How do Reverend Parris's parishioners feel about him? Why?
The parishioners feel Reverend Parris is not as interested in their souls as he is his own pocket. He is suspicious and resentful of anyone who doesn't agree with him. He makes the village give him the deed to his house, something they have never given to a reverend before. Parris wants gold candlesticks in the church rather than pewter ones. He preaches "hellfire and brimstone" on Sundays, scaring his parishioners rather than ever talking about a forgiving, loving God. He is more concerned...
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