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As this act opens, what accusation does Giles Corey make in "The Crucible"?

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waffles1990 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 8, 2009 at 10:19 PM via web

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As this act opens, what accusation does Giles Corey make in "The Crucible"?

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

Posted February 9, 2009 at 12:56 AM (Answer #1)

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Although you have not given the exact Act, I believe that you are talking about Act 3 because this is the act that begins the court room scene and contains an accusation by Giles Corey.  At the end of Act 2, the reader finds out that Martha Corey, Elizabeth Proctor, and Rebecca Nurse have all been arrested.  In the beginning of Act 3 Giles Corey tries all that he can to get the court to see that these are false acusations.  In order to do this, he begins by making an accusation that Thomas Putnam is having his daugther, Ruth, accuse people of witchcraft so that he can buy their land.  Corey's only proof is that he was given this information by a man who overheard Putnam tell another villager that his daughter gave him a "great gift of land" when she accused George Jacobs of witchcraft. 

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tooth | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted July 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM (Answer #2)

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just saying, when ever a teacher/editor/anybody professional answers, the annswer is nice. When ever a high school student answers, it's something like the one above. Somebody pist off that they can't find the answer themselves, just more people asking

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ashleylynnn1995 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 14, 2011 at 2:42 PM (Answer #4)

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Thomas Putman is having his daughter Ruth accuse people of witchcraft so he can buy their land.

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kkeys4 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 21, 2009 at 10:22 AM (Answer #5)

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i dont want to ansewer this i want you to. why would i wast my time answering it for you?

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