- 1 What is the significance of Andover in the play?
- 2 What has happened in Andover and why is this concerning to Parris?
- 3 What has recently happened in Andover that makes Paris so nervous?
- 4 Why is there discussion of what has happened in Andover?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 7 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 8 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 9 What are they saying about Andover?
- 10 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 11 What is ironic about calling the confessions of witchcraft coming to God?
- 12 What happened at Andover?
- 13 Why is Herrick drunk Act 4?
- 14 Why does Hale plead with Elizabeth?
- 15 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
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 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.
What has recently happened in Andover that makes Paris so nervous?
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 is ironic about calling the confessions of witchcraft coming to God?
What is ironic about calling the confessions of witchcraft “coming to God”? The confessions are made publicly, not in prayer. The confessions are lies and therefore sins against God. The confessions confirm that sins against God have been committed.
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.
Why does Hale plead with 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 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”.