Reverend Parris Questions Abigail In The Crucible

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In the beginning of the movie, Reverend Parris questions Abigail about why Elizabeth Proctor let her go from working at her home. Parris knows something occurred between John and Abigail. In the play, Parris suspects something happened between the two, but does not come out and say it like he did in the movie. Parris only hints at knowing about why she was asked to leave the Proctor house. Parris says to her in the play, “Is there any other cause that you have told me, for your being discharged from Goody Proctor’s service?” (I: 140, 131-133). This quote is of significance because it hints at Parris possibly knowing about the lechery, but not being as direct with it as he was in the movie. Abigail tries to change the subject in the play, but
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