A character map lays out how the characters are connected in the drama. You can refer it to support your understanding of the many characters in the play. It groups them into ‘camps’ and this will help you to understand their main roles in the play. In some cases, the group develops and changes through the play; in others they do not. Some characters do not even feature in the story up to the end. John and Elizabeth Proctor face private and public threats to their marriage and, although John Proctor dies at the end of the play, they develop to a point where they are reunited both as a couple and in their shared principles. On the other hand, the Putnams never change from being bitter and greedy examples of how unscrupulous people can benefit from public ‘emergencies’ like a witch hunt.