- 1 What does Parris fear about the events happening in Andover?
- 2 What does Parris fear?
- 3 What does Parris fear in Act 4?
- 4 What does Parris say has happened in Andover and why does he fear it?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 7 What does Reverend Parris fear the most?
- 8 How is Parris selfish?
- 9 Why is Parris most fearful in Act 4?
- 10 What changes do we see in Reverend Parris in Act 4?
- 11 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 12 What 3 things is Rev Parris worried about?
- 13 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 14 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 15 Why does Parris say Abigail has vanished?
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?
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. As such, he is in a very visible position.
What does Parris fear in Act 4?
At the beginning of the play Parris worries about a faction trying to force him out of Salem. Now he fears that a mob will attack and kill him. The size of his congregation has diminished.
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 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.
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 does Reverend Parris fear the most?
Reverend Parris is most concerned with being highly regarded and treated well.
How is Parris selfish?
Parris is also motivated by selfishness, though he camouflages his actions with a facade of holiness. For example, he once wanted his church to have gold candlesticks. Therefore, according to John Proctor, the reverend preached only about the candlesticks until he attained them.
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.
What changes do we see in Reverend Parris in Act 4?
The Reverend Parris, a selfish, hypocritical and petty man, once a prominent and wealthy minister of the community, is by Act IV reduced to a financially broken man, disillusioned and humbled. (The entire section contains 2 answers and 468 words.)
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 3 things is Rev Parris worried about?
In The Crucible, the Reverend Parris has a narrow range of concerns, most of which are related to his own safety, status, and prosperity. His most humane and creditable concern is with the health and life of his daughter, Betty, but he quickly forgets this as he subordinates it to other considerations.
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”.
Why does Parris say Abigail has vanished?
Parris says that Abigail has vanished because she was last seen 3 days ago, and she stole his life savings, which he was really upset about. There was also a rumor that she had boarded a ship with Mercy Lewis. He assumes that she does not want to live in Salem anymore for fear of getting hanged.