- 1 What happened in Andover How are Andover and Salem different?
- 2 How do the events in the nearby town of Andover differ from Salem?
- 3 What is the condition of Salem in Act 4?
- 4 Why did Hale returned to Salem in Act 4?
- 5 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 6 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 7 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 8 Why does Elizabeth beg John to confess?
- 9 What is the crucible Act 4 about?
- 10 Why does Hale plead to Elizabeth?
- 11 Why does Giles refuse to confess?
- 12 Why is Reverend Parris crying?
- 13 Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her?
- 14 What does it mean when Betty can’t stand to hear the Lord’s name?
- 15 Why would hale ask the prisoners to confess to a crime he knows they didn’t commit?
What happened in Andover How are Andover and Salem different?
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. Judge Danforth fears that happening in Salem.
How do the events in the nearby town of Andover differ from Salem?
How does Andover differ from Salem? chaos; They have already over thrown the courts and stopped proceedings. How do the proposed hangings of Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor differ from past executions? The crowds are happy to see the first group die, but not the 2nd because they are believed to be innocent.
What is the condition of Salem in Act 4?
The condition of the town of Salem is one of chaos and disorder. There are farm animals, such as cows walking around loose, crops are dying in the fields, the town lies in great disrepair.
Why did Hale returned to Salem in Act 4?
Hale has returned to Salem in Act 4 because he recognizes himself as the original instigator of the ultimately unfounded witch hysteria, and he doesn’t want to end up with the blood of innocent people on his hands (or at least innocent people who are widely respected like Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor).
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.
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.
Why does Elizabeth beg John to confess?
Elizabeth initially wants John to go to Salem so he can testify that Abigail told him Betty’s illness had nothing to do with witchcraft. When Elizabeth finds out from Mary that she was accused in court, however, she decides she wants John to speak with Abigail directly.
What is the crucible Act 4 about?
This act takes place in a jail cell in Salem. Marshal Herrick wakes up the occupants, Sarah Good and Tituba, to move them to a different cell. The two women speak of their plans to fly away to Barbados after the Devil comes for them and transforms them into bluebirds.
Why does Hale plead to Elizabeth?
Hale pleads with Elizabeth to convince Proctor to change his mind. Elizabeth refuses. She sees that he is now at peace with himself. When Proctor tells Elizabeth that he will confess, she understands that he is doing so because he wants them to go home and reestablish their family.
Why does Giles refuse to confess?
Giles Corey refuses to answer “aye” or “nay” during his indictment as an attempt to protect the well-being of his family. He cannot be sent to the gallows to hang without an answer.
Why is Reverend Parris crying?
Parris’ angst is reserved solely for himself, although, ostensibly, he is concerned for his daughter Betty, who is rigid under some sort of paralysis. Parris does not want to believe, as Susanna, a neighborhood girl, claims, that he might want to “look to unnatural things for the cause of it.”
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her?
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her? Elizabeth knows of John’s affair with Abby. She believes that Abby wants to take her place as John’s wife. Hail came out to question all accused persons for himself so that he would have some knowledge of the people before they appeared in court or Jail.
What does it mean when Betty can’t stand to hear the Lord’s name?
What does it mean when Betty can’t stand to hear the Lord’s name? To those who believe in witchcraft, it means that she is possessed by the Devil and that is why she can’t stand to hear the Lord’s name. He has come to see if witchcraft is being practiced in Salem.
Why would hale ask the prisoners to confess to a crime he knows they didn’t commit?
Why does Hale want Proctor to confess? their confessions will confirm the guilt of the others.