The Crucible Review!

The Ensemble in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller.
The Ensemble in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller.





Formative Assessment [in class on 9.13.16]

Directions for Thesis_Zinser article
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"A Tale of Two Americas. And the Mini-Mart Where They Collided"


After viewing Giridharadas' TedTalk, answer the following questions on your own:
  • In your own words, what do you consider to be the "American Dream"?
  • What does it mean to be American?
  • How does your life experience thus far differ from kids of other backgrounds (race, religion, sex, ethnicity, economic status)
  • What do you think drove the Indian man (the victim) to forgive his assailant?
  • What do you think drove the Indian man (the victim) to continue to strive for success in a place where he was unwanted?
  • Do you agree or disagree with Giridharadas' notion that it is more likely for immigrants to come to America and live the "American Dream" rather than Americans to live the "American Dream"? Support your answer.