- 1 What does Parris fear about the events happening in Andover?
- 2 What does Parris fear?
- 3 What does Parris fear about the townspeople?
- 4 What does Parris say has happened in Andover and why does he fear it?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 7 What does Reverend Parris fear the most?
- 8 How is Parris selfish?
- 9 Why is Parris most fearful in Act 4?
- 10 Why does Parris fear he is in danger?
- 11 Why does Parris fear for his life?
- 12 What changes do we see in Reverend Parris?
- 13 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 14 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 15 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
What does Parris fear about the events happening in Andover?
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 fear?
The major fear that Parris has is of losing his position in society and having people not respect him anymore. He is the minister for the town, which was a very important position in Puritan New England. As such, he is in a very visible position.
What does Parris fear about the townspeople?
Parris worries that the people of Salem will throw out the court, as the people in Andover did. He tells Danforth the townspeople are not happy about the upcoming execution of Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor. Parris found a dagger outside his door and he fears for his life.
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 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.
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.
What does Reverend Parris fear the most?
Reverend Parris is most concerned with being highly regarded and treated well.
How is Parris selfish?
Parris is also motivated by selfishness, though he camouflages his actions with a facade of holiness. For example, he once wanted his church to have gold candlesticks. Therefore, according to John Proctor, the reverend preached only about the candlesticks until he attained them.
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.
Why does Parris fear he is in danger?
Parris is worried about his death since he found a knife stuck to his door that morning from townspeople who have already started to turn against him.
Why does Parris fear for his life?
Parris reveals that he has received a death threat and fears for his life if they don’t postpone the executions. Hale enters the cell, saddened and exhausted, and says he hasn’t been able to get anyone to confess.
What changes do we see in Reverend Parris?
Terms in this set (16) What changes do we see in Reverend Parris? Reverend Parris now feels guilty about all the accusing and deaths. What has happened in Andover, and why might these events worry Deputy Governor Danforth? Why might Danforth and Hathorne refuse to postpone the deaths?
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.
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”.