- 1 What does Parris fear about the response in Andover?
- 2 What does Parris say has happened in Andover and why does he fear it?
- 3 What is Parris most worried about and why?
- 4 What is Parris most worried about in Act 4?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 What is Parris afraid of in Act 4?
- 7 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 8 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 9 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 10 What is Reverend Parris most afraid of?
- 11 Why is Reverend Parris so concerned about his reputation?
- 12 How does Abigail show her dishonesty in Act 4?
- 13 Why is Parris most fearful in Act 4?
- 14 Why does John struggle with his confession?
What does Parris fear about the response in Andover?
What does Parris fear about the response of the people in Andover? He asks Danforth to postpone the hangings. Parris is motivated by fear for his own life. pardons any, it would cast doubt on those that have already hanged.
What does Parris say has happened in Andover and why does he fear it?
He is guilty of people who are going to get hung, and asks them to lie. What happened in Andover that’s making Parris anxious? People are being thrown out of court and riots are forming. You just studied 42 terms!
What is Parris most worried about and why?
Reverend Parris is most concerned about his reputation. Audiences are very aware of this concern of his early in the play. His daughter, Betty, is sick on the bed, and nobody knows what is wrong with her. His number one concern should be Betty, but instead it is his image and reputation among the people of Salem.
What is Parris most worried about in Act 4?
Parris reveals that he has received a death threat and fears for his life if they don’t postpone the executions. Hale enters the cell, saddened and exhausted, and says he hasn’t been able to get anyone to confess.
What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
The sin that she represented the most is envy. On page 24, Abigail says, “Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be-”. In this quote, Abigail is showing her envy towards Elizabeth Proctor. Lust is the craving for sexual pleasures.
What is Parris afraid of in Act 4?
Why is Parris afraid of the news? They rioted against the executions; he is afraid the people of Salem will riot. He feels he is responsible for the executions because he was the supposed expert and did not stop all the executions.
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.
Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
According to English law, Giles was ruled as “standing mute” because he would not be tried by “God and my country.” The Court of Oyer and Terminer strictly adhered to the requirement that a defendant “put himself on the country”.
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.
What is Reverend Parris most afraid of?
The major fear that Parris has is of losing his position in society and having people not respect him anymore. He is the minister for the town, which was a very important position in Puritan New England.
Why is Reverend Parris so concerned about his reputation?
Why is Parris so worried about the evidence of witchcraft being discovered in his own house? Parris wants to remain minister and fears any evidence that may harm his reputation. He sees that Parris is more concerned with keeping his position as minister than with practicing his true religion and devotion to God.
How does Abigail show her dishonesty in Act 4?
In Act IV of The Crucible Reverend Parris has discovered that Abigail has broken into his safe, stolen money, and fled town. Parris understands that this reveals her true character, and that she is only thinking of her own survival.
Why is Parris most fearful in Act 4?
Overall, Reverend Parris is upset that Abigail stole his money and fled Salem and is also concerned about his safety during this chaotic, turbulent time. He comes to the court visibly shaken and upset and reports to Danforth that his niece Abigail and Mercy Lewis have run away.
Why does John struggle with his confession?
In “The Crucible,” John Proctor struggles with his decision to confess to witchcraft. His internal conflict is whether to save his life and lose his good name and honor, or to die with his friends and remain honorable. John’s initial justification for his false confession is that he is not a saint.