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- Reverend Parris' ten-year-old daughter.
- Betty falls into a strange stupor after her father catches her in the forest with Tituba and the other girls.
- Her illness is what first fuels the rumors of witchcraft.
- The minister of Salem's church.
- He is paranoid, power-hungry, yet also self-pitying (feels sorry for himself).
- Many of the townsfolk dislike him, especially John Proctor.
- He is extremely concerned with building his position in the community.
- Reverend Parris' niece.
- She was a servant for the Proctor household, but was fired when Elizabeth found out about the affair.
- She is smart, a good liar, and cruel when crossed.
- She was Reverend Parris' black slave from Barbados.
- She agrees to perform voodoo at Abigail's request.
- A local farmer who lives just outside town.
- Married to Elizabeth.
- Stern, harsh,and hates hypocrisy.
- Has a hidden sin -- an affair with Abigail Williams.
- Worries his good name will be ruined.
- John Proctor's wife.
- She is extremely honest but often cold.
- The new servant in the Proctor household.
- A member of Abigail's group of girls.
- She is shy and easily-influenced.
-Francis Nurse's wife.
-She is wise, rational, and moral.
-She is respected within the community.
- A wealthy, influential man in Salem.
- He was respected by most people in town.
- An enemy of Thomas Putnam and his wife because of land disputes and jealousy.
- An elderly farmer in Salem.
- Famous for filing lawsuits.
- Married to Martha.
- Married to Giles.
- Reads books, which is suspicious to her husband.
A judge who presides, with Danforth, over the witch trials.
- The governor of Massachusetts.
- Judge at the witch trials.
- Believes he is honest and is doing the right thing.
- Acts as clerk of the court during the witch trials.
- He is upright and determined to do his duty for justice.
- A wealthy, influential citizen of Salem.
- Holds a grudge against Francis Nurse.
- Uses the witch trials to increase his own wealth by accusing people and buying up their land.
- Married to Thomas.
- Has given birth to eight children, but only Ruth has survived.
- The other seven died before they were a day old, and Ann is convinced they were murdered by supernatural means.
- The Putnams' only surviving child out of eight.
- Like Betty Parris, Ruth falls into a strange stupor after Reverend Parris catches her and the other girls dancing in the woods at night.
- A young minister known to be an expert on witchcraft
- He is called to Salem to examine Parris' daughter Betty.
- He has a critical mind (he always thinks) and intelligence, which save him from falling for the hysteria.
- One of the girls in Abigail's group.
- Dances naked in the woods at the beginning of the play.
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