Throughout this play, the women are talked down to, and are usually treated badly. The men in town think that the women cannot think for themselves and that they are beneath them. Rebecca nurse and Elizabeth are great examples to this. They are accused of witchcraft when they take no part in it at all. They aren’t given time to tell their part of the story. The women in town are basically supposed to do one job and that is to take care of everyone and keep the house clean. Women are the only ones accused of witchcraft because they are usually the ones that are thought of more lowly in the town.