The Crucible Act III, Scene 1 Summary and Analysis

Arthur Miller

Act III, Scene 1 Summary and Analysis

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Judge Hathorne: one of the judges in the witch trials

Deputy Governor Danforth: the chief judge of the witch trials

Summary
Act Three is set in the side room of the Salem meeting house, which has now become the General Court. The proceedings of the court, taking place in the next room, are audible. Judge Hathorne questions Martha Corey, who has been accused of reading fortunes and harming the accusing children. She denies the charges, and her husband Giles speaks out that he has evidence to present, accusing Thomas Putnam of attempting to acquire more land.

Giles is promptly thrown physically out of the courtroom and into the side room...

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