Crucible act 3

Why do Giles and Francis want to talk to Danforth? They go to try to persuade the judge that their wives are good women , not witches
What is Parris’s argument against Proctor? Parris says that Proctor is trying to overthrow the court
What does Mary tell Danforth? ” It was pretense, sir.” The girls have been lying
When Danforth hears that Elizabeth is pregnant, what does he allow? He allows her time to see if her ” natural signs” appear. If they do not, and she is truly pregnant, he will allow her one year before she is hanged , to have her baby. The point is that if Proctor is just trying to save Elizabeth, he need not continue with his arguments ; she is saved for another year.
What paper did 91 people sign? They signed that Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Martha were all good, upstanding , God-loving citizens.
“… a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no rad between” explain the importance of Danforth’s statement. Danforth( and the Puritan doctrine) left no room for in-between cases. Either people were witches or they weren’t
What quote did Proctor use to help Mary remain brave? ” do that which is good, and no harm will come to thee”
Of what does Giles accuse Putnam? He accuses him of killing his neighbors for their land
What is Hale’s problem as Proctor and his friends present evidence to Danforth? Hale begins to realize that Proctor and his friends had a valid point and that the people who had been accused and sentenced so far old very well have been innocent
Hawthorne thinks of a test of Mary. What is it? He asks Mary to faint, as she fainted in the courtroom.
Proctor calls Abigail a w****, and he confess his lechery. Danforth test Proctor’s statement by calling for Elizabeth and asking her why Abigail was dismissed. What does Elizabeth say? She lies to protect John
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.
What happened to Proctor? He is jailed for his contempt of his court and his suspicious activities.
What does Hale do? He quits the court

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