This way he will not waste his time and not making a bad impression on other people as well. The most selfish person will lie often about themselves doing stuff just to benefit them instead of others. Even though he knows certain things are wrong, but because of his selfishness, he chooses to trust the lies. The purpose of lies is maintaining social connections, protecting loved one’s feeling and being plain selfish. Sometimes a person does not want to hurt
The easy way is often referred to as the wrong way and in some cases this is true, such as when Victor ignored his creation. By not facing his fears he was granted the absence of the monster, but only contributed to emanate problem just on the horizon. Victor’s tone of boastful arrogance soon turned to forlorn warning when he “Had finished and saw, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled his heart” (Shelley, 42). A fantastic example of the “easy way out” could be found in The Importance of Being Earnest. As Jack quickly finds out, lying about your true name to win the girl of your dreams can be successful, but also have consequences.
Richard longed for a way to show how he felt toward his father without actually verbalizing it. He wanted to show his hate and resentment of his father without punishment. He wanted a victory on a level other than the obvious one. “I resented his shouting and it irked me that I could never make him feel my resentment. How could I hit back at him?
I realize that the council may have concerns about reversing the decree against Antigone. As Kreon is the king, what he says is law; “No one in Thebes may bury him or mourn for him.” Anyone who disobeys his laws is subject to the consequences of their actions. Antigone openly defied him by burying her brother, and therefore deserves to be punished for her behavior. Her obvious defiance insulted Kreon’s authority. Also, by reversing Antigone’s sentence, Kreon and the state are implying that they have chosen to agree with her viewpoint and honor her brother, who is a traitor in the eyes of the state.
Some search for the truth and find that they would have been happier not knowing. Ignorance is bliss, or is it? Through the rhetorical concepts of Logos, Pathos, and Ethos, this metaphor can be dissected to reveal a better understanding of how it has become such a popular icon in everyday life. LOGOS (REASONING) Ignorance is defined simply as “lack of knowledge, education, or awareness” (ignorance) so it would be safe to say that all humans come into this world ignorant in more ways than not. Bliss can be defined as “perfect happiness; serene joy” (bliss).
This though is invalid and not true because sin comes out of happiness and Dimmesdale does this for the joy of his heart. He does not intend to hurt anyone he only seeks to be happy but he simply isn’t “man enough” to step up. Chillingworth has the greatest sin because he seeks his revenge which has blinded him. He intends on harming others and putting Dimmesdale in a miserable slow death. Sin is a crime caused by wanting joy but Chillingworth is not like that.
This results in Dimmesdale having to hide his guilt when he is out in public, which in return slowly destroys his soul because he usually is not put into a position where he must lie. If Dimmesdale is to confess his sin he will no longer have to hide it, just like Hester which will result in the mending of his body and soul. Secondly, since Dimmesdale is seen as such a pure and holy man it is extremely difficult for him to confess. When Dimmesdale has to hide his guilt he turns into a, “poor, miserable man! What right had infirmity like his to burden it with crime?
He is blind because he thinks that he is making the right choice when in reality he is leading himself into chaos. Getting into the middle of the book, Macbeth admits that he is having strange self-delusions. This is most likely his guilty conscience but he is blind to this and ignores it. He explains to lady Macbeth that it is merely just his lack of experience when it comes to crime, “...My strange and self-abuse is the initiate fear that wants hard use. We are yet but young in deed.” (III iv 174-175).
I think it relates but with a twist. The pleasure that Aymler is trying to obtain is seeing Georgiana without the birthmark. This is because the birthmark represents everything that he despises about Georgiana. He is in constant effort to obtain this pleasure but lacks conscience to do so. This is primarily because he does not think about the most important aspect of this obsession with is Georgiana herself.
People don’t judge him because of him lying while under the spotlight as much as the fact that he had an affair. People say ones true colors comes out when in challenged or questioned, but Bill Clinton didn’t lie because it was his true colors he lied because it natural instinct to save himself. In sum it is not fair to judge peoples actions when they are stressed because it more their instinct then decision. On the other hand when a person is in a carefree situation they tend to act without thinking of the consequences. For a person this may be the best time to judge one.