The Crucible Act 2
Terms in this set (26)
At the beginning of this act, John Proctor says, "It is winter in here yet." Why is this pertinent to what is going on?
Because there has been many conflicts in their house (John cheating with Abigail)
Why has Mary Warren disobeyed her employers and gone to Salem?
She has been named an official of the court. This makes her feel more important than a servant.
What did Abigail reveal to John Proctor? Elizabeth reminds him of this.
That the girls were just playing around in the woods and no witchcraft was involved.
Why hasn't John Proctor told the court what he knows? What does Elizabeth attribute his not telling?
John worries how he would prove what Abigail said (since they were alone). Also, he is aware of the power she has gained.
What lie did John Proctor tell to Elizabeth which makes her more suspicious of him?
He didn't tell Elizabeth that he was alone with Abigail when they talked.
What news does Mary Warren reveal to John and Elizabeth about the trials?
Goody Osburn will hang and Goody Good confessed, and will be saved. 39 girls are being questioned
How does Mary Warren behave towards her employers?
She is very bold. Shes not afraid to talk back
What does Mary Warren mean when she says, "I saved her life today!"?
Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft in court, and Mary says that she has seen no indications of this, so Elizabeth is excused
What does Elizabeth realize when she finds out that she has been accused?
that Abigail wants her dead so that she can ave John for herself
what does Elizabeth ask John to do?
make it clear to Abby that he does not want her, and to tell he court what Abby said
Why does Reverend Hale visit the Proctors?
he is investigating the rumors, and questions their christianity
How does John Proctor respond to questions about why he has not been to church?
his wife was sick, and he does not agree with Parris' teachings
What does reverend Hale ask Proctor to do?
recite the 10 commandments
Discuss the meaning of "Adultery, John" (67)
he skips it while reciting the commandments because it is the one he is guilty of
What information does John Proctor reveal to Reverend Hale?
he saw them in the woods
What does Rev Hale want John to do with this information?
testify in court
Why does Elizabeth say that she doesn't believe in witches at this point?
Because she is a good upstanding christian woman and she shouldnt be thought of as a witch
What news does Giles Corey reveal to the Proctors and Reverend Hale?
his wife has been taken to jail
What has Rebecca Nurse been accused of?
the murder of goody putnams babies (supernatural)
What has Martha Corey been accused?
killing Walcott's pigs through demonic actions (like her books)
Why do Ezekiel Cheever and Marshal Herrick arrive at the Proctor home?
a warrant to arrest Elizabeth
Explain why Cheever is both astonished and afraid when he finds the poppet with the needle in it?
believes it is proof that Elizabeth did do witchcraft on Abby
What does John ask Mary Warren to do?
explain in court that she made the poppet, not Mary
Why is Mary so afraid to do as he asks?
she is afraid of Abby killing her
Why does Mary Warren warn John about testifying against Abigail?
she will charge lechery and ruin him
What does John decide to do?
he is going to testify anyway, he cannot let Elizabeth die