Deception Essay Topics

The Day I Discovered I Had Been Deceived

In March 2010, I anxiously anticipated a very, very big move from the United States to South Korea. Two years before this big event, I was happily engaged to a very charming man, who in the future would deceive me in the worst possible way. He had already moved to South Korea, to become an… View Article

Beawolf Comparison Paper

From my perspective, Optimus Prime best resembles Beowulf’s character. Beowulf was a strong leader of all the Geats and strove to prevail against all evil. He sacrificed his life on several occasions to protect his people and prevail against any villainous creature. Like Beowulf, Optimus Prime is the leader of all Autobots. He has a… View Article

Case Study One Solved Ethics

Integrity Your son, Mark, has been working “night and day” on a major contract for his company over the past six months. To substantiate his company’s viability, Mark had to divulge certain private corporate information to Jim—the prospective customer. He gave out the private information during the closing phase of the contract—only after it had… View Article

The relationship Benedick and Beatrice

The relationship Benedick and Beatrice have is unusual throughout the play, particularly as deception plays a major role in bringing the pair together. Firstly they are deceiving themselves into believing they feel nothing for each other, and wage a ‘merry war’ trading witty insults, then both are tricked into believing the other is enamoured of… View Article

Theme Of Deception in “Othello”

Throughout “Othello”, the theme of deception plays an important role. The arch-deceiver in this play is Iago. Iago’s repeated deception moves the play forward to the climax and ultimately to the tragic ending. Although deception is always meant to deceive, the degree of deception varies upon the context of the situation. Another character that exhibits… View Article

Global skepticism

Descartes defined global skepticism as all of our experiences, thoughts and everything we know to be true as dubious and deceptive. Therefore we are constantly being deceived and what we perceive to be true may not be true at all. In this essay I will attempt to show how Descartes’s dreaming argument and evil demon… View Article

Barthes Essays

In the article “Toys” (1957), Roland Barthes claims that modern toys are conditions children to gender roles they are expected to demonstrate. Barthes supports his claim by explaining that toys are imitations of everyday adult objects and comparing these toys to a wooden set of blocks that promotes creativity and durability. His purpose is to… View Article

Deception in “Twelfth Night”

In William Shakespeare’s comedic play, “Twelfth Night”, a recurring theme is deception. The characters in the play used deception for a variety of purposes. Viola’s use of deception involves her disguising herself as a man in order to obtain a job with the Duke of Illyria, Orsino. On the other hand, Maria, Olivia’s servant, writes… View Article

Frost’s simple style is deceptive

?‘’Frost’s simple style is deceptive and a thoughtful reader will see layers of meaning in his poetry. ’’ Robert Frost (1874-1963) was a pastoral Rural American poet who portrays a benevolent side to New England in the US. Robert Frost was not fond of the fashion of the time. Instead, he adopted the persona of… View Article

Analysis on “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare

In life, things are not always what they seem. People may appear to be one way but turn out to be an entirely different. The romantic-comedy, The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, shows the deliberate use of deception by the characters. Deception is a tool that is used for many purposes. The purposes can… View Article

Volvo’s Bear Foot Misstep

The Volvo car manufacturers in 1990, following a monster truck rally in Vermont, devised an advertisement to show the strength and safety of the Volvo station wagon. The actual event of 1990 was one whereby a monster truck which because of its size was given the name “Bear Foot”, rode atop of the roofs of… View Article

How setting clarifies the theme in “Macbeth”

In the play The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the setting clarifies the various themes and characters of the play. Darkness, deceiving appearances, and the supernatural are aspects of setting that influence the characters actions and lives. The play shows that an environment is a crucial aspect of one’s life. Depending on where they… View Article

Macchiavellian theories in “King Lear”

William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” has within it many Machiavellian theories. This is evident once we examine the characters of Edmund, Goneril, and Regan. The Machiavellian principles relating to politics, ethics, and virtue are exemplified throughout “King Lear” play by these three characters. Machiavellian politics deal with acquiring power and forming very strong governments. For Machiavelli,… View Article

“I’m A Fool” by Sherwood Anderson

“I’m A Fool” by Sherwood Anderson takes the reader into the mind of a lying, ambivalent, uneducated and somewhat foolish youth. It is a story of a foolish incident in which he lies to a beautiful girl in attempt to win her love. His plan backfires when he realizes that she likes him for who… View Article

