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Study Guide to Arthur Millers The Crucible Act One AThe opening argument between Parris and Abby 1The basic concern under discussion in this scene is Bettys health In this scene Reverend Parris and Abigail discuss Bettys condition and how Parris saw Abigail Tituba and the other girls dancing in the forest 2This scene helped the story that was being developed by showing me that there were suspicions that were aroused and that Parris had reason to believe that the girls were involved in witchcraft 3This scene helped me understand the characters by explaining what this time was like and how people acted and reacted The character whose personality was most clearly revealed was Parris because he was very emotional in this scene Parris is kind of a lonely man who usually suspects other people of trying to undermine his reputation or taint his name He showed this with his actions when he harshly questioned Abigail and when he said that he would rather not let the public find out about witchcraft under his roof 4I think that Miller was trying to communicate that Parris was a kind of paranoid man and that would serve as one of the reasons why he accused so many people BPutnams dispute with Parris 1The basic concern under discussion in this scene is how Bettys ailment and Ruths ailment is connected and what are the possible causes of their ailments In this scene Mrs Ann Putnam and Reverend Samuel Parris talk about Betty and Ruths ailments and their similarities and differences 2This scene helped the story that was being developed by showing me that Betty was not the only one who was sick and that many others were sick or despairing and looking for a scapegoat or a blame-worthy cause 3This scene helped me to understand the characters by showing how they reacted to their situations and how they jumped to conclusions The character whose personality was
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