Aside from Reverend Parris and Abigail Williams, which character(s) is/are guilty of hypocrisy?

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Danforth.  Judge Danforth is one of the biggest hypocrites in the entire play.  He thinks that he can do no wrong; therefore, he is incredibly filled with pride.  Because of that pride, he cannot admit fault in any way whatsoever.  The Puritans as a whole, are quite reserved and very humble people, but Danforth exudes a "holier than thou" attitude.  It's very far from humble.  Even when John Proctor essentially proves to the court that the accused are innocent and that Abigail has been manipulating the court, Danforth can not admit his error.  He has the power to reverse his decision to hang the people, but his pride prevents him from doing it. Like Reverend Parris, Danforth is more concerned about his reputation than he is about about saving lives.  


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