As the hysteria begins to set in and with the witch trials well underway, the social landscape within Salem has begun to change.
Those who were previously on the fringe of the community suddenly find themselves in positions of great responsibility. The court has been established and women, in particular, have great influence over proceedings.
Mary Warren suddenly finds herself holding the power to decide whether the accused should live or be hanged as a witch.
The tasks below allow you to analyse a key moment within the text. You should complete all tasks before attempting to write your analytical paragraph.