The Crucible: Act 3 (plot)

Judge Hathorne -A judge who presides, along with Danforth, over the witch trials-Bitter
Deputy Governor Danforth -The deputy governor of Massachusetts-Presiding judge at the witch trials-Convinced that he is doing right in rooting out witchcraft.-Magistrate
As this act opens, what accusation does Giles Corey make? He makes an accusation that Putnam has been killing his neighbors to get land.
What news do we learn about Rebecca Nurse? She got sentenced to be hanged.
When John Proctor arrives at court with Mary Warren, of what does Rev. Parris accuse him? He has been accused of trying to overthrow the court.
What two pieces of evidence are brought out against Proctor in regard to his Christian nature He doesn’t go to church and plows on Sundays.
What news does Danforth tell John Proctor about Elizabeth? What deal does he try to make with him? Elizabeth is pregnant and is giving her one year to live and he will see if she starts to show signs in one week and if she does she can go home. He also tells John to drop the charges of the girls.
What is going to happen to the 91 people who signed the testament stating a good opinion of Elizabeth, Martha Corey, and Rebecca Nurse They’re all going to be arrested and get brought into questions.
Discuss “Do that which is good, and no harm shall come to thee.” (page 95). Proctor is telling Mary Warren this because he’s trying to tell her to hold on to her faith and that God will protect her.
What is Giles Corey’s proof that Thomas Putnam is “reaching out for land.”? Why won’t he reveal his source? His daughter accused someone with a lot of land and an honest man told him “Ruth Putnam calls out George Jacob, you just scored me a big piece of land.” He won’t reveal his source because doesn’t want him to get arrested.
What happens to Giles Corey? He gets arrested
What is Rev. Hale’s advice to John Proctor as he is about to read his deposition before the court? He tells him he should get a lawyer.
What does Danforth think Mary Warren’s appearance in the court might be? Mary’s appearance in court may be that Satan’s trying to overthrow the court.
When Mary Warren says that she pretended to faint in court, what is she asked to do? What is the result? She can’t…
What does Abigail do when suspicion that she might be pretending falls on her She blames Mary
What does John Proctor do to discredit her He calls her a ***** and outs her and himself as well.
Who is called to back up John Proctor’s testimony? What happens? Elizabeth, who lies.
What happens when Rev. Hale states that Abigail has always seemed false to him She starts acting like a bird is going to take her.
What is Mary Warren’s reaction to Abigail’s performance? She blames John for it and tries stop it at first but then caves into the pressure and joined everyone.
What does John Proctor mean when he says, “God is dead!” Anything good is gone, especially sense from the girls. Good people are suffering and dying.
What does Hale do when Proctor is arrested? He quits the court and finds that the court is untrue.

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