A Piece of String Editorial

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A Piece of String Editorial Have you ever, in any circumstance, been blind sided by someone accusing you of something you never have committed? Maybe it was a simple lie you were accused of saying, or maybe stealing a little candy in a store, plagiarism, or, in much more serious cases, a federal offense. I am sure you have, because everyone has been in that positions, and everyone knows how it feels, to a certain extent. Many examples of this can be found the novel “The Crucible” and in the short story “A Piece of String”. These two stories are based on false accusations and how the general public responds to them. Sometimes these suspicions can go throw the snowball effect and ruin people’s lives. So how would one respond to a false…show more content…
Although he did not proceed in explaining clearly what he was doing on the ground. This might have contributed to his fall in the society. Besides, “an unfortunate attribute of human nature is to believe gossip” says Rebecca Livermore, author of “How to Respond to False Accusation” (http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/226096/how_to_respond_to_false_accusations.html). So as soon as you have been accused, you need to make sure to see everything through someone else’s eyes and every opinion of the situation to be able to clear your name. In short, everyone in today’s society has been called upon to have committed something they never have dreamed of doing. Success in proving your innocence, by responding to these allegations in a proper manner, can tenfold if you remain calm and alert, not to say anything that you will regret later on. Again, keeping a healthy mental stability is key not to fall into depression or lose your case by seeming guilty. And finally, by giving your accuser the benefit of the doubt, so looking at the case through his eyes, this will surely will help you build your case against him or her to prove your innocence. Bibliography • Livermore, Rebecce. "How to Respond to False

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