Act 1 The young girls of the town go out into the forest to pretend they are witches. Because Betty is so young, she believes that she actually was part of witchcraft. This spreads the rumor of witchcraft around the town and brings disaster to Salem
Reverend Parris Reverend Parris' motivation is to keep his job and influence as the minister of Salem "There is a faction that is sworn to drive me from my pulpit. Do you understand that?"
Abigail A young woman with an obsession for John Proctor and who believes in witch-craft to the fullest. "Uncle, we did dance; let you tell them I confessed it—and I’ll be whipped if I must be. But they’re speakin’ of witchcraft. Betty’s not witched."