Samuel Parris 'Irony In The Crucible'

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Although Samuel Parris was sought out to be a respected reverend, his personal and physical actions make him an ugly selfish man. Samuel Parris shows that he is not an honest man throughout the play. Samuel Parris states early on that he didn’t see the girls dancing in the forest in court, while he constantly says to Abigail that he saw her, this is ironic because Parris gets defensive of others apparent lies. “Excelecy, you surely cannot think to let so vile a lie be spread in open court.” (72). It also appears that he cares more for his reputation in the town more than the well being of his own daughter. He states to Abigail that he wants to truth and he doesn't want anything contradicting his name. Reverend Parris focuses more on his
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