- 1 What happened in Andover making Parris anxious?
- 2 What news does Danforth and Hathorne give John about Elizabeth?
- 3 In what sense could Danforth and Hathorne be classified together?
- 4 What threat does Abigail level at Judge Danforth?
- 5 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 6 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 7 What does Judge Danforth have to gain from the truth?
- 8 What is the irony in Danforth’s statement?
- 9 How is this statement ironic the pure in heart need no lawyers?
- 10 Why does Elizabeth ask John to forgive?
- 11 Why does Abigail threaten Deputy Danforth?
- 12 Why does Elizabeth Lie What is ironic about Elizabeth’s lie?
- 13 How does Abigail threaten Mr Danforth?
What happened in Andover making Parris anxious?
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.
What news does Danforth and Hathorne give John about Elizabeth?
Danforth and Hathorne inform Proctor that he need not worry about Elizabeth’s imminent execution because she claims to be pregnant. She will not be hanged until after she delivers.
In what sense could Danforth and Hathorne be classified together?
In what sense could Danforth and Hathorne be classified together? They are both authority figures.
What threat does Abigail level at Judge Danforth?
What threat does Abigail level at Judge Danforth? She implies that she may accuse him of witchcraft.
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 does Judge Danforth have to gain from the truth?
He believes that no innocent person should fear the court, and that he and Judge Hathorne are guided by God, so nobody will be punished unjustly. Danforth believes that he is a fair judge, open to the truth.
What is the irony in Danforth’s statement?
It is ironic that Danforth tells Francis that he has not harmed his neighbors if they are “of good conscience.” Danforth’s statement is completely false because innocent people “of good conscience” are being forced to confess to crimes they did not commit in order to save their lives.
How is this statement ironic the pure in heart need no lawyers?
The irony in this scene is that if Danforth really believed he was innocent by denying him legal counsel then Proctor would have been able to show them the truth and expose the girls. Proctor tells Elizabeth that he is willing to confess so that they would both be alive, together.
Why does Elizabeth ask John to forgive?
What does Elizabeth ask John to forgive her for? Being suspicious and keeping a “cold house”.
Why does Abigail threaten Deputy Danforth?
After Mary Warren admits that her and her peers have only been pretending to be victimized by witches, Danforth dares to gently question Abigail. She responds by threatening him: “Let you beware, Mr. Danforth. She is implying that if he questions her, she will accuse him of witchcraft of involvement with the Devil.
Why does Elizabeth Lie What is ironic about Elizabeth’s lie?
Why is it ironic that Elizabeth lied to the court about her husband’s adultery? Because John had already confessed and he said that she had never lied. It also could have ended all of the trials is she had told the truth.
How does Abigail threaten Mr Danforth?
When Abigail is suspected of pretending, she denies it and actually threatens Deputy Governor Danforth, the man presiding over these proceedings. She says, “Let you beware, Mr. Danforth. Think you to be so mighty that the power of Hell may not turn your wits?