The Truth About Lying By Judith Viorst Analysis

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"The Truth about Lying", by Judith Viorst I can relate with Judith Viorst in the essay "The Truth about Lying" because she says she can't decide if she believes lying is wrong, so she breaks it down and gives us methods of lying in four different series and asks the audience if they agree with her. Those four series are Social Lies, Peace-Keeping Lies, Protective Lies, and Trust-Keeping Lies. I agree with Judith in all four groups of lying she discusses because they are all used in reality. The first lie Judith Viorst discusses is the Social Lie. These are lies told in order to avoid causing unintentional harm to another person, such as, lying to a friend by telling them they look good, even if they don't, just so they won't feel bad about themselves. If someone told the truth and didn't give a little "white lie" then they would just sound nasty and disrespectful. She even says that not telling socail lies is "arrogant". I agree with Viorst because lying in this way isn't always a bad thing when someone is just simply asking for your opinion. You can lie to them about something that doesn't mean much to you but your response could mean the world to them.…show more content…
Peace-keeping lies are lies told to avoid argument or problems and keep harm away from everyone. Viorst says "I tell these lies at times, and yet I always feel they're wrong. I understand why we tell them, but still they feel wrong." I agree with her because I find myself doing the same thing and end up feeling guilty as if I'm doing something I normally wouldn't do. If one had plans doing something or needs to be somewhere and they didn't make it or do what they were supposed to do, of course they are going to lie and make up some sort of excuse, that's just being

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