Deceitful Truth

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The Deceitful Truth In the passed, present and future people in society over millions of years have always buried their sinful truths deep down inside of them and confined them from the wretched eyes of society, so they can not be painted their true colors from the outside. In the duplicitous short story “Was it a Dream?” by Guy de Maupassant begins a marvelous piece of literature that tells a very twisted yet truthful story. This short story wrestles with the idea that often people become blind by the quest for the “truth”, so mesmerized by its light they also become obliterated of what else may wait beyond that one “truth”. Firstly, this two sided manipulative truth is evident when the dead rise from their cemeteries and start to expose what they actually are like compared to what others portray them as. This event is encrypted when one of the dead rise and write “here reposes Jacques Olivant, who died at the age of fifty-one. He hastened his fathers death by unkindness, as he wished to inherit his fortune, he tortured his wife, tormented his children, deceived his neighbors, robbed everyone he could, and died wretched”(Maupassant 152). This horrifying truth of the dead coming back from the afterlife to prove a point of how the perspectives of there loved ones is incorrect compared to how the dead truly are from the inside, referring to there motives, thoughts, and aspirations they had while they were living. This relates back to how people blind themselves and simply fail to look beyond the horizon just because they know the real “truth” is going to be so much more harsh then their made-up softened version of the “truth”. This event depicts how this dead man did so many heinous deeds that not only deceitful for those around him but, at the end deep down in his heart didn’t let him rest in peace even after death. Going back to the message of the…...

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