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1 Ad Hominem Fallacy By: Lucas Cook and Sydney Hyatt

2 Ad Hominem When an arguer attacks his or her opponent instead of the opponent’s argument. “Fallacies.” Reading.UNC Writing Center Web. 01 Feb "Ad Hominem." Comic strip. Dontletthelightsgoout.com Web.

3 Universal Ad Hominem On a radio program, a Jew called in and criticized Israel for its treatment of Palestinians. Instead of the host of the show addressing the issue that she was talking about, he went straight to her and condemned her for being a Jew. Levin, Diane. "Argument-of-the-month." Mediation Channel | Talking about Mediation, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Law. Web. 15 Feb

4 Fallacy Tracking: The Crucible Speaker: Proctor “I like it not that Mr. Parris should lay his hand upon my baby. I see no light of God in that man. –Act 2. Pg. 199 Proctor is not stating to Hale why only two of his children are baptized; he is only explaining how much he does not like Mr. Parris.

5 Fallacy Tracking: The Crucible Speaker: Cheever “He plow on Sunday, sir.” –Act 3. Pg The men are trying to find out why Proctor doesn’t go to church and Cheever throws out the illogical statement of Proctor plowing on Sunday.

6 Fallacy Tracking: The Crucible Speaker: Proctor “How do you call Heaven! Whore! Whore!” –Act 3. Pg The townspeople are arguing about religion and Proctor randomly throws out the fact that Abigail is a whore to try to turn people against Abigail.

7 Fallacy Tracking: The Crucible Speaker: Mary Warren “You’re the Devil’s man!” –Act 3. Pg Proctor is only trying to get the truth out of Mary in court but Mary snaps back and screams that he is a Devil’s man trying to turn everyone else in the court against him.


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