Act II, Scene 4 Summary and Analysis
Ezekiel Cheever: clerk of the court, responsible for serving warrants to the accused
Marshal Herrick: an officer of the court, charged with chaining the accused to bring them to the prison
Shortly after the disturbing news that Goody Nurse and Goody Corey have been charged, Ezekiel Cheever and Marshal Herrick enter the room. Cheever bears a warrant for Elizabeth’s arrest and has been ordered to search the house for poppets. The two men are uncomfortable with their position and a bit afraid of John Proctor. Cheever spots the poppet that Mary made for Elizabeth that day in court. Upon examining the doll, a long needle is found stuck in its...
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