Why do Giles and Francis want to talk to Danforth at the beginning of Act 3?
Why do Giles and Francis want to talk to Danforth? They attempt to convince the judge that their wives are good women and are not witches.
What can you infer about Mary Warren’s reason for turning on John Proctor and calling him the devil’s man in line 500 of Act III What other reason might she have?
Provide details from the drama to support your inferences. (At least three sentences) Mary Warren’s reason for turning on John Proctor and calling him the Devil’s man in line 500 of Act III was to remove the attention from herself. The other reason she might have was that Proctor forced her to confess.
Why does Abigail claim a cold wind has struck her?
Why does Abigail claim a cold wind has struck her? What is she trying to achieve by doing this? Because John was so close to closing in on her , she claimed a cold wind struck her. Why does Danforth have Elizabeth brought into the courtroom?
Why does Danforth unwilling believe Abigail?
Why is Danforth unwilling to believe that Abigail has been pretending this whole time? Danforth is unwilling to believe this because if what Mary Warren says is true, he killed innocent people. Just like Parris, the governor has a very good reputation and it would be ruined by this.
Why does Elizabeth Lie What is ironic about Elizabeth’s lie?
Why is it ironic that Elizabeth lied to the court about her husband’s adultery? Because John had already confessed and he said that she had never lied. It also could have ended all of the trials is she had told the truth.
Why does Elizabeth lie about John’s lechery?
Elizabeth assumed that she was doing good by, ironically, lying to the court. She most probably believed that the accusation of lechery had been brought by Abigail and that she would clear his name if she lied. Furthermore, she wished to present an image of a loyal husband and father who was righteous.
Does Elizabeth forgive John?
It isn’t until Elizabeth forgives him and admits her own faults that John Proctor is able to forgive himself. It is also what gives him the courage to go to his death.
Why does Elizabeth say John has his goodness?
What does Elizabeth mean when she says, “he has his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him?” John finally feels that he has made up for his past sins when he decides to die for what is right. She isn’t going to stop him if he thinks it is the right thing to do.
What does Elizabeth do to protect John?
Proctor tells of his affair with Abigail and that is why she was fired. What does Elizabeth do to protect John Proctor’s name? She takes the side of the girls, accusing John of forcing her to sign the devil’s book.
Why can’t Proctor prove what Abigail told him?
Why can’t John prove what Abigail told him? John can’t prove what Abigail told him because he was alone with her when she said it, making him the only witness. As he is about to whip Mary Warren, John stops short.
How does Elizabeth feel about John?
But Elizabeth is human: she doesn’t trust John yet. She senses that he wants to do all he can to make up for his mistake, but she isn’t ready to fully love him without reservation again. Her pride won’t let her. Her fear and anger about John’s affair come out.
Why does Elizabeth want John to go see Abigail?
Elizabeth initially wants John to go to Salem so he can testify that Abigail told him Betty’s illness had nothing to do with witchcraft. When Elizabeth finds out from Mary that she was accused in court, however, she decides she wants John to speak with Abigail directly.
What do the girls do to Mary?
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. Mary tells them to stop it, but when they don’t, she ends up breaking down and joining them (for her own protection).
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill?
Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her? Elizabeth knows of John’s affair with Abby. She believes that Abby wants to take her place as John’s wife. Hail came out to question all accused persons for himself so that he would have some knowledge of the people before they appeared in court or Jail.
Why does Abigail not like Elizabeth?
In Act One, when her uncle, Reverend Parris, asks about Abigail’s reputation in town, she promises that her name is good. She insists that Elizabeth Proctor “hates [her]” because Abigail “would not be her slave.” She calls Elizabeth a “lying, cold, sniveling woman” who she cannot abide working for.
Why is Abigail jealous of Elizabeth?
Abigail is motivated by jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor; she wants Elizabeth to die so she can marry John, Elizabeth’s husband. Thomas Putnam is motivated by jealousy of other people’s property; he wants George Jacobs to die so he can get his hands on a great piece of land.
Who did Abigail want to kill?
How is Abigail a liar?
Abigail Williams lies when she falsely accuses Tituba of working for the devil along with Sarah Good, Goody Osburn, and Bridget Bishop. Abigail also lies when she falsely accuses Elizabeth Proctor of attempted murder and denies having an affair with John.
Why does Betty start screaming the Crucible?
Why does Betty start screaming? She starts screaming because she hears a church song and can’t bear to hear the Lord’s name. Putnam names names first because she believes the witch behind it all is the midwife that has delivered all her children.