- 1 What happened in the town of Andover Why is Parris afraid of this news?
- 2 What has happened in Andover and why is this concerning to Parris?
- 3 What is the significance of Andover in Act 4?
- 4 What happened in Andover during the witch trials?
- 5 What does Elizabeth mean by he have his goodness now God forbid I take it from him?
- 6 Who died in the crucible Act 4?
- 7 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 8 What are they saying about Andover?
- 9 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 10 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 11 What happened to Giles in Act 4?
- 12 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 13 Who has secretly left town after reportedly stealing money?
- 14 Why is Rev Hale at the jail speaking to the prisoners?
- 15 Why did Hale go to Andover?
What happened in the town of Andover Why is Parris afraid of this news?
What happened to the town of Andover? 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 has happened in Andover and why is this concerning to 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.
What is the significance of Andover in Act 4?
To this end, Andover represents a form of hope or redemption in the time period. The demand for rebellion and change is something that citizens in Andover represent and something that demonstrates how, on some level, people are able to rise above the political fray and embrace that which is fundamentally good.
What happened in Andover during the witch trials?
During the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Andover, like other area villages, found itself in the midst of the hysteria. In fact, more people from Andover were accused and arrested for witchcraft than from any other town in New England. Unfortunately, the witch hysteria in Salem Village soon spread to Andover.
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.
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 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 are they saying about Andover?
“I tell you what is said here, sir: Andover have thrown out the court, they say, and will have no part of witchcraft. There be a faction here, feeding on that news, and I tell you true, sir, I fear there will be a riot here.”
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 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 Giles in Act 4?
We learn of his tragic fate in Act Four, when Elizabeth Proctor informs her husband, John, of his death. Giles refused to respond to the charges against him and was pressed to death. His accusers placed huge stones on his chest until he died.
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.
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!
Why is Rev Hale at the jail speaking to the prisoners?
Reverend Hale’s purpose in returning to Salem is to speak with the condemned prisoners and convince them that they should give false confessions rather than martyr themselves. He chooses to do this because he is tormented by guilt.
Why did Hale go to Andover?
Reverend Hale had been to Andover and witnessed the dissatisfaction of the court by the people who found the accusations of the “witches” there unfounded and unjust. Reverend Hale has seen the errors of his ways.