- 1 Why is Parris afraid?
- 2 What does Parris say has happened in Andover and why does he fear it?
- 3 What happened in the town of Andover?
- 4 What is Parris most worried about and why?
- 5 What is Reverend Parris most afraid of?
- 6 What does Parris lie about?
- 7 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 8 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 9 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 10 Why is Parris the most upset about Abigail leaving?
- 11 Why did Hale go to Andover?
- 12 What happened in Andover during the witch trials?
- 13 Why is Parris concerned about his reputation?
- 14 Why is Abigail concerned about her reputation?
Why is Parris afraid?
In The Crucible, Reverend Parris fears that his congregation is out to get him. Mainly though, Parris is afraid that he will be implicated in the witchcraft accusations and scapegoating. After all, it is his daughter, Better, who is vexed. His slave from Barbados, Tituba, is implicated by his niece Abigail Williams.
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 happened in the town of 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 is Parris most worried about and why?
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.
What is Reverend Parris most afraid of?
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.
What does Parris lie about?
In Act III, he shows his spineless selfishness once again when he perjures himself (intentionally lies in court). He tells the court that he saw no naked dancing in the woods—but we know that he did, because he says as much to Abigail. Parris’s lack of redeemable qualities becomes even more apparent in Act IV.
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 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 is Parris the most upset about Abigail leaving?
Why is Parris upset? When Abigail left, she stole all his savings (money) and this has made him penniless. More than that, though, he seems to fear a rebellion if all the accused are hanged; most of those arrested are all highly respected people in the town.
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.
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.
Why is Parris 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.
Why is Abigail concerned about her reputation?
Abigail is revealed as strong -willed and independent. She has been dancing – and practicing magic – in the woods, and she is not ashamed of it. She knows, however, that Salem would condemn her if they knew the truth, and works to protect her reputation. Abigail is clearly a leader of the girls of Salem.