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    Parris Island

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    PARRIS ISLAND “GET OFF MY BUS. YOU HAVE TEN SECONDS TO GET YOUR THINGS, GET OFF MY BUS, AND GET ON THE FOOTPRINTS OUTSIDE.” It was the middle of the night, we had just arrived by bus from the airport and we were scared to death. Welcome to Marine Corps Recruiting Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. This is a brief overview of Parris Island as seen through the eyes of Recruit Smith, Platoon 1040, B Company. Marine Corps boot camp is thirteen weeks of physical and mental

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    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

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    Characterization of Reverend Samuel Parris in "The Crucible" Eric Repas Throughout The Crucible we are introduced to and follow four or five important characters that Arthur Miller elaborated upon. One of those characters is Reverend Samuel Parris, a bitter minister who came to Salem for unclear reasons. That reason may have been he was looking for a small town to control, maybe he was trying to escape something or someone, or he may have just wanted a fresh, clean start; whatever that reason was

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    of hysteria from the accusations of witchcraft. Reverend Parris, one of the many characters mentioned throughout the play, was a man who did not want his good name to be tarnished. Reverend Parris is known throughout the town as the churchly figure. Most citizens do not like his personality, but they ultimately respect him for his belief in religion. Although many people were hung for the accusations of dealing with witchcraft, Reverend Parris is the most guilty to blame for the events of the Salem

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    vengeful they were. Reverend Parris showed both these traits in extreme measure in the play. Reverend Parris supports the witch trials because he wants more power, he is greedy, and he wants revenge. Foremost, Parris is very concerned about his position and power in Salem because he has two afflicted children. His fear of power loss is so great that he fears being thrown from Salem;¨...They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house¨(Miller I. 145). Parris is fearful of his name and

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    Samuel Parris the Reverend in their town. He used to be a Merchant. The witch trials started in 1692 so he had 3 years to learn how to lead the town and failed because the job was mostly desired because of the pay. Reverend Parris always seemed to care the most about himself than anyone else in the town. It always seemed to be about his money and how high of a position he could have. Throughout the play and the witch trials you can tell how self-centered Parris really is. Reverend Parris has always

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    when Abigail and the other teenage girls were caught in the forest dancing by Parris. When Abigail was at home with Parris. Abigail says to Parris in Act 1 Page 7 "I think you best go down and deny it yourself." Parris replies back by saying "My daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest?" You can see here now that Parris is calling Abigail heathen who means non-Christian. Parris is calling Abigail non-Christian only for dancing. It is so severe that Abigail

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    town's minister, Reverend Parris, is the main person who accuses people of sending their spirits into her and the other girls. What begins with children dancing in the woods leads to the accusation and execution of many innocent people for witchcraft. The two works of literature have very similar qualities, including setting, conflict, and general aspects of the characters, while there are also specific parallels between characters, such as Abigail and Hester, and Parris and Dimmesdale. The

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    superstitious and gullible. The Crucible is based on a true story so the setting is real. Act 1 The Crucible starts out in the bedroom of Betty Parris, the sick daughter of the towns preacher Samuel Parris. The village people began to spread the rumor that witchcraft is the cause of Betty‘s illness. The Reverend John Hale is sent for by Mr. Parris to find out what is happening, because Hale is a investigator on strange events involving witchcraft. Samuel accuses and questions Abigail Williams

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    the community, word of the supposed “witchcraft” begins to leak out under the immediate concern of Rev. Parris. Rev. Parris fears that the incident could taint his reputation among the other Puritans. As a result, Rev. Parris continually interrogates Abigail with the intent of getting what he feels is the truth. Abigail continually acts innocent in order to eliminate the suspicion of Rev. Parris. To keep the incident a secret, Abigail threatens the girls involved in the incident, so that they

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    authority of the town were very powerful. Parris being a strong religious leader in Salem felt that no matter what, his authority needed to be kept. Parris believed that the church is the authority of all people in the town. Since he was a Reverend, he considered himself an authoritative figure and by commanding people he maintained his power. Parris challenges John Proctor’s love for god when he says he has failed to “plough on Sundays”, but Proctor perceives Parris as a mercenary hypocrite “distressed

