The Crucible Chapter 1 Analysis

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This quote is not spoken, but instead is a thought that passes through Jack’s mind about something Willie said earlier in the chapter. Willie told Jack and Adam that Hugh Miller wanted the one thing that he could not inherit: goodness. He then goes on to explain that humans cannot inherit goodness because they are inherently bad. Since humans are inherently bad, everything good must come from bad. Humans must use their badness in order to create some form of goodness. This makes Jack think a lot about why Willie is saying this and he wonders if Willie is just trying to justify his corruption by saying that good will come from it. This quote also relates to the philosophical theory of Total Depravity. Total Depravity states that human nature
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