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HONESTY It is not usually in a person's nature to be honest. Honesty does not come naturally but it can be developed. Honesty is necessary for the survival of a person in a group of people and to prevent possible conflict. Honesty makes it possible for people to live together. Some people seem to be honest to those they are close to but dishonest to outsiders. Their dishonesty hits so many others that it effects the entire society. A person who is honest shows integrity, sincerity, and is genuine. An honest person implies truthfulness, fairness, and the refusal of fraud. They return lost goods that they may come across to the Lost and Found or to the person the goods belong...
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HONESTY When I think of someone's reputation, I usually first think of his or her honesty and how trustworthy they are. If someone tells another person they can trust him or her, then they mean that the person is someone who tells the truth, keeps their word, and does whatever they say they are going to do. When I decide whether or not I want to be a friend to someone I judge them on how trustworthy there are.Honesty is a good characteristic of anyone's reputation, and one that should be valued very much. Honesty is usually a good reputation's greatest possession, as well as its greatest armor for staying good. Whatever other good traits someone possesses, they do not help the reputation...
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Honesty Last year I saw something that shocked me. I was so flabbergasted when I read about a nationwide survey titled "The Day America Told the Truth" 93% of Americans admitted that they lie "regularly and habitually" at work and 35% admitted they have had or were currently having an affair which they were keeping secret from their mates. Lying is saying or withholding information in order to manipulate someone's opinion of you. The fact is that everyone lies. We are always telling some kind of story, building a case for ourselves and trying to put on a best face. We're trying to prove we're good little boys and girls and that we're knowledgeable. There's a popular quote that says, "Nobody...
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Essay on Honesty Imagine this: You are at a MacDonald's drive through. You have ordered only one cheese burger, but when you drive up to the collection window, the young trainee hands you a big bag filled with food and a handful of change. There are two options, do you, A; tell the young trainee that you only ordered a cheese burger, (which costed you only $1.90) and give back to him the big bag of food and handful of change? Or do you, B; say thank you to the young trainee and drive off happily with the huge bag of food and all the change, feeling lucky that the trainee made a mistake with your order.Of course, the first action suggested above, (A) is the honest and truthful way to...
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Defining Honesty Winston Churchill once said, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had
happened." Everyone has in mind that honesty is being truthful in
everything. Honesty is the most important thing a person should
possess. He should adhere to till his death. Then People will respect
one and the feelings of that are priceless. An honest person is the
richest person in the world. He does not have to worry about anything
or lie because the truth is the truth.
The dictionary defines honesty as "moral...
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Importance of Maintaining Academic HonestyAbstract:This paper has been written to showcase the importance of practicing Academic Honesty in one's life; it manly focuses on the advantages and the good points of following it, tells about the ways how it can really motivate students and help them to be a good human being. It also tells about the practices being followed in this area and how they are prevailing and what are the steps that could be taken to minimize their effect.Maintaining academic honesty is not the single responsibility of a student only but also a requirement for the academic staff and the administration with the responsibility of monitoring and controlling such acts...
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According to the Salvation Army, "charity begins at home." The Salvation Army realized that it had a problem with theft among its kettle workers, the people who collect money for the Army during Christmas season. Apparently, some of the kettlers were helping themselves to the Army's money before the organization had a chance to give it out. To put a stop to this problem the Salvation Army along with other business organizations implemented the use of honesty tests for prospective employers, which would aim at flushing out potential troublemakers.Honesty tests also measure an applicant's tendency toward drug use and violence. All three categories: honesty, drugs, and violence play are key...
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Honesty Is The Best Policy The main message of his presentation was to teach the class the importance of Honesty. He pointed out that there are several different aspects of honesty. The common misconception is that honesty only involves not telling a lie. This is not the case as Brett pointed out, honesty involves telling your friends the truth even if it means hurting their feeling, having academic integrity, and acting in good faith.The first key point of his presentation was general honesty. An example he used to illustrate this was if a friend asks you how he looks in a sweater. A lot of times a friend will tell their friend they look good no matter what they really look like because...
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Great memories, good times, friendships, big sports games, crazy pranks on underclassmen, parties, fun community service programs, active dorm life, term papers, and lots of studying. College life is not meant for everyone, but if it is for you, there is something you need to know. Cheating in college to achieve success is obviously done frequently, yet undesirable and dishonorable. A student who cheats to gain success at college will suffer severe punishments if they are caught. Cheating can cause a student to lose his credibility and reputation. Cheaters in the end are only cheating themselves out of learning, yet still so many do this to get ahead of their huge work load.As defined by the...
