It is Parris who calls in Hale and other experts so that a cure may be found for his daughter. Hale tries to convince Danforth of the truth, but lacks the courage and confidence to openly oppose him. In the play The Crucible many of the characters learn things about themselves as well as others. Abigail accuses people, including Elizabeth, of witchcraft, and Elizabeth is ultimately arrested. The incident with the firewood and the house deed continues to show how very greedy and selfish Reverend Parris is. Reverend Parris is recently the assigned minister in Salem, Massachusetts.
Another thing I noticed, later in the play, was how much he cared about his reputation. Compared to the beginning of the story, Hale no longer has the same beliefs in witchcraft, in the legal system, or perhaps, even in God. When Frances Nurse brings a petition with 91 names on it, a petition to set Rebecca, Goody Proctor, and Martha Corey free Parris demands that all those on the list be called in for questioning. He then proceeded to force Abigail, his niece, to tell him who forced them to do what they did in the forest despite her telling him that all they did was dance. Parris refuses to tolerate conflict, and his very suspicious about those individuals that he does not like. Like always this would land on his back, and in return on his name in the town.
The sun is up, Excellency! She is extremely jealous of Elizabeth Proctor and uses her power in the town to rid herself from Elizabeth as well as any others who have insulted her in the past. Parris: This is a clear attack upon the court! Abigail stole his money and dagger on door Redeemable? It turns out that Parris isn't pleading out of remorse at all, though; he's only concerned for his own life. This is exactly what Parris is afraid of. I dare not step out at night! Parris was supposed to be a trusting and Godly man; his actions throughout the play don not depict him as such. He is scared that if people think there is witchcraft in his house, he'll lose his position as minister of Salem and the fact that this concern outweighs his worry over his suffering daughter clearly paints a picture of him as selfish.
He seems to cry for all those innocent people that were killed, we foresee possible redemption for this man. As Parris is shown to be praying, the use of evidently suggesting it is obvious he is praying and that he sees no other way of solving the problem. Reverend John Hale is a minister from a nearby town of Beverly who is called by Reverend Parris to investigate his suspicions of witchcraft in Salem. He is selfish, greedy, and power-hungry. It is possible to say that if Parris had not supported the girls, the court could have been overthrown, and lives spared. Through them, Miller suggests that the only way to cure the madness is through the use of reason and scrutinizing what was previously accepted as truth.
Reverend Parris Parris isn't very well respected in Salem due to his greedy and dominative personality. Abigail has flown the coop, making it pretty darn obvious she was lying the whole time. She was against Samuel Parris as Reverend of the Salem Town Church, while the Putnam. Parris was one of the main characters therefore he was very important to this play. He wanted to rid the town of witchcraft and allow the people to worship God without the fear of the devil possessing them. He is selfish, greedy, and power-hungry. Look for examples of how the witch hunts and witch trials parallel the hunt for communists.
Danforth looks up at him questioningly. As three warrants are sent out to arrest the supposed witches the long blood bath that is to follow is set into motion. The event takes place in the Puritan society. He is paranoid that there is a faction of townspeople that are trying to get him thrown out of his position. She is an intelligent, resourceful, and a highly mischievous girl of only seventeen years old. Parris' harsh sense of spiritual authority.
Finally, he is a paranoid man who is always worried about being fired from his job. As the court is in full swing, John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Francis Nurse bring a list of people who never noticed anything peculiar about their convicted wives, to the court. Parris believed he deserved that respect. Parris could not let it be proven that the girls were liars for if it was both his daughter and niece would be caught in the middle of this elaborate fabrication. His use of sentences and the way he. When he realized that Betty was ill, rather than find a doctor, he immediately believed, and acted upon this belief that she was under a spell.
Character 1: John Proctor John Proctor is like the reality show husband we love to hate. He realizes that he lacks in his ability to admit to his own mistakes, and when he finally does, it is to late. Parris raises his palms towards Proctor. After all, what would it look like if his own niece, Abigail, was convicted of witchcraft? A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
In meetings, he felt insulted if someone rose to shut the door without first asking his permission. What does she have to hide? I have put clothes upon your back? The way Arthur Miller wrote about Reverend Parris turned him into an ungodly and power-hungry man. Once Mary claims she fainted at will he tries to make her prove this, and once he has weakened her whole defensive stand, the other girls move in for the kill forcing her to turn on the man she could have saved. She pretends to see spirits and instructs the other girls to pretend as well. Reverend Parris While his daughter Betty his lying sick in bed all Parris can worry about is what the town will think of him and how to get himself out of this sticky situation. One of those characters is Reverend Samuel Parris, a bitter minister who came to Salem for unclear reasons. There was tension when he arrived because of him delaying his acceptance of the position, factionalism already present within the town, and his lack of ability for resolving his parishioner's disputes.
Reverend Parris keeps knowledge from the court, because he knows that if it were revealed, it might wake a vengeance on him. Parris, only proving my point on how much power he believes he has or deserves. Then, Tibuta confesses to witchcraft after she is interrogated by Parris and Hale under the threat of being whipped to death. Insists on having golden candlesticks 3. She is not strong enough to fight Abigail and as soon as Abigail leads the other girls against her, Mary caves and runs back to her side by accusing Proctor himself. During the trial, Elizabeth shows her love for John by lying to the courts about his affair. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin—his affair with Abigail Williams—that proves his downfall.