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Why are Mrs. Putnam and Mr. Putnam in the play, considering they are only seen in the first act?
They serve as foils to Hale.
They show how resentment is building against certain people in Salem.
They are there to agree with Rebecca's views on witchcraft.
They represent how those in power are influencing the accusations of witchcraft.
They are there so the audience can see how concerned parents view the bewitching of the children.