The Crucible Selfishness

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Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" is successfully related to its audience in such a manner that it has left us with important messages that still echo today. One of the most prominent themes in The Crucible is the importance of a good name. From the very beginning of the play, Reverend Parris demonstrated selfishness. Parris was concerned more for his status in Salem than even the welfare of his daughter in Act I. While Betty was sick and laid unconscious in bed, Parris only had thoughts about “a faction that is sworn to drive him from his pulpit” (Miller). Later in the play, during the time period when John Proctor announces that he has proof that the court is unjust, Parris does listen to what Procter has to offer and makes an assumption that
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