- 1 What happened in the town of Andover?
- 2 What does Parris say has happened in Andover and why does he fear it?
- 3 Why is Parris afraid?
- 4 What is the rumor about Andover?
- 5 Why is Parris the most upset about Abigail leaving?
- 6 Why does Parris suggest the hanging be postponed?
- 7 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 8 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 9 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 10 What is Reverend Parris most afraid of?
- 11 What does Mrs Putnam blame on witchcraft?
- 12 What does Parris lie about?
- 13 Why is Herrick drunk Act 4?
- 14 What changes do we see in Reverend Parris?
- 15 Who has secretly left town after reportedly stealing money?
What happened in the town of Andover?
The people in the nearby town of Andover, Massachusetts revolted against the court for the witch trials. Just like in Salem, people were falsely accused of witchcraft and were imprisoned. The people in Andover, however, rebelled against the court.
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!
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 is the rumor about Andover?
There is no rebellion in Andover! The rumor says that Andover has thrown out the court and will have no part in witchcraft!
Why is Parris the most upset about Abigail leaving?
Why is Parris upset? When Abigail left, she stole all his savings (money) and this has made him penniless. More than that, though, he seems to fear a rebellion if all the accused are hanged; most of those arrested are all highly respected people in the town.
Why does Parris suggest the hanging be postponed?
Why does Parris suggest the hanging be postponed? He doesn’t want innocent people to die. Give the accused witches time to confess. Why does Danforth want Proctor to see Elizabeth?
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.
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”.
What is Reverend Parris most afraid of?
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.
What does Mrs Putnam blame on witchcraft?
Putnam declares that witchcraft is to blame for the loss of his seven infant children, and Mrs. Putnam becomes hostile to Rebecca. She is suspicious because Rebecca has not lost any of her children. Proctor criticizes Parris for preaching about money rather than God.
What does Parris lie about?
In Act III, he shows his spineless selfishness once again when he perjures himself (intentionally lies in court). He tells the court that he saw no naked dancing in the woods—but we know that he did, because he says as much to Abigail. Parris’s lack of redeemable qualities becomes even more apparent in Act IV.
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 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?
Who has secretly left town after reportedly stealing money?
What did Abigail do? Abigail stole money from Parris and disappeared, reportedly left on a ship. You just studied 42 terms!