The Confidence-Man

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    There is an old saying, “You can’t con a Con Artist.” When it comes to interpersonal communication what skills are employed by the Con Artist that may make this statement ring true? Consider that Con Artist is short for Confidence Man. While most of us have never been a victim of an actual Con Artist, those same tricks and methods used by Grifters are used all the time from our constant bombardment from advertisers, sales people and even friends and family that “con” us into doing something we

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    suspicious and skeptical. This begs the question of when and where trust should be placed. In The Confidence Man, author Herman Melville uses the vehicle of a disorderly ship on which men are both distrusting and untrustworthy, to raise the question of whether or not people should trust one another. In Luck, Mark Twain addresses the same theme of trust through presenting the narrative of a naive man who has gained glory

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    Ignorance pushed the man in the direction of inevitable doom as he awaited a death sentence for his inability to accept the ferocious indifference of nature vs. his weaknesses. The man was given advice from an “old-timer” that it is unwise to travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below zero but the man smiled and ignored the warning determined to make his journey (London 382). Because of his ignorance the un-named

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    The man “was a newcomer to the land, a chechaquo, and this was his first winter.” Ice-bound regions of the world are fascinatingly unique and absolutely forbidding. Air so cold it whistles it’s warning to those who dare brave the hostility of the polar elements. It is a place where boys become men or perish by the unmerciful and unforgiving power of nature. It’s human nature to think wisely and act foolishly for nature itself is full of hidden menaces. It is risky to underestimate the significance

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    movie, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” the director uses the archetypes, The Battle of Good vs Evil, The Hero, The Tyrant, The Warrior, Sidekicks, and The Forest. We as humans, will not find our confidence in ourselves for a long time because bravery is a hard thing to accomplish and is a difficult task to do by yourself. This theme is conveyed throughout the entire movie because people need to step up and face the evil that could await them if they don’t find the confidence from what makes the person

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    “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot The love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a poem that tells the story of a man who once had the confidence to talk to women. The man loses confidence because of him getting shot down by women. The main dilemma of the poem is that Prufrock no longer has the confidence to talk to women and he becomes old and lonely because of this. The main dilemma is expressed through the speaker’s voice and the unusual syntax of the poem. The unusual syntax of the

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    The love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a poem that tells the story of a man who once had the confidence to talk to women. The man loses confidence because of him getting shot down by women. The main dilemma of the poem is that Prufrock no longer has the confidence to talk to women and he becomes old and lonely because of this. The main dilemma is expressed through the speaker’s voice and the unusual syntax of the poem. The unusual syntax of the poem makes it so that it there is not a definite rhyme

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    Confidence does not always come with intelligence. In “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, the unnamed man decides to take on the challenge of traveling through Alaska in negative fifty degree weather, despite being warned of the dangers. His over confidence has made him fear nothing, not even nature’s toughest challenges. Before this crucial experience he was a cocky and confidence man, but in the end he learned to not always trust his own thoughts. The crucial moment the man faces, is when he loses

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    Two of Shakespeare’s works, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night, both have a parallel plot structure which involves a woman disguising herself as a man in order to accomplish some goal. In the former, Portia disguises herself as a lawyer so as to enter the Duke’s court and help her husband’s friend, Antonio, avoid having a pound of his flesh cut off. In the latter, Viola disguises herself as Cesario so she can enter Duke Orsino’s court and work as a page. This parallel structure is further strengthened

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    In the story “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrick Backman, the aspect of self-confidence is richly illustrated. One of the instances where Ove shows self-confidence is when the old man who is bad-tempered adopts the tendency of regularly checking on his neighbors to ensure that they adhere to his regulations to the letter. Another feature of Ove that illustrates his self confidence is the fact that he had been chosen as the head of the community and consequently decided to make his own rules which he made

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