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The Crucible

The Crucible

  

by Arthur Miller

The Crucible Character Quotes

John Proctor Quotes

Proctor's Problem(s)Meet John. (Hi, John!) He cheats on his wife, he can't remember the entire ten commandments even though he goes to church pretty much every week, he's more stubborn than a mule,...

Abigail Williams Quotes

Chillin Like a Villain(ess)Sometimes literature throws us a bone in the form of a really awesome antagonist. Someone we hate... but find totally magnetic. Someone who chills us to the core... but w...

Elizabeth Proctor Quotes

Goody Proctor (And We Mean Goody)Elizabeth is good. She's moral. She's upright. She's composed. And she's also colder than Salem, Massachusetts, in early February.In a neat literary twist, Elizabet...

Reverend Parris Quotes

He's Such a Snake that He Should Live in SlytherinParris is a wormy little character. If Abigail is a magnetic, Saruman-like villain, Parris is more like Wormtongue. There is nothing we like about...

Mary Warren Quotes

Less Spine Than A SlugMary is a likable enough character, but ultimately proves herself to be a total weenie. She's one of the girls who was caught in the forest with Abigail, dancing and conjuring...

Reverend John Hale Quotes

A Personal Journey That Would Make Ulysses Jealous Talk about a character arc. Hale starts out with a Van Helsing-esque vendetta (against witches, not vampires) and ends up a broken, cynical man.Wi...

Tituba Quotes

Tituba, the Reverend Parris’s slave, is a woman from Barbados who practices what the Puritans view as “black magic.” Of course, she mainly does this because the conniving Abigail manipulates...

Betty Parris Quotes

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 ope...

Deputy Governor Danforth Quotes

Deputy Governor Danforth oversees the witchcraft trials in Salem, as well as in other parts of Massachusetts. He likes to think of himself as fair-minded, so it disturbs and angers him to discover...

Thomas Putnam Quotes

Thomas Putnam is a greedy man who urges Reverend Parris to be strong and face up to the witchcraft in their midst. He uses his daughter to accuse people whose property he covets. Miller, and most h...

Mrs. Ann Putnam Quotes

To be fair, Mrs. Putnam might not mean any harm—she just wants to find out why her babies have been dying, and she’s sad and angry about it.

Rebecca Nurse Quotes

Rebecca is a pillar of the community, a devoutly religious woman in her seventies. When she is accused of witchcraft, it makes the Reverend Hale pause and reconsider whether the proceedings are jus...

Ezekiel Cheever Quotes

Cheever is appointed by the court to arrest those accused of witchcraft. He is purely obedient to what he is told to do and doesn’t seem to consider whether he’s part of a false and unj...

Susanna Walcott Quotes

Susanna is one of the girls under Abigail’s spell (pun intended). She joins in condemning various villagers as witches.
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