The Reverend John Hale is sent for by Mr. During the trials Parris is sure to attack the character of every defendant leaving no one pure. These actions help the court become stronger, and prevent others from questioning the court's authority. Reverend Samuel Parris plays a large role in The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, and the decisions he makes, for his own well-being, bring harm to others. Because he is a character with such high moral standards regarding everything he does, he sees the flaws and falsities of the witch trials and changes from naively believing completely in witchcraft, to losing all faith in the religion of Salem and deciding that earthly life is superlative and worth lying for. Reverend Parris is recently the assigned minister in Salem, Massachusetts. The protagonist John Procter goes through many challenges in order to achieve an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of himself and the people around him.
Reverend Samuel Parris was a selfish, power-hungry, and greedy man. However, many residents, such as Mr. Character Analysis of Reverend Parris If it were not because of the self-preserving and greedy nature, also the paranoia of the people in Salem, the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 would most likely not have occurred. He is paranoid that there is a faction of townspeople that are trying to get him thrown out of his position. One of those people is Reverend Parris, who is the minister of the church in The Crucible. Elizabeth jerks about toward the window.
He suspects that one of the girls was naked, but Abigail denies it. Another thing I noticed, later in the play, was how much he cared about his reputation. That reason may have been he was looking for a small town to control, maybe he was trying to escape something or someone, or he may have just wanted a fresh, clean start; whatever that reason was it is for sure he had no idea what he was going to start. His belief in witches and his desire to punish his enemies set in motion the chain of events that leads to the hysteria in Salem. What he knows is derived from the word of God and it is true and powerful knowledge he knows. I saw Goody Booth with the Devil 42-46. Miller's style was very simple; he knew that to capture the deep history of the time he had to commit himself to re-capture the way in which the people spoke to detain the truth in his writing.
When the hysteria begins, he hesitates to expose Abigail as a fraud because he worries that his secret will be revealed and his good name would be ruined. He is very blunt and straightforward in his thinking and opinions. Taking into account all these things Reverend Parris does not seem like much of a god faring man to me. His critical mind and intelligence save him from falling into blind love. He is scared that if people think there is witchcraft in his house, he'll lose his position as minister of Salem and the fact that this concern outweighs his worry over his suffering daughter clearly paints a picture of him as selfish. In the end of the Crucible when Abigail plunders his safe where he keeps his thirty two pounds he is racked with depression and sorrow. His arrival sets the hysteria in motion, although he later regrets his actions and attempts to save the lives of those accused.
Arthur Miller must have had some grudge against Reverend Parris for how he made him out to be; nevertheless this is what he was. As a result, he evidently felt no need to make his fictional version any better. Parris refuses to tolerate conflict, and his very suspicious about those individuals that he does not like. He then proceeded to force Abigail, his niece, to tell him who forced them to do what they did in the forest despite her telling him that all they did was dance. It is possible to say that if Parris had not supported the girls, the court could have been overthrown, and lives spared. A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy. You might want to write a to compare The Crucible to another literary work, such as.
I have given you a home, child. For once in his life this man had absolute power, although once this power was used his role of importance was taken away by Danforth and others. But still we can see that hale was a kind person as he kept the woman who was practicing witch craft in his own house. Proctor, your house is not a church; your theology must tell you that. Parris could not let it be proven that the girls were liars for if it was both his daughter and niece would be caught in the middle of this elaborate fabrication. Character 5: Reverend John Hale Reverend Hale is the resident expert. These trials would make false accusations against innocent villagers.
I have put clothes upon your back? Abigail pins the whole thing on Tituba and a few others , but the irony of it all is that Abigail is the one who convinced the others to go out that night. . Why would the leader of the girls, Abigail, run off, and steal? He is not the main villain of the story, but he clearly shows evil factors. At first, Reverend Hale's character is concrete in his beliefs on witchcraft and is sure of his duty to carry out the will of God. He also suppresses evidence that would have discredited the court, but instead the court becomes stronger and make is impossible to stop. His major concerned is his reputation, and is continually tormented by the fears that his enemies are conspiring against him. Parris is also a self-centered, greedy man who only looks out for numero uno, himself.
Why would the leader of the girls, Abigail, run off, and steal? In July 1689, he became minister of Salem Village now Danvers , Massachusetts. His critical mind and intelligence save him from falling into blind fervor. As I read I saw how selfish Reverend Parris was. Yes, by the end of the play, Reverend Parris is thoroughly exposed as the sniveling parasite that he is. Your name in the town—it is entirely white, is it not? Finally, he is a paranoid man who is always worried about being fired from his job. Parris wished to change the wooden candle holders in the church into a golden ones and asked for money from people to do so.
This conceit also leads him to suppress obvious evidence that undermines the court or himself. Parris was really the one who basically triggered the witchcraft hysteria. After coming to Salem reverend hale conceives of himself as a young doctor on his first call. The Crucible wouldn't have been the same if he wasn't in it. Parris, sweating: These people should be summoned.