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...
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