The Case of Bernard Madoff Case 5 Problem Statement: Fraud Summary : This case closely encompasses how Bernie Madoff was accused of creating a scheme that destroyed $65 billion in investments. He single handedly deceived thousands of people including auditors, accountants, and regulators. His scheme deceived so many intelligent people and regulators considered him legitimate. His family, auditors and employees have been under investigation to find out who helped and benefited from Madoff's scheme. Madoff claimed he was the only one at fault however his right hand man explained that numerous businesses new about his scheme and still accepted it and openly violated the law.
This leads into the deaths of the innocent people who are accused and automatically found guilty. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the people of Salem are responsible for the witch hysteria. The person with the most influence on the hysteria is Abigail. In the past, Abigail had an affair with John Proctor. She gets jealous when Proctor leaves her to go back to his wife, Elizabeth.
Did Sacco and Vanzetti had a fair trial? Why not? Were they guilty of the crime? No , Sacco and Vanzetti didn’t have a fair trail as they didn’t commit any crime but they got arrested and sentenced to death just because they are anarchists and confessed that they hated the capitalism and the American system of the government. Also, the Americans who tried them are all biases and when the court case was trailed, it was the height of the red scare so all Americans were being so paranoid when they knew that a murder case had something to do with foreigners and they didn’t even find out what the truth was and just assumed that Sacco and Vanzetti were the attackers.
Terrible, right? Joseph McCarthy, a U.S. Senator, caused hysteria in society by accusing thousands of people of having connections with the Communist Party. Although, in most cases there wasn't even any evidence to prove it many were fired from high paying jobs with their reputations being ruined. In the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller (an accused Communist himself), Miller used the Salem witch trails as a metaphor for McCarthyism, saying that "McCarthyism-style persecution" can happen at any time or place.
During the Scare, thousands of innocent citizens were accused of holding Communist sympathies, accusations which had little or no evidence to support them. Arthur Miller, appalled by the wide approval with which McCarthy’s actions were received, set about trying to convince the public of the spuriousness of the charges and attempted to reveal the greed and fear which motivated them. Realizing that any overt criticism would be rationalized by the public, he sought to describe another more removed event that would serve as a parallel to the Red Scare. Due to the striking similarities between the two events, Miller chose the Salem witch trials to represent the Red Scare in his play The Crucible. The impetus behind both the Red Scare and the Salem trials came from the innate
One actor was even blacklisted just because she looked like a girl that had been blacklisted for being communist. Also in 1950 there was a Wisconsin republican senator named Joseph McCarthy. He Made quite a stir in the hysteria of the red scare when he made a speech in wheeling West Virginia. During the speech he had held up a piece of paper and said here is a list of 205 members of the department of state that are communists. His “list” of people changed inconstantly and his refusal to provide anyone names of the so called communists set up a horrifyingly awesome spike in hysteria and fear of communists infiltrating the government.
The military targeted academics and over three thousand university professors were dismissed from their posts and many of them were arrested on charges of subversion (overthrowing the government) during the first six months of military rule. Another target was journalists who reported on disappearances or criticized the government in any way. Psychiatrists were also considered dangerous because they were believed to support subversion and encourage "free thinking." Most of the victims of the military kidnappings lived the rest of their lives in detention centers and were blindfolded and could not to talk to one
Crucible/Modern-day Witch Hunt The “Wenatchee sex ring witch hunt” parallels the witch-hunt of The Crucible because in both cases devout Christians are being unfairly persecuted as a result of unfounded accusations made by teenagers, who are incapable of understanding the ramifications of their accusations. The most obvious example from The Crucible is when Rebecca nurse, the saintly, angelic character of the play, is accused of witchcraft by guilty teenagers trying to shift the focus of blame away from themselves. In act II Reverend Hale, who is brought to rid the evil from Salem, is troubled about Rebecca’s accusation and that “… if Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing’s left to stop the whole green world from burning” (Miller 67). It is somewhat ironic that Mr. Hale is so concerned and in disbelief of Rebecca being accused yet he let’s her fate “… rest upon the justice of the court” (Miller 67). However, that very court was itself guilty of unjustifiably assuming that the accused were guilty of witchcraft and would sentence them to death unless they admitted to such.
Not only did Abigail accuse innocent people of witchcraft, but also had an affair with a married man, John Proctor. In the late 1600’s it was said to be a sin to sleep with a married man. Because of her affair with John Proctor, I think that Abigail ended up falling in love with John and wanted his wife out of the picture, hence the reason why she falsely accuses her. “I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men!
Elizabeth Proctor is married to a man named John Proctor. Recently, Elizabeth found out that John had sex with another woman, and sinned. Not only did her husband cheat on her though, he cheated on her with someone that they had been taking care of. Because of John's previous actions, Elizabeth becomes a jealous wife, and acts as if he can never be forgiven for making a small mistake. Elizabeth breaks the news to John that Abigail, the woman (or more teenager) that John had sex with, is telling people all over town that certain members of society are witches.