I'm a stupid high school student trying to understand domestic circuits. I've recently learned about the earth wire which reduces the value of current traveling through a person's body when they touch an appliance with current leakage.
Let us suppose that the live wire with a voltage of 200V is in contact with the body of a metallic refrigerator. An earth wire is connected to its body which transmits current from the metallic body to the ground. A very unfortunate person who comes in contact with the metallic body should experience a shock
Now, the body of the refrigerator is acting like a voltage source with two resistors present in the circuit in parallel. i.e. the person and the earth wire. I've been told that most of the current will pass through the earth wire and the person will not experience a severe shock.
BUT since the voltage between the metallic body and the ground is still 200V and the person is still present as a resistance between the potential difference, so current should still pass through the person despite the earth wire still being there.
(ik i'm going wrong somewhere and this might be a very dumb doubt, so please excuse me) THANKS!