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Proctor learns from Elizabeth that Giles Corey has been pressed to death. Which of the following are plausible reasons that Miller chose not include this scene in the play?

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Proctor's reaction to learning Gile's fate is more important.


The scene would be too gruesome to stage in front of an audience.


Including the scene would distract from the time line established in the beginning of the final act.


Giles is a minor character so it is not as important that the scene is staged.


Elizabeth is seen as a truthful character by revealing Gile's fate to John.

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