The Crucible: Act 1

Carmen Silva and Betsy Walker

Key Element: Hypocrisy

  1. Abigail didn't say what happened in the woods, but she told Tituba to confess everything that she knew.
  2. The Puritans believed that the Lord would forgive a person for any of his or her sins, but they killed people that they thought were witches.
  3. Reverend Parris acts as if he has parental concern for what happened in the woods with the girls, but his only motivation is for his position and reputation as a pastor.
  4. Parris also preaches mostly about hell, and not about the forgiveness of God.


Mary Warren states "I cannot lie no more. I am with God, I am with God,"