Act I, Scene 1 Summary and Analysis

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Reverend Samuel Parris: minister of Salem who is not popular with everyone in town. He gave up a prosperous business in Barbados to become a minister.

Betty Parris: Reverend Parris’ daughter and an accuser in the court

Tituba: slave of Reverend Parris. She is from Barbados and practices island rituals.

Abigail Williams: niece of Reverend Parris. Parris took her in after her parents were murdered by Indians in a raid.

Susanna Walcott: an accuser in the court

Ann Putnam: townswoman who spreads the rumors of witchcraft

Thomas Putnam: husband of Ann and a prosperous landowner

Mercy Lewis: servant of the Putnam’s...

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