- Reverend Parris seems to have a variety of concerns during Act I: parental, religious, egotistical. What have we learned about his characterization in this Act. Provide examples from the text to support your ideas.
- In Salem, ones reputation determines their acceptance into society. What are some clues that Abigail’s reputation is questionable?
- Why are Thomas Putnam and his wife so bitter about life?
- What are the things that make John Proctor different than the rest of Salem society? Why would the author make Proctor standout in this way? What type of conflict might this create later in the play?