Is anyone can give me some ideas to write an essay about these question?
Throughout this book, and semester as a whole, you have read about how people can turn into "people," (that is--people as constructed as characters set to the tune of whatever song they are living their lives in at that moment) at a moment's notice; and since everyone is doing is at the same time, what happens to our understanding of what it must have been once--when sincerity was the primary goal of being alive? I wonder, did our parents pretend to be other people? Did our grandparents? Their grandparents? Was anyone ever real?
To that end, I want you to write a prompt that addresses the following quote from the chapter "T is for True." Klosterman writes, "This is why we become so disoriented whenever someone tells the truth in a forthright manner; it always seems ridiculous, precisely because it is not."
In other words, we are ALL conditioned to speak the language of irony, the language of fabrication, or at least partial fabrication that, when someone is telling us something that is absolutely sincerely true (as the other person believes it to be), we find it hard to understand--it's that uncommon.
How do you know he/she is not lying?
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