assigned to read the book “Lying” by Sissela Bok. Like it was said to us on the day of orientation and repeatedly while at the academy, “if you lie, you die” I think about that every day, words to live by. Obviously lying is wrong, but does it happen, obviously it does cause if it didn’t we wouldn’t have a term for it. Unfortunately the world we live in today, everybody lies. As a society I don’t think that some people don’t intend to lie to hurt someone intentionally all the time but they lie to make them feel better some times.
In the text of The Apology, Socrates outlines his actions in following this oracle. He questioned everyone with a reputation for wisdom—poets, craftsmen, and politicians—and after having a conversation with them, he determined they were not in fact wise at all. He concluded that he was the one with the most wisdom since he recognized that he actually wasn’t wise at all. The second charge of impiety placed against Socrates was that he believed in the supernatural things of
She states that if we continue to participate we will be a “repressive society” which to me seems very one sided, she speaks to everyone in this essay, because she wants everyone to know that if you participate in the pc, we are not only being ridiculous but we are being a “repressive society.” This essay, or what seems to be an essay, is not an effective argument because of the way she argues, she does not see things from both sides, but she chooses to voice her side and why she thinks it is ridiculous! By just reading the essay once, made me believe that this is not a great essay or argumentative essay why? Because she just argues her point and not seeing it through how other people think of it, just her point of view. As I have stated in my introduction,
I was blind in my fury, grabbing the girl by the hair, wondering what I had seen in her. What good my confession could have brought never came, for they brought in Elizabeth to verify the act, and the dear, sweet woman, she lied to preserve me. They forced Abigail and me to turn away from her, depriving her of any notion of what to say or how to act. My mind mixed for a way to get her to tell the truth, but at her first moment of hesitance, I realized how completely loyal she was to me. If guilt had been heavy on me before, it brings me to my knees now.
Darius L. Brewer PY 434 Dr. Neushatz March 2, 2010 A Review of Kassin and Colleagues’ Studies on False Confessions In reviewing studies by Kassin and colleagues on the power of a confession, several weaknesses in the system are revealed. First, a study of the persuasiveness of a coerced confession revealed a tendency for jurors to vote guilty even though they were told the confession was involuntary. The same study also found that the actual jurors claimed to have ignored inadmissible confessions when in fact the confessions increased the likelihood of them voting guilty. Second, Kassin revealed the difficulty of distinguishing a true and a false confession. Even the investigators with training and years of experience demonstrated
Apology I will be discussing one of Plato’s writings called the apology. The apology (Greek transliteration, apologia, meaning defense) is Plato’s version of Socrates speech given to the men of Athens “defending” himself against what he is being accused. Two main charges in particular were brought up against Socrates. One being that he was believed to be corrupting the youth, and the other was that he was an atheist. I will be focusing solely on the charge of corrupting the youth and key points associated with such.
I should of known long before that this whole situation would blow up in my face. If it's one thing I do know is that no good comes from lying, that truth will stare you in the face like your relfection in the mirror. It wasn't just those people in the court room that I had to lie infront of, I lied before god. I had to stand infront of all those people, bold-face lying that Tom Robinson abused me. When I sat back down, shame and guilt came crashing down on me like a tonn of bricks.
On account of Mayella she has not been treated as a lady and becomes defensive when treated properly. I can tell Mayella is bluffing when Bob Ewell looks at her she becomes timid. Mayella being emotional could easily be dismissed from specific questions mentally. She took offense to my common courtesy but soon dismissed the fact that I was “mocking” her to get on with the trial. Asking Mayella if Mr. Ewell was good to her seemed to bring Bob Ewell to the edge of his seat.
Chillingworth, after slowly discovering that Dimmesdale was the one who committed adultery with Hester, had started an ever growing desire to have revenge on Dimmesdale. This corrupted him and turned him into a hideous person who's only purpose in life was to bring down Dimmsdale. Once Dimmesdale passed away, Chillingworth died shortly there after since he had no purpose for his life anymore. Dimmesdale, having had sinned with Hester, had condemned Hester with the Scarlet Letter which erupted tremendous guilt within his mind. This guilt weakened Dimmesdale and eventually lead to his death.
Thus this was what she meant by not even the perfume of Arabia can cover up her guilty sin. Another example would be when Lady Macbeth says “Was your hands, put on your night-gown, looking not so pale: I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried. (5, 1; 52). Considering the fact that Banquo is dead, and she was the one who influenced her husband to do all those bad deeds, in the end it caused her to relive this scene to show how cruel she was in the past. Thus it is shown that guilt can cause one to lose there inner conscience.