The Crucible


Who is Martha Corey? Who is Hopkins? Who is Francis Nurse?

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Francis is the husband of Rebecca Nurse, and a well-respected wealthy landowner in Salem. Francis Nurse joins Giles Corey and John Proctor in their challenge against the court when their respective wives are charged with witchcraft.

Hopkins appears briefly in Act IV as the jailer. He doesn't have a speaking part.

Martha Corey is the wife of Giles Corey. She is accused of witchcraft after her husband mentions she reads strange books (that would be anything that was not the Bible). He really didn't mean to get her arrested though. Martha is also accused of cursing pigs. I'm not kidding! Martha like her husband is a strong woman who refuses to confess.