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1 HASTY GENERALIZATION Tristan Shaw A hasty generalization is a broad claim based on too- limited evidence.

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3 EXAMPLE 1  Act #1, page 189, speaker: Mrs. Putnam -” I knew it! Goody Osburn were midwife to me three times. I begged you, Thomas, did I not? I begged him not to call Osburn because I feared her, my babies always shriveled in her hands…” -Ann is saying that she doesn’t want Mrs. Osburn as a midwife because her children died in her hands. This argument insinuates that Mrs. Osburn killed them, even though there isn’t any evidence.

4 EXAMPLE 2  Act #2, page unknown, speaker: Danforth - “And do you know that near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature?” -”And seventy-two condemned to hang by that signature?” -Because Danforth has signed for the arrest of a lot of other people, he must be correct for all of them. This is obviously hasty generalization.

5 AN INCREDIBLY STUPID VIDEO THAT TAKES WAY TOO LONG BUT STILL MANAGES TO GET THE POINT ACROSS:


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