- 1 What is Reverend Parris most concerned about?
- 2 Why is Parris worried about hanging Rebecca?
- 3 Why does Parris worry about what’s happening in Andover?
- 4 Why is Parris worried about the future of his job?
- 5 Why is Reverend Parris so concerned about his reputation?
- 6 Why is Abigail concerned about her reputation?
- 7 How does Abigail show her dishonesty in Act 4?
- 8 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 9 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 10 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 11 What does Parris say has happened in Andover Act 4?
- 12 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 13 Who was the first to confess to witchcraft?
- 14 Is Reverend Parris a hero or villain?
What is Reverend Parris most concerned about?
Reverend Parris is most concerned with being highly regarded and treated well.
Why is Parris worried about hanging Rebecca?
The leaders of this faction are supposedly John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse. The Reverend fears these two since both are very strong and much admired individuals in Salem. Parris believes that since John is so much respected, a confession to witchcraft by him would ensure peace in Salem and of course, his security.
Why does Parris worry about what’s happening in Andover?
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 Parris worried about the future of his job?
Parris is worried that the congregation will hear about witchcraft is the house of the Reverend, himself, and he will lose his position as Reverend. This shows that he cares more about power and social status that his daughter, who appears to be in great danger.
Why is Reverend Parris so concerned about his reputation?
Why is Parris so worried about the evidence of witchcraft being discovered in his own house? Parris wants to remain minister and fears any evidence that may harm his reputation. He sees that Parris is more concerned with keeping his position as minister than with practicing his true religion and devotion to God.
Why is Abigail concerned about her reputation?
Abigail is revealed as strong -willed and independent. She has been dancing – and practicing magic – in the woods, and she is not ashamed of it. She knows, however, that Salem would condemn her if they knew the truth, and works to protect her reputation. Abigail is clearly a leader of the girls of Salem.
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.
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 does Parris say has happened in Andover Act 4?
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!
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 was the first to confess to witchcraft?
Tituba was the first person to be accused by Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams of witchcraft. It has been theorized that Tituba told the girls tales of voodoo and witchcraft prior to the accusations. She was also the first to confess to witchcraft in Salem Village in March 1692.
Is Reverend Parris a hero or villain?
Parris is the minister of Salem’s Church, and is one of the “ villains ” in the play. He is described as greedy and power-hungry, and it was very obvious in the play.