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The Crucible | Characters

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John Proctor John Proctor is a well-respected Salem farmer considered a pillar of the community. Read More
Elizabeth Proctor Elizabeth Proctor is the devoted wife of John Proctor and the mother of their three boys. Read More
Reverend Parris Reverend Parris is a Salem minister and the instigator of the witch hunt. Read More
Abigail Williams Abigail Williams is John Proctor's partner in adultery. Read More
Reverend Hale Reverend Hale is a witchcraft expert, who comes to Salem to investigate the rumors of sorcery. Read More
Giles Corey Giles Corey is an octogenarian farmer who offers a motivation for the witchcraft accusations. Read More
Rebecca Nurse Rebecca Nurse is a highly respected and pious Christian woman. Read More
Goody Ballard Goody Ballard is an accused woman who confessed to being a witch.
Alice Barrow Alice Barrow is a woman Betty Parris accuses of witchcraft.
Martha Bellows Martha Bellows is a woman Betty Parris accuses of witchcraft.
Goody Bibber Goody Bibber is a woman Betty Parris accuses of witchcraft.
Bridget Bishop Bridget Bishop is a tavern owner Abigail Williams accuses of witchcraft.
Goody Booth Goody Booth is a woman Abigail Williams accuses of witchcraft.
Ezekiel Cheever Ezekiel Cheever is a court clerk who delivers the arrest warrants to the accused.
Martha Corey Martha Corey, Giles's wife, is accused of witchcraft after her husband wonders why she loves to read so much.
Deputy Governor Danforth Deputy Governor Danforth is the head judge at the witch trials.
Sarah Good Sarah Good is a woman Tituba and Abigail Williams accuse of witchcraft.
Isaiah Goodkind Isaiah Goodkind confesses to witchcraft and is hanged.
Doctor Griggs Doctor Griggs can find no medical cause for Betty Parris's stupor and suggests supernatural causes.
Judge Hathorne Judge Hathorne is a harsh jurist who shows no mercy to the accused and accepts only his opinions.
Goody Hawkins Goody Hawkins is a woman Abigail Williams accuses of witchcraft.
Marshal Herrick Marshal Herrick is a court official who serves the arrest warrants to the accused townspeople.
Guard Hopkins Guard Hopkins is a sentry at the town prison.
Goody Howe Goody Howe is a woman Betty Parris accuses of witchcraft.
George Jacobs George Jacobs is a man Betty Parris accuses of witchcraft.
Mercy Lewis Mercy Lewis is the Putnams' servant and one of Abigail Williams's friends and supporters.
Francis Nurse Francis Nurse, Rebecca's husband, is a highly respected man in Salem who fights for his wife's innocence.
Samuel Nurse Samuel is the son of Francis and Rebecca Nurse. He cares for the three Proctor boys while their parents are in jail.
Goody Osburn Goody Osburn is a woman Abigail Williams accuses of witchcraft.
Betty Parris Betty Parris, Reverend Parris's daughter, is comatose after being caught dancing in the woods.
Thomas Putnam Thomas Putnam fuels the people's fear of witchcraft so he can confiscate the land of the men hanged for doing the Devil's work.
Ann Putnam Ann Putnam, Thomas's wife, is bitter over the deaths of seven children who died in infancy.
Ruth Putnam Ruth, Thomas and Ann Putnam's daughter, sleepwalks after being caught dancing in the woods.
Judge Sewall Judge Sewall is one of the jurists at the Salem witch trials.
Goody Sibber Goody Sibber is a woman Abigail Williams accuses of witchcraft.
Judge Stoughton Judge Stoughton is one of the jurists at the Salem witch trials.
Tituba Tituba is Reverend Parris's black slave from Barbados who confesses to practicing witchcraft.
Susanna Walcott Susanna Walcott is Doctor Griggs's messenger.
Isaac Ward Isaac Ward is a man said to have chosen drinking over taking care of his family. He is hanged for practicing witchcraft.
Mary Warren Mary Warren is the Proctors' servant who breaks away from the girls and tells the judges their playacting is fraudulent.
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