Theme Of Hunger For Power In The Crucible
result of his power-driven actions.
The theme of a want for power in The Crucible connects to McCarthyism because people who were accusing others of being a communist in the 1950s simply had a want to increase their power and status. Not only do we see it in The Crucible and the McCarthy Hearings, we see it in daily life.
In my opinion, Reverend Parris is the most power-driven character in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible because he disregards the well-being of his own blood because he is more concerned about his name and reputation in Salem, which I also believe is truly evil. Parris has more concern about his reputaion that almost anything else, and his want for authority makes him a villian in the Crucible. I cannot see Parris as a hero in any light, because there is too much proving him to be a villian like his greed, need for power, and double standards. I also believe that Reverend Parris’ want for power could have been used in a better way by acknowledging the truth, even if it would hurt his reputation in Salem. He could have been the reverend that put an…