Orianna Regan
The Crucible
Act One Questions 5-6
Ms. Getzen

5. At one point, Tituba tells the group that the devil bid her to kill Mr. Parris. Tituba is Reverend Parris\'s slave. Tituba says that the devil can to her and said "You work for me Tituba, and I make you free!" (47) What is probably going on here is that in the back of Tituba\'s mind she wants to be free, so she blames the devil for her thoughts. Tituba also says "And then he come one stormy night to me, and he say, ‘Look! I have white people belong to me.\' And I look—and there was Goody Good."(47) Tituba is referring to Sarah Good. Tituba also says that she saw Goody Osburn with the devil. Tituba probably did not see anything but Goody Good and Goody Osburn were the first to be brought up by Reverend Parris.

6.When Goody Osburn is accused of witchcraft, Mrs. Putnam immediately says, "I knew it! Goody Osburn were midwife to me three times. I begged you, Thomas, did I not? I begged him not to call Osburn because I feared her. My babies always shriveled in her hands!" (47) This shows that Mrs. Putnam never really liked Goody Osburn, and had no doubt that she was involved in witchcraft.

7.Abigail first denies that she was involved in witchcraft but then later reveals that she "danced for the devil" (48) Abigail then says she say Sarah Good with the devil and Goody Osburn with the devil and Bridget Bishop with the devil. Abigail is probably saying this to prove a point that other people in the village are involved with the devil not just her. Then later Abigail says she saw other girls with the devil. Abigail is most likely just saying these things to rile everybody up.

8.At the end it is clear that there are those who believe that witchcraft is going on and responsible for the girls\' behavior, and those you don\'t.