In The Crucible, how is the Man vs. Society conflict beginning to build in Act 3, and why might Giles and John have a difficult time persuading the judges in a court like this?

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The Man vs. Society conflict is beginning to build because, especially in Act 3, individuals are trying to convince the larger group (society) of the truth about the accusations. John Proctor and Giles Corey know that their wives are not witches, and they feel a responisibility to convince everyone else of this. At this point, things have a potential to become seriously tragic for some, but Proctor and Corey still believe they have the ability to keep people from dying.

It is difficult for them to convince the judges in court because of...

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