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The Crucible The Crucible, occurs in the little Puritan village called Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The witchcraft trials climbed from the moral system of the Puritans. This split the city into two, those who were considered witches and those that wanted good. The drama begins at Reverend Parris' house, whose daughter Betty is ailing. Parris is residing together with his daughter and his seventeen-year old niece Abigail. Parris believes that is daughters illness is from supernatural causes, so he directs for Reverend Hale. Betty first start to look ill after her father discovered her dance in the woods by Abigail and his Negro slave, Tituba along with a lot of other local girls. There are rumors going around that Betty's sickness is because of witchcraft. Parris doesn't need to admit to seeing with his daughter and niece dancing in the woods, but Abigail claims that she'll admit to dance and accept the punishment. At this moment, Thomas and Ann Putnam come in the story and talk to Parris saying that their daughter Ruth has become ill also. Ann admits to sending Ruth into Tituba the servant, because he knows how to speak to the dead person and she could find out who murdered her seven children that expired while they were babies. After the adult depart, Abigail talks about Betty's illness with Mercy Lewis and Mary Warren who are servants of their Putnams. . Abigail threatens them and told them to not tell anything except about the dancing and that Tituba conjured Ruth's sisters. Then, Betty finds people singing psalms out, and she begins to shout. Then Reverend Parris comes and understands that Betty cannot bear to hear the Lord's name. Giles Corey and Rebecca Nurse are another to come visit. Giles is an old man and Rebecca is a year-old woman...