Brilliant lies

Length: 6 Pages 1432 Words

David Williamson’s play Brilliant Lies explores the dynamics of sex and power, questions right and wrong and delves to try and find the truth. An attractive young woman accuses her former employer of harassment and unfair dismissal, demanding compensation of $40,000. Our view of the truth of the events shifts as we learn more of each character and their version of what happened. A public hearing ensues with a surprising twist. Has justice been served or another 'brilliant lie' perpetrated? We acknowledge, even accept the fact of lies in our lives. There are those who see lies as an essential tool for survival in our modern society. All of us are capable of lying, and justifying the need for lies. Lies or misrepresentations of the truth about ourselves take on an even more interesting dimension when considered in the light of the relationship between the sexes. It may even be possible that one of the key contributing factors in the ‘battle of the sexes’ is an inability for either sex to deal in a consistently honest way with each other. How do we know when someone tells us the truth? Because we trust them, know them? We like to think the truth is something concrete; it’s true, or it’s not true. This maybe correct in so Continue...


More sample essays on Brilliant lies

    Iago : A Decietful Villian
    .... Iago is cruel but he is brilliant, he uses his servitude as means to and end. .... which in turn made Othello very angry which made Iago's ball of lies roll much .... (979 4 )

    Street car named desire
    .... Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire is a brilliant example of fantasy's .... Apart from beating her, Blanche's concern also lies with their living .... (4441 18 )

    Brilliant Lies
    Brilliant Lies. Truth is the real casualty in Brilliant Lies. Do you agree? The truth, in its complete and untarnished form, is undoubtedly .... (1134 5 )

    BIFF AND NORA
    .... and are living in a delusional world, which has been created by the lies that others .... him where he is a successful man and Biff is an equally brilliant person. .... (1154 5 )

    Compare and contrast the views
    .... fairy tale; he is a brilliant strategist and psychologist and he is utterly real. Machiavelli's line of argument is one of Satan's most successful lies to this .... (2275 9 )

    A Day In Yosemite
    .... It still lies partially upon its stump so that it looks like the shape of an "L .... was apparent that the trees had opened their leaves to allow a brilliant view of .... (746 3 )

Williamson even shows that Paul's attempt to take the 'high moral ground,' is flawed with his forced admission that he's lied about how his business is going and how it's his fiancee's money that is keeping it afloat. Probably the most telling detail we can have is when people (or characters) make decisions or choices. Perhaps the saying 'money is the root of all evil' has new meaning when placed in this context. What contributes to our impression of Susy Is it her style of dress Or is it her criticisms of fellow female employees She says they resent her education, experience in travel and fashionable style of dress. This is shown in Vince's willingness to help Gary despite his obvious doubts about his innocence. Gary declares " I'm in a no win situation. We would all feel confident in asserting that we would recognize sexual harassment. Her consistent demand for a precise figure of 40,000 Vince's and Gary's descriptions of how she dressed for work and how she performed her job. The underlying quests for fairness and to reward virtue and punish wickedness. When a man compliments a woman on a dress he may think he was being supportive or friendly. Do all men stick together to protect one another All of these characters are significant in their own right, but also play key roles in the development of the plot. In our attempts to ensure harassment-free environments and equal opportunity we may have created a society that exists in an atmosphere of mistrust Is there a danger that women will let harassment pass to avoid trouble They have to complain or file charges and may not be believed. Our recognition of what is true is based on our perceptions. We can all be guilty of lying (doing something wrong) to make someone feel better.

PROFESSIONAL ESSAYS:

Henrik Ibsen and Hedda Gabler
Tesman, meanwhile, joins with Thea to reconstruct Lovborg's brilliant, destroyed manuscript from She lies on a sofa - this is revealed after the fact - and (4020 16 )

History of Public Relations Public relations is def
to remember that the Nazis consolidated their power through the brilliant use of The objective was defined, the lies spewed out, and the public's hearts and (1403 6 )

Public Relations Public relations is def
to remember that the Nazis consolidated their power through the brilliant use of The objective was defined, the lies spewed out, and the publicÆs hearts and (1405 6 )

Van Gogh's "Starry Night" The painting "Starry N
Starry Night" is a landscape and skyscape in brilliant shades of artist's work of one year later--"Road with Cypress and Star." The resemblance lies in subject (974 4 )

Self-Portraits of Rembrandt, Cezanne & Gauguin It has been said th
In these self-portraits lies, not only glimpses into the lives of these men, but The details alone are masterful and brilliant, and his use of light and color (1320 5 )

Self-Portraits of the Masters It has been said th
In these self-portraits lies, not only glimpses into the lives of these men, but The details alone are masterful and brilliant, and his use of light and color (1323 5 )