Choose one of the main characters (you may not use Giles Corey), identify one personality trait that is important to the story, and explain how the author has developed that trait over the first three acts. An example paragraph is below.
Giles Corey is a difficult person with whom to get along. He sues his neighbors regularly, even suing his friend John Proctor for saying he burned the roof off Giles’ barn. In addition, when he enters Act I with Rebecca Nurse, she scolds him and tells him to keep quiet despite the fact that he has not uttered a word. This shows she expects him to antagonize. Miller uses Corey’s contrary nature to build on the independence of other characters like John Proctor to create a group who represents the fraying of the larger Salem community. This is necessary, as these societal splits were one of the causes of the witch trials.
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