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Red Herring and "The Crucible"

By Abbie Robinson and Abigail Norton; period 3

Abigail Norton

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of Red Herring and "The Crucible"

Red Herring and "The Crucible" So son, have you finished your homework? Red Herring: when someone tries to divert your attention away from the subject or argument by introducing a new topic. Did you get your hair cut? It looks different. Danforth assumes that because Giles has been in court as the plaintiff's attorney that he must be put-upon. Type: By Abbie Robinson and Abigail Norton Folding laundry is hard work mom, how do you do this every day? So Stan, I have to know, do you like my dress? The Age Old Example What is it Exactly? Character committing the fallacy: Quote: Problem: Danforth is basically defining what a "Christian community" is and is saying that Proctor does not fit these standards. Type: Character committing the fallacy: Quote: Problem: Proctor is trying to change the subject from his strength to the problem with Betty. Type: Character committing the fallacy: Quote: Problem: John Proctor Red Herring "Abigail: Gah! I'd almost forgot how strong you are John Proctor!
Proctor: What's this mischief here?" Hasty generalization Danforth "Giles: I have the best, sir - I am thirty- three times in court in my life. And always plaintiff, too.
Danforth: Oh, then you're much put-upon." pg. 99 pg. 27 Ad populum Danforth "Danforth: ...Your soul alone is the issue here, Mister, and you will prove its whiteness or you cannot live in a Christian country..." pg. 142 Thanks for watching!
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