Parris- "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. I have given you a home, child. I have put clothes upon your back—now give me an upright answer. Your name in the town—it is entirely white, is it not?"
This quote reveals that Parris asks Abigail if she has a good reputation because if she doesn’t, it will ruin his name. He worries over his position over the church and his own reputation. Parris does not want to lose is honour and power by having his name be blackend by the town.