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Orphan; neice of Parris; tauntress; mistress of Proctor; leads "crying out" during the trial.
A minister of Salem who is more worried about his reputation than the life of his daughter or the lives of his parishioners.
Parris's young daughter; stricken at the beggining; one of the girls who "cry out" during the trial.
Vindicative, bitter villiager who believes he has been wronged and cheated; leading villiage voice against the witches.
Putnam's servant; also involved in accusation of witches; one of the girls who "cry ot" during the trial.
Good man with human frailities and hidden secret; often the voice of reason in the play; accused of witchcraft.
Wife of John Proctor; a cold but upright woman who at first cannot forgive her husbands frailities; an accused witch.
Proctor's servant; an easily swayed young girl who plants the evidence of witchcraft on Elizabeth; one of the girls who "cry out during the trial.
A minister who is a recognized authority on witchcraft; at the end he tries to save the accused.
Deputy Governor Danforth
Deputy Governor of Massachusettes who is taken in by the testimony' attempts to get confessions of accused witchs.
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