The Crucible Narrative Essay
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In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts a small group of girls joined together to go in the woods at night to meet a slave woman name Tituba. Tituba is a slave of Reverend Parris. During their meeting all the girls are dancing …show more content…
As the townspeople, run to the rescue of Betty’s screaming, Abigail retreats off to meet John Proctor on the outside. He asks her if this was all her doing with these accusations of witchcraft. She says that we only danced in the woods, she just took fright. She asks John Proctor for a soft word and tells him she has something better than hope that she could give him. Abigail’s tells John that she sees how he sweats like a stallion around her. He implies that he rather cut his hand off before he reached for her again and says that we never touched. But we did, said Abigail, but we did. Abigail tells John Proctor that his wife Elizabeth Proctor blackens her name in the village spreading lies about her.
Afterwards another argument starts between John Proctor, Rev. Parris, Giles Corey, and Thomas Putnam. This dispute centers on money and land deeds, and it suggests that deep fault lines run through the Salem community. As the men argue, Reverend Hale arrives and examines Betty, while Proctor departs. Hale quizzes Abigail about the girls’ activities in the forest, grows suspicious of her behavior, and demands to speak to Tituba. After Parris and Hale interrogate her for a brief time, Tituba confesses to