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Greed can be a very destructive part of everyoneslife It can control our every action at times Somepeople let their greed get out of control which was exactlywhat happened in Salem during the witch trials Three peoples greed brought up this whole tragedy of the trials convictions and hangings These three people are Reverend Parris Thomas Putnam and Abigail WilliamsThomas Putnam was a well-to-do hard-handedlandowner He valued his land probably more than hismarriage his other possessions or his anything else that he had He used his land as a power source to get anything that he wanted He also used this power to get his neighbors accused andor convicted of being witches Once these people were convicted he would be able to purchase the deceaseds land just giving him more land and power This man alone got others to start believing that some people among them were witches He also used his daughter as a witness to some of his neighbors crimes Thomas Putnamused the witch trials as an excuse to get even with hisneighbors and get their land He allowed his greed to rule his mind and other decisions during this tragic time in the history of Salem Another person who was affected by greed during this time was Reverend Parris He felt that he was underpaid for his services At one time he said to Giles Corey I regard that six pound as part of my salaryYou will look far for a man of my kind at sixty pound a year Also Parris preached for twenty weeks about having golden candlesticks on the altar until he got them As the story progressed hebecame greedy for his life and the life of his friends When Proctor was about to be hanged he begged and pleaded for Proctors life so that Parris would not be blamed for killing one of Salems upper class I feel that Parris was not a good man to be the
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