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Describe Tituba, Abigail, and Betty Parris from The Crucible.

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Posted April 3, 2009 at 1:27 AM via web

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Describe Tituba, Abigail, and Betty Parris from The Crucible.

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dneshan | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted April 3, 2009 at 6:12 AM (Answer #1)

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Tituba is Reverend Parris’ slave from Barbados.  She is the very first person to be accused of witchcraft by the girls, and then she saved herself from being hanged by claiming that she had seen other women of the village with the devil.  By taking the blame off of herself, she was able to save herself. 

Abigail Williams is Reverend Parris’ niece.  She once worked for the Proctors, had an affair with John Proctor, and is the lead accuser of all of the girls.  Abigail is an evil, vengeful girl who will do anything that she has to in order to make herself look innocent and to free herself of any blame.  At the end of the play she disappears after stealing all of Rev. Parris’ savings and is never heard from again

Betty Parris is Rev. Parris’ daughter and is the first one that the audience sees as being afflicted by the witchcraft.  Overall she is a quiet girl and does not do much in the play aside from following everything that she is told to do by her cousin, Abigail. 

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trizal02 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 14, 2009 at 7:52 AM (Answer #2)

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Tituba is Reverend Parris’ slave from Barbados.  She is the very first person to be accused of witchcraft by the girls, and then she saved herself from being hanged by claiming that she had seen other women of the village with the devil.  By taking the blame off of herself, she was able to save herself. 

Abigail Williams is Reverend Parris’ niece.  She once worked for the Proctors, had an affair with John Proctor, and is the lead accuser of all of the girls.  Abigail is an evil, vengeful girl who will do anything that she has to in order to make herself look innocent and to free herself of any blame.  At the end of the play she disappears after stealing all of Rev. Parris’ savings and is never heard from again

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