sat essay help!

<p>Assignment: Is the opinion of the majority-in government or in any other circumstances-a poor guide? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.</p>

<p>what examples would you guys use for this prompt? i cant think of much else besides democracy in the u.s.....</p>

<p>The view of the majority is at the heart of many books. Think of the Scarlet Letter, 1984, Farhenheit 451, The Grapes of Wrath, and many other 19th and 20th century novels.</p>

<p>Think of autocracies throughout the World at almost any period of history, as The Republics of France, Fascist Spain (under Franco).</p>

<p>Think of the Catholic Church and the Crusades or the Protestant Reformation or the Spanish Inquisition.</p>

<p>Think of scientific discovery in light of the "view" of the majority at key points in history -- as for example Kepler and the helio-centric universe, or Darwin and the evolution of species, or Lysenko and the rejection of Mendelian Genetics in Communist Russia.</p>

<p>'To kill a mockingbird', the south african apartheid, 'adventures of huckleberry finn' and the opinions of members of the hellenic league about alexander the great when he first came into power</p>