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Nick - Detached or Dishonest?The Great Gatsby is a difficult book to interpret, particularly because of the style in which it is written. Not only must the reader differentiate between the separate views of Nick as the narrator and Nick as the character, but he or she must also take into consideration at what time period, relative to this story, are these views being expressed. After all, Nick the narrator is presently evaluating the manner in which his character behaved the year before, as well as allowing his character to voice his opinion, as his opinion had been during that time frame. We learn to trust Nick as a narrator, because all the pieces of information he gives to us, received...
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Honesty can be defined as free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere. In Shakespeare’s
play, “Othello”, honesty has a very ironic pat. The theme of this play is basically all about
honesty and trust. Throughout “Othello” you will be able to notice the irony of how honesty is
used. It all begins when Othello put Michael Cassio, who is not as experienced of a soldier as
lieutenant over Iago. Iago is very jealous of Cassio and has hatred toward Iago that he starts
coming up with plans to ruin Othello and Michael Cassio. First off Iago wants to frame
Desdamonia making it seem as if she is having an affair with Cassio. Iago is very smart and
knows since he is trusted by Othello that...
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Truth and Honesty in the MediaIn a world surrounded by mass media, we depend on truthful and honest information to form accurate conceptions of current events and issues. Journalists, editors, producers and broadcasters should do their best to convey information that reflects the truth. Truth and the public's right to information should be the basic foundation for all journalists. One reason for the importance of truth in the media is that it demonstrates a respect for people as ends rather than as tools to be manipulated. In other words, it is not used to influence or control society but rather to benefit it. The public depends on the media to discover and report societal problems and...
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In “The Death of Honesty,” William Damon raises the concern that current apathy towards increasing dishonesty threatens democracy. In this essay taken from the online volume “Endangered Virtues ” published by the Hoover Institute in 2012, Damon initially concedes that there are situations where lying could be considered acceptable. However, with that being acknowledged, he transitions to his main premise that honesty is losing its importance in society and will lead to its downfall, and he cites examples in politics, law, journalism, and business in contemporary society where dishonesty is expected, and even, condoned. Damon finally directs his remarks pointedly at teachers and current...
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What is honesty? To me honesty is to tell the truth and not to lie to others and be fair. Honesty is a good quality trait for someone to have which tells a lot about their personality. Honesty is a characteristic that I have because of hearing in school about being honest, the experience I had as a child, and most important the example my parents gave me.
There are many factors that led me to develop the characteristics of being honest. One was the influence I had during school. In school they had rules and honesty was one of the most important ones. The rules were really reinforced so in the classrooms there was one poster of the rules and all the students had to know them. I observed...
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Honesty is the best policy, this well know statement not even followed by its preachers nowadays holds close to no value in the minds of most today. Honesty seems to have faded to the back of our minds allowing us to forget of its importance and find justification in every lie we tell, and not until a lie generates a negative effect will it be deemed unjustified and immoral.Truth throughout time has been deemed highly respected and at times in small anecdotes able to save someones life. In the story of Joseph, the boy with a robe of many colors, betrayed by his brothers and sold, believes his brothers are lying when they, pleading for grain to feed all their family,...
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Skills for Learning in an Information AgeWe have reached the end of the first block of classes at axia online college. While some things are as I expected there are also many things that I have learned along the way. These first two classes that I have taken have served as a stepping stone not only to my future classes but also to life in general. As the title of the class states, I have successfully learned skills for learning in an information age. I will without a doubt use these skills in many future endeavors of life. I found this class to be helpful in everyday life as well as in the classroom setting. Everyone could benefit from have skills to doing research online. From this class I...
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Integrity can be defined as "an uncompromising adherence to a code of moral, artistic or other values, utter sincerity, honesty and candor, avoidance of deception, expediency, artificiality or shallowness of any kind" (The Penguin Concise English Dictionary). In simpler words this means to maintain high standards and follow the rules, even when no one is watching. Integrity is very important in our everyday life if we wish to be good people. Certain people feel that in order to advance themselves in life they need to break certain rules, such as rules that are decreed on examination booklets.
Academic honesty and integrity is a necessary ingredient for school systems to evaluate their...
