Later when he finds out what she was doing he makes sure people keep it on the down low before rumors start spreading. He doesn't want to ruin his reputation so he says " I am certain there be no element of witchcraft here." Even though he knows that he's lying to protect his name and his position. By using the rhetoric logos, Reverend Parris is able to persuade the audience by using reason. Paris tells the town people that he is sure it's not witchcraft which has made his daughter sick.
Based on Miller’s allegory in The Crucible on the McCarthy hearings is that Parris was an unfair judge. Parris is displayed in court as an accuser, he accuses the victims until they either give in or give up on defending themselves. He is one of the instigators of the trials and their proceedings. Witches represent communists, he is accusing people and over and over, feeding those who confess information discreetly, so they accuse those that are innocent for personal revenge. When in Act 3 Parris says, “This is a clear attack on the court!” When he says this, he is defending his reputation and the court in fear of being exposed because part of him knows this isn’t true.
Reverend Parris was having a conversation with Abigail about what happened in the forest. He was very confused about the answers he was getting from Abigail, and if they were true why was Betty still asleep? Parris told her that if she did not tell the whole truth he could not go and disclaim the accusations of witchcraft if he did not have all of the truth. She replied by saying “We did dance, uncle, and when you leaped out of the bush so suddenly, Betty was frightened and then she fainted. And there’s the whole of it.
He doesn't want there to be known of the practice of witchcraft in his own house, so he puts the crime on his slave Tituba and gives her an ultimatum to either confess or be beat. Because of his need to keep his credibility in his town he claims that he had casted out the source of Satan himself. Parris motives are exceedingly selfish. Concerned with keeping his authority in Salem, he is disliked among many. Continually being power-hungry, drives him to make calamities in his
Reverend Parris is a self centered man who care only about himself and his reputation. When he talks to Abigail he show how worried he is about his reputation by saying “I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it.”(Miller, 170). This shows how self centered he is because he is only worried about his enemies ruining
Many people - Reverend Parris being a good example - were worried about their reputations, how they would look to the mass’s judging and unforgiving eye. However, once the trials had started to become unmanageable to even the highest hierarchy of the small town, reputation didn’t matter when more and more people were
Parris has sent for Reverend John Hale of Beverly, an expert on witchcraft, to determine whether Betty is indeed bewitched. Parris berates his niece, Abigail Williams, because he discovered her, Betty, and several other girls dancing in the forest in the middle of the night with his slave, Tituba. Tituba was intoning unintelligible words and waving her arms over a fire, and Parris thought he spotted someone running naked through the
In the play Reverend Parris is typically on the side that the majority is on. This is because he believes if he is on the “winning” side then his name will grow in standing. There is a turnaround in Parris’s beliefs at the ending of the play. Parris completely changes his views and opinions once the people start to turn on him. This is a terrific example of him just trying to protect himself and his reputation depending on the majority 's opinions.
Reverend Parris is the minister of Salem’s church. When the Reverend finds his daughter, Betty ill, he calls the Doctor in town to visit her; at the same time he begins to hear stories of Abigail and Betty dancing in the woods near the forest. The forest was known as a place of evil. This type of behavior was forbidden by the church
In the play, the Crucible by Arthur Miller takes an inner look at the HUAC act, where they put people on tedious trials because they allegedly had ties to communism or they practiced communism. It explores all of the lying and accusing people were doing to each other. In the play, they use the Salem witch trials as an example. The play uses the accusations of witchery and the tedious trials and hangings of people for these accusations. The author clearly uses irony, characterization, and understatement to point out the wrongdoings during this time.