- 1 What does Parris fear about the response in Andover?
- 2 What does Parris fear about the events happening in Andover?
- 3 What does Parris fear about the townspeople?
- 4 What did Reverend Parris fear?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 What does Parris say has happened in Andover?
- 7 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 8 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 9 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 10 Why does Parris fear he is in danger?
- 11 What changes do we see in Reverend Parris?
- 12 Why does Parris fear for his life?
- 13 How is Reverend Parris selfish?
- 14 Who is Reverend Parris most worried about?
- 15 Why is Reverend Parris so concerned about his reputation?
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 fear about the events happening in Andover?
He is worried that the people of Salem, upset that their loved ones are in jail and that farms are going to waste, will hear the new that Andover rebelled against the courts, and get ideas into their heads that they should do the same.
What does Parris fear about the townspeople?
Parris worries that the people of Salem will throw out the court, as the people in Andover did. He tells Danforth the townspeople are not happy about the upcoming execution of Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor. Parris found a dagger outside his door and he fears for his life.
What did Reverend Parris fear?
It turns out that Parris isn’t pleading out of remorse at all, though: he’s only concerned for his own life. He found a dagger in his front door and is afraid that if respectable citizens like John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse are hanged, the town will revolt.
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 does Parris say has happened in Andover?
What happened in Andover that’s making Parris anxious? People are being thrown out of court and riots are forming. What does Hale about the girls to Danforth in court? He asks to pardon them because they are innocent.
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.
Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
We learn via Cheever that Abigail has charged Elizabeth Proctor as a witch (Act 2, p. 69). It turns out that while at dinner at the Parris house, Abigail fell to the floor, writhing in pain, and a needle was pulled out of her by Parris; Abigail then “testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in” (Act 3, p.
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 Parris fear he is in danger?
Parris is worried about his death since he found a knife stuck to his door that morning from townspeople who have already started to turn against him.
What changes do we see in Reverend Parris?
Terms in this set (16) What changes do we see in Reverend Parris? Reverend Parris now feels guilty about all the accusing and deaths. What has happened in Andover, and why might these events worry Deputy Governor Danforth? Why might Danforth and Hathorne refuse to postpone the deaths?
Why does Parris fear for his life?
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.
How is Reverend Parris selfish?
In the opening scene of the play, Reverend Parris displays his selfish personality by voicing his concerns about being removed from his position of authority instead of worrying about his daughter’s mysterious illness.
Who is Reverend Parris most worried about?
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.
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.