person that are carrying them out. I think it is very important that the person him/herself is taken into careful consideration, because any "promising" plan can be disrupted by fear, unc ... careful consideration, because any "promising" plan can be disrupted by fear, uncertainty, or just self-deception.There are many reason why people suicide, such as:1. sick and dying anyway an ...

(4 pages) 26 1 3.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Addictions: Vital Lies, Simple Truths

Self-deception is a matter of perception. For some self-deception is a way of coping with an unreal ... rception. For some self-deception is a way of coping with an unreal and unfair reality. For others, self-deception can lead to an act of heroism. Self-deception is an act of selection. The question ho ... f heroism. Self-deception is an act of selection. The question however remains, "Why do we practice self-deception?" There are many reasons why individuals choose consciously and unconsciously to prac ...

(5 pages) 69 2 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Talk about the devil setting himself on fire.

resent a bit of doppleganger versions of the tragic heroes. The temptation is epitomized as willful self dellusion or self deception leading our heroes to self destruction. Thanatos, the death wish, i ... y I will elaborate at length on two of the main threads similar in both narratives 1) the pride and self image that leads our heroes to surrender themselves to temptation and sin, and 2) the consequen ...

(8 pages) 32 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Genetic Engineering: What are the Ethics?

ms proposed that the issue of human freedom be re-conceptualized. Rejecting the traditional view of self-direction as the possibility of choosing among alternatives, Williams suggested that we ground ... . In this view, human freedom is enhanced as one "lives truthfully."Truthful living runs counter to self-deception and thereby opens the way for greater freedom, which is fundamentally concerned with ...

(5 pages) 79 0 4.8 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

"Confessions of a Mask": Kochan (Narrator) Character Analysis

the twisted and inverted stew of his mind. The real world acts only as stimulus for the narrator's self-deception, and because he is unable to avoid deceiving himself, he necessarily deceives everyon ... veryone else, from the doctors to whom he lies about his health, to Sonoko, the girl he imagines himself not to love.Kochan's inability to relate to the world except after it has been processed by his ...

(5 pages) 29 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Explore the Dramatic Significance of Truth and Lies in "Much Ado About Nothing"

s form there are also many other types of deception throughout the play. There are many examples of self deception where characters lie to themselves and will not accept their true actions or feelings ... to tell you true, I counterfeit him'. An audience would presume he is only doing this to involve himself in the fun of the ball but the fact that he is prepared to lie so casually provides a warning o ...

(6 pages) 21 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Thomas Cahill

= play actor "“ note Greek theater Lu: wealth "“ Broader issues = greed, selfishness, idolatry What might wealth and hypocrisy have in common? Blindness // ... e, like evangelism in some circles, has been tainted by people who abuse the category for their own selfish ends: W.V. Grant, Oral Roberts, Gold Dust at a local charismatic congregation b. Lik ...

(2 pages) 396 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Romeo

Wooden-headedness, the source of self-deception, is a factory that plays a large role in government. It is acting according to wish w ... factory that plays a large role in government. It is acting according to wish while not allowing oneself to be deflected by the facts. Some people would claim that it plays a large role in all organiz ... er to her and said a few words. Then, he knew that he couldn't live without Juliet, so he killed himself, right in front of Juliet's coffin. Juliet awoke shortly afterwards, and she saw Romeo's dead b ...

(2 pages) 470 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Yellow Wallpaper

Self-Deception Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Nathaniel Hawthorne are two authors with detailed backgr ... arly in life that marriages are vain and not important. Although Gilman felt this way, she found herself in two different marriages. In the first marriage she gave birth to her daughter, this lead to ... breast cancer; three years later she committed suicide. Gilman decided to die fast by poisoning herself, rather than to live in misery and die a slow painful death.Another author of great magnitude, ...

(6 pages) 1858 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In his brief but complex story "Araby," James Joyce concentrates

brief but complex story "Araby," James Joyce concentrates on character to reveal the ironies within self-deception. To some, "Araby" is a story of initiation, of a boy's pursuit for the ideal. The pur ... s reaction to reality, yet the story ends with the boy seeing, "Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself…" the boy's realization to the reality he should see rather than the illusion he had bee ...

(4 pages) 2830 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Luigi Pirandello

tions achieved. It is perhaps easier to empathize with and understand the phenomena of illusion and self-deception and the human struggle to differentiate illusion and reality if we used as examples m ... d as a reversion to an earlier genre or as a radical experiment the narrative immediately reveals itself to he a pastiche, revealing its source to be a quotation through the use of which it verifies i ...

(8 pages) 14 1 1.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies