Essays Tagged: "telling the truth"

Was Truman morally and militarily justified in dropping two Atomic Bombs on Japan?

t he was certain he made the right decision, nobody would have been able to know if he was lying or telling the truth. I believe President Truman's decision to use the atomic bombs on Japan was not mo ...

(5 pages) 240 1 3.4 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Truth revealed in "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzergerald

lie. In Jay's case when it came down to them finding out the truth they didn't know whether he was telling the truth or lying. So it was hard for them to believe what he was saying.Daisy was another ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.6 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

How lying can really become positve rather than negative

hat his father would not be able to tell a lie for one day, and it came true; that got me thinking. Telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, would cause major problems for everyb ... ushing my friend to the nearest bathroom, we had some really bad Mexican food for lunch." Sometimes telling a lie can get many people out of tough situations. Benjamin Franklin once said, "Half a trut ...

(2 pages) 95 1 4.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

a character sketch of Earl of Kent in the Play King Lear

and instead banishes Kent as well. The Earl bids his goodbyes and expresses thanks to Cordelia for telling the truth.?Reverse thy state,And in thy best consideration checkThis hideous rashness. Answe ...

(5 pages) 62 0 4.2 Jan/2003

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

This is an analysis of John Proctor from Aurthur Miller's "The Crucible" It shows how important morals are in John Proctors life and in Puritain Society

sing to a lie. Most importantly, John Proctor banks the high opinion from his children by dying for telling the truth. John obviously believes that a life of deception is not worth living.As John Proc ...

(2 pages) 139 4 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is an adapted screen play from "Waiting for the Barbarians" by Cotzee

d noises in the background of doors shutting and people walking)MAGISTRATE What if your prisoner is telling the truth, yet finds he is not believed? Is that not a terrible position? Imagine: to be pre ... OLONOL JOLL There is a certain tone (verbal pause). A certain tone enters the voice of a man who is telling the truth. Training and experience train us to recognize that tone. (said with declaration a ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"The scarlet letter", by Nathaniel Hawthorne

suffer her sin in the public where she have to wear the scarlet letter. Dimmesdale suffers from not telling the truth. Chillingworth wants to revenge.First, Hester Prynne viewed her sin of adultery wi ... nt to tell the truth of what he did but by hiding the secret he is suffering and feel guilty of not telling the truth. All Chillingworth want is to her Dimmesdale back but revenge is really not the wa ...

(2 pages) 31 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This essay is about whistleblowers.

. Seemingly, a whistleblower tends to be the kind of person who has to do the right thing, which is telling the truth. Many whistleblowers did not set out to risk their lives. They know the telling tr ... ning the whistleblowers, it is quite obvious that each of them committed to their own constitution, telling the truth. Each decided to blow the whistle because they believe that injustice has been don ...

(4 pages) 221 0 3.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Ethics in the Business world

st had no idea that some people could actually think that it is ok. Some people think that they are telling the truth simply because they have forced themselves to believe that they are telling the tr ...

(1 pages) 84 1 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Descerning Truth

ents, I expect. But perhaps, like me, many have discovered that we got in trouble for lying and for telling the truth, regardless of promises to the contrary.My family also taught me to shade the trut ... vive the harsh reality of brutal honesty. To keep from hurting others, we learned the usefulness of telling "white lies." And we use this term to describe our shading of the truth. Perhaps we convince ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Humourous Story by Wafa Nurdin called The Mallow Men.

I'm trying to make history here?""No one cares." Larry's face was blank, devoid of feeling. He was telling the truth. I had to take desperate measures. I took my pen and tried to stab his fingers. It ...

(6 pages) 18 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Analysis of Charlotte Gilmans' "The Yellow Wallpaper"

r facts differently than other witnesses, the reader must realize that the narrator may not even be telling the truth. On the other hand, the first-person perspective gives a sense of "knowing" the na ... hts of the narrator. There is no reason for lies or deceit as the journal is a trusted friend. What telling the story this way loses are the thoughts of those around the narrator. We don't really know ...

(5 pages) 139 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Can't read?!

problem will only get worse. Also Clover has to be able to trust that who ever is reading to her is telling the truth, that he/she is not lying. "But Benjamin pushed her aside and in th ... .Because many of the farm animals could not read, it was hard for them to believe what Squealer was telling them. But most of them were probably thinking that, "Squealer is a comrade why would he lie ...

(2 pages) 166 3 3.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Assess the usefulness of informal interviews.

ion from the interviewee is more honest so this would add validity to the findings because they are telling the truth and you gain qualitative data. You can also discus more sensitive issues if the in ...

(1 pages) 63 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple" Transcript of a speech. Frontline, Lies (Michael Leunig) and Nothing to Report (May Herschel Clarke)

e once said 'The truth is rarely pure and never simple'. This statement sums up the difficulties of telling the truth, and this is furthermore shown in Rob Sitch et al's Frontline, Lies by Michael Leu ... nt affairs shows, the team at Frontline are concerned with gaining ratings every night, rather than telling the real truth to people. One example of this is during the episode 'Add sex and stir' where ...

(6 pages) 122 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Horror House

an see two bright red lights. I was just thinking to myself was this one of their jokes or are they telling the truth. When I went back to home that night I was still very curious in what they ... went down my spine and with all the horror I managed to say "Why do we need to go? She answered me telling me"It's a special favor from the opposite house. My brother and I made our way to the ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Internal Conflict in "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner and "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck

nder his father's pressiure who does not want to get into the jail and acting against his father by telling the truth. The main character is influenced by Abner, his father, who tells him, "You got to ...

(8 pages) 62 1 4.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Telling the truth is often difficult, at times there is a temptation to see it as undesirable" Discuss with reference to Frontline and related texts.

"Telling the truth is often difficult, at times there is a temptation to see it as undesirable"Discus ... t the media and society today, we can see that the media's drive for ratings, and the difficulty in telling the truth can lead to the temptation to see it as undesirable. Telling the truth can be diff ...

(5 pages) 124 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why do we lie - this essay answers this question and talks about truth in our society

tail and a wide smile. But have you ever stoped to think, if these people are actually sincere and telling the "Truth", or just rolling out a lie?In all of our childhood memories, I always remember m ... the truth. Everyday, you will live in a constant state of worry and pressure. Imagine your friends telling you things that should never have been told, and deep curses about you rippling off their to ...

(3 pages) 77 2 4.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Business Bluffing Reconsidered

e that she absolutely cannot sell the car for less than $12,000. Assuming that neither one of us is telling the truth, we are bluffing about our reservation prices, the price above or below which we w ...

(15 pages) 63 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues