Crucible question How does Hale lead Tituba into naming names?  Why do Abigail and Betty nam names?

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They're afraid.  Tituba doesn't want to be killed.  The girls don't want to get in trouble -- they're afraid they'll be accused of being witches.  Because they're afraid that bad things will happen to them, they are willing to name names.  So, they're doing it to preserve themselves.

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