The Crucible

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Herrick's Intoxication

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What is the primary reason that Miller depicts the character of Herrick as being intoxicated when he speaks with Tituba and Sarah Good?

A

Being drunk, Herrick more readily will believe what Tituba and Sarah Good are saying.

B

Miller wishes to insert comic relief into what has been a dark, serious play so far.

C

If Herrick is drunk then any important testimony from him will later be disregarded.

D

Herrick being drunk is indicative of the type of people who enforced the laws in Salem.

E

With Herrick, Miller is making a commentary on the hidden sins of those in Salem.