Giles Corey was accused of witchcraft and he was bring pressed to confess to it. He did not confess because if he did he would have made his family lose the farm. He would have rather died than to confess to something he did not do and to ruin his family lies.
For reputation, Betty , Reverend Paris' daughter was seen in the woods dancing with a bunch of other girls which is a sin in their religion. With everything they are doing it seemed like witchcraft. Since Betty is a reverends daughter this is horrible for his reputation.
Lies and Deceit
Abigail and John were having an affair. John was married and he was cheating on her. Abigail wanted to continue their relationship with John but he ended it and she was not happy about it.
At the end of the play John Proctor, Martha Corey, and Rebecca Nurse got hung. A lot of people were standing and watching them. They were cheering because they were happy those people were getting hung.
Abby was questioned about the girls dancing in the woods, she blamed Tituba because she was the easiest to blame. She blamed Tituba for witchcraft.
Abigail stabbed herself in the stomach with a needle and then she accused Elizabeth of possessing her to do it. This made the town turn on her and accused her of witchcraft.