Decay of the Art of Lying is an essay about the social norms of Mark Twain's period. It can hold true and have big meaning for people in modern times. Twain challenges people to look at their actions and analyze how their actions can have a negative or positive effect on someone. As a fact, Twain approaches his subject with his humor that entertains, as well as criticizes the prevailing view.
Essay The Way We Lie, And On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying. Part of lying is keeping the truth from others, which is crucial when the truth is hurtful, especially when this negative impact on others is perpetual. Still, lying is inevitable. In Stephanie Ericsson’s, “The Way We Lie” and Mark Twain’s, “On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying.