- 1 What did Parris say happened in Andover?
- 2 What has happened in Andover and why is this concerning to Parris?
- 3 Why is there discussion of what has happened in Andover?
- 4 What is the significance of Andover in the play?
- 5 What has happened to Abigail and Mercy?
- 6 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 7 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 8 What are they saying about Andover?
- 9 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 10 What happened at Andover?
- 11 Why is Herrick drunk Act 4?
- 12 For what does Elizabeth ask John to forgive her?
- 13 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 14 Why does Elizabeth not beg John to confess?
- 15 What do we learn about Abby and mercy?
What did Parris say happened in Andover?
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 has happened in Andover and why is this concerning to Parris?
Andover, a nearby town to Salem, has also been undergoing some witch trials. He is worried that the people of Salem, upset that their loved ones are in jail and that farms are going to waste, will hear the new that Andover rebelled against the courts, and get ideas into their heads that they should do the same.
Why is there discussion of what has happened in Andover?
Andover is a town similar to Salem which has recently experienced its own witchcraft hysteria. Overall, Reverend Parris, Danforth, and Hathorne discuss the events that transpired in Andover because they fear Salem’s citizens will eventually rebel and throw the court out.
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 has happened to Abigail and Mercy?
What has happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis? They stole Parris’s money and ran away.
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 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 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.”
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 happened at Andover?
During the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Andover, like other area villages, found itself in the midst of the hysteria. In fact, more people from Andover were accused and arrested for witchcraft than from any other town in New England.
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.
For what does Elizabeth ask John to forgive her?
What does Elizabeth ask John to forgive her for? Being suspicious and keeping a “cold house”.
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 does Elizabeth not beg John to confess?
Elizabeth does not beg John to confess because of what she refers to as “his goodness”. She sees that he refuses to be a hypocrite and a liar. He has denounced the witch trials as a farce and for him to now sign his name to a false declaration of guilt would be hypocritical.
What do we learn about Abby and mercy?
1) Abigail and Mercy flee because Abigail can no longer have what she wants. 2) Both Abigail and Mercy are afraid of retribution that will come to Salem in the same way that it came to the town of Andover. 3) They are both afraid for their lives so they run away.