The Role Of Hysteria In The Crucible

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Hysteria is display by communities all over the world. It is important factor in the making, especially breaking the relationships. History has also had many villains. There are numerous people who could be blame which they are responsible for the outcome therefore, it is happen in the salem witchcraft trials in the play of Arthur Miller, The Crucible. The Crucible, hysteria plays an important role of tearing apart the community of Salem it has creating an environment where people act on the bitterness, which many characters play throughout the play such as Abigail, Reverend Parris, the girls, Danforth, and several other characters. Therefore, the Reverend Parris is to blame for the Salem Witch Trials because he is Salem minister, who is largely …show more content…
Therefore, Reverend Parris in the play explains many reasons how he preaches about it and even gives some examples of Parris. In Act One Parris said “ There is either obedience or the church will burn like hell is burning” ( pg.474, line # 829-830). Also, in the play shows how selfish he is by saying many thing to many people. For example, Reverend Parris said, “Abigail I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, now, just when some good respect is rising for mw in the parish, you compromise my very character...Your name is the town -it is entirely white, is it not?”(pg.464 line #157-167). Also, later on, in Act III, he shows more side of his selfishness once again when he perjures himself in the courts lying. In fact, he tells the court that he did not saw anyone naked dancing in the woods. Later on, in an argument between Reverend Parris and Giles Cory, in the play Giles disagrees with Parris having ownership of the chapel house and the amount of money he gets. For example, “Mr.Corey, you will look far a man of my kind at sixty pound a year! I am not used to this poverty; I left a thrifty business in the Barbados to serve the Lord. I do not fathom it, why am I persecuted here? …..I have often wondered if the Devil be in it somewhere; I cannot understand you people otherwise” (pg. 474). This shows how Parris is Selfish self-centered in many different ways throughout the play. Therefore, this tells us that Parris is really selfish guy who does not want to accept the