Putnam is as bitter as her husband, but for different reasons: She argues against the witch trial investigations. Abigail uses her to effectively accuse Elizabeth. After several months, over men, women, and children were charged with witchcraft and sorcery.
Act 1 Betty Parris has fallen into a strange coma. He supports the witch trials, but later denounces them when he learns that Abigail is lying. She fears wrongdoing, but she fears Abigail even more. Reverend Parris is a paranoid, power-hungry, yet oddly self-pitying figure. Sarah Good An old woman and town drunk who often goes begging from door to door.
Ann Putnam barges into the room. Putnam tells Parris this event is a mark of hell on his house. Putnam and Abigail convince Parris he should speak to the crowd gathered downstairs. The others died on Gallows Hill. She is extremely jealous of Elizabeth Proctor and uses her power in the town to rid herself of Elizabeth as well as any others who have insulted her in the past.
Osburn One of the women Tituba first identifies as a witch. Griggs found it difficult to key in on an exact cure and noticed the victims were only children.
Parris is shocked that other girls are also sick. They wonder where Parris is and are troubled to learn from Herrick that he's with Hale, visiting those condemned He had an affair with Abigail when she was employed in his household.
Elizabeth is supremely virtuous, but often cold. The Life of Samuel Parris Read an in-depth analysis of John Proctor. Judge Hathorne An arrogant and unpleasant Salem judge who considers the Puritan government to be absolutely right and just.
During their trials, Tituba confessed as well as turning in the other two women. As a representative of that government, he believes in the perfection of his own wisdom and judgment.
Hale is a committed Christian and hater of witchcraft. Parris is therefore presented as a weak character who is obsessed on what others think about him and his standing in the community.
She is a very superstitious woman and believes that the deaths of so many of her babies in childbirth was caused by supernatural means. She is a native of Barbados. She goes along with Abigail and the girls by falsely accusing others of witchcraft; however, she later admits that she was lying.
Abigail Williams Parris' niece. Nurse is well respected by most people in Salem, but is an enemy of Thomas Putnam and his wife. Ezekiel Cheever A court clerk during the Salem Witch trials.Character Analysis Betty, Reverend Parris’s daughter, falls sick after the girls are caught dancing in the forest and conjuring spirits.
Though her sickness is feigned, it spurs on the witchcraft rumors and opens the door to future accusations. Character Traits Of Betty Parris The character Betty Parris plays an important role in the story of the Crucible.
As one of the girls who danced in the forest she is part of the play’s central conflict. Elizabeth "Betty" Parris (November 28, – March 21, ) was one of the young women who accused other people of being witches during the Salem witch trials.
She is a supporting character as a ten-year-old girl who falls under a strange illness, which leads to dissembling over a bunch of young women's behavior and, soon, many. The young teenager daughter of Reverend Parris, Betty falls mysteriously ill after Reverend Parris finds her dancing in the woods with Abigail and the other young women of Salem.
She goes into hysterics when the charges of witchcraft first form, holding delusions that she can fly and exclaiming with horror when she hears the name of Jesus. The minister of Salem, Betty 's father, and Abigail 's uncle.
Tituba is his slave. As a minister, Parris delivers harsh fire and brimstone sermons that sometimes turn off his parishioners.
Betty Parris (Approximately ) Daughter of the Rev. Parris. At the beginning of the play, she lies in a stupor supposedly caused by witchcraft. Abigail Williams (Approximately late teens) Seventeen-year-old orphan whose parents were killed by Indians.
She lives with.Download