- 1 Why is Danforth concerned about Andover?
- 2 Why does Danforth refuse to postpone the hangings?
- 3 What is the rumor about Andover?
- 4 Why does Judge Danforth refuse to call off the trials for John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse *?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 Why does Danforth want John to confess?
- 7 What does Danforth reveal about himself?
- 8 Why is Judge Danforth responsible for the trials?
- 9 How does Danforth try to convince Elizabeth to speak with John?
- 10 Why is Herrick drunk Act 4?
- 11 What happens to John at the end of the play?
- 12 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 13 What sin did Danforth commit?
- 14 What is the irony in Danforth tells Proctor he will not accept a false confession?
- 15 What does Judge Danforth truly think of the proceedings?
Why is Danforth concerned about Andover?
Danforth is so afraid the people of Salem are going to see him for what he really is, and begin to riot, just like they did in Andover. He will go to any means necessary to prevent this from happening. The people in the nearby town of Andover, Massachusetts revolted against the court for the witch trials.
Why does Danforth refuse to postpone the hangings?
Why does Danforth refuse to postpone the hangings? Danforth refuses to postpone the hangings because it would admit some wrongdoing or doubt, a “floundering” on their part and it would also cast doubt on the executions and condemnations of the who have already been hanged.
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 does Judge Danforth refuse to call off the trials for John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse *?
Judge Danforth’s refusal to postpone the executions of individuals such as John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse comes at the behest of Reverend Hale’s utterance that he needs more time to persuade them to confess to their supposed relationship with Satan.
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 Danforth want John to confess?
Danforth insists that John sign a written confession that will be posted on the church door. He claims that he must have concrete evidence of John’s confession to be used for the instruction others convicted of witchcraft so that they would see his confession and perhaps follow with their own.
What does Danforth reveal about himself?
Hale says this on page 131, and he means that he feels guilty for the people he sentenced to hang when he was a part of the court. He says that 12 people have already been hanged for witchcraft, so it will make him (Danforth) look bad if he pardons anyone now.
Why is Judge Danforth responsible for the trials?
Judge Danforth is responsible because he is not concerned about justice, all he cares about is being correct about the witch trials. He arrives in Salem to oversee the trials of the accused witches with a serene sense of his own ability to judge fairly.
How does Danforth try to convince Elizabeth to speak with John?
Danforth allows Elizabeth to speak to John because he hopes that she will convince him to confess to witchcraft. He says to her, “Be there no wifely tenderness within you? Elizabeth doesn’t take Hale’s advice because she feels that she cannot instruct or judge him. She says, “Do what you will.
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 happens to John at the end of the play?
Yes, John Proctor is hanged at the end of the play. In act 3, John Proctor travels to Salem with Mary Warren in an attempt to expose Abigail Williams as a liar and put an end to the unjust, corrupt witch trials. The play ends as John Proctor is led to the gallows, where he dies a martyr.
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 sin did Danforth commit?
” Self-pollution ” was that which occurred when a man practiced “filthiness with his own body alone.” This was the “sin of Onan,” who “abhorred the lawful use of the Marriage-bed, and most impurely defiled himself,” This sin was “so detestable in the sight of God” that he slew Onan.
What is the irony in Danforth tells Proctor he will not accept a false confession?
Danforth accuses Elizabeth of being heardhearted toward her husband’s impending death, yet when Hale asked him for mercy for the prisoners, he hard-heartedly refused 12. At the play’s end, Danforth explains to Proctor that he cannot accept a false confession, yet by Danforth’s rules non- confession means guilt.
What does Judge Danforth truly think of the proceedings?
He is a man who truly believes in the court system that he has been a part of for thirty-two years. However, he is blinded by his own arrogance, and his intimidating attitude helps to sway the proceedings in the wrong direction. Danforth claims that the court will find the truth.