The Crucible Reading Log Act 1

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Robert Kelleher Mrs. Perry English III (A2) September 6, 2010 The Crucible: Reading Log Act I Putnam: “…these are hurtful, vengeful spirits layin’ hands on these children.” (18) Putnam: “It is surely a stroke of hell upon you.” (16) Setting- Salem, MA, 1692; the locals have heard that Betty and Abigail were dancing alone in the forest. The people believe that they were doing some kind of witch ritual, and the people believe that witchcraft is about. Abigail is Reverend Parris’ niece, and Betty is his daughter. Betty has fallen unconscious, possibly near death, and the people believe that she and Abigail were inflicting with demons and spirits. Also, the fact that the people believe that Reverend Parris’ family members are witches will cause them to believe that he to is a witch, and will surely result consequences to Parris as well, one of those being him driven from his Reverend position. Commentary: At midnight, a wretched time during the era, Abigail and Betty were discovered dancing in the forest, almost ritually. The people of the town assume the worst, and they believe that they were in fact dancing naked and communicating with spirits, and are accused of being witches. Also, the Puritan beliefs of everything being
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