- 1 What is the significance of Andover in the play?
- 2 What can be concluded about Andover?
- 3 What happened in Andover during the witch trials?
- 4 What has happened in Andover and why is this concerning to Parris?
- 5 What are they saying about Andover?
- 6 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 7 What causes John to change his mind about confessing?
- 8 Why would hale ask the prisoners to confess to a crime he knows they didn’t commit?
- 9 Why does Elizabeth say of John he have his goodness now?
- 10 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 11 What happens to John at the end of the play?
- 12 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 13 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 14 What do we learn about Abby and mercy?
What is the significance of Andover in the play?
Andover is fairly significance in the last act of the drama. Andover is a neaby town that experienced the same situation with witchcraft accusations as Salem is.
What can be concluded about Andover?
What can you conclude from the references made to Andover? Andover has been purged of all witches. The people of Andover are demanding new trials. There will be many more deaths in Andover.
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 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 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.”
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 causes John to change his mind about confessing?
As she questions him, he realizes that be confessing he is leaving a bad example for his sons. He realizes that it is better to die an honest man, than to live as a fraud. Taking ownership of his sins and his name, he rips the confession knowing that he will be hung.
Why would hale ask the prisoners to confess to a crime he knows they didn’t commit?
Why does Hale want Proctor to confess? their confessions will confirm the guilt of the others.
Why does Elizabeth say of John he have his goodness now?
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. He did not engage in any practices of witchcraft.
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 happens to John at the end of the play?
Yes, John Proctor is hanged at the end of the play. In act 3, John Proctor travels to Salem with Mary Warren in an attempt to expose Abigail Williams as a liar and put an end to the unjust, corrupt witch trials. The play ends as John Proctor is led to the gallows, where he dies a martyr.
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 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 do we learn about Abby and mercy?
1) Abigail and Mercy flee because Abigail can no longer have what she wants. 2) Both Abigail and Mercy are afraid of retribution that will come to Salem in the same way that it came to the town of Andover. 3) They are both afraid for their lives so they run away.