Hale And Reverend Parris In The Crucible

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Three men, in the name of justice, brought many women and men to death based on claims of attacks that cannot be proven, but now want the leftover convicts to confess their witchcraft for different reasons. Deputy Governor Danforth, Reverend Hale, and Reverend Parris all wanted the last of the convicted in Salem to confess; however each person had their own purpose in mind when begging for confessions. Reverend Parris, father of Betty Parris and uncle of Abigail, was first to see this witchcraft in Salem when Tituba, Abigail, and the rest of the mob of girls were in the woods performing said witchcraft. At first he claimed to just see the girls dancing, even one nude; however, later on he failed to mention this to the judges in the court until the questioning of Mary Warren. Reverend Parris is only in the court to try to attack people like Giles Corey and Proctor, but when the attacks are directed towards him, he wants it to end. “Tonight, when I open my door to leave my house--a dagger clattered to the ground. You cannot hang this sort. There is danger for me. I dare not step outside at night!” (232) Deputy Governor…show more content…
After many hours signing death warrants, his chipper attitude developed into a bleak misery as he took on the burden of the dead. He began to see the rebellion in Andover, a town not far from Salem and has rebelled against their court who were conducting witch trials, and feared that this may happen to Salem; therefore, he began seeing omen of a rebellion in the town. “Excellency, there are orphans wandering from house to house; abandoned cattle bellow on the highroads, the stink of rotting crops hangs everywhere, and no man knows when the harlots’ cry will end his life--and you wonder yet if rebellion’s spoke? Better you should marvel how they do not burn your province!”

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