The Crucible: Characters Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Puritans Celebrated Christmas
Parris' daughter
Betty Parris
Orphan niece of Parris;tauntress;mistress of Proctor;leads "crying out' during the trial
Parris's slave from Barbados, vodoo
Deputy governor of Massachusetts, presiding judge at trials, convinced he is doing the right thing in rooting out witch craft.
Parris's young daughter; stricken at the beginning of the play; one of the girls who "cry out" during the trial
Doctor's messenger; cries out during the trial
Abigail Williams
Parris' niece, chief of accusers
Mary Warren
servent to the Proctors
easily manipulated
embraces her mission to root out witches
lacks the fortitude 
Judge Hathorne
A judge in the Salem court.
husband of Rebecca; had land dispute with the Putnams
Death of a Salesman
Millers most famous play
Rebecca Nurse
Wise, sensible and upright woman, midwife, held in tremendous regard by MOST of salem.
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.
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.
Judge Danforth
The deputy governor of Massachusetts and the presiding judge at the witch trials. Honest and scrupu-lous, at least in his own mind, Danforth is convinced that he is doing right in rooting out witchcraft.
Elizabeth Proctor
John Proctor's wife. Accused of witchcraft only saved from death due to her pregnancy. Hated by Abby. In the beginning cold heart, later learns that she too had blame in her marital problems.
Proctor's sin, and the one commandment he cannot remember.
Thomas Putnam
holds a grudge against Francis Nurse for his hand in preventing Thomas's Broter-in-law from being elected minister. Buys the land of the accused
Ann Putnam
Thomas Putnam's wife. She has given birth to eight children, but only Ruth Putnam survived. The other seven died before they were a day old, and Ann is con-vinced that they were murdered by supernatural means.
Goody Proctor
the sickly wife, respected in the community for being honest
Ezekiel Cheever
Is responsible for handing out the warrants and arresting the witches
Judge John Hathorne
Another one of the judges in trials
Susanna Walcott
Friend to Abigail. She also takes part in the trials by falsely accusing others of witchcraft.
Mrs. Putnam
First plants the idea that Betty has been bewitched
Betty parris
10, believed to be mentally ill in real life
with John's help, she went like a saint to the gibbet
Rebecca Nurse
a doll
What Mary Warren gives Elizabeth as a gift
Rev. John Hale
Considered to be and considers himself an expert on witchcraft. He is initially summoned to determine whether the devil is in Salem and enthusiastically participates in the court proceedings. When he finally realizes the the girls are lying , it is too late to change the course of action. He attempts to convince the condemned to admit to witchcraft. He initially summoned to determine whether the devil is in Salem and enthusiastically participates in the court proceedings. When he finally realizes that the girls are lying, it is to late. He attempts to convince the condemned to admit to witchcraft and save themselves from death.
Martha Corey
Her reading habits get her in trouble; convicted of witchcraft for the habit; supposedly cursed pigs
Reverend John Hale
Minister said to be an expert on wtichcraft
There was a rumor that he was killing neighbors for their land
Thomas Putnam
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