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Short essays. Is lying acceptable? Romeo and Juliet only knew each other a short time-less than a day! Based upon their short time together, do you think that they could have had a long lasting relationship? Can you imagine yourself marrying someone after

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Are there times when deception (hiding the truth) is excusable? Deception is a hideous habit that gainsays the fundamental ethics and morals of human beings. Yet, over and over again, reality is merciless and deception is pleasurable. Every so often, false praises, false beliefs, false desires make people delighted and give people motives to continue their lives. Hence, I personally deem that as long as it is a innocuous white lie that protects the emotions of other people, there are circumstances when casting a veil over the truth should be mandatory. For instance, there was a middle-aged woman who has been suffering from cardiopathy (heart disease) for over 10 years in Japan. When her only child, who has been attending the university in the United States, died abruptly and unexpectedly from the car accident, all the other family members and relatives concealed this fact, concerning that her consciousness of child's decease would perhaps lead her to death. For another ten years, the woman continued to wait earnestly for her child to return from America and to live joyfully with her in Japan, but other family members and the relatives kept saying that her child was simply too busy to come back. Soon after, the woman gasped her life away peacefully in her bed, not recognizing what had happened to her child nearly ten years ago until the very last moment. In this case, was it appropriate for the relatives to bury the truth and "deceive" the woman? ...read more.

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In my opinion, their desires to realize the finale are so earnest because they want to prepare themselves from being staggered by any sudden and unexpected twist later on in the play. Occasionally, grasping the ending of the story can instigates the reading to be less thrilling and exhilarating, but still, the temptation for the ending is irresistible. For instance, the unfortunate ending of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is so well-known that practically everyone in the world who is educated knows what the ending is going to be like - that is, the tragedy of ill-fated lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Nevertheless, people's knowing of the ending can never be an obstacle that hampers them from reading the entire play (from the very beginning to the ending). So, if people already know how the story ends, why do they bother to read the play and waste their time? That's because they want to make themselves comprehensible of how the other events are built up to create such consequence. In other words, they want to know the processes that eventually lead to the ending. The purpose of prologue is to present the setting of the story and to render a big picture that portrays the overall scheme of the story, and many of Shakespeare's works have prologues. Romeo and Juliet is not an exception. In Romeo and Juliet, the play begins with the chorus entering to recite the prologue of a fourteen-line sonnet. ...read more.

Conclusion

In my opinion, in order to have very flourishing, long-term marriage relationship, three characteristics are indispensable and vital for a marriage partner. To being with, compatibility is the most important trait that I value, since spending rest of my life with someone is a huge commitment and without compatibility in hobbies, values and future plans, it would be a total disaster rather than a relaxing partnership. For example, since I love traveling foreign countries, marrying someone who likes traveling will make my life much happier. Additionally, responsibility is another huge significant factor for being a good marriage partner. I really do not want to live with someone who is immature and can't look after himself. For instance, I will never marry someone who is not capable of earning his own living expenses and who depends on my financial ability at all times. When deciding to marry, we should always crave for long-lasting relationship, which demands not only love and affection but also responsibility and maturity. Lastly, a marriage partner should be flexible. Being a wife or a husband does not mean that we have to have the same opinion and to agree in every single affair. Relationship should be based on open mind where we are talk freely to each other and give honor to each other's thoughts and ideas even if it contradicts to our own ideas. Just because we have different perspectives, it doesn't indicate that we are not a "good" partner. To conclude, for my future husband, I wish to have someone who is compatible, responsible and mature and someone who is always open-minded and tolerant. ...read more.

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