- 1 What is the relationship between the rebellion in Andover and the disappearance of Abigail and Mercy Lewis?
- 2 What is the rebellion in Andover referring to?
- 3 Why is Parris upset because of Abigail )?
- 4 What happened in Andover and why is Reverend Parris scared?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 What happened with Abigail and Mercy?
- 7 Why does John struggle with his confession?
- 8 Who dies in the crucible Act 4?
- 9 Why does Elizabeth say her husband has his goodness as he is about to be hanged?
- 10 Why does Elizabeth blame herself for John’s predicament?
- 11 Why is Parris most fearful in Act 4?
- 12 What 3 things is Rev Parris worried about?
- 13 Why is Hathorne suspicious of Hale?
- 14 Why is Parris afraid?
- 15 Why is Reverend Hale going through the jail?
What is the relationship between the rebellion in Andover and the disappearance of Abigail and Mercy Lewis?
What is the relationship between the rebellion in Andover and the flight of Abigail and Mercy Lewis? The people of Andover have decided that the court is false and they will have nothing to do with witchcraft. This is important because Abigail and Mercy Lewis must leave in order to save themselves.
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.
Why is Parris upset because of Abigail )?
Why is Parris upset? When Abigail left, she stole all his savings (money) and this has made him penniless. More than that, though, he seems to fear a rebellion if all the accused are hanged; most of those arrested are all highly respected people in the town.
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 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 with Abigail and Mercy?
In Act IV of The Crucible, Abigail and Mercy flee because Abigail can no longer have what she wants, John Proctor. Both Abigail and Mercy are afraid of the retribution that will come to Salem in the same way that it came to the town of Andover. They are both afraid for their lives, so they run away.
Why does John struggle with his confession?
In “The Crucible,” John Proctor struggles with his decision to confess to witchcraft. His internal conflict is whether to save his life and lose his good name and honor, or to die with his friends and remain honorable. John’s initial justification for his false confession is that he is not a saint.
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 Elizabeth say her husband has his goodness as he is about to be hanged?
When he decides that he is not going to confess and goes to be hanged, Elizabeth states, “He have his goodness now.” She means that in his mind he has made up for his sin by doing what is right this time around and finally thinks himself to be a good man.
Why does Elizabeth blame herself for John’s predicament?
Elizabeth is telling John that she was never clear with her emotions with John. When Elizabeth talks to John, he is a condemned man. He will be hanged if he does not confess to witchcraft. Elizabeth blames herself for John’s predicament, to a certain extent.
Why is Parris most fearful in Act 4?
Overall, Reverend Parris is upset that Abigail stole his money and fled Salem and is also concerned about his safety during this chaotic, turbulent time. He comes to the court visibly shaken and upset and reports to Danforth that his niece Abigail and Mercy Lewis have run away.
What 3 things is Rev Parris worried about?
In The Crucible, the Reverend Parris has a narrow range of concerns, most of which are related to his own safety, status, and prosperity. His most humane and creditable concern is with the health and life of his daughter, Betty, but he quickly forgets this as he subordinates it to other considerations.
Why is Hathorne suspicious of Hale?
Why is Hathorne suspicious of Hale? He thinks Hale is a crook. He believes Hale contributed to the uprising in Andover. He thinks Hale is under the devil’s spell.
Why is Parris afraid?
In The Crucible, Reverend Parris fears that his congregation is out to get him. Mainly though, Parris is afraid that he will be implicated in the witchcraft accusations and scapegoating. After all, it is his daughter, Better, who is vexed. His slave from Barbados, Tituba, is implicated by his niece Abigail Williams.
Why is Reverend Hale going through the jail?
Reverend Hale comes to the jail to try to save John Proctor from going to the gallows. He hopes to either convince Proctor to confess and save himself or convince Elizabeth to persuade Proctor to confess. He also makes an attempt to sway the judges to change their minds about Proctor’s sentence.