- 1 Why is Parris concerned with the towns opinion?
- 2 What is Parris most worried about and why?
- 3 Why is Parris worried about hanging Rebecca?
- 4 What is the conflict between Danforth and Parris?
- 5 Why is Abigail concerned about her reputation?
- 6 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 7 Why is Parris so worried about his reputation?
- 8 Who was the first to confess to witchcraft?
- 9 How does Abigail show her dishonesty in Act 4?
- 10 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 11 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 12 Who said I Cannot pardon the 12?
- 13 What time of day does ACT 4 Open the Crucible?
- 14 How may I live without my name?
Why is Parris concerned with the towns opinion?
He says to his niece, Abigail Williams: “I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character.” Parris is worried that his career in Salem as the town’s minister is in jeopardy because his
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.
Why is Parris worried about hanging Rebecca?
The leaders of this faction are supposedly John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse. The Reverend fears these two since both are very strong and much admired individuals in Salem. Parris believes that since John is so much respected, a confession to witchcraft by him would ensure peace in Salem and of course, his security.
What is the conflict between Danforth and Parris?
What conflict between Danforth and Parris drives the plot forward in Act IV? They argue about postponing the hangings. Danforth wants Parris to go to Andover. Parris wants Danforth to find Abigail.
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.
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 is Parris so worried 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.
Who was the first to confess to witchcraft?
Tituba was the first person to be accused by Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams of witchcraft. It has been theorized that Tituba told the girls tales of voodoo and witchcraft prior to the accusations. She was also the first to confess to witchcraft in Salem Village in March 1692.
How does Abigail show her dishonesty in Act 4?
In Act IV of The Crucible Reverend Parris has discovered that Abigail has broken into his safe, stolen money, and fled town. Parris understands that this reveals her true character, and that she is only thinking of her own survival.
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.
Who said I Cannot pardon the 12?
In lines 314-316, Danforth says, “I cannot pardon these when twelve are already hanged for the same crime.” Based on this statement, what can we conclude about his character? Danforth is unwilling to admit his mistakes and is unkind but completely fair.
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.
How may I live without my name?
How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name! Proctor utters these lines at the end of the play, in Act IV, when he is wrestling with his conscience over whether to confess to witchcraft and thereby save himself from the gallows.