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  Relg.415_)1Profiles: Elizabeth Parris. By Sarah-Nell Walsh
Elizabeth (Betty) Parris was nine years old when the witchcraft epidemic broke out in Salem, and she actively participated in its beginning.
Betty Parris' afflictions started innocently in January when she began to forget errands, was unable to concentrate, and seemed rapt in secret preoccupation.
Parris was worried about the health of her daughter and she protested against using her as a witch finder.
jefferson.village.virginia.edu /salem/people/e_parris.html   (786 words)

 Relg.415_01. Profiles. Rev. Samuel Parris. By Dabney E. Edwards
Samuel Parris was born in London, England in 1653.
On February 29, Parris and several other men in town, including Thomas Putnam, whose daughter Ann was also afflicted, his brother Edward, Joseph Hutchinson, and Thomas Preston, a son-in-law of Rebecca Nurse and Francis Nurse, went to the courts to file complaints.
The Parris opponents cited it on the grounds that he was unfit to be a minister after working with the Devil in 1692.
jefferson.village.virginia.edu /salem/people/s_parris.html   (1709 words)

 Samuel Parris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Dissatisfaction in the community with Parris as a minister began in 1691 and manifested itself in the sporadic payment of his salary.
Parris did what he could to support Betty and other seemingly afflicted girls, including beating his servant, Tituba, into confessing, and fanning the flames of witchcraft suspicions from his pulpit.
Opposition to Parris continued until 1697 when he left the village and was replaced by Joseph Green, who suceeded in smoothing over many of the divisions within the community and congregation.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/ASA_PAR.HTM   (537 words)

 THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT TRIALS: A biographical sketch of Tituba.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
She was most likely purchased by Parris from one of his business associates, or given to settle a debt.
Parris, at the time, was an unmarried merchant, leading to speculation that Tituba may have served as his concubine.
Parris was enraged when he found out about the cake, and shortly thereafter the afflicted girls named Tituba as a witch.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/ASA_TIT.HTM   (399 words)

 Schoolbytes: The Crucible
Betty, the daughter of Rev. Samuel Parris, is in some sort of coma, and Ruth, the Putnam’s daughter, is walking around in a trance.
Betty Parris is sick and people around her worried.
Betty yells at Abigail because Abigail drank blood at the witchdance to put a curse on Elizabeth Proctor.
www.schoolbytes.com /summary.php?id=338   (3589 words)

Betty Parris was the daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris who was a former merchant in Barbados and was invited to Salem to become the new minister.
Betty Parris began to run through the streets and lanes of Salem in a frenzy.
Betty Parris and Abigail Williams story was very similar and told of seeing witches flying in the air.
www.salem-witch-trials.net   (930 words)

 Samuel Parris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Samuel Parris (1653 – February 27, 1720) was the Puritan minister in the town of Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts) during the Salem witch trials, as well as the father and uncle of two of the afflicted girls.
The events that lead to the Salem witch trials began when his daughter, Betty Parris, and her, though there are no documents to support the relation to Parris, cousin, Abigail Williams accused Tituba of witchcraft.
Parris beat Tituba and compelled her to confess that she was a witch.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samuel_Parris   (328 words)

 NovelGuide: The Crucible: Novel Summary: Act 1
Parris asks if she has done something to soil her name, and therefore his.
Betty cries out for her mother and screams at her cousin for having drunk a charm (blood) to kill Elizabeth Proctor.
Betty catches on at this point and rises from her unconscious state to join her cousin in accusing several others.
www.novelguide.com /thecrucible/novelsummary.html   (889 words)

 CliffsNotes::The Crucible:Book Summary and Study Guide
Parris, distraught and troubled because he knows that Abigail has not been entirely truthful regarding her activities in the woods, confronts Abigail.
Parris says that he saw her and Betty dancing "like heathen[s]," Tituba moving back and forth over a fire while mumbling unintelligibly, and an unidentified female running naked through the forest.
Parris also questions Abigail about her character and the reason why Goody Proctor, who is the wife of John Proctor and a very respected woman in Salem, dismissed her from working as the Proctors’ servant.
www.cliffsnotes.com /WileyCDA/LitNote/id-68,pageNum-9.html   (326 words)

 Betty Parris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
After shuving up her anusElizabeth "Betty" Parris (November 28, 1682 – March 21, 1760) was the nine-year-old daughter of the Salem villages' reverend Samuel Parris (1653–1720) and was the first to become ill after being "bewitched" as most people thought.
Although she initially played a large part in the accusations, Betty Parris's role soon diminished as she was sent to live with relatives of magistrate Samuel Sewall, after which her afflictions seem to have subsided.
The night before "Betty" fell sick, Abigail Williams, other girls, and she were dancing in the woods only to be discovered by Reverend Parris.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Betty_Parris   (263 words)

