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The Crucible Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act III Summary, The Crucible Summary

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Act III Summary, The Crucible Summary

Act III. Act III opens in the vestry room of the Salem meeting house, which now serves as the anteroom of the General Court. Judge Hathorne's voice can be heard questioning Martha Corey. Martha Corey denies being a witch, claiming she does now know what a witch is.

Giles Corey's voice breaks through the crowd as he shouts Thomas Putnam is reaching out for land. Giles asks to present his evidence before the court and is brought into the court by Herrick as Deputy Governor Danforth enters, followed by Ezekiel Cheever and Reverend Parris. Giles breaks down before the court, claiming he only wanted to know the reason for his wife's obsession with reading books and not that he accused her of witchcraft. Danforth insists Giles must present his evidence in a proper affidavit, and sends him from the...

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