Again, at the beginning of the play, Hale believes that this is just about. Reverend Samuel Parris just believes that what he does immediately gives him power and that makes him blind to the truth. Almost with a kind of desperation, he affirms ''All innocent and Christian people are happy for the courts in Salem! A character who one initially finds to be worthy of mercy or pity can easily become the last person deserving of sympathy. Personality Parris is a truly despicable person. There is nothing we like about this dude.
Therefore, there is a good deal of pressure on the average citizen to inform on the blasphemous speech of his or her neighbors in the name of Christian duty. At first the audience might feel bad for him. During the play Parris goes from being worried about his daughter to arguing with Giles Corry. John Proctor is bound in guiltiness from his affair with Abigail. A few days before Proctor and many others are scheduled to hang, Abigail steals money from Parris and vanishes. Parris is a very sensitive character towards reputations and power.
I have given you a home, child. Giles Corey An irascible and combative old resident of Salem, Giles Corey is a comic figure in The Crucible whose fate turns tragic when he unwittingly effects his wife's charge for witchcraft when he wonders aloud about the strange books she reads at night. When his father died in 1673, Samuel left Harvard to take up his inheritance in , where he maintained a sugar plantation. Moments later the authorities come and take away Elizabeth. Parris believed that everyone was beneath him and that they all owed him something in some way.
In the beginning of the play, Arthur Miller draws a distinct line between John Proctor and Parris from their backgrounds and moral standards. Hale consults his books while Rebecca announces that she is too old to sit in on the proceedings. Parris is continually beset with fears that others conspire against him. He widely supported the girls because longer the court went on, more fame and reputation he gained because of them. Abigail says that a frog jumped in. These issues, and others that were more personal between the villagers, continued to grow unabated.
The character and actions of Reverend Parris illustrate all of these themes. The scene closes as Abigail and Betty, in feverish ecstasy, alternate in piling up names on the growing list. Of course if they were proven to be the liars it would reflect upon his own character and involvement in the bloody game. At the beginning of the play, he's much more worried about that than witchcraft. He's Such a Snake that He Should Live in Slytherin Parris is a wormy little character. Once he signs his confession, he refuses to hand it over.
One of the key villains in the story, he is perhaps the only character in the play with no redeeming qualities. Out of fear and assumption that the girls were practicing witchcraft, Reverend Parris questioned the girls to the stage where they started to accuse innocent people in order to run away from the responsibility they had to take. 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. The minister of Salem, Betty's father, and Abigail's uncle. It was reported that Mr. Danforth looks up at him questioningly.
I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil! However, their personalities show some striking dissimilarities. She believes that a witch is responsible for the deaths of her seven infant children. Later on in the story, when the girls are titled as saints that can listen and see supernatural stuffs, Parris played a big role under Judge Danforth by supporting him and giving him information about Salem as well as swaying his decisions. Parris is so anxious to maintain his power that he has tolerated its abuse. If the blame of the Salem Witchcraft Trails were to be traced back to one individual it would certainly be Reverend Parris.
Hale approaches the situation precisely and intellectually, believing that he can define the supernatural in definitive terms. As a result, he evidently felt no need to make his fictional version any better. But, a minority dissented and found allies among non-members, who constituted a large and influential part of the community. Drawn Up By a Young Gentle-Woman, in the Twenty-Fifth Year of Her Age. .
Even at the end of the play, he has not gained self-awareness or insight into the destructive processes in which he participates. He just needs to know the facts so he can defend his reputation. Rather than confront him directly at first, Proctor chooses simply to stop going to church. The people of Salem summon him to investigate Betty's condition and determine if witchcraft is responsible. He began preaching in Dunstable in 1708, which he continued until 1712.