- 1 What has happened in Andover that upsets Danforth?
- 2 How does the situation in Andover play into his fears?
- 3 What does Parris say has happened in Andover and why does he fear it?
- 4 What has happened in Andover and why is this concerning to Parris?
- 5 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 6 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 7 Why does Elizabeth say her husband has his goodness as he is about to be hanged?
- 8 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 9 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 10 Who has secretly left town after reportedly stealing money?
- 11 Why does Danforth want John to confess?
- 12 What is Parris trying to convince Danforth to do and what is his real motive for not doing so?
- 13 What has Abigail and Mercy?
- 14 What time of day does ACT 4 Open the Crucible?
- 15 Who opposed Putnam in selecting the minister?
What has happened in Andover that upsets Danforth?
The town of Andover, Massachusetts, was experiencing their own witch trials. The people of the town overthrew the courts and started a riot. Danforth is really pushing for John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse to confess to witchcraft so they won’t be hung, and he will look like the victor.
How does the situation in Andover play into his fears?
In particular, what has helped to spur his fears is the news that in Andover, where they were conducting similar witch trials, the people have stood up against the court and dismissed them, ending the witch trials and saying that they reject the court and its power.
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 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 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 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.
Why does Elizabeth say her husband has his goodness as he is about to be hanged?
When he decides that he is not going to confess and goes to be hanged, Elizabeth states, “He have his goodness now.” She means that in his mind he has made up for his sin by doing what is right this time around and finally thinks himself to be a good man.
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 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”.
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!
Why does Danforth want John to confess?
Danforth insists that John sign a written confession that will be posted on the church door. He claims that he must have concrete evidence of John’s confession to be used for the instruction others convicted of witchcraft so that they would see his confession and perhaps follow with their own.
What is Parris trying to convince Danforth to do and what is his real motive for not doing so?
Parris wants Danforth to postpone, not cancel, the hangings. He is still just looking out for himself because there was a knife in his door one morning. He is worried that the town will rise up and blame him.
What has Abigail and Mercy?
What has happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis? They stole Parris’s money and ran away.
What time of day does ACT 4 Open the Crucible?
The Crucible Act IV – Open Book Quiz! 1. What time of day does Act 4 open? Act 4 opens at night time.
Who opposed Putnam in selecting the minister?
MINISTRY: Nurses opposed Putnam’s choice for minister. WITCHCRAFT: Rebecca and her husband are well respected in the community, but were accused by Putnam’s wife and daughter. 31.