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The Crucible Many comparisons can be made between unlikely characters in the Crucible Reverend Hale and Reverend Parris Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor are two sets of these unlikely characters Reverend Hale and Reverend Parris can surprisingly be compared and easily contrasted Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor can be contrasted without difficulty but also can be compared Abigail and Elizabeth differ in their attitudes toward religion and are alike in their love for John Reverend Hale and Reverend Parris are alike in occupation and their attitudes towards witchcraft at first but are unalike in the way they value a humans life Reverend Parris and Reverend Hale seem to be polar opposites at first glance although they do have a few similarities For example they are both priests They also both believed there was witchcraft in the town at the beginning of the story This is proven when Hale accuses Tituba of witchcraft and Parris says You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death Tituba Miller 44 While they are a few similarities there are a lot of differences Parriss reason for priesthood is money while Hale does it because he is a man of God Reverend Hale also wants to stop the executions with good intentions while Parris wants to stop them to save his life Parris says You cannot hang this sort There is danger for me Miller 128 Hale explains his reason for trying to stop the executions by saying this Life is Gods most precious gift no principle however glorious can justify the taking of it Miller 132 As can be seen there are few comparisons between these two but many contrasts The same holds true for Abigail and Elizabeth The comparisons between Abigail and Elizabeth are minimal and they are extremely different Elizabeth and Abigail are alike in some ways though They both share a love for John Proctor
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