Also, the people who are fooled in both cases want to be lied to.
The audience at a magic show doesn’t want to know the trick behind the magic just as those who vote for one person or another don’t want to know about what their candidate did before becoming a politician.
Nicknames are not self-created but given to the person from friends or even comrades.
In “Into The Lake Of The Woods” By Tim O' Brian, this is the case with John Wade, a former soldier that was nicknamed “Sorcerer”.
The narrator repeatedly reports, and has the characters report, how very much they love each other.
However, John and Kathy also keep many secrets from one another, and do not share their inmost feelings.This type of relationship took its toll on Kathy who couldn’t take it anymore and ended up disappearing.It is implied that she either ran away alone or that she had a secret lover who helped her to disappear.The Americans were traumatized when they saw their peers being killed in battle so they considered it justice to do the same to the Vietnamese, be it soldiers or civilians.The massacre at My Lai proves just how far some are willing to go to prove that they are right and the things they are capable of doing when they think that no one is watching them or no one will find out.His desire to enter politics is a result of his childhood interest in magic and illusions.John compares time and time again magic with politics and highlights the idea that both are quite similar because they both involve manipulation and illusions.While some soldiers enjoyed killing innocent people, other soldiers decided to keep themselves separated and to not participate in the massacre.As the reader was able to see in John’s case, he was haunted by the deeds he had done and he even considered telling his superiors about what happened.In many ways, their relationship seems superficial and childish.They often talk about owning a Victorian house and having children, but these things never become reality.