The Crucible
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller

The Crucible Character Quotes

John Proctor

PROCTOR, breathless and in agony: It [Abigail] is a whore! DANFORTH, dumfounded: You charge-? ABIGAIL: Mr. Danforth, he is lying! PROCTOR: Mark her! Now she'll suck a scream to stab me with but- DA...

Abigail Williams

PROCTOR, breathless and in agony: It [Abigail] is a whore! DANFORTH, dumfounded: You charge-? ABIGAIL: Mr. Danforth, he is lying! PROCTOR: Mark her! Now she'll suck a scream to stab me with but- DA...

Elizabeth Proctor

ELIZABETH: John, with so many in jail, more than Cheever’s help is needed now, I think. Would you favor me with this? Go to Abigail. PROCTOR, his soul hardening as he senses..: What have I to...

Reverend Parris

HALE, (kindly): Who came to you with the Devil? Two? Three? Four? How many? Tituba pants, and begins rocking back and forth again, staring ahead. TITUBA: There was four. There was four. PARRIS, pre...

Mary Warren

Enter Mary Warren, breathless. She is seventeen, a subservient, naive, lonely girl. MARY WARREN: What'll we do? The village is out! I just come from the farm; the whole country's talkin' witchcraft...

Reverend John Hale

HALE, quietly-it has impressed him: Proctor, let you open with me now, for I have a rumor that troubles me. It's said you hold no belief that there may even be witches in the world. Is that true, s...

Tituba

HALE: Why can she not wake? Are you silencing this child? TITUBA: I love me Betty! HALE: You have sent your spirit out upon this child, have you not? Are you gathering souls for the Devil? ABIGAIL:...

Betty Parris

ABIGAIL, pulling her away from the window: I told him everything; he knows now, he knows everything we- BETTY: You drank blood, Abby! You didn't tell him that! ABIGAIL: Betty, you never say that ag...

Deputy Governor Danforth

PROCTOR, breathless and in agony: It [Abigail] is a whore! DANFORTH, dumfounded: You charge-? ABIGAIL: Mr. Danforth, he is lying! PROCTOR: Mark her! Now she'll suck a scream to stab me with but- DA...

Thomas Putnam

REBECCA: Pray, John, be calm. Pause. He defers to her. Mr. Parris, I think you'd best send Reverend Hale back as soon as he come. This will set us all to arguin' again in the society, and we though...

Mrs. Ann Putnam

MRS. PUTNAM, as though for further details: They say you've sent for Reverend Hale of Beverly? PARRIS, with dwindling conviction now: A precaution only. He has much experience in all demonic arts,...

Rebecca Nurse

PROCTOR: Can you speak one minute without we land in Hell again? I am sick of Hell! PARRIS: It is not for you to say what is good for you to hear! PROCTOR: I may speak my heart, I think! […]...

Ezekiel Cheever

DANFORTH: You are in all respects a Gospel Christian? PROCTOR: I am, sir. PARRIS: Such a Christian that will not come to church but once in a month! DANFORTH, restrained-he is curious: Not come to...

Susanna Walcott

SUSANNA, craning around Parris to get a look at Betty: He [the doctor] bid me come and tell you, reverend sir, that he cannot discover no medicine for it in his books. PARRIS: Then he must search o...