Summary Of ' The Crucible '

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6. Plot summary “The Crucible” is a play that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The play starts in the woods, the characters Abigail, Betty, Tituba, Mary Warren, and Mercy Lewis were casting spells in the forest. Samuel Parris catches them in the woods and Betty passes out. They go to the Proctors house to make sure Betty is okay. Parris is contemplating on what the town will think of him when they find out what has happened. He tells Abigail to tell him what happened in the woods. Abigail tells him they were dancing. Mary Warren and Mercy Lewis enter the house and Abigail tells them do not reveal that they were casting spells. Betty wakens and Abigail threatens the girls if they speak that she drank blood and casted a spell on Goody Proctor. John Proctor and Abigail talk about their relationship before the opening of the play. Abigail expresses her feelings toward Proctor, but he refuses to believe her. Abigail then becomes angry with him. Betty wakes up and is uncontrollable. Rebecca Nurse enters and calms her. Rebecca then warns Parris that identifying witchcraft as the cause of Betty 's illness will lead to further problems in Salem. Mr. Putnam asks Rebecca to visit Ruth and attempt to wake her. Ruth is the only Putnam child to survive infancy, and Mrs. Putnam is jealous of Rebecca because all of Rebecca 's children are healthy, whereas Mrs. Putnam had lost seven infant children. Reverend Hale arrives to investigate the strange events in Salem. Hale learns

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