The Crucible

Explain how the witch-hunt years were a time of “general revenge.” People were able to say things that weren’t true about the people they didn’t like in order to get them in trouble.
Who was Tituba? the slave of Reverend Parris
Who was Abigail? the niece of Reverend Parris
Who was Betty? the daughter of Reverend Parris
Why does Mrs. Putnam believe there are witches in Salem? because out of all of her children she had, only one had survived
Why is Thomas Putnam bitter? he didn’t get to be the minister in Salem
Why is Mary’s argument to Abby? Because she thinks they’ll be accused of being witches. Mary’s telling Abigail to tell the truth of what they did because the worst that could happen is that they get whipped.
Who was Proctor? He’s a farmer in his thirties and he didn’t suspect new groups.
What happened between Abigail and John Proctor prior to the opening of the play? John Proctor committed adultry.
What is the “sign” that Betty is bewitched? she can’t hear the Lord’s name
Who were Francis and Rebecca Nurse? Rebecca was the wife of Francis.They own 300 acres of land. Francis had a feud with Putnam. They were good people and were highly respected.

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