The Crucible

what causes Mary Warren to break down?

Name at least three reasons.

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1) Mary feels guilty about the poppet, and the fact it brought suspicion against Elizabeth.

2) Mary is afraid of Abigail.

3) Abigail pretends to see a yellow bird attacking her.

4) Mary is asked to faint but is unable to. This leads Parris to say she is lying.

In the end, Mary proves to be such a poor witness that she ends up accusing John Proctor of witchcraft.


The Crucible