The uses of reverse psychology in “The Cask of Amontillado”

“Neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued…to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his destruction.” These lines show us Montresor’s true intentions of deceiving Fortunato into death with out him knowing of it…. View Article

Deception in Shakespeare’s MacBeth

‘Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.’ (Shakespeare 1.5. 64-66) Throughout Shakespeare’s Macbeth, things are not always as they seem. Deception in this play is always present, especially with the main characters – Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is the most skilled at persuading others, especially her… View Article

Lies, Lies, Lies

The white lie is an age old embellishment that has different reasons for being told. When it is all said and done a white lie is still a lie. A lie told with perfectly good intentions. A lie told to spare someone’s feelings. A lie about something trivial, which will have few consequences if you’re… View Article

The Ways We Lie

It is curious to know that every day without thinking everyone tells lies “The Ways we lie” by Stephanie Ericcson is a realistic text that demonstrates what a lie is, why lies are told, how lies are justified, and consequences. According to this essay “We lie. We all do. We exaggerate, we minimize, we avoid… View Article

Why do people lie?

“Honesty is the best policy.” is a proverb which we have learnt for many years. However, everyone told their first lie when they were kids. Telling a lie is a very strange habit because it is not needed to teach or learn but everyone knows it automatically. This essay will explain the reasons of why… View Article

The Red Lotus of Chastity

Devasmita and the nun, two characters in Somadeva’s “The Red Lotus of Chastity”, employ the same concept from Machiavelli’s “The Prince”. Both Devasmita and the nun attempt to follow Machiavelli’s concept of being a lion and fox. However, only Devasmita succeeds in being both animals while the nun is merely a power hungry lion trying… View Article

Montaigne Response

It is no secret Europeans have conquered not only new lands, but their neighbors on the Continent too, by lying and deceit since the days of Ancient Rome. Montaigne remarked on how “better bred sort of men”, i.e. the Europeans, are more curious and discover more than their uncivilized counterparts in the New World. Because… View Article

The Crucible – PEE

Auther Miller uses stage directions to show how controlling and manipulative in the first act of ‘The Crucible’. From the audience’s first read of the play you can see immeadietley that she is deceitful, Miller says that she has “an endless capacity for dissembling”. The word dissemble implies that Abigail is hiding her true opinions… View Article

Descartes Meditation 1 Summary

In his first meditation, Descartes embarks on a journey to ensure that all his beliefs are true. He deems that he must rid himself of all false knowledge in order to obtain any true knowledge. Descartes decides to doubt everything he has previously held to be true. He will rely on his reasoning ability to… View Article

Financial statements

David Sheridan provided statements that did not reflect Global’s current financial situation which mislead creditors and investors. Borrowing more money would have indicated that the business was in the process of losing assets which would cause stakeholders withdraw and to discontinue investing with the company. This is similar to the Enron scandal, which greatly affected… View Article

Analyse the gulling scene of Benedict in regards to comedy

The gulling scene of Benedict is Shakespeare’s exploration of trickery and deception. The way in which deception and disorder are presented in the scene results in the comedy through Benedicts exaggerated reaction physically and in facial expression as well as in the whole scene we are in on the joke. The only reason for the… View Article

Sister Maude Monologue Plan

Poison, treacherous(unreliable, dangerously unstable), deceitful(to mislead and deceive), malevolent(doing evil to others), persistent, consequence, fateful, tragic, demented, delirious(mad), bitter, exasperated, livid, aggravate, vengeful(revenge), malicious(wants to make someone pay, revenge), dispirited, wrathful(revenge), duplicitous(says one thing, does the other), deceit/deceptive(fraud, trick, propaganda), fateful, breathtaking, intimidating, misfigured, astray, unhinged. Good Sentences: Flaunted your sordid love affair. He stabbed… View Article

Much Ado About Nothing – Theme of Deception

Deception plays a huge role in the plot of Much Ado About Nothing, from the major dramas of Don John and Claudio’s love to the duping that led to the bringing together of Benedick and Beatrice. Although to many deceit has a negative connotation, in the play it all depends on the intentions of the… View Article


Consider thinking about the controversial issue on lying. People usually don’t particularly care about the little white lies, but lying is never a good solution in any situation, because whether it’s a small lie or a big lie, there is always some form of consequence to each and every fib. There are a few certain… View Article