 SparkNotes: The Crucible: Act I: Opening scene to the entrance of John Proctor
Parris has sent for Reverend John Hale of Beverly, an expert on witchcraft, to determine whether Betty is indeed bewitched.
Parris berates his niece, Abigail Williams, because he discovered her, Betty, and several other girls dancing in the forest in the middle of the night with his slave, Tituba.
Parris berates Abigail anew and asserts that she and the girls were indeed practicing witchcraft.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/crucible/section1.html   (1483 words)

 t h e v i e w f r o m h e r e : S A L E M   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1692, Elizabeth "Betty" Parris was the middle child of Samuel and Elizabeth Parris (between Thomas (b.
Parris called their local doctor, whom blamed witchcraft, and the conspiracy began.
Betty was sent by late March 1692 to live in Salem at the Stephen Sewall house.
web.1asphost.com /moonscar/salem/background/elizabethparrisjr.html   (113 words)

 Abigail, Betty Parris and Mary Walcott (Salem Witch Trials)
Betty was the first to try to sting a doll with the purpose to harm Ms.
Abigail, Betty Parris and Mary Walcott faked devilish possession and convinced the jury that Proctor was a wizard.
But Abigail, Betty Parris and Mary Walcott claimed that Proctor had sent the "Sirens of the Hell" to tempt the judges and accused a judge of being a wizard, too.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix3/abigailbettymary.htm   (1194 words)

 The Crucible
It is the spring of 1692 in Salem, a Puritan town north of Boston in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Parris brought Tituba to Salem from Barbados, in the West Indies, where he was a merchant before becoming a man of God.
Parris presses his case, saying he has heard rumors against her reputation and asks why no other family has hired her since she her dismissal from the Proctor home seven months before.
cummingsstudyguides.net /Crucible.html   (4375 words)

Parris was among those who believed that even those who were a part of the church could be influenced by the devil.
Betty’s pain was to her consuming and inescapable in a way that it would not be for a boy her age.
Betty told her parents that the girls had been approached by a man in fl who promised cities of gold and baubles to hold.
www.lehigh.edu /~ineng/ttk/ttk-history.htm   (3135 words)

 Salem Witchcraft: the Events and Causes of the Salem Witch Trials
Betty’s poor health prevented her from helping with the household chores, so much of the work feel on Abigail’s young shoulders.
Since Tituba was Parris’ slave and well known to Betty and Abigail, it is no surprise then that her name was the first to be called out by Betty.
Betty Parris latter married Benjamin Barron in 1710.
www.salemwitchtrials.com /salemwitchcraft.html   (4355 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: The Crucible Study Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Abigail warns Parris that there are rumors of witchcraft and that the parlor is packed with people, but Parris tells her that he cannot explain that he found his daughter and niece dancing like heathen in the forest.
Parris demands to know that Abigail has a good reputation, for there are rumors that her former employee, Goody Proctor, thinks Abigail is corrupt, but Abigail calls Goody Proctor a gossiping liar.
The particular quality of Parris that renders him dangerous is his strong belief in the presence of evil; even before the witchcraft paranoia, Proctor indicates that Parris showed an obsession with damnation and hell in order to strike fear into his parishioners.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/crucible/section2.html   (2873 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: The Crucible Study Guide - Full Summary and Analysis
Parris demands that Mary Warren pretend to faint as she had done before, but she cannot, for she has no sense of it; she once thought she saw spirits, but now she does not.
Parris is paranoid and foolish, demanding that all ninety-one people who attest to the good name of the three accused women be brought in for questioning.
Parris knows that the trials are a fraud and that the girls are lying, yet continues to push against witchcraft to suit his ends.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/crucible/fullsumm.html   (8854 words)

 A Preliminary Examination of the People of the Salem Witchcraze
But Griggs was at a loss to understand the behavior of nine-year-old Betty Parris or her eleven-year old cousin, Abigail Williams, and warned Parris that he suspected the 'Evil Hand' or, in more technical parlance, malefic witchcraft.
Parris talked his congregation into restricting baptism only to those who were children of the "elect" or full members of the Church.
Parris drumming damnation into their heads they most probably were feeling deeply guilty in their subconscious.
www.bloodthirsty.com /salem.html   (8763 words)

 The Crucible Book Notes Summary by Arthur Miller: Major Characters
Reverend Samuel Parris: Minister of the town of Salem.
Caught by her father dancing in the woods with Tituba, Mercy Lewis, Ruth Putnam, Mary Warren, and Abigail Williams, Betty is accused of witchcraft.
She was caught in the woods chanting with Betty, Mercy, Ruth, Mary, and Abigail.
www.bookrags.com /notes/cru/CHR.htm   (1043 words)

