- 1 What has happened in Andover in the crucible?
- 2 What happened in Andover that has the magistrates worried?
- 3 What does Parris say has happened in Andover?
- 4 Why is there discussion of what has happened in Andover?
- 5 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 6 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 7 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 8 What is ironic about calling the confessions of witchcraft coming to God?
- 9 What happened to Reverend Parris in Act 4?
- 10 Why is Parris afraid?
- 11 What time of day does ACT 4 Open the Crucible?
- 12 How much of the crucible is true?
- 13 Is Hale responsible for what has happened in Salem?
- 14 Why is Herrick drunk Act 4?
- 15 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
What has happened in Andover in the crucible?
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.
What happened in Andover that has the magistrates worried?
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 does Parris say has happened in Andover?
What happened in Andover that’s making Parris anxious? People are being thrown out of court and riots are forming. What does Hale about the girls to Danforth in court? He asks to pardon them because they are innocent.
Why is there discussion of what has happened in Andover?
Andover is a town similar to Salem which has recently experienced its own witchcraft hysteria. Overall, Reverend Parris, Danforth, and Hathorne discuss the events that transpired in Andover because they fear Salem’s citizens will eventually rebel and throw the court out.
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.
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 is ironic about calling the confessions of witchcraft coming to God?
What is ironic about calling the confessions of witchcraft “coming to God”? The confessions are made publicly, not in prayer. The confessions are lies and therefore sins against God. The confessions confirm that sins against God have been committed.
What happened to Reverend Parris in Act 4?
In act 4, Reverend Parris immediately reveals that he is upset at discovering that Abigail and Mercy Lewis have stolen thirty-one pounds from his lock box and fled Salem. He comes to the court visibly shaken and upset and reports to Danforth that his niece Abigail and Mercy Lewis have run away.
Why is Parris afraid?
In The Crucible, Reverend Parris fears that his congregation is out to get him. 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. His slave from Barbados, Tituba, is implicated by his niece Abigail Williams.
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 much of the crucible is true?
It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists.
Is Hale responsible for what has happened in Salem?
He feels responsible for the way things played out in Salem since he was the original “expert” called on to investigate the witchcraft rumors in Act 1. He lit the fuse by pressuring Abigail to answer leading questions about her activities in the woods (pg. 40), prompting her accusations against Tituba.
Why is Herrick drunk Act 4?
Marshal Herrick’s drinking indicates that he feels guilty and ashamed for being involved in the witch trials. By giving her a drink of hard cider, Herrick is showing Sarah compassion, which stems from his feelings of guilt and shame.
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.