Crucibles Act 1

Crucibles Act 1

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  • Riverend Parris's 10 year old daughter Betty is ill with an unknown sickness. Parris often believed that the world is against him. A rumor has spread that Betty is a witch due to her illness.
  • Please help her god!
  • This is the work of the devil.
  • All of us shall dance to conjure Ruth Putnam's dead sisters. For I know how to speak to the dead.
  • My reputation is shaky in town. No one can find out about Betty and the girls. Especially John Proctor,the leader of the faction against me in the church.
  • I should have not mocked Parris's daughter for now my daughter has been touched by the Devil. I shall not have sent my daughter to conjure spirits with Tituba before.
  • Betty wakes up, crying for her mother. She tries to leave through the window to escape,and when Abigail stops her Betty accuses her of drinking a charm to kill Proctor's wife. Abigail will eventually confess herself because now Mary Warren knows about their sinful acts.
  • Betty, you never say that again! You will never--
  • You drank blood, Abby! You didn't tell him that!
  • Abby, she's going to die! It's a sin to conjure, and we -
  • I want to open myself!
  • I saw George Jacobs with the Devil! I saw Goody Howe with the Devil!
  • Tituba and Abigail confess that they both have cooperated with the devil. Betty suddenly wakes up and starts to name all the women they saw with the devil, Hale and Parris are relieved that Betty seems to have been set free from the devil.
  • She speaks!
  • Mr. Parris mean man and no gentle man. Oh, how many times he bid mekill you
  • Take courage, you must give us all their names. How can you bear to see this child suffering?
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