The Crucible- Act 2

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? Elizabeth is still hung up on the idea of John and Abby. There is no good communication between them.
What is the gift Mary Warren gives to Elizabeth? Mary Warren gives Elizabeth a poppet, a rag doll.
What information does Mary provide about the trial? What role is she playing at the trial? Why does John forbid her from attending? Mary says that Elizabeth is brought up in court. She is asked to be a judge & John doesn’t want her to go because the information is false.
Why does Reverend Hale come to the Proctors’ home? What does this scene reveal about Hale’s role in the trial? Hale goes to see how Christian they are & says that Elizabeth needs to go with him. The scene reveals that Hale will find out everything.
What relationship does Hale suggest exists between the church and the court? Hale suggests that the court and the church are always right.
What does Proctor tell Hale about why the children were ill? How does he claim to know? Proctor tells Hale that Abigail said they were in the woods. To cover it up, they pretended to be sick.
What is the point of the discussion between Hale and the Proctors about whether or not they believe in witches? It is in the Bible
What does Giles report to the Proctor’s? What is the significance of his revelations? Giles says that when his wife is reading a book, he cannot read but when there’s no book he can. The significance of his revelations is that he does not read.
What event begins to change Hale’s opinion about the arrests? How does he feel about the court? Proctor tells Hale that Abby is lying. Hale feels that it all might be a lie.
What role does Cheever play? What is revealed about his character? Cheever plays the role of an official of the court(arresting officer). He wants to get more witches.
What do we learn about why Mary Warren gave the poppet to Elizabeth? Mary Warren gave the poppet to Elizabeth to sabotage her.
Why is Elizabeth arrested? On what grounds? She was accused on being a witch. She was taken from her home in the night.

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