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In The Crucible a play about the Salem witch trials of 1692 by Arthur Miller thecharacter of Reverend Parris displays hypocrisy Priest are generally considered goodhonest people but Parris lies to the community he puts his ministry in front of hisdaughters life and tries to help himself before helping the communityEven when Parriss daughter is sick and he is unsure what is wrong with her heputs himself and his job before her When he is trying to get Abigail to tell the truth hesays I pray you feel the weight of truth upon you for now my ministrys at stake myministry and perhaps your cousins life Act I In that quote he throws in the partabout Betty at the end like it has no importance compared to the fact that his ministrys atstake Earlier he says to Abigail If you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must knowit now for surely my enemies will and they will ruin me with it Then he continuesAbigail do you understand that I have many enemiesAct I Throughout Act OneParris makes it obvious that the faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit is theonly thing he can think of and is more important then anything else at that time This isthe opposite of what most people would expect from someone titled ReverendBesides putting himself before his daughter Parris also puts himself before thecommunity In Act One he complains about his salary and the house Proctor says thathe is the first minister to demand the deed to this house When Parris doesnt get hisway he tries to make them feel guilty by saying things like the church will burn in Hell fornot being obedient In Act Four after he had wanted the hangings he makes up excusesnot to hang them He says if Mr Hale gets any of them to confess then it surely damnsthe others in the public eye and non may doubt they are
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