crucible Act iv

What is Rev. Hale doing at the jailhouse? praying with them and trying to get theconvicted to confess
What is happening to the farms and animals in Salem? Why? Cows are wandering the streets because they have no owners to take care of them.
What has happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis? They stole Parris’s money and ran away.
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.
What does Parris suggest to Danforth? that they postpone the executions;he fears his own life and retaliation against him
Why does he make this suggestion? Children are orphaned and wandering from house to house looking for food.
What other indications does Hale give that the town is falling apart? He feels he is responsible for the executions because he was the supposed expert and did not stop all the executions.
What does Hale mean when he says, ‘there is blood on my head’? He doesn’t want to appear weak.
How long has passed since the first trial began? 3 months
what do Hale and Danforth beg Elizabeth to do? why? to get John to confess; they can’t get him to, so they are hoping Elizabeth will make him change his mind
What ‘s happened to Giles Corey? 11.He was pressed to death.
What has Proctor being contemplating doing? What does Elizabeth think about it? confessing; that it is not her place to judge his decisions
What do Danforth and Parris plan to do with Proctor’s confession? post the written confession on the church doors
Why does Proctor refuse to sign the confession? He thinks his verbal confession is enough; he doesn’t want his name to be shamed in the town.
What does Proctor do with the confession, and what happens to him as a result? He tears it up, and is then taken to be executed
What does Elizabeth mean when she says,”He have goodness now. God forbid I take it from him?’ that John did the right thing; he didn’t confess to something he didn’t do, so he has his pride and good name still, and no one can take that away from him

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