Act Two Comprehension

Wnat is the mood at the beginning of Act Two? Why? Angry and tense because the Proctors are arguing.
What do we learn about John and Elizabeth’s relationship at the beginning of the Act? There is high tension in their marriage.
What does Mary give Elizabeth? A poppet.
What news does Mary Warren bring from court? Many people are being arrested.
What does Elizabeth mean when she says: “Oh, the noose, the noose is up!” People are being hanged.
What does Elizabeth want John to do in town? What will everyone find out if he does this? Tell people that Abigail was lying to everybody in the town. Everyone will find out about the affair.
Why has Reverend Hale come to the Proctor house? To question the Christianity of the Proctors.
To what is John referring when he says: “…it tells me that a minister may pray to God without he have golden candlesticks upon the altar.” Reverend Parris stealing the candlesticks.
What does Hale ask John to do? What happens? Recite the 10 commandments. John leaves out the commandment that forbids adultery.
What is ironic about this omission? John had an affair with Abigail.
What news do Giles Corey and Francis Nurse tell John Proctor? That Elizabeth is being accused of murder.
On what basis are they accused? Attempted murder of Abigail.
What is the significance of the poppet? How does this serve as “proof” for Elizabeth’s accusation? It had a pin stuck in it where Abigail had been stuck. This is proof because they think it is voodoo.
What does John mean when he says “I’ll tell you what’s walking in Salem–vengeance is walking in Salem”? Abigail manipulating everyone in town.

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