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Unformatted text preview: The lives of Costigan and Sullivan are both ultimately intertwined and a struggle of maintaining each other’s false identities are tested. As the story develops and the view knows the true identity of both moles, the lies and manipulations needed to keep ones identity and maintaining each individual’s personal well-being is pushed to the limits. In the end, the movie’s ultimate theme of deception is revealed as Costello himself is also working for someone as a FBI informant. The Departed concludes with a series of deaths for everyone who attempted to hide his identity. This finale provides insight that “when we think we are playing the game, someone is playing us.” Clearly the manipulation and deceit was Thomas Chang #23 Liar Poker Essay February 28, 2008 ultimately uncovered and revealed to the greater systematic order as portrayed in Liar’s Poker ....
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