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  • Danforth
    • "who weeps for these, weeps for corruption"
    • "postponement now speaks a floundering on my part"
      • shows weakness if he stopped the trials
    • "I should hang ten thousand that dared to rise against the law"
      • inflexible
      • if there's evidence he will hang them
    • "you are a brainless man"
    • threatened by Abigail
    • intelligent, measured, considered, grave, professional
    • "the voice of Heaven is speaking through the children"
    • "I have until this very moment not the slightest reason to suspect that the children may be deceiving me"
      • no evidence against the children
        • would undermine his own authority
      • if he didn't believe, it would be questionning every decision thats been taken so far
    • "we burn a hot fire in here; it melts down all concealment"


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