What does Giles Corey say about his wife that might cause her problems later on in Arthur Miller's The Crucible?

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In act 1, scene 3, Giles Corey asks Reverend John Hale, "What signifies the readin' of strange books?" Corey goes on to explain that he often finds his wife, Martha, reading strange books, and while she is reading these books, he is unable to pray. Corey explains,

I tried and tried and could not say my prayers. And then she close her book and walks out of the house, and suddenly—mark this—I could pray again!

Giles Corey tells Hale that he is not trying to suggest that his wife "touched the Devil"; he says he just wants to know what she is reading and why she hides it from him.

Later in the play, Martha Corey is arrested and accused of being a witch. Once Martha is arrested, Giles regrets having talked about her reading habits and gets kicked out of the courtroom while trying to argue for her innocence. Eventually, Giles is also accused of witchcraft, and upon refusing to confess to it, he is pressed to death.

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Giles Corey causes problems for his wife, Martha, when he states that she reads "strange books" in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Giles asks Reverend Hale about the meaning of his wife reading strange books. He goes on state that he cannot pray when she reads, and he states that she hides the books from him. All of this places Martha in the middle of the accusations of witchcraft in Salem. Although Giles has no clue what his questions would lead to, Giles stating that his wife reads strange books leads directly to her being accused of witchcraft. Even with Francis Nurse and Giles Corey stating that Martha is close to God, she is still accused because of Giles' statements. 

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