In Act 1 of The Crucible, what are some of the clues that the devil has invaded Salem?

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The fact that Reverend Parris has discovered young girls dancing in the forest while Tituba speaks in her native language over a boiling cauldron of soup, which has a frog inside of it, is a reason to suspect that the devil has invaded Salem. It is clear that the girls...

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The fact that Reverend Parris has discovered young girls dancing in the forest while Tituba speaks in her native language over a boiling cauldron of soup, which has a frog inside of it, is a reason to suspect that the devil has invaded Salem. It is clear that the girls are dabbling in the dark arts and it is even more concerning that Abigail is drinking chicken blood to put a curse on Elizabeth Proctor. It is also revealed that Ann Putnam sent her daughter, Ruth, to persuade Tituba to conjure the spirits of her dead children, which is another piece of evidence that suggests the devil has invaded Salem. The mysterious illnesses of Betty Parris and Ruth Putnam are also reasons for concern regarding the devil's presence. The false testimonies from Abigail and the others fuel the witchcraft hysteria and Abigail's accusation that Elizabeth sent her spirit to kill her is another piece of evidence that suggests the devil has invaded Salem.

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In Act 1 of "The Crucible" there are quite a few things that take place that make the people of Salem believe that the devil has invaded their village.  First, Bety Parris and Ruth Putnam are in some sort of a coma in which they can not move or talk.  Both girls lie in bed motionless and speechless; Ruth also will not open her eyes.  Then, Parris finds out that the girls were dancing in the forest -- for a Puritan this would most definately be a sign of the devil.  Betty also begins to scream and says that she is going to fly to her mother.  Giles Coret tells Rev. Hale that his wife reads books that prohibit him from sleeping or parying in the house.  Finally, Tituba and the girls reveal that they have seen certain people of Salem making compacts with the devil. 

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