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Show how miller suggests a rising wave of hysteria though Hales interrogation methods, Tituba’s replies and the interventions of other characters.

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Sam Clifft Show how miller suggests a rising wave of hysteria though Hales interrogation methods, Tituba's replies and the interventions of other characters. At the beginning we see Tituba "frightened at the coming process". From the proceeding scene with know hysteria is growing already, so Tituba tries to shift the blame "I do believe somebody else be witchin' these children". Reverend Hale asks Tituba "who" this is when Tituba answers that she doesn't know "but the devil got him numerous witches". Hale latches onto this as though it is a clue and exclaims "does he" this indicates growing tension because Tituba is now saying what Hale wants to hear, all this adding to the growing hysteria Hale begins his gentle questioning technique with Tituba he asks Tituba if she is a "good Christian woman" Tituba agrees she is Hale continues asking leading questions and trying to lead her to God. "And you love these little children?" "And you love God Tituba?" Tituba is harmonizing to these questions. As Titubais answering these questions "she is rocking on her knees, sobbing in terror". This indicates the intense moment for Tituba and reverend Hale. ...read more.


Two, Three, Four? How many? Tituba feeds of his questions, and answers to him, "there was four". Parris desperate to know whom also starts to question her quite pressingly. Then Tituba suddenly bursting out "oh, how many times he bid me kill you. Mr Parris" Tituba now realises she is the one in control and she completely changes her tone and her tact. Tituba "in a fury" tells Mr Parris that the Devil has offered her better things than he has gave her, but she has refused. She says that the Devil told her "look! I have white people belong to me". Tituba feeding off Putnam earlier reveals that goody Good was the Devil. This toys with the emotions of the people of Salem because they have a real desire to purge the town of the devil. By now nearly the whole room is caught up in the drama because Tituba has told them that Goody Osburn came with the Devil also. Mrs Putnam exclaims, "I knew it! Goody Osburn were midwife to me three times. I begged you, Thomas, did I not? I begged him not to call Osburn because I feared her. ...read more.


I saw goody Howe with the devil!" reverend Parris is exceptionally jubilant at the fact that Betty has started speaking, as Hale is also "glory of God! It is broken, they are free!" Betty then "calling out hysterically and with great relief" " I saw Martha Bellows with the Devil" the tension is rising very fast now they both are reeling names off the top of their heads. Betty is now relieved because she has found a way to come out of her false trance without being questioned about it. Abigail pipes up and says, " I saw goody Sibber with the devil!" the chanting in the room is rising to a great glee. The tension in the room is growing even higher. The climax comes when Putnam says, "the Marshall ill call the Marshall". While this is going on "Parris is shouting a prayer of thanksgiving" and Abigail and Betty are still shouting accusations "I saw Goody Hawking with the Devil" "I saw goody Bibber with the Devil!" "I saw Goody Booth with the Devil!" the girls chanting and Parris praying all adds to the climax of the end of the scene on which the curtain falls to end the first act. The tension as we can see grows from peoples language, actions and interventions making the scene all the more spectacular for the audience to watch. (1262 words) ...read more.

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