A man of principle who is, in part, responsible for the events of the play, and dies for his beliefs.
John’s wife, a woman for whom religion is a mainstay, and whose decision to compromise her beliefs causes her to lose the man she loves.
Presents herself as an angel working for the church but she is a powerful character who manipulates others, and is a key witness in court.
A man of religious conviction who comes to understand that he has made the wrong assumptions in Salem but is powerless to change events.
The Proctors’ housemaid, who attempts to resist Abigail’s power but is ultimately too weak and then perhaps partly relishes her new power as an ‘agent of the court’.