 JURIST – The Salem Witchcraft Trials
Sometime during February of the exceptionally cold winter of 1692, young Betty Parris became strangely ill. She dashed about, dove under furniture, contorted in pain, and complained of fever.
Testifying against Proctor were Ann Putnam, Abagail Williams, Indian John (a slave of Samuel Parris who worked in a competing tavern), and eighteen-year-old Elizabeth Booth, who testified that ghosts had come to her and accused Proctor of serial murder.
Parris was replaced as minister of Salem village by Thomas Green, who devoted his career to putting his torn congregation back together.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /famoustrials/salem.php   (2905 words)

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Parris, (studies her, then nods, half convinced): Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character.
Parris, (hardly able to contain his anger and fear): I should like to question- Danforth-(his first real outburst, in which his contempt for Parris is clear): Mr.
Parris, you are a brainless man! (He walks in thought, deeply worried.) Parris: Excellency, it profit nothing you should blame me. I cannot think they would run off except they fear to keep in Salem any more.
www.adg-europe.com /downloads/Crucible_edit_draft_3.doc   (20869 words)

 PlanetPapers - The Witch Trials of 1692
Samuel Parris was the minister of the group that did want to be separate.
Abigail and Betty Parris were having their fortunes told by Tituba, behind their parents backs.
Betty started having fits, possibly because she could not bear to keep secrets from her parents.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/738.php   (1083 words)

Seeking release from the tension choking their family, Parris's nine-year-old daughter, Betty, and her cousin Abigail Williams delighted in the mesmerizing tales spun by Tituba, a slave from Barbados.
Betty Parris began having "fitts" that defied all explanation.
Prodded by Parris and others, they named their tormentors: a disheveled beggar named Sarah Good, the elderly Sarah Osburn, and Tituba herself.
www.angelfire.com /realm/northernpagans/ofbc/witchhunt.html   (3119 words)

 Salem Wax Museum & Salem Witch Village
During the winter of 1691-1692, Tituba, a West Indian slave owned by Samuel Parris, the Minister of Salem Village, began to tell strange tales and to practice magic with a group of girls from the village.
Included in the group were Betty Parris, the nine year o1d daughter of Reverend Parris and her eleven year old cousin, Abigail Williams.
Alarmed by the girls' behavior, Reverend Parris consulted the local physician who decided that the girls' behavior was caused by the "spell of the evil hand".
www.salemwaxmuseum.com /education/1692.html   (328 words)

Through conversations between Reverend Parris and his niece Abigail Williams, and between several girls, the audience learns that these girls, including Abigail and Betty, were engaged in occultic activities in the forest lead by Tituba, Parris’ slave from Barbados.
Parris caught them and jumped from a bush startling the girls.
Betty Parris, Mary Warren, Ruth Putnam, Susanna Walcott, and Mercy Lewis are all followers of Abigail.
home10.inet.tele.dk /dovlev/crucible6.htm   (1529 words)

 MIT Community Players!
PARRIS -- A failed merchant from the West Indies, Parris was appointed by a narrow margin to be the third minister of Salem.
BETTY PARRIS -- Young daughter of the Rev. Parris, who falls ill after witnessing Abigail's strange rites in the forest.
TITUBA -- Slave to Rev. Parris, a woman from Barbados whose well-meaning attempts to entertain the Parris children with voodoo rituals earn her the first accusation of witchcraft; she soon passes the buck on to other innocents.
www.mit.edu /activities/mitcp/crucible_char.html   (761 words)

 AngliaCampus : An illustrated summary of each act
Betty, the ten-year-old daughter of the stern Reverend Parris is ill, apparently in a trance.
When Abigail is left on stage with Betty and two of the other girls who were in the woods, it is clear who is in charge.
Betty finds her voice for long enough to reveal that Abigail drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife, but she is silenced again by a vicious threat from Abigail.
www.angliacampus.com /public/sec/english/crucible/page07.htm   (400 words)

 Ann Putnam Jr.: Predator or Victim?
In 1689, at the invitation of the Putnam's, Rev. Samuel Parris moved to Salem Village to lead worshipping at the Salem Village Meeting House.
He brought with him his wife, daughter Betty, niece Abigail Williams, and his slave Tituba and her husband John.
Ann, Betty, and Abigail were often joined by other girls who came to listen to Tituba's tales of witchcraft, demons, and mysticism, activities that were strictly forbidden by Puritan law.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/historys_wild_women/82983   (493 words)

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