Crucible Act 3 Study Guide

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Act 3 study guide.

Why do Giles and Francis want to talk to Danforth?

So they can prove their wife's innocent. Rebecca Nurse has been charged with the killing of goody Putnam's babies. Martha Corey was arrested for giving a pig to Walcott and it died soon after, and every pig that he has owned sense then dies soon after.

What is Parris' argument against Proctor?

says proctor is mischief, says hes trying to overthrow court, Proctor only comes to church barely once a month, and he plows on Sundays.

What does Mary tell Danforth?

She said it were pretense. She said she never saw any spirits, it was a lie. The girls were pretending.

When Danforth hears that Elizabeth is Pregnant, what does he allow?

He lets Proctor to keep her for another year until she has the baby

What Paper did ninety-one people sign?

petition that says their wives; Rebecca Nurse, and Martha Corey are not witches, and are good godly woman.

A person is either with the court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. Explain the importance of Danforth's statement.

The importance of this statement is that if you're with the court then you won't get into trouble, but if you're against the court you will be accused. (Tells us what the Court stands for.

What quote did Proctor use to help Mary remain brave?

"do that which is good, and no harm shall come to thee." This statement is ironic because the girl treated Mary total opposite and accused her of bewitching them.

Of what does Giles accuse Putnam?

Giles states that Thomas Putnam prompted his daughter to cry witchery on George Jacobs who is now in jail.

Whats is Hale's Problem as Proctor and his friends present evidence to Danforth.

He believes that the court is unfair, and he believes Proctor. He is also worried his decisions will be overturned by Danforth.

Hathrone thinks of a test for Mary. What is it? Can she do it? Why or why not?

The test is to see if Mary can act fainting. She cannot do it. She can't do it because she isn't caught up in the moment, and she thought she saw spirits but now she knows that she didn't.

Proctor calls Abigail a whore, and he confesses his lechery. Danforth tests Proctor's statement by calling Elizabeth and asking her why Abigail was dismissed. what does Elizabeth say? Why?

She says that she only thought john had "turned" from her. She says no my husband never had an affair with Abigial. She does this to protect John.

What do the girls do to Mary? What is her response?

The girls copy every word Mary is saying. They pretend that Mary's spirit is coming to get them. She was so much in fear that she decides to side with Abigail and the girls. She turns on John.

What happens to Proctor?

Proctor went to jail and Mary turned on him and accused him of working with the devil.

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