- 1 What has happened in Andover that has Parris so agitated?
- 2 What happened in Andover that has the magistrates worried?
- 3 How is Andover different from Salem?
- 4 What is the significance of Andover in Act 4?
- 5 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 6 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 7 What are they saying about Andover?
- 8 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 9 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 10 Why does Elizabeth not beg John to confess?
- 11 Why does John finally decide not to confess?
- 12 How much time has passed since Act 3 in the crucible?
- 13 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 14 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 15 What finally happens to Proctor’s confession?
What has happened in Andover that has Parris so agitated?
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 in Andover that has the magistrates worried?
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.
How is Andover different from Salem?
How does Andover differ from Salem? How Andover differs from Salem is its people have overthrown the court and will have no part of witchcraft. How do the proposed hangings of Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor differ from the past executions? Reverend Parris wants Danforth to delay the executions for a time.
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 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 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.”
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 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 Elizabeth not beg John to confess?
Elizabeth does not beg John to confess because of what she refers to as “his goodness”. She sees that he refuses to be a hypocrite and a liar. He has denounced the witch trials as a farce and for him to now sign his name to a false declaration of guilt would be hypocritical.
Why does John finally decide not to confess?
In act 4 of The Crucible, John Proctor decides to confess but refuses to sign a written confession because it will be nailed to a church door, a very public way of disgracing the family name. John may not have much left, but he still has his good name, and he’ll not let anyone take it away from him.
How much time has passed since Act 3 in the crucible?
How much time has elapsed between Act 3 and Act 4? Three months, it is now fall. Why has Reverend Hale returned to Salem?
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 finally happens to Proctor’s confession?
What finally happens to Proctor’s confession. He rips it up. What happens to John Proctor? He confesses that he isn’t a witch and is hanged.