characters for the crucible

Reverend Parris Pastor of the church of Salem. Betty’s father and Abigail’s unlce.He believes he is being persecuted and the townspeople do not respect his position. He fears that the village people will try to get rid of him. It is easy for him to believe the girls, because if he doesn’t then it would mean he is not in control over his own house and therefor the villiage would not entrust him with thier lives.
Betty Paris Daughter of Parris, she is weak and goes along with her cousin as soon as threatened.Abilgail gives her a valid reason for dancing in the woods, she lies mute in the bed, terrified of her fathers reaction. She is easily made into Abigails tool.
Tituba Servant to the Parris household. She is enlisted by Ruth Putman and Abigail to cast spells and create charms. When Abigail turn on her to save herself, Tituba, confesses to all and savers herself.
Abigail Williams Niece of Rev. Parris. Lover of John Proctor, She is jealous of Betty Proctor, and uses her powers in the town to get rid of her. She is the leader of the girls.
Susanna Walcott One of the girls. She is initially sent between Parris and Dr, Griggs to determine the cause of Betty’s aliment.
Ann Putman Wife of Thomas Putman mother to Ruth. Very superstitous woman and believes that the death of so many of her babies in childbirth was caused by supernatural means. She sends her daugther to TiTuba to cast a spell to discover the murder.
Thomas Putman Husband of Ann Putman, father to Ruth. He is a powerful man in the villiage with a long family line. In whatever matters benefit him and becomes extremelyl bitter when he doesn’t succeed. He is accused of coercing his daughter to asscue people, for example , George Jacobs, in order to gain their forfeited land.
Mercy Lewis Servant to Putman household. She is a merciless girl who seems to delight in the girls activities. The threats Abigail uses on the other girls are unnecessary for Mercy. When Abigail eventually leaves town, Mercy goes with her.
Mary Warren Servant to Proctor household. Abigail uses her to effectively accuse Elizabeth. John Proctor takes Mary to the court to confess that the girls are only pretending . She is not strong enough to fight Abigail and as soon as Abigail leads the other girls against her, Mary caves and runs back to her side by accussing Proctor himself.
John Proctor Husband to Elizabeth. Had an affair with Abigail. He knows the girls are pretending but cannot tell what he knows without revealing having been alone with Abigail. When Abigail uses her influence to convict his wife, he tries to tell the truth and finds himself condemned. He refuses witchcraft or to consider Abigail as anything more than a lying *****. He is hanged.
Rebecca Nurse Wife to Francis. She is a pious old woman who has often acted as a mdiwife to woman of the town, She is accused of witchcraft by the girls and convicted of the supernatural murder of the Putman babies. Because of the craziness that is going on Elizabeth urges her husband to go to court and tell about his affair. Rebecca refuses to admit to witchcraft to the end and is hanged.
Giles Corey Husband to Martha. He inadvertenlly gives out information that is later used against his wife. He accuses Thomas Putman of using Ruth to condemn people for his personal gain. Realizing his source will be arrested he refuses to reveal it feeling that he has done too much damage already. He is arrested for contempt of court. He is eventually pressed to death when he refuses to enter a plea.
Rev. John Hale Considered to be and considers himself an expert on witchcraft. He is initially summoned to determine whether the devil is in Salem and enthusiastically participates in the court proceedings. When he finally realizes the the girls are lying , it is too late to change the course of action. He attempts to convince the condemned to admit to witchcraft. He initially summoned to determine whether the devil is in Salem and enthusiastically participates in the court proceedings. When he finally realizes that the girls are lying, it is to late. He attempts to convince the condemned to admit to witchcraft and save themselves from death.
Elizabeth Proctor Wife of John Proctor. She discovered an affair going on between her husband and Abigail Williams and turned Abigail out of her house. She is Abigail’

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