- 1 Why did Hale go to Andover instead of Beverly?
- 2 What happened in Andover and why is Reverend Parris scared?
- 3 What has happened in Andover that has Parris so agitated?
- 4 What is Reverend Hale doing in the jail?
- 5 Why does Elizabeth not beg John to confess?
- 6 Why did Hale quit the court?
- 7 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 8 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 9 What does Elizabeth mean by he have his goodness now God forbid I take it from him?
- 10 What actions of Proctor’s are used against him?
- 11 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 12 What advice does Elizabeth give John about what to tell Hathorne?
- 13 Why is Mr Parris at the jail and what is he doing?
- 14 Why does Elizabeth blame herself for John’s infidelity?
- 15 What happened Giles Corey Act 4?
Why did Hale go to Andover instead of Beverly?
Why did he go there and not to his hometown, Beverly? There was an incident in Andover, someone suggested that there were witches in the town. Hale went there to deter the court from prosecuting and prevent the town from turning hysterical like Salem.
What happened in Andover and why is Reverend Parris scared?
What happened to the town of Andover? Why is Parris afraid of the news? They rioted against the executions; he is afraid the people of Salem will riot. He feels he is responsible for the executions because he was the supposed expert and did not stop all the executions.
What has happened in Andover that has Parris so agitated?
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 is Reverend Hale doing in the jail?
What is Reverend Hale doing at the Jailhouse? praying and trying to get confessions.
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.
Why did Hale quit the court?
At the end of Act 3, Reverend Hale quits the court in Salem out of frustration because he sees that irrationality and hysteria have taken over the proceedings.
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 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 does Elizabeth mean by he have his goodness now God forbid I take it from him?
He have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him. What Elizabeth means is that her husband, John Proctor, has finally achieved redemption, and she will not take that away from him by asking him to confess to practicing witchcraft in order to save his life.
What actions of Proctor’s are used against him?
How is Giles’s deposition turned against him? Parris invalidates them by calling Proctor a bad Christian and telling the court how he doesn’t go to church and even works on Sunday, Sabbath day. Giles deposition is turned against him when he is unwilling to betray anyone else.
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 advice does Elizabeth give John about what to tell Hathorne?
Elizabeth tells John that he has to make his own choice on whether or not to confess. John says he chooses to have his life, and Hathorne assumes this means he will confess.
Why is Mr Parris at the jail and what is he doing?
He is trying to get the convicted persons to confess to save themselves from hanging. He believes they are innocent. What is Reverend Hale doing at the jail house? This is happening because many of the farmers are in jail and unable to care for their farms or their livestock.
Why does Elizabeth blame herself for John’s infidelity?
Why does Elizabeth blame herself for Johns Adultery? She blames herself because she says she kept a cold house all these years. Why is Hale spending time with the prisoners? He is spending time with the prisoners in hopes of their confessions so they will not hang, even if it were a lie.
What happened Giles Corey Act 4?
We learn of his tragic fate in Act Four, when Elizabeth Proctor informs her husband, John, of his death. Giles refused to respond to the charges against him and was pressed to death. His accusers placed huge stones on his chest until he died.