The Crucible

Why was Giles Corey was introduced into the play

Act One

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Giles is kind of a sarcastic grumpy old guy. At times he is comic relief in this very dark play. In act one he shows up to check out Betty and all the witch rumours. He gets in an altercation with Putnam who covets his land. Giles isn't afraid to speak his mind and call Putnam, or anybody, out.