The Crucible

Start: I never knew it before. I never k

Mary Warren

The Crucible

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Basics

Character
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Style
Scene
Act Two
Time & Place
The home of John and Elizabeth Proctor, on the outskirts of Salem, MA; 1692.
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Monologue Context

Mary Warren is one of the so-called “afflicted” girls in Salem, and along with the others, has

Monologue Text

Start: I never knew it before. I never knew anything before. When she come into the court I say to myself, I must not accuse this woman, for she sleeps in ditches, and so very old and poor.

End:And of all the ten she could not say a single one. She never knew no commandments, and they had her in a flat lie!

For full extended monologue, see:
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible, Penguin Books, 1988, pp 57-8.



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