Comparing Two Characters In The Crucible

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In The Crucible written by Arthur Miller, he writes about a story of witches in Salem, Massachusetts. The play is about a group of young girls who control the village with the fake pretense of having seen the devil and who he has worked with John Proctor and Reverend Parris are two characters within the play who both have similar experiences to each other. The story teaches us that different actions lead to different circumstances.

Reverend Parris is the uncle of abigail, one of the girls in the wood who chanted. He has sinned to protect his reputation and never confessed. He would act as if he didn’t know the witches were fake. “Aye, faint to prove to us how you pretended in the court so many times”(871) Parris is trying to prevent Proctor proving that witches aren’t real asking Mary Warren to faint in front of the court. John doesn’t want to ruin his reputation so he signed the confession papers then later rips it up. Proctor doesn’t want his name to be nailed to the church he has already confessed. “ I have confessed …show more content…

Proctor says, “In the proper place - where my beasts are bedded. On the last night of my joy, some eight months past, she used to serve me in my house sir” This act of confession shows how much he loves Elizabeth and what he’s willing to do to protect her. Abigail had told proctor that she had never seen any spirits, but she had told him when they were alone.Proctor had to confess in order to prove that abigail would want to hurt Elizabeth and she had been lying about the witches and the devil. During that time parris tries to keep his reputation pure so he tells Abi to lie. Parris says “what shall I say to them? that my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heather in the forest“ (871) Parris wants to cover up what they had done so he doesn’t look

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