The State Of Lying By William Shakespeare

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The state of lying is a convincing art that not many people can pull off effectively. There are different factors that have to be taken into account in order to consider something as a good lie. In a text, 3 factors that make up a convincing lie are the character and their traits, the situation involved and how persuasive they are. Speech is a thing of beauty as it can be manipulated in many ways to get people to believe you. A character’s traits allow a person to observe their behavior and how they are able to manipulate the language. Odysseus is able to use his cunning to manipulate the language into his favor making the suitors believe that he is indeed a beggar. It’s his traits of being wise and cunning that allows the suitors to fall for this. However, the situation is also extremely important when it comes to lying. If lying under the wrong situation, it’s obvious to point out that one is lying. Encomium of Helen is an example of a situation that allows one to become a good liar. The Trojan war was caused because of Helen leaving King Menalaus. Because of her beautiful looks and “loyalty” to King Menalaus, the text is convinced that he was seduced by words to leave him. The power of Helen and her character traits allows her to make people believe that she would never commit such an act as leaving your husband for someone else. The art of persuasion itself is the final key into becoming a good liar. Diosus Logos exploits the art of speech and the power that it has on

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