Few experiences are as helpful for us to understand ourselves and our world as reading a great work of literature. When we read about interesting characters, we learn how to recognize the faults that affect us all. In Arthur Miller's play, the Crucible ,an examination of the characters teachers us about the dangers of hypocrisy, peer pressure, and personal, weakness. The hypocrisy of the characters in this play shows that they only care about the selves, and not about what they preach. For example, early in the play, there is a scene where Parris taking to Abigail about seeing girls dancing in the forest, and his worried about losing his job if people of the village find out. Parris tells Abigail "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." This quote shows that rev. Parris is being hypocritical because he is more worried about what his "enemies" say instead of saving his daughter. Instead of acting like a good puration he is worried about his "ministry." This quote also shows that Parris hypocrisy can make one feel unsure about there religion, because you don't trust your own ministry. Another example of hypocrisy occurs later in the play, when proctor criticizes for the way he act. Parris tell proctor "where is my wood? My contract provides I be supplied with all my firewood. This quote shows that Paris thinks more about money or "Firewood ," then he care about being a good preacher. This quote also shows that its bad for Parris to be greedy, because he should be worried about teaching people to believe in God. Finally a last example of hypocrisy occurs in the scene where Tituba is lying about her spiritual 1 Beliefs, because she doesn't want to die. Tituba tells hale, "I
being" (45). This quote shows that...
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