- 1 What has happened in Andover that has Parris so agitated?
- 2 What is the significance of Andover in Act 4?
- 3 What happened in Andover and what does Andover have to do with the trials in Salem?
- 4 Why Parris and Abigail fear what is happening in Andover?
- 5 What happened to Abigail and Mercy at the beginning of Act 4?
- 6 What actions of Proctor’s are used against him?
- 7 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 8 What happened to Giles in Act 4?
- 9 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 10 Why does Elizabeth say of John he have his goodness now?
- 11 Why does Elizabeth not beg John to confess?
- 12 Why is Herrick drunk?
- 13 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 14 Why does Giles Corey remain silent as they press him?
- 15 Why is Andover important?
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 the significance of Andover in Act 4?
To this end, Andover represents a form of hope or redemption in the time period. The demand for rebellion and change is something that citizens in Andover represent and something that demonstrates how, on some level, people are able to rise above the political fray and embrace that which is fundamentally good.
What happened in Andover and what does Andover have to do with the trials in Salem?
What does the news of what is happening in Andover have to do with the trials in Salem? The people overthrew the court and Salem is scared the same will happen.
Why Parris and Abigail fear what is happening in Andover?
In Andover townspeople were rebelling against the trials. Parris is suggesting that Abigail was feeling uneasy ( scared ) about the rebellion in Andover. He was afraid that this questioning of authority might spread to Salem. If it did, it would mean trouble for Abigail.
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 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 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 Giles in 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.
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 say of John he have his goodness now?
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. He did not engage in any practices of witchcraft.
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 is Herrick drunk?
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.
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.
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”.
Why is Andover important?
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.