The Crucible: Putnams

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  • The Putnams
    • wealthy farmers
    • greedy for land
    • past conflict between the Putnams "& nurses
    • Suspicious & resentful
    • lost many of their children
      • 7 children, no explanation
    • accused by Giles Corey of conspiracy to murder
    • driven by desire for more land & revenge
    • want to "settle old scores"
    • Thomas Putnam: a vindictive man
      • contempt for Parris
      • man with a grudge
    • "there is a murdering witch among us bound to keep herself in the dark"
    • "There are hurtful vengeful spirits layin' hands on these children"
      • eager to believe in witchcraft


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