The Transformation Of Parris In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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In The Crucible we all know that Parris is the reverend of Salem. All he wants is to be respected by the people there and be treated the way he wants to be. we know that in the beginning that Parris didn’t like the idea of word going around that witchcraft was in Salem. He was even opposed to Hale coming to Salem at first, clearly Parris changed his mind to where he supported the Witch trials. In the beginning of the book is shown that Parris is very concerned with his standing and status in the community of Salem, and being the one to find his own Niece and daughter dancing in the woods fears it could be used against him. “What shall I say to them? That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing in the woods like heathen in the forest.” Later telling Abigail that “There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from the pulpit.”…show more content…
Parris sees how the higher up people of Salem believe every word that his niece and daughter is saying. He could see how he might be able to use this as an advantage. Another reason for Parris’s change in mind might of been how he saw he could use the witch trials to get rid of those that opposed him, for this situation one person in particular Proctor who in the first act is accused of being in a faction against Parris. “And you may tell that to your followers.”,“There is a party in this church. I am not blind; there is a faction and a

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