Untterable and Lies
According to Lauren slater untterable refers to the difference between things that are
known to be fact and true from what people think through the hatch of ideas or what people
believe. This could be like people believing against what is known to be true and real. Lying on
the other hand could mean telling what is not true with an intention. Lying could also be
providing forceful thoughts to a person or a group of people. Therefore, utterable and lying will
go hand in hand since if a person or people have different thinking against what is believed to be
true it could have the same meaning as the lie. This is because believing against what is true or
against a fact could a personal argument but he or she already knows the truth. If a person
believes against what is true it is intentional since the person is aware of what is the truth. This
goes hand in hand with lies since a liar already knows the truth but opts to give the wrong
information. The decision to give a piece of forceful information is a personal judgment as well
as deciding to believe against what is the fact. It is therefore seen that both lies and unutterable
are what people decide to do but it is against facts of what is required. Although people have
different believes personal judgments about things then contribute to either lies or unutterable.
This, therefore, spells out that both lies and unutterable are the same things (Slater, pp.19-23).
I agree with Lauren since she has disposed of what she is talking about right from the
begging. This has made her book self-explanatory. There is no information in the book ‘lying’
that is contradicting or not understood since she has explained her methodology of writing and
can be well seen. Right from the start, her theme is well spelled out as seen in the text she says
that people thought that she was lying with a capital L but she was not. People thought she had
tricked them but that was not true since she says that she only wanted people to understand well
what she was talking about. As her form of writing of which everybody has a unique way of
doing, people might have thought she tricked them. This is true since she says that she had
spelled out her terms of the contract. I believe Lauren was an unreliable writer since she is saying
in the text that right from the start, she had let people know so. Since she has said it herself that
she was even worried because she had spelled out the words too clearly. This, therefore, makes
me believe that Lauren told out the truth about being unreliable (Slater, pp.53-58). This is because
all that she has told out in the text can be well seen in the whole book ‘lying’.
One of the strategies is the text with one of the interviewers Ally’s Culhane. Here
she says that right from the begging she did let the leaders know that she was unreliable.
she says that she did spell out the terms of the contract very early to a point that she was
even worried. Her worry then comes out to be any evidence that she was unreliable. How
also people thought that she had tricked them could also be one of the ways to show her
unreliability. In her book, she talks about the youths and the young woman. How she
examines the thoughts of her youth was in a way a trick though she brings it out in the
book. This indeed was a form of a trick since when examining her youths, they were not
aware. Her unreliability here comes out through how she examines the minds of the
youths but still talks about it clearly in the book (Slater, pp.60-63). It's therefore clear that
here she used a trick to talk about the lie. From the text also she says that she wanted the
people to understand her way of writing when the people said that she had tricked them.
As a matter of truth, she had tricked people but argues that she wanted to make the people
understand. She says that it was not her wish to trick people but she already had done
that. This one, therefore, brings out her unreliability since she has done what she said was
not her wish.
What is the lesson learned about an unreliable writer as well as unreliable narrators?
Through Lauren, a lot about the writers and narrators is brought out most especially from the text
where she was being interviewed. Lauren has made it clear about unreliable writers that although
it’s a writing technique the unreliable writers make sure that the readers understand that they
should not always trust the writers. This is because they could be using tricks to keep the content
of their message hidden and not easily understood. In any book, therefore, one should be smart
enough since one could be dealing with any kind of a writer or narrator.
Slater, Lauren. Lying: A metaphorical memoir. Random House, 2012.