Based on the story of cheat , the short story is revolved around the theme of being judgemental. There are a few characters can be related to this theme. They might jump into conclusion too soon and it caused misunderstanding. Lynne is one of the characters who is judgemental. After she read about the book written by William Bradburie in the library, she was filled with anger. She said that Geoff is cheating in the short story competition even though she has never read Geoff’s story before.Furthermore,a creative idea or innovation like is not always original because we will take idea and inspiration from different resources to make improvement . example , As for Geoff story, although his story idea is similar to William Bradburie’s story, Mr Velos told Lynne that the story is still consider original and Geoff is not cheating.