Analysis Of ' The Crucible '

848 Words Oct 20th, 2014 4 Pages
Lauren Fiori
Ms. Yatco
American Lit. Honors
October 21st, 2014 Writing from Sources In the introduction to The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby describes a crucible as a severe test and applies the definition to the play. Bigsby also expresses that the tests and trials that occurred in Salem are not restricted to this specific historical time; furthermore, these are struggles that people have faced throughout time. Betrayal, denial, rash judgement, and self justification are some of the various universal tendencies that transpire in many different aspects of society. These actions are bound to happen regardless of a political climate or government. Human tendencies are the predispositions that enable us to think, act, behave, and or proceed in a particular way. In other words, they are humans’ natural reactions to different situations. When people are introduced to new or foreign concepts, whether they be political or religious, there is a tendency that naturally takes place in which people evaluate others and their beliefs. Sometimes that impulse can stimulate people to respond in a positive way or in a negative way. But, as humans, it is innate that people betray others, deny the truth, form an opinion right away, and feel that their actions are completely justified. This is not a behavior that is unique to a particular historical time; these are actions that take place in many different instances. Regardless of the time in history, betrayal, denial, rash…

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