The Crucible

how do the townspeople react to the first group of hangings?

The reaction of the townspeople to Abigail, Parris, and the court.

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Initially there is a big land grab.People like Putnam wanted to pick up the land of the condemned for cheap. Also people rushed to settle old scores. As the hangings took on greater numbers, people began to rebel against the court and people like Rev. Parris.