Crucible

Reverend Parris Defining Moments

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Defining Moment #1

Summarization: He rushes to embrace Betty

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PARRIS: "She speaks! She speaks!"

Defining Moment #2

Summarization: Reverend Parris automatically assume that Tituba is guilty of witchcraft before she even arrives.

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TITUBA: I don't compact with no Devil!

PARRIS: You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death, Tituba!

Defining Moment #4

Summarization: Parris is trying say that hes not a good christian because he only goes once a month.

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DANFORTH: You are in all respects a Gospel Christian?

PROCTOR: I am, sir.

PARRIS: Such a Christian that will not come to church but once in a month!

Defining Moment #3

Summarization: Parris is trying to question proctors religiousness

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PARRIS: Do you read the Gospel, Mr. Proctor?

PROCTOR: I read the Gospel.

PARRIS: I think not, or you should surely know that Cain were an upright man, and yet he did kill Abel.

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Defining Moment #5

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PARRIS: And what shall I say to them? That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest?

But if you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it.