The Crucible Act IV, Scene 1 Summary and Analysis

Arthur Miller

Act IV, Scene 1 Summary and Analysis

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Sarah Good: an old beggar woman of Salem accused of witchcraft

Hopkins: a prison guard

Summary
Act Four is set in a cell at the Salem jail the following fall. Sarah Good lies sleeping on one bench, and Tituba on another. Marshal Herrick enters and wakes them, ordering them to move to another cell. Both women carry on about how the devil is coming to fly with them to Barbados.

Deputy Governor Danforth and Judge Hathorne enter, followed by Cheever. From their talk it is apparent that there will be hangings the following day and that Reverend Hale is in the prison praying with those who are to hang. As Herrick is sent to fetch Parris, the...

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