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    The Devils Disciples

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    account of the Salem witch trials through the story of the Barbadian minister Parris, his daughter Betty, and his slave Tituba. In certain places, he eludes to mini-stories and small history explanations to help the reader better understand the Puritans way of thinking and Titunba’s African back round. Parris is called to Salem Town for a temporary position. However, through a town feud between two powerful Puritan families, Parris’ position soon becomes permanent. Like all small Puritan villages, Salem

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    name and her life. Abigail is a defensive girl. She is always defending her reputation and herself to get out of trouble. Abigail was on orphan, her uncle Parris feeds and clothes her. She was also expelled from the house by Goody Proctor, therefore she has little standing in village. After she was caught dancing in the woods, Parris questioned her name and she replied angrily,"Be no blush about my name." Later, when Hale was questioning Abigail about dancing in the woods, Abby defends herself

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    Incest in Kings Row

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    Perhaps the most disturbing character to me was Dr. Tower. I mean, really, who is this guy? From the beginning I could detect a kind of strange dynamic between Cassie and her father. After she and Parris swim together as children, she says that if her father finds out she's been swimming with Parris, he would "take a switch" to her. At first I thought maybe he was strict about her coming straight home from school or something, but as soon as I heard about the mother staying in the home all of the

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    Salem Witch Trials

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    Deep inside a town in Massachusetts innocent people were accused of the devil’s work, witchcraft. God-fearing Puritans took it upon themselves to exterminate Satan’s followers influenced by anti-witch ideas and other sources including books and the words of various priests. Over 100 people were given unfair trials; many were jailed while quite a few were lynched. Although the Salem witch trials are considered one of the depressing parts of American history the topic also provides an interesting look

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    Elizabeth Parris was lying on the ground, her arms and legs flailing in the air and spittle spewing from her mouth. She had overturned the dining table, breaking a ceramic pitcher and cutting her arm in the process. Nearby stood Abigail Williams, wide-eyed and gaping. "Go get Master Parris," Tituba told the girl and Abby ran from the room. Tituba knelt down next to the spastic girl and tried to calm her. She managed to grab Betty's bleeding arm and wrapped her kerchief around it to stem the

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    1692, with nine-year-old Elizabeth "Betty" Parris and eleven-year-old Abigail Williams, daughter and niece of the village reverend Samuel Parris, beginning to exhibit strange behavior, such as blasphemous screaming, convulsive seizures, trance-like states and mysterious spells. Within a short period of time, several other Salem girls began to illustrate similar behavior; physicians resolved that the girls were under the control of Satan. Reverend Parris conducted prayer services and public fasting

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    draws on his contempt for Reverend Parris, his love for his wife, and his need to take responsibility for his actions to gain the strength of character it takes to publicly confess his sins, denounce Abigail Williams, and save his soul. As soon as Reverend Parris is appointed to the church in Salem John Proctor begins to resent the minister's superior attitude and greed.  An outspoken man, Proctor takes every opportunity to criticize Reverend Parris and the now corrupt church.  This resentment

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    The purpose of my paper is to compare and contrast Arthur Miller’s The Crucible with the actual witch trials that took place in Salem in the 17th Century. Although many of the characters and events in the play were non-fictional, many details were changed by the playwright to add intrigue to the story. While there isn’t one specific cause or event that led to the Salem witch trials, it was a combination of events and factors that contributed to the birth and growth of the trials. Some of these

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    Williams could have caused so much horror in Salem. How does Millar present the situation as believable to an audience? The horror in Millar's novel 'The Crucible' is based on the accusations of witchcraft in Salem in 1692. A woman called Betty Parris is caught dancing naked in the woods and goes into a coma like state. This affects the reader by making them think that Abigail is so scared about getting caught, she goes into a coma. The reader may feel sorry for Betty and even shocked by the

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