The Crucible

Act 1

1.How does Miller's assertion that "there were no witches then" affect your view of the children in the play? Why does Miller tell us this outright?

2.Why does Parris tell Hale that Proctor and Corey are farmers?

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You're referring to the girls? The line above is a simple statement in which Miller condemns the girls for their ability to lie and cause the hysteria responsible for the murder of so many people. In the end, the girls were simpy acting to cover their own actions..... and yet, people believed them and allowed the trials to occur.