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Nick From The Great Gatsby said, "Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have every known." After reading the beginning of this book, I have concluded that Nick was either mistaken or lying. Though Nick appears to be a good guy, he does not know what true honesty is. Many of his actions prove him to be dishonest and morally wrong.Nick believes that honesty means being a good person, and having nothing to hide. This is not true though. For example, when Tom openly had an affair on his wife, he did not show honesty. He did not hide that he was having an affair. He was not honest; he was shameless. Honesty...
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Integrity and HonestyIntegrity can be defined as "an uncompromising adherence to a code of moral, artistic or other values, utter sincerity, honesty and candor, avoidance of deception, expediency, artificiality or shallowness of any kind" (Webster's 3rd New International Dictionary 1174). In simpler words this means to maintain high standards and follow the rules, even when no one is watching. Integrity is very important in our everyday life if we wish to be good people. The sad thing is that if you ask some people what integrity means to them they will probably tell you that it doesn't mean much and some may not even know what integrity is. Certain people feel that in order to get ahead in...
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John Steinbeck was, for the most part, successful in celebrating the honesty, courage, and dreams of ordinary people, even though I don't particularly agree with the honesty part. He shows the values of courage and dreams in his characters, but his characters aren't necessarily honest. In fact, a few of the key characters lied about a lot of things throughout the book. They may not be big things but they are lies nonetheless.Steinbeck was very successful in celebrating the courage of common man when at the end of the book when George had the courage to kill Lennie, and give up his dream and his best friend. He loved Lennie and yet he had the heart to kill him and save him from the inevitable...
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Honesty at the Mercy of Disguise. In Shakespeare's King Lear the element of disguise is literal. Through out his play Shakespeare demonstrates that disguise can be detrimental and helpful. King Lear falls for each form of disguise as it presents itself to him. Lear fails to recognize the truth, which ultimately brings upon his demise. Gloucester, Lear's parallel, also fails to notice his son in disguise, leading to his mental downfall. Gloucester's son, Edmund disguises his deceit and treacherous plans, by pawning his "legitimate [brother] Edgar," (I, II, 16), forcing him into disguise. Edgar disguises himself as a mad beggar, to protect himself from his father, who sees him as an...
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William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, is the depiction of the spiraling downfall of the Venetian general as he falls victim to the destructive consequences of another man’s envy. The story is ultimately fueled by the vindictive nature of the antagonist, Iago, as he attempts to seek revenge on Othello for promoting another man as his lieutenant. It is suggested that, prior to the story, Iago was an honest and trusted character; however, with feelings of degradation and even humiliation, Iago twists his seemingly “good” characteristics and assets, such as intuition, perception, and cunning, into tools of evil and betrayal. The antagonist acts as a puppet master as he fabricates...
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In Zora Hurston's, short story, "The Conscience of the Court", she explores the value of loyalty and honestly. She also examines how these qualities effect the way others can perceive an individual and the trust that these qualities enable others to convey towards those that express them. This text shows the loyalty that a black woman holds for her employer and the trust that the two share during a time of turmoil and general distrust of blacks by whites. "The Conscience of the Court" is unusual because it depicts an uneducated black woman triumphing over a white bigot in a situation and time period in which an unspoken rule places the law on the white man's side. Hurston expresses her...
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Honesty is a very abstract word. It is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “adherence to the facts; refusal to lie, steal or deceive in any way.” But, what ‘honesty’ exactly means? Some would say that honesty means not telling lies, not committing crimes or living a life according to what law says. To be honest, it is a manifestation of the truth, and the facts behind are just a consequence of being honest. In a simple way, honesty is not only to tell the truth, but also to live the truth.
Honesty is based on the truth, and the most general sign of this is not telling lies. Even the most simple and “inoffensive” lie could become problematic. For instance, my friend Tania was...
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Nick Carraway as Honest Liar in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
"Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known" (Fitzgerald Gatsby 64). So writes Nick Carraway in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, characterizing himself in opposition to the great masses of humanity as a perfectly honest man. The honesty that Nick attributes to himself must be a nearly perfect one, by dint of both its rarity and its "cardinal" nature; Nick asserts for himself that he is among the most honest people he has ever encountered. Events in the book, however, do not bear this self-characterization out; far...
