The Crucible- Act Two Questions

At the beginning of this act, John Proctor says, “It is winter in here yet.” Why is the pertinent to what is going on? There relationship isn’t what it was before… it is cold… their marriage is dying
Why has Mary Warren disobeyed her employers and gone to Salem? she went to court
What did Abigail reveal to John Proctor? Elizabeth reminds him of this. It is all for sport- they’re all just pretending
Why hasn’t John told the court what he knows? What does Elizabeth attribute his not telling to? He didn’t realize how big of a deal it was; that the town was going daft
What lie did John Proctor tell to Elizabeth which makes her more suspicious of him? he said he was with Abigail but other people were around
What news does Mary Warren reveal to John and Elizabeth about the trials? Elizabeth has been accused
How does Mary Warren behave towards her employers? rebellious
What does Mary Warren mean when she says, “I saved her life today!”? She defended Elizabeth in court.
What does Elizabeth realize when she finds out that she has been accused? Abigail wants her dead
What does Elizabeth ask John to do? talk to Abigail
Why does Reverend Hale visit the Proctors? to question their Christianity
How does John Proctor respond to questions about why he has not been to church? His wife was sick and his doesn’t like Parris
What does Reverend Hale ask Proctor to do? say the commandments
Discuss the meaning of “Adultery, John.” He forgot the commandment he actually broke.
What information does John Proctor reveal to Reverend Hale? Abigail is doing it for sport
What does Reverend Hale want John to do with this information? go to the court
Why does Elizabeth say that she doesn’t believe in witches at this point? They said she’s one and she knows that she is not
What news does Giles Corey reveal to the Proctors and Reverend Hale? They’ve taken Rebecca and Martha
What has Rebecca Nurse been accused of? killing the babies of the Putnams
Why has Martha Corey been accused? reading strange books
Why does Ezekial Cheever and Marshal Herrick arrive at the Proctor home? They are looking to the poppet
Explain why Cheever and Marshal Herrick arrive at the Proctor home? They are looking for the poppet
What does John ask Mary Warren to do? Testify in court- tell the truth
Why is Mary so afraid to do as he asks? Abigail threatened her
Why does Mary Warren warn John about testifying against Abigail? She’ll accuse him of adultery
What does John decide to do? go to court

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