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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?
Being drunk, Herrick more readily will believe what Tituba and Sarah Good are saying.
Miller wishes to insert comic relief into what has been a dark, serious play so far.
If Herrick is drunk then any important testimony from him will later be disregarded.
Herrick being drunk is indicative of the type of people who enforced the laws in Salem.
With Herrick, Miller is making a commentary on the hidden sins of those in Salem.