The Crucible characters and quotes

a slave from Barbadosconjures spirits with girls in the woodsaccuses Sarah Goodservant to Rev Parris Tituba
Reverend Parris’ orpaned niecehates Elizabeth Proctor ; mistress of John Proctorleads “crying out” during the trialdrank blood to kill E Proctorleader of girls in the woods Abigail Williams
the Proctors’ current servant girlone of the girls in the woodsaccuses John Proctor Mary Warren
Ruth’s motherlost seven childrenaccuses Rebecca Nurse of Murder Ann Putnam
the Putnam’s servant girlinvolved in the accusation of witcheswas naked in the forestwhen Abigail flees town it is believed that she goes with Mercy Lewis PPPPP
screams upon hearing the Lord’s namegravely ill after night in the forestdaughter of Rev Parris Betty Parris
a seventy-two year old womanthinks the girls are going through their “silly season”well-respected wife of landowner Francis Nurse Rebecca Nurse
the “sickly wife”given doll with needle by Mary Warren Elizabeth Proctor
“MORE WEIGHT”sues many villagers of Salemhis wife reads “strange books””a crank and a nuisance”an eighty-three year old manhusband of women accused of witchcraft Giles Corey
an expert on “demonic arts”minister summoned to check for witchcrafttries to save John Proctor Rev Hale
vindictive, bitter villager who believes he has been wronged and cheated (thinks he owns more land than he does)leading village voice against the witchesfather of the seven children who died shortly after birth (needs someone to blame) Thomas Putnam
a graduate of Harvardpreaches hellfireminister in Salem Rev Parris
doesn’t attend church regularytells Abigail, “We never touched”salem farmer John Proctor
tells Rev. Parris that the doctor can find no medical cause for Betty’s illnesswas in the woods Susanna Walcott
arbitrates disputes as though he were an unofficial judge Francis Nurse
Judge who orders pressed to death to Giles Corey under questioning Deputy Governor Danforth
“I have put clothes on your back…Your name in the town – it is entirely white, is it not?” Rev Parris
“Have you tried beatin’ her? I gave Ruth a good one and it waked her for a minute.” Mercy Lewis
“That’s deep, Mr. Parris; deep, deep.” Giles Corey
“I want to open myself! I’m a good girl! I’m a proper girl!” Abigail Williams
“Can you speak one minute without we land in Hell again? I am sick of Hell!” John Proctor
“Oh. God bless you Mr. Hale! Oh, God, protect Tituba!” Tituba
“We cannot look to superstition in this. The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone.” Rev Hale
“Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let a sickly wife be…” Abigail Williams
“You drank blood, Abby! You didn’t tell them that! You drank a charm to kill Elizabeth Proctor!” Betty Parris
“They want slaves, not such as I…” Abigail Williams
“He say Mr. Parris must be kill! Mr. Parris no goodly man, Mr. Parris mean man…” Tituba
“I am twenty-six times a grandma, and I have seen them all through their silly seasons…” Rebecca Nurse
“In these books the Devil stands stripped of all of his brute disguises. I mean to crush him utterly.” Rev Hale
“I love me Betty!…You beg me to conjure!” Tituba
“We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption…” Rev Parris
“I have seen you looking up, burning in your loneliness. Do you tell me you never looked up at my window?” Abigail Williams
“I knew it! Goody Osborn was midwife to me three times…” Mrs. Putnam
“Your grandfather had a habit of willing land that never belonged to him, if I may say it plain.” John Proctor
“A child’s spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still.” Rebecca Nurse
“…but he knew I’d break his fingers before he’d sent his name to it.” Giles Corey
“…crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom and common vengeance writes the law!” John Proctor
“I cannot do it, I cannot.” Mary Warren
“…Then nothing’s left to stop the whole green world from burning.” Rev Hale
“I never said my wife were a witch, Mr. Hale; I only said she were reading books!” Giles Corey
“The girl is murder! She must be ripped out of the world!” Elizabeth Proctor
“So many time before…she come to this very door, beggin’ bread and a cup of cider…” Mary Warren
“…we are only what we always we, but naked now.” John Proctor
“Think on cause, man, and let you help me discover it. For there’s your only way…when such confusion strikes upon the world.” Rev Hale
“When the children wake, speak nothing of witchcraft – it will frighten them.” Elizabeth Proctor
“‘For the marvelous and supernatural murder of Goody Putnam’s babies.'” Francis Nurse
“She wants me dead. I knew all week it would come to this.” Elizabeth Proctor
“So will you hand me any poppets that your wife may keep here?” Cheever
“…your justice would freeze beer.” John Proctor
“She frighten all my strength away.” Elizabeth Proctor
“Conjures me? Why no sir, I am entirely myself, I think.” Mary Warren
