What is your opinion or idea that trust is a powerful tool that can significanly impact a person's life? Try to make the story "The Cask of Amontillado" as an example of it.

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In a creative way of underscoring this theme, Poe makes his own narrator a person who is less than trustworthy.  Because he gives no evidence of Fortunato's supposed "injuries" and because of the cold way in which he planned and executed the murder, readers can not trust that what the narrator says is completely accurate.  Poe's message seems to be that trust is not only a powerful tool, but a tool that is hard to come by.

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In the story, the subjects of both trust and distrust are addressed.  The narrator murders his friend for reasons of revenge based on his basic distrust of his friend's motives for past comments and actions; a more trusting person might not have interpreted those comments and actions as insulting.  The man who is murdered, whose name I can't recall right this minute, trusts the narrator up until the moment it is too late for him to escape his death; the victim's complete trust results in his being naive.  Because the victim trusts the narrator so completely, he fails to recognize signs of danger that another, who was not so trusting, probably would not have failed to note.

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I believe management is an art because it takes time to learn this area, and there is constant room for improvement.  I say an art because I think of it is learning how to play an instrument.  The concepts are abstract and not concrete when it comes to business.  Nothing is black and white, but more of grey.  Many employers want their Managers to have a skill of detail-oriented, yet there is a time and a place for that; however, in order to do the job effectively, I believe creativity plays a big part in it.  A person has to understand themselves in order to become a better manager, so that makes it an art.  An art in management is true because I had to read a book for school, "Supervision:  The Art of Management."  See what I mean?  This is definitely an art.  If it is a science, then there would be no flexibility, but with management there is.  Not one person is alike in their thinking, so a Manager has to adapt.  I hope this now makes more sense on how management is more of an art than a science.

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