- 1 What has happened in nearby Andover?
- 2 What happened in the nearby town of Andover that worries Parris?
- 3 Why is there discussion of what has happened in Andover?
- 4 What is the rumor about Andover?
- 5 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 6 Who has secretly left town after reportedly stealing money?
- 7 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 8 What happened to Abigail and Mercy?
- 9 What does Elizabeth mean by he have his goodness now God forbid I take it from him?
- 10 Why is Mr Herrick drunk?
- 11 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 12 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 13 What happens to John at the end of the play?
- 14 Why does Danforth want John to confess?
- 15 Why is the town of Andover a huge concern for Parris?
What has happened in nearby Andover?
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.
What happened in the nearby town of Andover that worries Parris?
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.
Why is there discussion of what has happened in Andover?
Andover is a town similar to Salem which has recently experienced its own witchcraft hysteria. Overall, Reverend Parris, Danforth, and Hathorne discuss the events that transpired in Andover because they fear Salem’s citizens will eventually rebel and throw the court out.
What is the rumor about Andover?
There is no rebellion in Andover! The rumor says that Andover has thrown out the court and will have no part in witchcraft!
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 has secretly left town after reportedly stealing money?
What did Abigail do? Abigail stole money from Parris and disappeared, reportedly left on a ship. 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.
What happened to Abigail and Mercy?
What has happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis? They stole Parris’s money and ran away.
What does Elizabeth mean by he have his goodness now God forbid I take it from him?
He have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him. What Elizabeth means is that her husband, John Proctor, has finally achieved redemption, and she will not take that away from him by asking him to confess to practicing witchcraft in order to save his life.
Why is Mr Herrick drunk?
Marshal Herrick’s drinking indicates that he feels guilty and ashamed for being involved in the witch trials. By giving her a drink of hard cider, Herrick is showing Sarah compassion, which stems from his feelings of guilt and shame.
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”.
Who dies 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 happens to John at the end of the play?
Yes, John Proctor is hanged at the end of the play. In act 3, John Proctor travels to Salem with Mary Warren in an attempt to expose Abigail Williams as a liar and put an end to the unjust, corrupt witch trials. The play ends as John Proctor is led to the gallows, where he dies a martyr.
Why does Danforth want John to confess?
Danforth insists that John sign a written confession that will be posted on the church door. He claims that he must have concrete evidence of John’s confession to be used for the instruction others convicted of witchcraft so that they would see his confession and perhaps follow with their own.
Why is the town of Andover a huge concern for Parris?
Andover, a nearby town to Salem, has also been undergoing some witch trials. 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.