A conspiracy is a “secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful” ("Conspiracy."). One of the most conspiracy filled events in history just happens to be the John F. Kennedy assassination. Some ideas are way out there, but others sound like they might have at least a hint of truth in them. The book 1984, relates to a few of these schemes of how and such an event would happen, but even more importantly how it was covered up. In the book they were masterminds at covering up events and it is now my job to figure out how this book is similar to the JFK assassinations.
To understand these conspiracies, one must know the events that happened on this fateful day. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was our thirty fifth president, was killed in cold blood at 12:30 in the afternoon on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Texas. Kennedy was traveling in a presidential motorcade with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy when he was fatally shot. After a ten month investigation it was revealed that Lee Harvey Oswald was the shooter and was said to have acted alone. ("November 22, 1963: Death of the President.")
Oswald had used a mail ordered 6.5 mm Carcano carbine with a 4 power telescope ("JFK Assassination Firearms Factoids."). He was able to hit three of the targets in under 5.6 seconds (citation). Oswald was later discovered because of the partial handprint on the barrel of the rifle that was left at the scene of the crime ("JFK Assassination: Many Theories, but No 'real Evidence' of a Conspiracy."). Before Oswald could stand trial, he was shot and killed by a man named Jack Ruby who also acted alone ("JFK Assassination: Many Theories, but No 'real Evidence' of a Conspiracy.").
Before people had time to think of conspiracies, they felt nothing but mourning for the late president. It is considered “the shot felt around the world” according to adst.org. ("Moments in U.S. Diplomatic History."). An account from William Bodde, Jr. says “Jack Kennedy was assassinated while we were in Vienna and there was a tremendous outpouring of grief and sympathy.”("Moments in U.S. Diplomatic History."). Because of his style, humor and grace, he mesmerized the media who exalted him while ignoring his faults. Around the world, but even more so in the United States, people grieved. No other U.S. president has ever been more loved by so many people than JFK. ("John F. Kennedy.").
To this day, fifty nine percent of the American population still thinks that the public wasn’t told the truth behind the assassination. Conspiracies are still popping up all over the place. According to Vincent Bugliosi “42 groups, 82 assassins and 214 people have been accused in the assassination” ( "One JFK Conspiracy Theory That Could Be True."). This is a lot of speculation, but one cannot help but believe at least one if not more are true.
One of these conspiracies and the most popular of them is that there was another shooter. Many believe this because the sniper...