This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Ezekiel Cheever - This character is a tailor and a clerk of the court who places great importance on work, which this character sees as holy.
Giles Corey - An old person, this character is "knotted with muscle, canny, inquisitive, and still powerful." This character is killed by torture, but still does not confess.
Deputy Governor Danforth - This character has a strong and proficient appearance, but is at times distracted and uncomprehending of the proceedings he presides over. This character allows people to be executed despite their innocence, simply because others have...
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