Things Are Not Always How They Appear to Be Essay

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Things are Not Always How They Appear to Be People often fabricate an opinion on how something, or someone, is, solely based on their appearance. They make these judgements and then are usually surprised to hear that their premature opinions were incorrect. However, this means that the opinions that were made are either better or worse than the truth. One of numerous historical examples, displaying the first, would be how Great Britain underestimated Hitler leading up to World War II. They believed that he was not a threat, largely to his charismatic nature. By the time they realized their mistake of giving in to Hitler’s demands, and saw his true intentions, millions of lives would be lost. “The Possibility of Evil” also demonstrates the ‘better opinion,’ and how one single character blind-sided the whole town. Miss Strangeworth in “The Possibility of Evil” illustrates how things are often not what they seem through her actions and appearance, both of which hide her true dark nature. Miss Strangeworth’s interaction with her neighbors provides the first example of her devious nature, as she hides her dark nature by appearing concerned about their well-being. She stops to converse with the townspeople everyday, as part of her daily routine. Miss Strangeworth appears to be a caring and sweet old lady, as a result of her true intentions being hidden from the townspeople, and even herself. In actuality, the real reason she speaks with the townspeople is to confirm that the anonymous, inaccurate letters she sends out are opening their eyes to the evil around them, as well as to find new bouts of evil to warn her people about. This is ironic due to the fact that Miss Strangeworth sends the letters in order to make the town aware of the evil around them, but in reality, she is the one creating all of the mayhem. The townspeople assume that Miss Strangeworth simply

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