- 1 What is the rebellion in Andover referring to?
- 2 What happened in Andover and why is Reverend Parris scared?
- 3 Why is it important for the court to get just one of the accused like John Proctor or Rebecca Nurse to confess?
- 4 Why is Parris so upset in Act IV?
- 5 What does Abigail say is a deadly sin?
- 6 Why does John struggle with his confession?
- 7 Who died in the crucible Act 4?
- 8 Why is Parris afraid?
- 9 Why is Hathorne suspicious of Hale?
- 10 Who does Abigail say is causing her so much physical pain?
- 11 Why does Hale want John to lie?
- 12 What does Proctor say about his wife that eventually works against him?
- 13 What has happened to Abigail in Act 4?
- 14 Who is Reverend Parris in Act 4?
- 15 What 3 things is Rev Parris worried about?
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 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.
Why is it important for the court to get just one of the accused like John Proctor or Rebecca Nurse to confess?
It is important for the court to get one of the accused “respectable citizens” such as John Proctor or Rebecca Nurse to confess because their names hold a lot of weight in the community. By confessing, they will be showing to the rest of Salem that confessing will save them.
Why is Parris so upset in Act IV?
Cheever says he thinks Parris’ distress is a product of the ongoing property disputes in town. Abandoned cows are wandering all over the place because their owners are in jail. Parris has been arguing with farmers about who gets to claim these cows for days, and he doesn’t handle conflict well, so it makes him upset.
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 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 died 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 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 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.
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 Hale want John to lie?
Reverend Hale wants John to confess because he believes that “life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.” He feels that God will damn a liar “less than he that throws his life away for pride.” Hale thinks that John’s life is too big a price to pay to protect his
What does Proctor say about his wife that eventually works against him?
What does Proctor say about his wife that eventually works against him? He says that she is an honest woman and never lies; she lies about him being involved with Abigail, after he already confesses when she is not present.
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 is Reverend Parris in Act 4?
The Reverend Parris, a selfish, hypocritical and petty man, once a prominent and wealthy minister of the community, is by Act IV reduced to a financially broken man, disillusioned and humbled.
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.