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A hypocrite is someone who lies and then portrays that lie as the truth. This guy makes up his entire childhood as one sad "orphan" when, in fact, he grew up quite well in a family that probably was too good to him. He maintains his facade of "poor me," is a really hard boss on the workers until they go on strike, and keeps Louisa around until she realizes that he does not really love her, at which time she leaves and his world begins to fall apart.