Proctor criticizes Parris for preaching about money rather than God

Proctor criticizes Parris for preaching about money rather than God

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Proctor criticizes Parris for preaching about money rather than God. Putnam, Proctor, and Giles  Corey argue with Parris about his salary and his expectations as the minister of Salem. Parris claims  that a faction within Salem is determined to get rid of him. The men begin discussing lawsuits and  land rights. Putnam accuses Proctor of stealing wood from his land, but Proctor says he bought the  land five months before from Goody Nurse's husband. Putnam states that Goody Nurse's husband  did not own the land because it belonged to Putnam's grandfather. Proctor counters Putnam. Scene 4 reveals old animosities that later drive the action of the play. In this time period, it was not  uncommon for children to die at birth or early in childhood for a number of reasons, including poor  medical treatment, improper nutrition, and harsh living conditions. Even so, seven is an unusually 
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course ENG 3550 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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