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One could not imagine a life without friends. Friends bring about a sense of balance in one’s life and allow one to enjoy life fully. As Samuel Johnson remarks, “True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice.” Friends are not quite like anyone else in one’s life, one is apprehensive in others lives, concerns, and general well-being. Friends make others feel superior, are attentive, and long to be around under any circumstances. With time, the result of such qualities allows a relationship to be factual, blissful, emotionally stable, and have a unique bond. A friend “for a lifetime” provides respect, integrity, loyalty, and honesty in a relationship....
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Family ValuesThere are so many various types of people with different ethnic backgrounds, culture and manner of living that are the cause of distinct values in a family. These families have poor, mediocre or virtuous family values, however what one may consider as a mediocre family value may seem poor to someone else and vice-versa. These family values differ from family to family worldwide. The most significant values are family unity, honesty and education.Family unity is a family being together in blissful harmony on holidays. Family unity is regardless how bad a situation may be it will bring us closer together and make our bond stronger. Family unity is my family watching me grow from...
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There are so many various types of people with different ethnic backgrounds, culture and manner of living that are the cause of distinct values in a family. These families have poor, mediocre or virtuous family values, however what one may consider as a mediocre family value may seem poor to someone else and vice-versa. These family values differ from family to family world-wide. The most significant values are family unity, honesty and education.Family unity, is a family being together in blissful harmony on holidays. Family unity is regardless how bad a situation may be it will bring us closer together and make our bond stronger. Family unity is my family watching me grow from infancy to...
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When raising a child one is taught values by their families that they feel are important for their child to have. I believe that family values consist of certain actions and qualities that are important to a family to uphold. Values that are important in my family are honesty, trust and to have respect for others. Each of these values is equally important in my family. They played a big role into making me the person I am now.
Growing up in my family taught me that honesty is the best policy. When I would get into trouble as a child I would often try to lie to my mom thinking that would save me from being punished. I soon learned that lying would only get me into more trouble than I was...
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Personal essay is a narrative that focuses on a theme about the author or author's life and is supported by a variety of events from the author's own experience. As a kind of informal essay, the personal essay is so popular due to its unique characteristics such as "conversational element", "contrarious role", "humor", "Irony", "honesty", "vulnerability" and "self-disclosure". Among these qualities, "honesty", "vulnerability" and "self-disclosure" are essential in order to be successful in the personal essay and these three elements are clearly shown in Woolf's, Orwell's, and Forester's essays.First of all, being honest is the basic principle of ethic in the personal essay. According to "The...
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Family ValuesThe concept of "family values" is rooted in each individual culture thus making the values different for different societies. In addition, cultures change over time in response to economic, political, and cultural developments. Therefore, "family values" vary from household to household, from country to country, and from generation to generation. There are so many various types of people with different ethnic backgrounds, culture and manner of living. Some families have poor, mediocre or virtuous family values, however what one may consider as mediocre may seem poor to someone else and vice-versa. I think the most significant values of the family are unity, honesty and...
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Character Traits of Elizabeth Proctor
In the late sixteen hundreds, the fear of witchcraft was a major concern amongst New Englanders. Arthur Miller’s book, The Crucible, tells the story of a town’s obsession with accusing innocent people of witchcraft. All the accusers were young females who claimed they were attacked by demonic specters. Members of the community supposedly sent out these evil spirits, but in reality, the girls were doing it as sport. One such person accused was Elizabeth Proctor, wife of John Proctor, known throughout the community to be a noble woman. Throughout the book Elizabeth proves to be honest, untrusting of others, and determined. ...
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What makes Smith run???
The theme of honesty is widely developed in “The Loneliness of the Long Distant Runner,” in which Smith tells us what honesty means according to him, and according to the governor. To be honest is interpreted by the governor as the easiest and most common way to win the race, to get out of the jail, and to have a family. Smith’s sense of honesty therefore must be seen as individuality; to be in charge of ones self and free of “the system” creates an honest man, a human individual. The governor’s interpretation shows honesty as conformity. Conforming to societies’ mandate horribly clashes with Smith’s powerful sense of freedom and inner strength.
“The Loneliness of...
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Of all the characters in The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne, the protagonist, is the strongest and most courageous. But, that is not to say that she is unsusceptible to change. Over the course of the novel, Hester remains unchanged in some areas, such as strength and honesty, but her beauty and social status vary greatly.One trait that defines Hester throughout the novel is strength. Strength in the mind and also in the heart is what makes Hester a striking person in a gloomy society. This strength was inside of her all along, but it is the scarlet letter that eventually brings it to our attention. During the first scaffold scene, Nathaniel Hawthorne notes her "natural dignity and force of...
