Reverend Parris's discovery of the girls dancing at night eventually leads to the sickness of two girls, Betty and Ruth. Witchcraft is blamed for the sickness, and this leads to Reverend Hale's arrival and Tituba's accusations against a few women in the town.
John—I am waitin’ for you every night.
Abigail is motivated by her intense infatuation and obsession with John Proctor.
Where is my wood? My contract provides I be supplied with all my firewood. I am waiting since November for a stick, and even in November I had to show my frostbitten hands like some London beggar!
Reverend Parris wants control of the town and respect from it. He feels he is superior to the people of the town.