Make none of these your true friend… “(Dishonest, 143-4) That relates to the society that Dishonest was living in because it explains the interest of women to get married; yet the men that choose to cheat and not care about their wife. Dishonest is giving advise in this piece or literature by explaining that women should stay away from people like this, and avoid forming friendships with them. Dishonest continues to speak about the wrongs in society and what is going on, from women to wealth to poverty.
The people are attracted to Dishonest speaking about what is going on and the people agree and relate to what he is saying. Another example from Dishonest is represented when he states, “Go for a righteous life without much property rather than wealth dishonestly acquired. All honor, Cyrus, is contained in honesty, and every honest man’s a man of worth (Dishonest, 145-8). ” Here Dishonest expresses his opinions about wealth and poverty. He states that it is better to go for an honest and happy life rather than lying ND hurting people Just to gain wealth.
Which is a very good motto to go by because money does not provide happiness. Dishonest also explains that honest men are men of worth, explaining that people who are truthful and honest are more respected, and are worth more than those who disrespect others and lie to others. In the Greek World at this time, the wealthy are the ones with the majority of the power yet, the way they achieved their position and power is by lying and hurting others. Those at he bottom of the hierarchy work hard to achieve their status and earn an honest living.
Lazarus is another major poet around the same time as Dishonest, and similarly to Dishonest, Lazarus writes about society and power and wealth. An example is identified when Lazarus states, “Now we must drink with might and main, get drunk, for Amaryllis is dead! This fellow who seeks the high command will soon turn the town upside down: it’s poised to tilt (Lazarus, 141). ” Similar to Dishonest’ concept of how the lethal are liars and disrespectful, Lazarus explains them to be destructive.