Though his appearance was different, Parris was still the pretentious man he had been in Salem. He knew what he was about to do for God was very risky and if anyone found out his past he could end up in jail. Thus, when he was close enough to see Boston, Parris took a break to ask God to protect him from the devil who would do anything to prevent him from fulfilling God’s plan for him to preach the gospel. After praying, Paris realized he had no clean clothes and was hungry, but no representative of God lived on the streets and begged for food. His only choice was to break into a bakery and borrow some food.
His own worries are expressed when Parris exclaims, “But if you trafficked with the spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will and they will ruin me with it”(Miller 1131). He knows that if people were to find out, he could lose everything he worked for. Therefore, Parris does everything in his power to at least prove someone guilty, and in the process, completely goes against the morals he teaches. He is seen as a Godly man who is supposed to teach integrity. However, instead he becomes a man that cares less about the truth and more of preserving his own
This quote demonstrates how reverend Parris is only interested in his good reputation and will do anything to keep it that way. He makes it clear to Abigail that he had to fight and prove himself to get into the position he is in right now and that he would not let her bad conduct ruin this for him. By saying “stiff necked people” it demonstrates that Parris has no respect for the People of Salem and that he doesn’t really care about their welfare he only looks out for himself as his family. By asking Abigail “your name in the town-it is entirely white, is not”? it shows that he is aware that his niece doesn’t have a good reputation in the town after being fire from the Proctor’s house.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a dramatic play that expresses a very important message and that is how far people would go to save themselves from the hands of death. There are many characters in the Crucible who are guilty of taking innocent lives, but there are three major characters who, without a doubt, are the most at blame. The play takes place in the city of Salem, a city filled with people that would do anything to keep their reputation clean. Throughout the play, Miller is introducing multiple characters that experience changes in their decisions and negatively influence more people eventually leading up to the witch trials. The main point that the story revolves around is that people would rather lie and blame someone else instead of confessing and accepting the punishment.
Parris’ fickle persona throughout Miller’s play, which reflects his interest in self-security, contrasts his desire for safety with his requirement to be reasonable through his reversal of his word. Originally, Miller crafts Parris’ character in opposition of the Witch Trials because Parris does not want to be associated with such a sin. However, when the Witch Hunt becomes a mark of fame, Parris
He is Betty's father, and Abby's uncle. Tituba is his slave. Paris get very angry easily. Paris's is self conscious and obsssesed with his reputation in the town . "Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-nerved people to me, and now, just now, when some good respect is rising for me…": This shows that Parris cares about what people think of him in Salem.
Parris is dynamic like John, but for the majority of the story he sacrifices his integrity like his niece Abigail. Not is it until the end of the story Reverend Parris realizes what he has done was wrong. " Go to him! He rushes out the door, as though to hold back his fate. Proctor!
As Bob Marley once said, “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Integrity is the quality of being honest and upholding one’s morals and principles. Living in a fast-paced and ever-changing society, human beings have come into contact with adversity and hardship all throughout history. Those who act with integrity during tough times have a major influence on those around them, and taking a stand and upholding ones’ beliefs and morals at great self sacrifice can inspire and encourage others to do the same. Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, The Crucible is a prime example of upholding integrity, and the characters within the play face difficult choices between doing
Context: At the time this quote is spoken, Parris is deeply concerned with the well-being of his daughter, Betty, and the past where-abouts of his niece, Abigail Williams. 7.d. Content: Parris is questioning Abigail on the events which took place in the woods, due to his belief that they have committed acts of witchcraft. 7.e.
Parris says,”’ He’s come to overthrow this court, your Honor”’ (Miller 185). Reverend Parris is convincing Judge Danforth, that John Proctor is trying to dismantle the court, but John is only there to save the lives of those on trial. Marlow wrote, “Parris is evident in the stage directions where we first see Parris encounter his niece and are directly informed that she is glamorous and a compulsive liar” (1). Marlow is saying how Reverend Parris knows Abigail is a compulsive liar, but he believes her anyway.
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.
Reverend Parris was in a position of power as the town 's spiritual leader, but he was insecure about his authority. He was willing to say and do whatever it takes to retain control. He was obsessed with maintaining his power because he wasn’t brave enough. We knew that Parris was consistently preaching hellfire before the incident of the girls practicing witchcraft in the forest. He demanded more money and acted as if he deserved more.