the crucible: act III

As this act opens, what accusation does Giles Corey make? To kill all people to get land
What news do we learn about Rebecca Nurse? Rebecca Nurse was found innocent, and subsequently found guilty in the Salem witch trials. She was later hanged
When John Proctor arrives at court with Mary Warren, what does Reverend Parris accuse him of? 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? Doesn’t go to church, plows on Sundays, and his son hasn’t been baptized
What news does Danforth tell John Proctor about Elizabeth? What deal does he try to make with him? She’s pregnant; he gives her one year to live and he will see if she starts to show in one week
What is going to happen to the 91 people who signed the testament stating a good opinion of Elizabeth, Martha Corey, and Rebecca Nurse? There all going to be arrested and brought into questions
Discuss “Do that which is good, and no harm shall come to thee.”(pg 95) Proctor to Mary warren. Telling her this because he’s trying to tell her to hold on to her faith and that God will protect you
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. An honest man told him Ruth Putnman calls out “George Jacob, you just scored me a big piece of land.” Doesn’t say his name because he doesn’t want him to get arrested
What happens to Giles Corey because he won’t reveal his source? He is arrested
What is Reverend Hale’s advice to John Proctor as he is about to read his disposition before the court? To go 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 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? They asked her to faint again in the court
What does Abigail do when suspicion that she might be pretending falls on her? Starts to fake that something is happening to her
What does John Proctor do to discredit her? Calls her a ***** and outs her and himself
Who is called to back up John’s testimony? What happens? Elizabeth and she lies [they had to turn their back]
What happens when Reverend 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 tries to say 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 and sense is all gone from these girls
What does Reverend Hale do when John Proctor is arrested? He quits the court
What is the power of John Proctor’s final line in this scene? “We are only what we always were, but naked now.”He is stating that as humans, we were always ourselves. No matter what we did to change ourselves in any way, shape, or form. Except now, we are stripped down to the core. Our true colors are shining for everyone in Salem to see. Whether that means you are with Satan or God, that’s who you always were. You always had that secret devotion to one of them whether you knew it or not.

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