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Reverend Parris Of The Crucible By Arthur Miller

518 words - 2 pages

Reverend Parris of The Crucible

Greed can be a very destructive part of everyone’s life. It can control our every action at times. Some people let their greed get out of control, which was exactly what happened in Salem during the witch trials. Three people’s greed brought up this whole tragedy of the trials, convictions and hangings. One person is Reverend Parris. In my opinion Reverend Parris is greedy, self-serving, and egotistical.

Reverend Parris is extremely greedy. In the story he is complaining about having to pay for wood. He states "Where is my wood? My contract provides I be supplied with all my firewood. I am waiting since November for a stick, and even in November I had to show my frost bitten hands like some London beggar." This shows that all he cares about is getting firewood without having to pay for it, and also how he looks. And that he is treated unfairly.

Reverend Parris is self serving. All he cares about is himself. In the story he states "How can it be the Devil? Why would he choose my house to strike? We have all manner of licentious people in the village." This shows that he doesn't want anything to happen to him. Also he is wishing ill fate on the town’s people.

Reverend Parris is egotistical. When the village people are confused and want to know what's happening, he refuses to say. "I pray you feel the weight of truth upon you, for now my ministries at stake,...

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