The Crucible Study Guide
Terms in this set (98)
a slave from Barbados
conjures spirits with girls in the woods
accuses Sarah Good
servant to Rev Parris
Reverend Parris' orpaned niece
hates Elizabeth Proctor ; mistress of John Proctor
leads "crying out" during the trial
drank blood to kill E Proctor
leader of girls in the woods
the Proctors' current servant girl
one of the girls in the woods
accuses John Proctor
lost seven children
accuses Rebecca Nurse of Murder
the Putnam's servant girl
involved in the accusation of witches
was naked in the forest
when Abigail flees town it is believed that she goes with
screams upon hearing the Lord's name
gravely ill after night in the forest
daughter of Rev Parris
a seventy-two year old woman
thinks the girls are going through their "silly season"
well-respected wife of landowner Francis Nurse
the "sickly wife"
given doll with needle by Mary Warren
sues many villagers of Salem
his wife reads "strange books"
"a crank and a nuisance"
an eighty-three year old man
husband of women accused of witchcraft
an expert on "demonic arts"
minister summoned to check for witchcraft
tries to save John Proctor
vindictive, bitter villager who believes he has been wronged and cheated (thinks he owns more land than he does)
leading village voice against the witches
father of the seven children who died shortly after birth (needs someone to blame)
a graduate of Harvard
minister in Salem
doesn't attend church regulary
tells Abigail, "We never touched"
tells Rev. Parris that the doctor can find no medical cause for Betty's illness
was in the woods
arbitrates disputes as though he were an unofficial judge
Deputy Governor Danforth
Judge who orders pressed to death to Giles Corey under questioning
"I have put clothes on your back...Your name in the town - it is entirely white, is it not?"
"Have you tried beatin' her? I gave Ruth a good one and it waked her for a minute."
"That's deep, Mr. Parris; deep, deep."
"I want to open myself! I'm a good girl! I'm a proper girl!"
"Can you speak one minute without we land in Hell again? I am sick of Hell!"
"Oh. God bless you Mr. Hale! Oh, God, protect Tituba!"
"We cannot look to superstition in this. The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone."
"Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let a sickly wife be..."
"You drank blood, Abby! You didn't tell them that! You drank a charm to kill Elizabeth Proctor!"
"They want slaves, not such as I..."
"He say Mr. Parris must be kill! Mr. Parris no goodly man, Mr. Parris mean man..."
"I am twenty-six times a grandma, and I have seen them all through their silly seasons..."
"In these books the Devil stands stripped of all of his brute disguises. I mean to crush him utterly."
"I love me Betty!...You beg me to conjure!"
"We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption..."
"I have seen you looking up, burning in your loneliness. Do you tell me you never looked up at my window?"
"I knew it! Goody Osborn was midwife to me three times..."
"Your grandfather had a habit of willing land that never belonged to him, if I may say it plain."
"A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still."
"...but he knew I'd break his fingers before he'd sent his name to it."
"...crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom and common vengeance writes the law!"
"I cannot do it, I cannot."
"...Then nothing's left to stop the whole green world from burning."
"I never said my wife were a witch, Mr. Hale; I only said she were reading books!"
"The girl is murder! She must be ripped out of the world!"
"So many time before...she come to this very door, beggin' bread and a cup of cider..."
"...we are only what we always we, but naked now."
"Think on cause, man, and let you help me discover it. For there's your only way...when such confusion strikes upon the world."
"When the children wake, speak nothing of witchcraft - it will frighten them."
"'For the marvelous and supernatural murder of Goody Putnam's babies.'"
"She wants me dead. I knew all week it would come to this."
"So will you hand me any poppets that your wife may keep here?"
"...your justice would freeze beer."
"She frighten all my strength away."
"Conjures me? Why no sir, I am entirely myself, I think."
"I gave them all my word no harm would come to them for signing this."
"How do you call Heaven! ***
"I have been near to murdered everyday because I done my duty pointing out the Devil's people-and this is my reward?"
