- 1 What is the rebellion in Andover referring to?
- 2 What happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis?
- 3 What is the relationship between Abigail and Parris?
- 4 Who did Abigail run away with?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 Where is Abigail now Act 4?
- 7 Why didnt Hale want John to hang?
- 8 Why does Abigail leave town?
- 9 Why does Abigail hate Elizabeth Proctor?
- 10 How is Mary Warren different in character from Abigail and Mercy?
- 11 Why is Abigail a villain in the crucible?
- 12 Does Abigail admit to witchcraft?
- 13 How does Abigail show her dishonesty in Act 4?
- 14 Why do the authorities allow Elizabeth to speak with John?
What is the rebellion in Andover referring to?
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.
What happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis?
What has happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis? They stole Parris’s money and ran away.
What is the relationship between Abigail and Parris?
Abigail is also Reverend Parris’s niece (and so Betty Parris’s cousin); she lives with the Parris family because her parents were killed by a local American Indian tribe.
Who did Abigail run away with?
In The Crucible, no exact location is named as the place where Abigail Williams and Mercy Lewis run away. In the text, Reverend Parris tells Danforth
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.
Where is Abigail now 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. In Act 2, Abigail still seems to want to be with John Proctor, since she’s accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft.
Why didnt Hale want John to hang?
Hale simply wants people to stop getting hanged. He feels responsible for their deaths, and is trying to keep people from hanging because they won’t confess. He feels that if Proctor confesses, his life will be saved, and maybe that will convince the others to confess and save their lives too.
Why does Abigail leave town?
Mercy and Abigail leave Salem because they have heard rumors of the witch courts being overturned in Andover. They fear what might happen to them if they stay. Parris says that Abigail must fear to stay in Salem and that is why she left. Abigail steals money from Parris; she and Mercy flee town.
Why does Abigail hate Elizabeth Proctor?
She insists that Elizabeth Proctor “hates [her]” because Abigail “would not be her slave.” She calls Elizabeth a “lying, cold, sniveling woman” who she cannot abide working for.
How is Mary Warren different in character from Abigail and Mercy?
Abigail is manipulative and dominant whereas Mary is easily persuaded, scared and lonely. Marry is naive and innocent. Mary wanted to to tell the truth from the beginning, but Abigail convinced her not to. Abigail is the leader of the girls whereas Mary is a follower with less power and influence.
Why is Abigail a villain in the crucible?
Abigail is the antagonist of the play. She stands opposed to John Proctor, even though she claims to love him and want to be with him. Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and makes up lies that send both Proctors to jail, and John to his death. Abigail always acts selfishly and to save her own skin.
Does Abigail admit to witchcraft?
Parris’s slave, has confessed to witchcraft. Abigail sees Tituba’s false confession as a way out of her own dilemma: if she also admits she’s a witch, she will be forgiven for casting charms in the woods with Tituba and her friends. Thus, she falsely confesses to witchcraft.
How does Abigail show her dishonesty in Act 4?
In Act IV of The Crucible Reverend Parris has discovered that Abigail has broken into his safe, stolen money, and fled town. Parris understands that this reveals her true character, and that she is only thinking of her own survival.
Danforth allows Elizabeth to speak to John because he hopes that she will convince him to confess to witchcraft. Elizabeth has changed toward her husband in that she is now willing to accept some responsibility for the problems in their marriage.