The True History Essay

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The True History In the story, The True History, I was fascinated with the fact that Lucian of Samosata told the story as if these things really had happened to him but on the other hand in the beginning he told us that he was a liar. This truly fascinated me. I would expect this to make people not want to read this. My biggest question is why would he let people know that he was lying. It could be because he story was just really unbelievable or he was just trying to be truthful. I truly think it is because this story is so unbelievable. In my paper I will try to give you evidence in which why I think he told us that he was a liar, was due to the fact that his story is so unbelievable; not ...view middle of the document...

This was pretty much unusual back then to tell us if you were lying to your reader or not. Authors back then wanted to get the reader to believe and understand his or her writing. Not Lucian. When he told us straight out that he was a liar this must have confused tons and tons of people, including me that is why I am now trying to find evidence why he did this. Wouldn't you want people to be interested in your story and actually believe it? Some people may have just stopped reading it when they saw it was a lie because some people like to read only non-fiction information. They don't want to read something that is being told to them that is a lie.Lucian of Samosata may have just wanted to be truthful and tell us straight out that it wasn't true so that people wouldn't get into it so much and actually believe it. If he had not told us some people may have believed this and could have gotten really mad a t Lucian for writing a false story. In telling us he was a liar, he is almost saving his tail from being chewed out. But as we look at it now we think of what an idiot would do this and ruin the whole surprise for everyone. You rarely see this now days, actually this is the only time I have ever seen this. Lucian's voyage, I think, was written so people can stretch their imagination. A story like this would really stretch someone's...

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