- 1 What has happened in Andover that has Parris so agitated?
- 2 What is the significance of Andover in the play?
- 3 What does the news of what is happening in Andover have to do with the trials in Salem explain?
- 4 What can be concluded about Andover?
- 5 What actions of Proctor’s are used against him?
- 6 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 7 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 8 What are they saying about Andover?
- 9 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 10 Why is Herrick drunk Act 4?
- 11 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 12 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 13 Who do you think is the most courageous character in the play and why?
- 14 Why does John rip his warrant?
What has happened in Andover that has Parris so agitated?
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 is the significance of Andover in the play?
Andover is fairly significance in the last act of the drama. Andover is a neaby town that experienced the same situation with witchcraft accusations as Salem is.
What does the news of what is happening in Andover have to do with the trials in Salem explain?
What does the news of what is happening in Andover have to do with the trials in Salem? The people overthrew the court and Salem is scared the same will happen.
What can be concluded about Andover?
What can you conclude from the references made to Andover? Andover has been purged of all witches. The people of Andover are demanding new trials. There will be many more deaths in Andover.
What actions of Proctor’s are used against him?
How is Giles’s deposition turned against him? Parris invalidates them by calling Proctor a bad Christian and telling the court how he doesn’t go to church and even works on Sunday, Sabbath day. Giles deposition is turned against him when he is unwilling to betray anyone else.
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.
What are they saying about Andover?
“I tell you what is said here, sir: Andover have thrown out the court, they say, and will have no part of witchcraft. There be a faction here, feeding on that news, and I tell you true, sir, I fear there will be a riot here.”
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 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.
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 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 do you think is the most courageous character in the play and why?
Elizabeth shows great courage sticking up for herself, making her the strongest character in the play. The final reason Elizabeth Proctor is the strongest character is because she has the courage to stand up for herself even though it may ruin her life.
Why does John rip his warrant?
Why does John Proctor decide to rip his warrant to pieces? He would rather die for honesty than be freed for a lie. He knows Elizabeth and their unborn child need him. He wants the judges to know that he is not a Christian man.