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Characters of The Crucible
Orphan; neice of Parris; tauntress; mistress of Proctor; leads "crying out" during the trial.
Parris's slave from Barbados; first accused witch.
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.
Wife of Thomas Putnam; first plants the idea that Betty has been witched.
Daughter of the Putnam's; one of the girls who "cry out" at trials.
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.
Old, garrulous villiager; inadvertently causes his wife to be accused.
Giles Corey's wife who likes to read; accused witch.
Midwife at birth of three Putnam babies who were born dead; accused witch.
Wife of respected Francis Nurse; midwife; exemplary Christian; accused witch.
Husband to Rebecca; had land dispute with the Putnams.
Deputy Governor Danforth
Deputy Governor of Massachusettes who is taken in by the testimony' attempts to get confessions of accused witchs.
Judge John Hathorne
Another one of the judges in trials
Judge Samuel Sewell
One of the judges in trials
A viliager who owns land next to Putnam's.
Accused witch who cracks under the strain of imprisonment.
Charged with arresting the witches.
Also charged woth arresting the witches; acts as jailkeeper.