"Bring her out! And tell her not one word of what's been spoken here."
"She thinks to dance with me on my wife's grave!"
"It were only sport in the beginning sir, but then the whole world cried spirits..."
"I may shut my conscience to it no more-private vengeance is working through this testimony!"
"I denounce these proceedings!"
"This man is killing his neighbors for their land!"
"A fart on Thomas Putnam is what I say to that!"
"If I must answer that, I will leave and I will not come back again!"
"A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face!"
"Mr. Parris, you are a brainless man."
"I think that be the Devil's argument."
"There is no rebellion in Andover!"
"He have goodness now. God forbid I take it from him."
"I cannot pardon these when twelve are already hanged for the same crime. It is not just..."
"Come, man, there is light in the sky; the town waits at the scaffold..."
"Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!"
"Suspicion kissed you when I did...It were a cold house I kept."
"And yet you've not confessed till now. That speak you goodness in you."
That Betty is bewitched.
Reverend Parris is distraught over rumors about his daughter. What is the rumor?
Practicing witchcraft. Abigail denies it.
Another rumor is that Rev. Parris' niece, Abigail and her friends were ____________ in the woods.
When Abigail is questioned again, who does she accuse of casting spells?
Abigail warns Betty, Mercy Lewis and Mary Warren not to reveal that she cast a spell on who?
B/C she had an affair w/ Elizabeth's husband, John.
Why would Abigail cast a spell on Elizabeth Proctor?
Who challenges Rev. Parris' authority as the minister?
Rev. John Hale who is an expert on demonology.
Who arrives to decide if Betty is bewitched?
Tituba confesses to witchcraft and she, Abigail and Betty accuse various townspeople of being witches.
Hale interrogates Tituba and what does Tituba tell him?
Elizabeth Proctor wants her husband to end the witch hunt by exposing who?
Mary Warren, who is the Proctors housekeeper, presents Elizabeth with a gift when she comes to court. What it is?
Giles Corey and Francis Nurse
Two characters wives' are arrested for witchcraft. Who are they?
Ezekiel Cheever arrests Elizabeth.
Abigail makes an accusation about Elizabeth Proctor being involved in witchcraft. What happens to Elizabeth?
The poppet that her housekeeper, Mary Warren, gave her. It has a needle stuck in it and that is supposed to be "evidence"
What does Elizabeth have that Ezekiel Cheever says is evidence that she is a witch?
After his wife is arrested, John Proctor accuses John Hale of being a ______?
John Hale says all of this must have been caused by a great sin. John tries to get his housekeeper Mary to expose Abigail. Does Mary?
Deputy Governor Danforth
Giles Corey and Francis Nurse try to prove to the courts that their wives are innocent. They say ______ has proof that the girls are frauds.
She pretends like she is possessed.
Mary Warren is going to recant her testimony. Danforth is mad and has Giles Corey arrested. When Mary Warren said the devil possessions weren't true, what does Abigail do?
He denounces her and admits that he had an affair with her.
What does John Proctor do when Abigail acts possessed?
She lies to protect him.
When Danforth asks Elizabeth Proctor if her husband is a adulterer, what does she do?
Mary breaks down and joins them and says that John Proctor is the devil's man.
Abigail leads the other girls in crying hysterically, what does Mary Warren do?
He is arrested
What happens to John Proctor?
Abigail. She takes the cashbox.
A drunken Marshal Herrick coaxes Tituba and Sarah Good to move to another cell. Who do they find has run away? What does she take with her?
Rev Parrish wants the Danforth to postpone the executions. Does he?
John asks her what he should do and she tells him that she has confidence in his goodness and that he must make his own decision.
John Hale and Danforth try to get Elizabeth Proctor to get John to confess to his dealings with the devil. What does Elizabeth say to John?
He feels guilty and doesn't want to seem like a hypocrite so he decides to confess but in the end, his integrity and courage cause him to go to his death at peace with himself.
What does John do?