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Summary: "Truth has no meaning when men believe only what they want to believe." Two works of literature that support the quote are Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller and The Crucible, also by Arthur Miller. Both works have a character that has such strong beliefs that they block out and evade the truth, which ends up causing a disaster.
Jennifer Rappel 12/20/05

Ms. Bernaschina Period 1

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"Truth has no meaning when men believe only what they want to believe." This conflict arises in many pieces of literature. For one person to find out the truth and know it is true, they have to be open and willing. If a person believes in something and it's wrong or not true, it's very hard for them to accept or realize the truth. When people believe what they want, nothing else matters to them, not even the truth. Some people even believe in something because they're scared or the truth. The truth might harm them or cause their life to change and that frightens them. Two works of literature that support the quote are Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller and The Crucible, also by Arthur Miller. Both works have a character that has such strong beliefs that they...

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