What is Parris’s argument against Proctor ? Parris says that Proctor is trying to overthrow the court. What does Mary tell Danforth? “It were pretense, sir.” The girls have been lying.
Parris points out Proctor’s flaws and say that he is there to overthrow the court. What does Proctor tell Mary Warren to try and calm her? ” Do that which is good and no harm shall come to thee.”
What is Hale’s problem as Proctor and his friends present evidence to Danforth ? He begins to realize that the people who have been accused and sentenced so far could very well have been innocent. What do the girls do to Mary? They pretend that her spirit is coming to get them.
When asked why Abigail was released from her service, what did Elizabeth respond ? She was dissatisfied with Abigail . She, in her sickness, thought Abigail and John fancied each other. John was not a lecher.
What paper did 91 people sign ? They signed saying that Rebecca, Elizabeth and Martha were all good, upstanding God-loving citizens. What does Giles accuse Putnam of? Of killing his neighbors for their land.
What do the girls do to Mary ? What is her response? They pretend that her spirit is coming to get them, that she is herself doing some bewitching.
Abigail is manipulative and dominant whereas Mary is easily persuaded, scared and lonely. Marry is naive and innocent. Mary wanted to to tell the truth from the beginning, but Abigail convinced her not to. Abigail is the leader of the girls whereas Mary is a follower with less power and influence.
“The Crucible” terms Act I
|Tituba||slave who “conjures” spirits|
|Ann Putnam||lost 7 babies at birth|
|Reverend Hale||minister from Beverly|
|Reverend Parris||Harvard educated Salem minister|
What does Elizabeth attribute his not telling ? John worries how he would prove what Abigail said (since they were alone). Also, he is aware of the power she has gained. “If the girl’s a saint now, I think it not so easy to prove she’s fraud.”
What does John Proctor do to discredit her? John tells the court that he had an affair with Abigail . Elizabeth is called to the court and asked why she dismissed Abigail . Then Danforth directly asked Elizabeth if John Proctor had an affair with Abigail .
What do Proctor and Mary Warren bring with them as evidence ? They have a deposition signed by Mary saying that the girls’ actions are fraudulent. How does Danforth measure his own worth?
What did Abigail do ? Abigail stole money from Parris and disappeared. What explanation does Cheever give for Parris’ “mad look?” He thinks it is caused by the cows.
He tears up the confession and decides he will go to his death rather than permanently ruin his reputation and sacrifice the only integrity he has left. The officials try to convince Elizabeth to stop him, but she refuses because she recognizes this is the only way John can end his feelings of self-hatred.