The Crucible: Acts 1 and 2
What is Reverend Parris upset about at the opening of Act 1?
his daughter's condition and the possible connection to her inappropriate activities in the woods
Thomas Putnam's attitude toward Reverend Parris is one of
contempt or disdain
How does Mrs. Putnam justify sending Ruth to Tituba?
Mrs. Putnam feels she deserves to know why she had to endure the deaths of seven children
proud and manipulative
Puritans associate the forest with
disorder and evil
John Proctor's character
Tituba's state of mind when she starts naming names
She is so sure that trouble will befall her that she plays along with Hale as he pushes her for information
Why does Reverend Parris send for Reverend Hale?
Hale is considered an expert in matters of witchcraft and the Devil
Setting of Act 2
the Proctor's home, eight days after the girls have begun to accuse people
the Proctors' relationship
they seem wordy and uncomfortable with each other
Hale arriving at the Proctors' house
he has seen events go beyond his expectations in Salem
Hale's interview with John Proctor
John Proctor's attitude toward Hale
-troubled but rigid
-He believes that Parris is too interested with wealth
Why does Proctor call Hale "Pontius Pilate"?
accuse Hale of doing injustice by doing nothing
What is implied about human nature by the number of accusations that are brought forth?
people want to find a scapegoat when things go wrong for them