A modern day witch hunt is described by Care 2 as a situation where a mob mentality attacks someone or something while operating on dubious premises. It is essentially a situation where paranoia and suspicion are taken to another level through a mob mentality.Know More
An example of this is when the media attempted to make NFL player, Richard Sherman, look like a thug due to his outburst after a game in January 2014. In political terms, it is a situation where someone is "hunted" through being discredited and made to look "evil." The Internet and Twitter have become major forces in modern day witch hunts. In the previous example with Richard Sherman, tweets calling him a thug immediately came across after the game. These were in turn picked up and re-tweeted by members of the media and others. It eventually turned into a huge story with a variety of media sources calling him a thug for his comments and behavior.
Another example of a modern day witch hunt is a phantom idea perpetuated by radical political sources that there is an entire contingent of socially dependent people who are living richly off the backs of taxpayers, as explained by the Salon.com. This idea has its roots in suspicion and paranoia and has been used and reused by right-wing politicians to gain support.Learn more about Crime
An example of a modern day tragic hero is Sirius Black from the "Harry Potter" series. Another example is Anakin Skywalker from the "Star Wars" prequels.Full Answer >
Modern witch hunts still happen in places like Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. People often blame “witches” for natural disasters and disease.Full Answer >
Something like Suzanne Collin's book "The Hunger Games" works as an example of dystopia because the word refers to a situation opposite of a utopia. Dystopia usually refers to a genre of literature, often in the speculative category, in a futuristic setting that depicts hopelessness or the aftermath of a cataclysmic disaster. While films and other media depict dystopian images, the genre has grown popular among book lovers.Full Answer >
Many would consider acting calmly instead of resorting to anger in a difficult situation an example of wisdom, because it shows rationality, experience and self-control to know that anger will not fix a situation and most times will actually make it worse. Wisdom manifests itself in different ways, and many different religions have their own understanding of how a "wise" individual acts.Full Answer >