Repressiontion Of Human Behavior In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Register to read the introduction… These behaviour are shared by people who cannot possibly share the same genetic make-up. We choose to focus on this issue of irrational human behaviour using "The Crucible" by
Arthur Miller. To put it simply and in focus, there is a group of girls who would go into trances and hysterics, faint, scream, et cetera. and accused innocent people of witchcraft. (Most significantly in Act Three. Attached.) Some of these girls share similar genes because they are related, but there the genetic similarity ends. These girls however share the same environment, a
Puritan society with "their self denial, their purposefulness, their suspicion of all vain pursuits, their hardhanded justice" (Act One). It is highly possible that the repression of the society leads to their behaviour, which we would term psychosomatic today. In the case of the historical references above, the people may have come from different backgrounds, but they share the same time, that is, the same circumstances, be it revolution or war, which may have caused them to act the way they
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But what about nurture? Evolutionary psychology do not agree with this viewpoint. It is believed that "more nature allow more nurture" (Evolutionary Psychology). Our existing genetic architecture allows us to respond more fully to our environment and therefore mould our behaviour. Let's use an analogy. Imagine two boys cornering you outside school, demanding for money. If your genes make you a 1.9 m tall and 125 kilograms worth of muscles, you will probably laugh them off, if they approach you at all. However, if your genetic architecture makes you a small sized bag of bones, you will be more inclined to either pay up or run for the nearest hiding hole. The
Muscle-man and the bag-of-bones may well have the same kind of environment (eg. caring nuclear family, one brother each, studying in the same school, go for the same classes and join the same clubs), but their behaviour in this scenerio will be based on their instinctive knowledge of their own genetic architecture. There is also the idea of talents. In this aspect, we are more speculative than scientifically correct. Certain behavioural traits cannot be nurtured. Many three-year old children may

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