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Unformatted text preview: Samuel Castrejon Period 0 November 9, 2011 The Crucible, Arthur Miller, 1953 Major Characters: Betty Parris, Tituba, Abigail Williams, Reverend Samuel Parris, John Proctor, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, Thomas Putnam, Reverend John Hale, Elizabeth Proctor, Francis Nurse, Judge Hawthorne, Governor Danforth, Mary Warren, Giles Corey. Location: The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts Major Scenes: Reverend Parris begins to question his niece, Abigail, about what he witnessed in the woods. He accuses his niece of witchcraft. Parris does not want to ruin his reputation so he brings in Reverend Hale to question all the girls in the forest about the events that occurred. Afraid of the consequences, Abigail Williams and the rest of the girls begin to accuse innocent citizens of witchcraft so the blame can be put on them. Many of the towns most respected female citizens are accused of witchcraft, such as Rebecca Nurse, Elizabeth Proctor, and Martha Corey. John Proctor believes that the girls are telling lies, so he uses Mary Warren to testify against the girls to prove that their stories are all false. John Proctor fails when all the other girls begin to act bewitched. Abigail claims that Mary Warren has bewitched them so Mary Warren turns on Proctor and accuses him of working with the devil. John Proctor is arrested and is sentenced to death by the court. The court attempts to get a confession from Proctor, but he refuses because he does not want to diminish his good name, and he also wants to set a good example for his children. His wife lied to the court to save Proctors name but he hangs anyways....
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