The Crucible

Who are Reverend Parris, Betty, and Abigail? What is their relationship? Abigail was Reverend’s neice, and Betty was his daughter
Who is Tituba? What is her relationship to the family? She is a slave and she babysits the kids
What is wrong with Betty? Paralyzed
Why does Parris suggest calling in Reverend Hale He will see if the girls were witches
Who are Ann and Thomas Putnam? They had 8 kids but 7 of them died
Who is Ruth? What is her relationship to the Putnams? She the Putnam’s only daughter
Who is John Proctor? What is his relationship to marry Warren? What is his relationship to Abigail? How does he feel about his relationship with Abigail? He is a farmer, and she was his servant. He and Abigail had an affair, and he doesnt like the relationship he has with Abigail.
Who is Elizabeth Proctor? What does Abigail think of her? How might this affect the outcome of the play? She is John Proctor’s Wife. Abigail thinks she is a liar. It could affect the outcome by blaming Elizabeth for being a witch.
Who is Rebecca Nurse? What is her role likely to be in the play? She had 26 grandchildren, and her role is to be the grandmother type to everyone.
Why is the isssue of Parris’s salary raised? He wants money for himself.
What is the Putnams’ grievance over land? What significance might this have in the play? He wants to blame everyone for witchcraft so he can have all the land to himself. It’s significant by getting innocent people in jail or killed.
How and by whom are the other villagers accused of witchcraft? What is the motivation for the girls’ accusations They are accused of witchcraft by doing odd things, and they are getting accused by the girls who went in the woods to get rid of the people the girls dont like.
What is the significance of the scene between Elizabeth and John Proctor? What does it reveal about their relationship and about each of their characters? It shows Elizabeth trying to get John to tell the church what Abigail told him, and to get John to admit he talked to her. It reveals that they aren’t close to each other.
What is the gift Marry Warren gives to Elizabeth? A poppet
What information does mary provide about the trial? What role is she playing at the trial? Why does John forbid her from attending? Marry tells the Proctors that Elizabeth’s name was brought up in the trial. She is part of the court in the trial. John forbids it because he doesnt want Mary involved with it.
Why does Reverend Hale come to the Proctors home? What does this scene reveal about Hale’s role in the trial? He goes to the Proctor’s home to see if they were doing anything odd to see if they were witches, and why john doesnt go to church. This scene shows Hale’s role having character development and changing his beliefs about the trial.
What does Proctor tell Hale about why the children were ill? How does he claim to know? John tells Hale the only reason why the children were acting ill was because they were in the woods and didnt want to get in trouble, he told Hale he knew because John talked to Abigail, and thats what Abigail told John.
What is the point of the discussion between Hale and the proctors about whether or not they believed in witches? The proctor’s believe in witches but if they are getting accused of being witched then they dont believe it.
what events begins to change Hale’s opinion about the arrest? How does he feel about the court? When Hale saw Rebecca getting arrested he started to not believe it was true, and he feels the court is accusing people that are innocent.
What role does Cheever play? What is revealed about his character? He comes for the warrants
what do we learn about why Marry Warren gave the poppet to Elizabeth? Marry Warren stuck a needle in the poppet.
Why is Elizabeth arrested? on what grounds? For doing witchcraft by having a fudo doll.
What do we learn about Marry Warren’s motives at teh end of the act? She is trying to say the girls are lying and her motives were to get the girls to stop lying and saying they are witches
what is the significance of proctor plowing on sunday? he doesnt go to chruch, and your not suppose to work on sunday
why is putnam brought into the court he was accused of making his daughter lie in court by accusing someone for witchcraft to get his dad to have more land
why is giles accused of contempt of court he didnt have proof of a name in court
why does hale suggest that proctor should have a lawyer? what does this tell us about Hales feeling about the justice of the trial? is this a change in his attitude? Hale said there should be a lawyer so the judges cant find a way to make john lose in the trial
what does abigail say about mary’s testimony? she is lieing because the devil took over her

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