In the play The Crucible, there are three people that cause an overwhelming fear in the village
Abigale is jealous of Goody Proctor because she had an affair with John.
The next individual that started the hysteria is Tituba. Tituba was the original person that lied to save herself.
When Abigail starts calling people out she started the dilemma.”She makes me drink blood!”(160 Arthur Miller).
Upon saying this a chain reaction started of passing blame to save yourself.
”I have known her,sir. I have known her “(193 Arthur Miller).
The last but most important character is Mary Warren. Mary Warren single handedly had the power to save lives and end the witch hunt. After a conversation with John Proctor she agreed to tell the truth about what had been happening
When Tituba pleads ”aye,sir, and Goody Osburn.(pg 162 Arthur Miller) she starts the massive witch hunt.
But as always she crumbles under the pressure and ends up taking Abigail's side. Once they start to make it seem like she is hunting them.
”you must give us all their names”(162 Arthur Miller). The court system was pressuring people to give multiple names
”Danforth: then you tell me that you sat in my court ,callously lying,when you knew that people would hang for by your evidence? ……. Mary: I did,sir”(189 Arthur Miller).
Abby pleads that mary has changed shape and flown the the ceiling and is now going to cause harm to them.”Oh mary, this is black art , to change your shape”.