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Before we talk about the requirements that make a happy family, let's try to define what ahappy family is. What makes for family happy? Is it something material like a big house or anice car? Is it financial stability? Is it a good paying job, vacations, a cabin by the lake?I know that at least for me, a nice job, a big house, and a nice car I could drive to mycabin by the lake would definitely make my family at least a couple of notches happier. But arethose the things that really make a family happy. I think about the really happy moments in myfamily's history and they all come back through flashes of smiles, hugs and laughter. I may notremember what car we had then, when I was a young...
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Romulus My Father gives an insight into a person's attitude towards life. Different attitudes and morals are displayed, but ultimately reveal that a person's attitude towards honesty, loyalty, courage, charity and capacity for hard work is the key to life.Romulus's attitude towards honesty is the most important of his many values. Romulus strongly believed that honesty is the key to everything and that "only a rigorous truthfulness could give a person the inner unity necessary for strength of character". This was in unison combined with is attitude towards hard work. Romulus maintained that one could not achieve great work without rigorous honesty. He tells Raimond that there were "few...
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Honesty is the structural beam for a good reputation and for trust. To be trusted you need honesty, and it all comes together in the great circle of our pitiful meaningless lives. Odysseus did not look at that phrase that way; in fact he realizes life as completely the opposite. "Good god," he must have been be thinking, "my life is short, I must make a good impression for the world to see." He understood how important it was to be trustworthy of the gods and mortals alike. His reputation served him well in most of his adventures but they didn't when he got home. But all those wretched men ended up dead.The hero of this timeless classic is Odysseus, a good man from the country of Pyloss. His...
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A shot was heard throughout the Keller home as Joe ended his guilty, worthless life. Miller criticizes that American society has become corrupt- a place of selfishness, where people care too much about themselves, and that which benefits them, and will go to any lengths to achieve that goal; even if the repercussions of their actions will bring harm to other people. He stresses that money seems to be the key factor that drives society to this level of corruption. Miller emphasizes this point in several ways. The first example is that Keller knowingly ships out cracked cylinder heads, that will crash an airplane if used, to prevent his business from going bankrupt, claiming...
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Continuing your education can be a difficult journey when a person decides to explore opportunities by furthering their education. Attending traditional classes or distance education classes provides stability and growth, which furthers individual qualities in our society. Students attending college should have access to all necessary tools, guidelines and materials to achieve the best education. The purpose of this paper is to provide college student with a Survival Guide while attending Axia College. The topics discuss in this paper are as following: College Student Survival Guide provides student with information on topics about Axia’s Educational Resources, Upholding Academic Honesty,...
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The personal essay is an expression of the author's feelings, thoughts and experiences. By writing a personal essay and sharing the personal experience, the author is trying to entertain and involve the readers. A variety of stylistic techniques may be used by the author in a personal essay, such as narration, description, persuasion and so on. The voice of a personal essay is very individualistic. Generally, there are three essential elements in a personal essay, which are "honesty", "vulnerability" and a drive towards "self-disclosure". Those three elements play important roles and make a good personal essay.Sometimes it is difficult to face the truth; it is even worse to write it down, so...
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Travel writing is journalism which lets the readers traverse the world on sheets of paper. Reading of travel can provide the inspiration and information to set the readers in motion, or it can transport foreign locales right into the readers' living room. The author, by writing travel writing and sharing personal travel experiences, is trying to entertain and involve the readers. The voice of travel writing is very individualistic. Generally, there are three essential elements in travel writing, which are honesty, revealment of emotion and the author's thoughts about landscape, people and places visited. These three elements play important roles and make good travel writing. In Bruce...
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At birth, each of us is virtually a blank slate. At this time in our lives, we have learned nothing. Our only skill is to cry when the need for food, personal attention, and comfort arises. Until something is needed, we are content to lie there and watch the world revolve around us. Throughout life, we develop values based on what we have previously learned or experienced. The goal of developing values in children is to establish the capability to make sound judgments and ethical decisions (Kolberg, 1971). The entire process of value development is lifelong and continuous (Nucci, 2002).There are so many people with different values and ethical standards. People's ethics and values are...
