- 1 What does Parris say has happened in Andover and why does he fear it?
- 2 What happened in Andover Why does Danforth care?
- 3 How does the situation in Andover play into his fears?
- 4 How does Parris show fear?
- 5 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 6 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 7 What happened to Abigail and Mercy?
- 8 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 9 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 10 Why does Elizabeth say her husband has his goodness as he is about to be hanged?
- 11 What does Miller say about fear?
- 12 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 13 Why is Parris afraid for his reputation?
- 14 What does Reverend Parris fear the most?
- 15 Why is Parris most fearful in Act 4?
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 Andover Why does Danforth care?
All of this comes to light in Act 4. 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. He doesn’t care that they are innocent, all he cares about is that he looks like he has won to battle against the devil.
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.
How does Parris show fear?
When he hears about the rebellion in Andover, Reverend Parris begins to fear that Salem’s citizens will rebel against the court. He even begins to receive written threats on his door and fears that the citizens will arrest and execute him.
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.
What happened to Abigail and Mercy?
What has happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis? They stole Parris’s money and ran away.
Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
We learn via Cheever that Abigail has charged Elizabeth Proctor as a witch (Act 2, p. 69). It turns out that while at dinner at the Parris house, Abigail fell to the floor, writhing in pain, and a needle was pulled out of her by Parris; Abigail then “testify it were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in” (Act 3, p.
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 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.
What does Miller say about fear?
What did Miller say about fear? Arthur Miller says ” Fear doesnt travel well; just as it can wrap judgement, its absence can diminish memory’s truth.”
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 is Parris afraid for his reputation?
Parris is insecure in his public reputation, and he should be: he expresses no discernible charity or love of others. 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.
What does Reverend Parris fear the most?
Reverend Parris is most concerned with being highly regarded and treated well.
Why is Parris most fearful 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. He comes to the court visibly shaken and upset and reports to Danforth that his niece Abigail and Mercy Lewis have run away.