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The Crucible

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I Cannot

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Miller has Mary Warren repeat,

"I cannot, I cannot" to

A

Juxtapose Mary's reluctance about testifying against Proctor's resolve.

B

Foreshadow that Mary will be the downfall of Proctor.

C

Develop a clear contrast between the characteristics of Proctor and Mary.

D

Create a negative feeling for the reader going into Act III.

E

Develop a metaphor for Mary's unwillingness.