When Hale examines Betty, Miller includes the following stage direction:
The child remains limp in his hands. In silence he lays her back on the pillow Now, holding out his hands toward her, he intones: In nomine Domini Sabaoth sui filiique ite ad infernos. She does not stir. He turns to Abigail, his eyes narrowing.
Why does Miller choose to have Hale speak in Latin when he says, "In nomine Domini Sabaoth sui filiique ite ad infernos"?