The Crucible- Review

Reverend Parris Minister in Salem. He believes a small group plans to force him to leave Salem, so he attempts to strengthen his authority through the witch trial proceedings.
Betty Parris Parris’s daughter. Her father discovers her dancing in the woods, and she later accuses individuals of practicing witchcraft.
Abigail Williams Parris’s niece. She instigates the witch trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft. She pretends to see spirits and instructs the other girls to pretend as well.
Tituba Parris’s black slave from Barbados. Parris discovers her casting spells and making potions with the girls in the woods.
Mrs. Ann Putnam Wife of Thomas Putnam. She believes that a witch is responsible for the deaths of her seven infant children. Her jealousy of Rebecca Nurse leads her to accuse Goody Nurse of being a witch.
Thomas Putnam A greedy landowner in Salem. He systematically accuses his neighbors of witchcraft so that he might purchase their lands after they hang. His daughter is Ruth and his wife is Ann.
Ruth Putnam The Putnams’ daughter. She accuses individuals of practicing witchcraft. A witness claims to have heard Putnam say Ruth’s accusations helped him obtain land.
Mary Warren Servant to the Proctors. She goes along with Abigail and the girls by falsely accusing others of witchcraft; however, she later admits that she was lying.
John Proctor Salem farmer and former lover of Abigail’s. He openly denounces Parris and does not attend church.
Elizabeth Proctor Wife of John Proctor. She is a decent and honest woman, who dismissed Abigail because of her affair with John Proctor.
Reverend Hale Minister in Beverly & Harvard educated. The people of Salem summon him to investigate Betty’s condition and determine if witchcraft is responsible. He supports the witch trials, but later denounces them when he learns that Abigail is lying.
Rebecca Nurse Wife of Francis Nurse. She is one of the most respected individuals in Salem because of her kindness and charity. She argues against the witch trial investigations. Mrs. Putnam accuses her of witchcraft.
Francis Nurse Farmer and landowner in Salem. He is a respected member of the community often called upon to settle disagreements between individuals.
Giles Corey Elderly inhabitant of Salem. He challenges the court in an attempt to defend his wife who has been convicted of witchcraft. He is pressed to death as a result.
Theocracy A government ruled by religious authority. (Ex. The Puritans ruled Salem with religious laws.)
False Puritans Celebrated Christmas – True or False
Devil’s Salem folk believed that virgin forest was the _________ last preserve. (who)
Salem The town in Massachusetts where The Crucible is set. It forbade “vain” enjoyment like dance and its people had to work hard to survive; meeting house in the center of town.
True Puritans were not allowed to read novels (True or False)
True Lucifer, Old Boy and the Black Man were old terms for the Devil (True or False)
Marilyn Monroe Miller’s ex-wife and famous model & actress
False Miller was a Puritan (True or False)
True Death of The Salesman was Miller’s most famous Play (True or False)
Predestination the belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power

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