The Crucible

Why does Giles tell Cheever he will burn in hell

Crucible act 2

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In Act Two, Cheever arrives at the Proctors' home to arrest Elizabeth. Giles knows this is wrong. Giles Corey says, "It's a pity, Ezekiel, that an honest tailor might have gone to Heaven must burn in Hell. You'll burn for this, do you know it?"