Reverend Parris Character Analysis Essay

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Reverend Parris is a character in the story called “The Crucible” which is written by Arthur Miller. Reverend Parris is a important character in “The Crucible” and plays a big role in how the story plays out. He is a very smart man and has a okay reputation with the people in salem. He has three major character traits that sticks out throughout the story that makes him make the decisions he does. 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…show more content…
Parris is also a very selfish man who is only worried about staying minister and trying to make himself have a luxurious life style. He show how selfish he is by saying” The cause is yet unknown. I have had enough contention since i came; I want no more.”(Miller, 174). He show himself as being selfish in this line because he doesn't worry about there being a witch in salem, he is only worried about keeping his job as minister. The last trait that describe Parris is greedy. He proves himself to be greedy when he says”I regard that six pound, Mr. Proctor I am paid little enough without I spend six pound on firewood.”(Miller, 180). He is being greedy in this line because he gets more then other people in salem and yet he is mad because he thinks minister should get paid way more then a farmer. In this he is showing that he wants to get paid more pounds and be supplied with more fire wood. Reverend Parris is a major character in “ The Crucible” and had a big impact in how the story played out. His character traits are some of the key reasons he made the choices he did. If Reverend Parris would of been a honest and caring man the story would have ended differently. But because of his bad character traits the story dragged on longer than it needed to when he could've just been

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