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A theme is a repeated thought or idea that authors will present their audience with in their literary work. This repeated thought or idea may be deep, difficult to understand or even moralistic. Many authors utilize the characters, plot and other literary devices to assist the readers understand the theme. In "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller, many themes are presented to the readers throughout the play. In Miller's play, the American Dream is the major theme, with honesty, abandonment, and betrayal as minor themes. Themes are always present in a writer's literary work, and can be presented through several ways.Firstly, a minor theme present in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" is...
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"Truth: the most deadly weapon ever discovered by humanity. Capable of destroying entire perceptual sets, cultures, and realities. Outlawed by all governments everywhere. Possession is normally punishable by death." John Gilmore's perception of truth portrays a view extremely relative to the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Knowles creates a theme of veracity in animus within the novel and supports it through the unique character traits of Leper.
First and foremost, Knowles characterizes Leper as a vulnerable outsider through his actions, words, and character as a whole. As opposed to other characters within the novel such as Chet Douglass and Bobby Zane, Leper often "[does not]...
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In The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the two main characters, John Proctor and Reverend John Hale as "good men". The term "good men" in this play is ambiguous. Reverend John Hale was a good man in the sense of being the perfect and good citizen of Massachusetts in the 1600's. He was pious, adherent to the laws and beliefs, and a good Puritan Christian. John Proctor, on the contrary would not be considered the greatest citizen. He was not so religious, nor the perfect Christian, and was not so adherent to the Puritan's laws and beliefs. However, he was still considered a "good man", as a person rather than being an ideal Puritan citizen. He was very honest, moral, loyal to his friends and...
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Are businesses in corporate America making it harder for the American public to trust them with all the recent scandals going on? Corruptions are everywhere and especially in businesses, but are these legal or are they ethical problems corporate America has? Bruce Frohnen, Leo Clarke, and Jeffrey L. Seglin believe it may just be a little bit of both. Frohnen and Clarke represent their belief that the scandals in corporate America are ethical problems. On the other hand, Jeffrey L. Seglin argues that the problems in American businesses are a combination of ethical and legal problems. The ideas of ethical problems in corporate America are illustrated differently in both Frohnen and Clarke’s...
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The Damon Investment Company manages a mutual fund composed mostly of speculative stocks. You recently saw an ad claiming that investments in the funds have been earning a rate of return of 21%. This rate seemed quite high so you called a friend who works for one of Damon’s competitors. The friend told you that the 21% return figure was determined by dividing the two-year appreciation on investments in the fund by the average investment. In other words, $100 invested in the fund two years ago would have grown to $121 ($21 ÷ $100 = 21%).
Discuss the ethics of the 21% return claim made by the Damon Investment Company.
Step 1—The Facts:
• An ad placed by Damon Investment...
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Does your character have what it takes? Sam Haskell states in his book, Promises I Made My Mother, “When you take away everything, when you strip a person of the superficial add-ons, all they have left is their true self”(14). This quote stood out to me because in the world today we base everything we have on physical appearance or by how many material things we can collect. In college we will get to experience many new things and our character will be tested, I plan to work hard to uphold my morals and stay true to myself. Sam also says that “Character is the core of our being” (14); it is what really holds us together and what we should strive to be true to. To me, the qualities that make...
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Assignment 2: Commentary on an extract from 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' By Alan Sillitoe (1959)Sillitoe uses the themesof loneliness and alienation from society through how the narrator is portrayedto be in a battle between classes, 'If only 'them' and 'us' had the same ideas we'd get on like a house on fire' (p7).The theme of class conflict is elaborated through howSillitoe develops on the character by creating a distinctive narrative voiceusing a semantic field of non-standard English;'shagged' (p9) and 'nowt' (p17).This creates the key quality of naivety in the ordinary, working classcharacter Silltoe has created;Smith's desire to escape his social position initiates the...
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"Friend" is an extremely strong word in today's society. There are many aspects that create a friend and everybody may have a different perspective of what a friend truly is. They may define a friend as a person that's always there for you and always has your back. Someone that they can sincerely depend on. A person who you know will be there until the very end. A friend is someone your NEVER embarrassed to be around, you accept them for who they are. There is always a mutual understanding between your relationship with your companion. Always in communication and you know what's best for each other. We all have friends that showcase all of these attributes. A friend doesn't always have to be...