Francis Nurse: He was the head of the Nurse family and
was a respected man in town. He tried to stop the trials by aiding John Proctor.
Rebecca Nurse: She is a very kind women who is the midwife
to the Putnam's. They feel she is a witch because seven out of eight of their
children died at birth.
Reverend Parris: He is the local Minister. He discovers
the girls dancing. He is mainly responsible for the witch trials. He is a
materialistic man, places gold candlesticks in the church.
Betty Parris: She is Reverend Parris' daughter, is caught
dancing and pretends to see spirits.
Tituba: She is Parris' Negro slave who teaches the girls
Abigail Williams: She is the niece of Parris and a very
emotionally strong person. She scares people into doing what she wants them
to do. She leads the girls in the accusations. She accuses Elizabeth Proctor
because she( Abigail) had an affair with John Proctor and feels he still has
feelings for her. Without Elizabeth in the picture she feels they can have
a relationship together.
The Putnams: Attributed the death of seven of their children
to Rebecca Nurse . They are wealthy land owners, holds many grudges in the
Mary Warren: She works for the Proctor's. She gives the
puppet to Mrs. Proctor, which leads to her accusation of being a witch. She
was going to testify against the girls but then in the end she accuses John
of being a witch.
John Proctor: He opposes the expenditures of Reverend
Parris in the church. He is well-known and respected in the town. He had an
affair with Abigail, but after Elizabeth is accused by her, he no longer has
feelings for her and realizes how many feelings he has for her.
Elizabeth Proctor: She discovers that John is having
an affair, but forgives him. She is incapable of lying.
Reverend John Hale: He is the minister who is called
in to investigate the witch trials. At first he believes them, but later he
returns to the town to try and stop the trials.
Deputy Governor Danforth: He is the judge at the witch
trials. He is dedicated to removing all witches. He rules by the law and will
not allow exceptions or anyone to try to undermine his court.