- 1 What happened in Andover during the Salem witch trials?
- 2 Who accused Mary Parker of witchcraft?
- 3 How many witches were killed in Andover?
- 4 What are they saying about Andover?
- 5 Why does Parris suggest the hanging be postponed?
- 6 Who has secretly left town after reportedly stealing money?
- 7 What was Alice Parker accused of?
- 8 What was Mary Parker’s job?
- 9 Why was Sarah Osborne accused of witchcraft?
- 10 Why does Parris feel that what happened in Andover could happen in Salem?
- 11 What happened Giles Corey?
- 12 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 13 What does John do with his confession?
- 14 What finally happens to Proctor’s confession?
What happened in Andover during the Salem witch trials?
During the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Andover, like other area villages, found itself in the midst of the hysteria. On May 28, 1692, Martha Carrier, along with her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Toothaker and Roger Toothaker, and their 9-year-old daughter, Margaret, were arrested and charged with witchcraft.
Who accused Mary Parker of witchcraft?
Thirty-four years later, as the witchcraft accusations increased, Martha Sprague was the first to accuse Widow Parker. Sprague was the stepdaughter of Job Tyler. Perhaps there was lingering animosity. Mary Parker was tried during the week of September 13, 1692.
How many witches were killed in Andover?
Three people from Andover were hanged for witchcraft in 1692. Two, Martha Carrier and Samuel Wardwell, lived in present-day Andover, while Mary Parker lived in present-day North Andover.
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 Parris suggest the hanging be postponed?
Why does Parris suggest the hanging be postponed? He doesn’t want innocent people to die. Give the accused witches time to confess. Why does Danforth want Proctor to see Elizabeth?
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 was Alice Parker accused of?
Alice Parker was a woman from Salem who was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. Parker was married to a fisherman named John Parker at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. The couple lived in a rented house, owned by Mary English, on English street in Salem town.
What was Mary Parker’s job?
Mary Parker Follett, (born September 3, 1868, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.—died December 18, 1933, Boston, Massachusetts), American author and sociologist who was a pioneer in the study of interpersonal relations and personnel management.
Why was Sarah Osborne accused of witchcraft?
Reasons of accusation Many in Salem knew about her fornication with Alexander and by endeavoring to gain full ownership of her late husband’s estate she ignored the tradition of family alliances in Salem as she was denying her two sons wealth and social position.
Why does Parris feel that what happened in Andover could happen in Salem?
Parris is suggesting that Abigail was feeling uneasy (scared) about the rebellion in Andover. He was afraid that this questioning of authority might spread to Salem. 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.
What happened Giles Corey?
After being arrested, Corey refused to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. He was subjected to pressing in an effort to force him to plead —the only example of such a sanction in American history— and died after three days of this torture.
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 does John do with his confession?
Summary What Does the Ending Mean? After having signed, then ripped up his confession, John Proctor declares that he cannot throw away his good name in a lie, even though doing so would save his life. He chooses to die.
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.