Miss Strangeworth's 'The Possibility Of Evil'

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In the short story, “The Possibility of Evil” you can right away tell by the title that there will be some kind of evil going around. In the story there is a lady called Miss strangeworth who in the end turns out to be a bully. However, Miss Strangeworth is not a physical bully, she is in a way a cyber bully but instead of posting or sending messages she writes multiple letters to people in her town pointing out certain things she’s noticed. Throughout the story no one knows who is sending the letters, this is being anonymous. In the article “The Online Disinhibition Effect” it also gives examples of how one can keep their identity hidden by going as “anonymous” In the short story “The Possibility of Evil” it says that “her letters dealt with the more negotiable stuff of suspicion,” this not only proves that she would send multiple letters. This quote also gives you an idea of how Miss Strangeworth enjoyed gossip or talking about someone behind their back. Miss Strangeworth was writing letters to “The town where she lived had to be kept clean and sweet” it's ironic how she could say this when in reality she was doing all the evil of the town. The way Miss …show more content…

In the article “The Online Disinhibition Effect” it states that “...the most part people only know what you tell them about yourself.” Miss Strangeworth always kept her identity a secret like most cyber bullies usually tend to do to avoid getting punished. Not only was she sending multiple letters but she always mailed the letters anonymously so that no one would discover her. In the same article it also states that, “Invisibility gives people the power to go places or do things that they otherwise wouldn't, ‘ this gives me the idea that maybe Miss Strangeworth wrote letters but never told the people in person because she was hidden and nobody knew who was sending the

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