Reverend Parris In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Reverend Parris is a paranoid and personal aggrandizement seeker. In “The Crucible”, Arthur Miller uses diction to reveal that Reverend Samuel Parris is a self concerned man who only cares about what others think of him. Reverend Parris is quick to defend his name to stay powerful. Reverend Parris is always concerned about others opinions of him. In “The Crucible” Parris states, “I cannot blink what I saw, Abigail, for my enemies will not blink it. I saw a dress lying on the grass.” Act one, page eleven. Parris knows the truth that Abigail is lying about the dancing and the witchcraft, but perpetuates the deception because it is in his own self interest. This portrays that Parris is only concerned about himself and will do anything to

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