The Crucible Act III Study Guide

Giles, Proctor, and Francis come to the court to Prove that their wives are innocent
You can draw the conclusion that Danforth is a stern person
Giles says that George Jacobs is named a witch because Thomas Putnam wants Georges land
The plot of the drama moves forward through dialogue when Mary says that she can no longer lie
Proctor finally tells about his affair with Abigail to Save Elizabeth
Contentious means Quarrelsome, tendency to quarrel
Deference means Submission, courtesy
Imperceptible means Slight as to be barely noticeable, Extremely slight
Anarchy means Disorder, chaos
Immaculate means Having no stain or blemish, pure
How does Hale excuse Elizabeth’s lie about Abigail’s affair with Proctor? It is natural for her to lie to Proctors name
….Near to four hundred are in the jails from Marblehead to Lynn, and upon my signature. He is offended that people question his authority
A conflict between Giles and Putnam drives the plot of the drama forward when Giles says that Putnam wants to Take George Jacobs’ land
Why is Giles Corey afraid to reveal the names of the people who are his witnesses? Giles is afraid that they will be arrested
….There might also be a dragon with five legs in my house, but no one has ever seen it. He is tired of defending ridiculous accusations without any real proof
To avoid being questioned about the truth of her accusations, Abigail suggests that she will accuse Danforth of being possessed
Danforth explains that “…. a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between.” What conclusion can you draw about Danforth’s character from this line? He is stern
Danforth explains that witchcraft is an invisible crime and that only the victims are reliable. How does his philosophy flame the hysteria? Use details from the drama to support your response. 1. Refuse Giles testimony sentence him to death, damning an innocent man.2. Danforth will not listen to criticism which further leads to unbelieving victims
How do Hale and Parris try to thwart each other, or act as foils, in regards to Danforth and the court? Use details from the drama to support your response. 1. Hale tries to get the judge to be logical and see reason and make sure trial is fair and follows law2. Parris questions everything and encourages girls lies and accusations.
Describe one piece of evidence that Giles, Francis, or Proctor bring before the court to show that the girls are lying. A paper signed by 91 people
What does Abigail do to distract Danforth from Hale’s accusations that she is lying? She pretends to see a spirit bird flying around the court room and says it is Mary’s spirit.
How does Hale show that he believes that the court is not doing the right thing? Use three details from the text in your response. 1. Points out that people fear the court2. Suspects of falsehood and defends Giles3. Proctor is being questioned without a lawyer.4. Protests that no one can question the court.

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