- 1 What happened in Andover How are Andover and Salem different?
- 2 How do the events in the nearby town of Andover differ from Salem?
- 3 What is John’s excuse for confessing?
- 4 What does Hale urge Danforth do?
- 5 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 6 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 7 Why does Elizabeth beg John to confess?
- 8 Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her?
- 9 What does it mean when Betty can’t stand to hear the Lord’s name?
- 10 Who died in the crucible Act 4?
- 11 What is John’s decision in Act 4?
- 12 How much time has passed since Act 3 in the crucible?
- 13 Why does Hale lie to Elizabeth?
- 14 Why does Hale want John to lie?
- 15 Why does Elizabeth ask John to forgive?
What happened in Andover How are Andover and Salem different?
The people in the nearby town of Andover, Massachusetts revolted against the court for the witch trials. Just like in Salem, people were falsely accused of witchcraft and were imprisoned. The people in Andover, however, rebelled against the court. Judge Danforth fears that happening in Salem.
How do the events in the nearby town of Andover differ from Salem?
How does Andover differ from Salem? chaos; They have already over thrown the courts and stopped proceedings. How do the proposed hangings of Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor differ from past executions? The crowds are happy to see the first group die, but not the 2nd because they are believed to be innocent.
What is John’s excuse for confessing?
What is John’s excuse for confessing? He has already spoiled his name; he will not be condemning his already blackened soul by telling another lie. He is not a good man, and nothing is made worse by this lie.
What does Hale urge Danforth do?
Hale wants Danforth to pardon all the condemned. If he won’t do that, at least give Hale more time, postpone for a week, publish that they are striving for confessions.
What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
Abigail steals money from Parris; she and Mercy flee town. They get away by lying to their guardians and saying they’re spending the night at each other’s houses. At the beginning of act 4, Reverend Parris laments to Deputy Governor Danforth about Abigail and Mercy Lewis’s disappearance.
What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
In Act 4 it’s revealed that Abigail has run away and stolen money from her uncle (and so her reputation takes a hit in her absence), but since she is no longer in Salem, it doesn’t really matter for her. Abigail breaks into her uncle’s lockbox, steals all his money, and leaves Salem with Mercy Lewis.
Why does Elizabeth beg John to confess?
Elizabeth initially wants John to go to Salem so he can testify that Abigail told him Betty’s illness had nothing to do with witchcraft. When Elizabeth finds out from Mary that she was accused in court, however, she decides she wants John to speak with Abigail directly.
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her?
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her? Elizabeth knows of John’s affair with Abby. She believes that Abby wants to take her place as John’s wife. Hail came out to question all accused persons for himself so that he would have some knowledge of the people before they appeared in court or Jail.
What does it mean when Betty can’t stand to hear the Lord’s name?
What does it mean when Betty can’t stand to hear the Lord’s name? To those who believe in witchcraft, it means that she is possessed by the Devil and that is why she can’t stand to hear the Lord’s name. He has come to see if witchcraft is being practiced in Salem.
Who died in the crucible Act 4?
Everyone leaves the room to allow Elizabeth and Proctor privacy. Elizabeth tells Proctor that almost one hundred people have confessed to witchcraft. She relates that Giles was killed by being pressed to death by large stones, though he never pleaded guilty or not guilty to the charges against him.
What is John’s decision in Act 4?
In act 4 of The Crucible, John Proctor decides to confess but refuses to sign a written confession because it will be nailed to a church door, a very public way of disgracing the family name. John may not have much left, but he still has his good name, and he’ll not let anyone take it away from him.
How much time has passed since Act 3 in the crucible?
How much time has elapsed between Act 3 and Act 4? Three months, it is now fall. Why has Reverend Hale returned to Salem?
Why does Hale lie to Elizabeth?
Since John and Elizabeth have been reunited and are expecting another child, Hale believes that Elizabeth has the best chance of making John want to live, to lie in order to save his life, because he wants to have another chance with his wife and family.
Why does Hale want John to lie?
Reverend Hale wants John to confess because he believes that “life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.” He feels that God will damn a liar “less than he that throws his life away for pride.” Hale thinks that John’s life is too big a price to pay to protect his
Why does Elizabeth ask John to forgive?
What does Elizabeth ask John to forgive her for? Being suspicious and keeping a “cold house”.