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Deception and Manipulation
Transcript of Deception and Manipulation
Scar as a Machiavelli
“By letter congruity to that effect / the present death of Hamlet. Do it, England”
- Claudius (IV.iii.66-67)
Shakespeare and King Claudius
calculating, conniving, deceptive
honesty and other virtues - expendable of deceit, treachery and force
"If it weren't for you he'd still be alive"
Ophelia and the Marginilisation of Women
“Women in her greatest perfection was made to serve and obey man"
- John Knox
From the cradle to the grave she is subject to the power and control of man. Father, guardian, or husband, one coveys her like a piece of merchandise over to the other
- Ernestine Rose
Hamlet and Self Deception
“To be or not to be—that is the question".
- Hamlet (3.1.64)
“The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lies (...) loses all respect for himself and others. And having no respect he ceases to love”.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Deception and the Human Condition
- Artist unknown
“And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With odd old ends stol'n out of holy writ.
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.”
― William Shakespeare, Richard III
"Hath given countenance to his speech…/
with almost all the
holy vows of heaven"
is the double-edged sword we employ at our own peril.