The Crucible Characters Act 2

Elizabath Proctar John’s wife. She fired Abigail when she discovered that her husband was having an affair with Abigail. She is supremely virtuous, but often cold.
John Proctor A local farmer who lives just outside town; Elizabeth’s husband. A stern, harsh-tongued man, he hates hypocrisy. Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin—his affair with Abigail Williams—that proves his downfall. When the hysteria begins, he hesitates to expose Abigail as a fraud because he worries that his secret will be revealed and his good name ruined.
Mary Warren The servant in the Proctor household and a member of Abigail’s group of girls. She is a timid girl, easily influenced by those around her. She feels that she in now in control and has power because she is “part of the jury”
Rev. Hale A young minister reputed to be an expert on witchcraft. He i called in to Salem to examine Parris’s daughter Betty. He is a committed Christian and hater of witchcraft. His critical mind and intelligence save him from falling into blind fervor. His arrival sets the hysteria in motion.
Giles Corey An elderly but feisty farmer in Salem, famous for his tendency to file lawsuits. Giles’s wife, Martha, is accused of witchcraft.
Francis Nurse A wealthy, influential man in Salem. He is well respected by most people in Salem, but is an enemy of Thomas Putnam and his wife.
Ezekiel Cheever A man from Salem who acts as clerk of the court during the witch trials. He is upright and determined to do his duty for justice.
Marshall Herrick The marshal of Salem.

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