The Crucible

Describe Betty’s illness in the opening scene. What is Abigail’s explanation for what happened to Betty?

bettys illness in the opening scene

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Betty is asleep and unresponsive. Abigail blames Betty's illness on shock and fright.

ABIGAIL: We did dance, Uncle, and when you leaped out of the bush so suddenly, Betty was frightened and then she fainted. And there‘s the whole of it.


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