Medieval writing 2

Medieval writing 2 - Alex Wittenberg Medieval Studies 103.1...

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Alex Wittenberg Medieval Studies 103.1 Paper Assignment 2 9/19/09 Lying in Puss in Boots and Little Red Riding Hood Lying is the act of deceiving others by making an untruthful statement. It is common for someone to lie in order to protect one’s reputation or to hide a secret. In the fairy tales Puss in Boots by the Perrault and Little Red Riding Hood collected by the Brothers Grimm, one of the central characters lies in order to increase their chances of living a comfortable and successful life. Many people believe that lying will only turn out for the worst, but sometimes there are beneficial outcomes that occur due to lying. Even though anyone has the ability to lie, the power of a lie depends on the liar’s vanity, persuasiveness, and manipulation. A simple fabrication can alter the lives, whether that means the death or the accumulation of wealth of those involved, of the liar and the people associated with him. The wolf in Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most deceitful and well-known characters in fairy tales. Through the use of his mind tricks, he was able to devour both Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. He lies about being Little Red Riding Hood at first, and then lies about being the grandmother. At first, his lies seem to work
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for him, as he is able to enjoy two nice meals. One may view the wolf as being very cunning and clever. But if one looks deeper into the situation, a new view of the wolf is seen. His two victims are Little Red Riding Hood and the grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood is just a
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