Accusations of witchcraft were made against the girls. Hale was brought to investigate. In order to avoid getting caught, Betty, Abigail, and Tituba began to blame others for being involved with the Devil. As a result, hysteria began to spread throughout Salem because of accusations of the Devil being involved.
Abigail wants to reunite with John Proctor, which was the reason why she danced in the woods. Betty: You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor! (said to Abigail). Abigail: Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters. And that is all.
Tituba’s main motivation was to live and survive. In order to avoid being hanged or punished, Tituba began to blame others for being involved with the Devil. Tituba, joining with him: Oh, God, protect Tituba! Tituba, … And I look—and there was Goody Good. Parris: Sarah Good! Tituba, rocking and weeping: Aye, sir, and Goody Osburn.