- 1 What does Parris fear about the response in Andover?
- 2 Why Parris and Abigail fear what is happening in Andover?
- 3 Why is Reverend Parris worried in Act 4?
- 4 What is Parris most worried about and why?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 7 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 8 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 9 Why does Parris want the final hangings postponed?
- 10 What is Reverend Parris most afraid of?
- 11 Why is Reverend Parris so concerned about his reputation?
- 12 Why is Reverend Parris so paranoid?
- 13 Why is Abigail concerned about her reputation?
- 14 Why is Parris so upset on p 39?
What does Parris fear about the response in Andover?
What does Parris fear about the response of the people in Andover? He asks Danforth to postpone the hangings. Parris is motivated by fear for his own life. pardons any, it would cast doubt on those that have already hanged.
Why Parris and Abigail fear what is happening in Andover?
In Andover townspeople were rebelling against the trials. 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. If it did, it would mean trouble for Abigail.
Why is Reverend Parris worried in Act 4?
Overall, Reverend Parris is upset that Abigail stole his money and fled Salem and is also concerned about his safety during this chaotic, turbulent time.
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 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 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.
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 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.
Why does Parris want the final hangings postponed?
Parris begs Danforth to postpone the executions of John and Rebecca because they’re so well-respected that he’s received death threats for going along with their hangings. He says, “I would to God it were not so, Excellency, but these people have great weight yet in the town” (pg.
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.
Why is Reverend Parris so 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 Reverend Parris so paranoid?
Reverend Parris was terrified by the events in Salem because the situation threatened his position as a minister in the community. Reverend Parris was suspicious of his congregation, and he believed they were out to oust him.
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.
Why is Parris so upset on p 39?
Why is Reverend Parris upset at the beginning of Act 1? He is upset because his daughter is lying on a bed unable to move and he does not know what is wrong with her.