Characters of The Crucible
a local farmer who lives outside town. He has sinned and cheated on his wife.
Minister of Salem's church. The Reverend is a paranoid, power-hungry yet oddly self-pitying figure.
Rev. Parris' ten-year-old daughter. Her illness fuels the first rumors of witchcraft.
A young minister reputed to be an expert on witchcraft. His arrival sets hysteria in motion; later he has regrets.
Clerk of court in Salem; determined to do his duty to uphold the law
Supremely virtuous but often cold. She believes she lead her husband to cheat.
He uses the witch trials to increase his own wealth by buying up others' land.
The marshal of Salem. He arrests many of the accused.
A wise, sensible, and moral woman who is held in high regard by most of Salem. She falls victim to the hysteria.
The servant in Thomas Putnam's household. She runs away at the end of the play.
Her reading habits along with accusations of placing spells lead to her arrest and conviction for witchcraft.
Rev. Parris' niece. She is smart, wily, a good liar and vindictive when crossed. She had an adulterous relationship with Proctor.
Rev. Parris' black slave from Barbados.
Deputy Governor of Massachusetts and the judge who presides over the witch trials.
The servant in the Proctor household and a member of Abigail's "group." She is timid and easily influenced.
Wife of Thomas; a very bitter woman. Only one of her 8 babies survived.
A brave and moral man known as somewhat of a rascal who brings a lot of lawsuits in Salem. He is "pressed" to death.
The lone surviving child of her parents' eight. She also falls into a strange stupor after Rev. Parris catches the girls in the forest.