2. Parris’ character is described as self-righteous in the intro and Act One. There is said to be very little good being said about him in his own community because he thinks that “children were anything but thankful for being permitted to walk straight…and mouths shut until bidden to speak” (Miller 4), which others in his community also believed, but he used that to put himself ahead of everyone else. He was also so extremely concerned about his own well-being that he “believed he was being persecuted wherever he went” (Miller 3). That shows that he really trusts no one even his own congregation to be truly devoted to him although that is what he is trying to accomplish as a Reverend. He also put any ideas that could be in anyway potentially harmful to his reputation out of his mind and others by quickly changing the...
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...like a God that they praise and will stop anyone who threatens their beliefs. This aspect is why Miller feels that the witch trials happened and there was so much resistance to stop change in their routine life.
8. Tituba changes her story about the witchcraft on the top of page 46 when she is being interrogated be Hale. She was sticking to a story that she knew absolutely nothing, but she soon realized that she was guilty until proven guilty so she needed to confess in order to save her life. This was directly after Putnam had just listed off a couple names in which Tituba could now easily pass on the blame to without feeling to guilty. Tituba is scared for her life just like I think everyone would be during those times. She is just trying to do what she thought was right in the split second where she had to make a decision that would affect the rest of her life.
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