Presentation on theme: "Brianna Likens and Maili Barr. A red herring fallacy is a distraction, and is committed when a listener attempts to divert an arguer from his argument."— Presentation transcript:
A red herring fallacy is a distraction, and is committed when a listener attempts to divert an arguer from his argument by introducing another topic. http://www.logicalfallacies.info/relevance/r ed-herring/
Act One Abigail: Gah! I’d almost forgot how strong you are, John Proctor! Proctor: What’s this mischief here? Abigail: Oh, she’s only gone silly somehow. Proctor directs the attention away from his strength and changes the subject to the problem with Betty.
Act Three Danforth: Abigail, is it possible that the spirits were illusion only, some deception that may cross your mind. Search your heart and tell me this. Abigail: I have been hurt Mr. Danforth. I have been near murdered every day because I done my duty pointing out the Devil’s people. There is– face turns, frightened. Danforth: What is it, child? Abigail: I—I know not. A wind, a cold wind has come.
(continued) Abigail comes up with a diversion about a cold wind to distract the court from Mr. Danforth’s accusation against her.
Red Herring Fallacy-Second Obama-Romney Debate. Web. 22 Feb 2013.. "Logical Fallacies Red Herring." Logical Fallacies. N.p., 2009. Web. Web. 23 Feb. 2013..