“I gave them all my word no harm would come to them for signing this.” Francis Nurse
“How do you call Heaven! ***! ***!” John Proctor
“I have been near to murdered everyday because I done my duty pointing out the Devil’s people-and this is my reward?” Abigail Williams
“Bring her out! And tell her not one word of what’s been spoken here.” Danforth
“She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave!” John Proctor
“It were only sport in the beginning sir, but then the whole world cried spirits…” Mary Warren
“I may shut my conscience to it no more-private vengeance is working through this testimony!” Reverend Hale
“I denounce these proceedings!” Reverend Hale
“This man is killing his neighbors for their land!” Giles Corey
“A fart on Thomas Putnam is what I say to that!” Giles Corey
“If I must answer that, I will leave and I will not come back again!” Abigail Williams
“A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face!” John Proctor
“Mr. Parris, you are a brainless man.” Danforth
“I think that be the Devil’s argument.” Elizabeth Proctor
“There is no rebellion in Andover!” Danforth
“He have goodness now. God forbid I take it from him.” Elizabeth Proctor
“I cannot pardon these when twelve are already hanged for the same crime. It is not just…” Danforth
“Come, man, there is light in the sky; the town waits at the scaffold…” Danforth
“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!” John Proctor
“Suspicion kissed you when I did…It were a cold house I kept.” Elizabeth Proctor
“More weight.” Giles Corey
“And yet you’ve not confessed till now. That speak you goodness in you.” Elizabeth Proctor
Reverend Parris is distraught over rumors about his daughter. What is the rumor? That Betty is bewitched.
Another rumor is that Rev. Parris’ niece, Abigail and her friends were ____________ in the woods. Practicing witchcraft. Abigail denies it.
When Abigail is questioned again, who does she accuse of casting spells? Tituba
Abigail warns Betty, Mercy Lewis and Mary Warren not to reveal that she cast a spell on who? Elizabeth Proctor
Why would Abigail cast a spell on Elizabeth Proctor? B/C she had an affair w/ Elizabeth’s husband, John.
Who challenges Rev. Parris’ authority as the minister? The Proctors.
Who arrives to decide if Betty is bewitched? Rev. John Hale who is an expert on demonology.
Hale interrogates Tituba and what does Tituba tell him? Tituba confesses to witchcraft and she, Abigail and Betty accuse various townspeople of being witches.
Elizabeth Proctor wants her husband to end the witch hunt by exposing who? Abigail
Mary Warren, who is the Proctors housekeeper, presents Elizabeth with a gift when she comes to court. What it is? A poppet
Two characters wives’ are arrested for witchcraft. Who are they? Giles Corey and Francis Nurse
Abigail makes an accusation about Elizabeth Proctor being involved in witchcraft. What happens to Elizabeth? Ezekiel Cheever arrests Elizabeth.
What does Elizabeth have that Ezekiel Cheever says is evidence that she is a witch? The poppet that her housekeeper, Mary Warren, gave her. It has a needle stuck in it and that is supposed to be “evidence”
After his wife is arrested, John Proctor accuses John Hale of being a ______? coward
John Hale says all of this must have been caused by a great sin. John tries to get his housekeeper Mary to expose Abigail. Does Mary? No
Giles Corey and Francis Nurse try to prove to the courts that their wives are innocent. They say ______ has proof that the girls are frauds. Deputy Governor Danforth
Mary Warren is going to recant her testimony. Danforth is mad and has Giles Corey arrested. When Mary Warren said the devil possessions weren’t true, what does Abigail do? She pretends like she is possessed.
What does John Proctor do when Abigail acts possessed? He denounces her and admits that he had an affair with her.
When Danforth asks Elizabeth Proctor if her husband is a adulterer, what does she do? She lies to protect him.
Abigail leads the other girls in crying hysterically, what does Mary Warren do? Mary breaks down and joins them and says that John Proctor is the devil’s man.
What happens to John Proctor? He is arrested
A drunken Marshal Herrick coaxes Tituba and Sarah Good to move to another cell. Who do they find has run away? What does she take with her? Abigail. She takes the cashbox.
Rev Parrish wants the Danforth to postpone the executions. Does he? No
John Hale and Danforth try to get Elizabeth Proctor to get John to confess to his dealings with the devil. What does Elizabeth say to John? John asks her what he should do and she tells him that she has confidence in his goodness and that he must make his own decision.
What does John do? He feels guilty and doesn’t want to seem like a hypocrite so he decides to confess but in the end, his integrity and courage cause him to go to his death at peace with himself.

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