The Crucible Literary Analysis

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The human mind is far more complex than humans themselves realize. The concept of free will and its limits can alter either the person or their life. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller presents the idea that misguided motives lead to decisions that wrong others by fearing what they don’t understand. The fear of the worst to occur is what fuels these people to encourage unreliable reasons for misinterpreted conduct. “I know it, sir. I sent my child she would learn from Tituba who murdered her sisters.” [-Mrs. Putnam Act I, Line 771]. Miller introduces Mrs. Putnam as a mother in denial when she describes her previous stillborns to be murdered. Applying that she doesn’t understand Tituba’s culture, Goody Putnam believes her strange lifestyle includes…show more content…
“My husband is good and righteous mantle is never drunk as some are nor wastin’ his time at the shore l board, but always at big work.” [-Elizabeth Proctor Act III, Line 934]. Elizabeth amplifies the plot it could’ve ended in that moment if it weren’t for her deciding it was the moment to lie for the first time. However, Miller points out the mistakes immediately after because he would like to display Goody Proctor is still human. “I never had no wife that be so taken with books, and I thought to find the cause of it.” [-Giles Corey Act III, Line 70]. Miller adds to Giles Corey’s conflict as he tries to assure judge Danforth he meant nothing by saying she read strange books – Miller carries the idea of how confused Giles or even Danforth must be with the issue. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” [-John Proctor Act IV, Line 725]. Miller establishes Proctor refusing to allow his name be shamed by a false confession
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