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Now look you, child, your punishment will come in its time. But if you trafficked with spirits in the forest I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it.
Act I; Reverend Parris; Parris is asking Abigail about what happened in the forest the night Betty fell ill
My name is good in the village! I will not have it said my name is soiled!
Act I; Abigail; Parris brings up Abigail's bad reputation in the town, implies that something bad went down at the Proctor house
I take it on my soul, but who else may surely tell us what person murdered my babies?
Act I; Ann Putnam; Ann reveals that she had Tituba "conjure up the dead" to help Ruth
Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again.
Act I; John Proctor; Abigail is talking to Proctor about their affair and how she thinks of him and how she knows he loves her, Proctor explains his regret and how he won't make those mistakes again
Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.
Act I; Abigail; Abigail is intimidating the girls into following her lead and not revealing what really happened that night in the woods (did a spell to kill Elizabeth Proctor)
There is prodigious danger in the seeking of loose spirits. I fear it, I fear it. Let us rather blame ourselves and--
Act I; Rebecca Nurse; the doctor can't find anything wrong with the ill girls so the Putnams call Reverend Hale to figure out what is wrong; SIGNIFICANCE: Rebecca Nurse suggests that they look inside themselves for answers to their problems, rather than blaming supernatural forces, but the Putnams are bent on finding justice and they see the supernatural as perhaps the only source of those answers.
You people seem not to comprehend that a minister is the Lord's man in the parish; a minister is the Lord's man in the parish; a minister is not to be so lightly crossed and contradicted--
Act I; Parris; townspeople (esp. Proctor) and Parris are arguing about Parris's demands as minister
What anarchy is this? That tract is in my bounds, it's in my bounds, Mr. Proctor.
Act I; Putnam; Putnam is accusing Proctor of taking lumber from his land
Have no fear now--we shall find [the devil] out if he has come among us, and I mean to crush him utterly if he has shown his face!
Act I; Hale; Hale arrives and is ready to figure out what's happening to the girls in Salem
Oh, how many times [the devil] bid me kill you, Mr. Parris!
Act I; Tituba; Tituba is being interrogated about her alleged involvement in witchcraft
I do not judge you. The magistrate that sits in your heart that judges you.
Act II; Elizabeth; John accuses Elizabeth of still judging him for the affair; SIGNIFICANCE: Elizabeth explains how she doesn't judge him, his feelings of guilt do not stem from the outside, but rather from within
Tis hard proof! I find here a poppet!
Act II; Ezekiel Cheever; court officials come to Proctor house after Abigail is stabbed with a needle and says Elizabeth did it with a voodoo poppet
Pontius Pilate! God will not let you wash your hands of this!
Act II; John Proctor; yelling at Hale because Hale is just letting Elizabeth be arrested
I never said my wife were a witch, Mr. Hale; I only said she were reading books!
Act II; Giles Corey; Martha Corey (Giles's wife) is arrested for witchcraft after Giles remarks that she was reading books
It's winter in here yet.
Act II; John Proctor; commenting on how the relationship between him and Elizabeth is still tense
Theology, sir, is a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be accounted small.
Act II; Hale; Hale is quizzing John and Elizabeth on the Commandments, John forgets adultery and Elizabeth completes it, John says its a small mistake
She'll kill me for sayin' that! Abby'll charge lechery on you, Mr. Proctor!
Act II; Mary Warren; John is telling Mary to explain the poppet situation to the court and say how Abigail manipulated the story
The world goes mad, and it profit nothing you should lay the cause to the vengeance of a little girl.
Act II; Hale; Elizabeth is being arrested and John is yelling at the court officials
If she is innocent! Why do you never wonder if Parris be innocent, or Abigail?
Act II; John Proctor; Elizabeth is being arrested and taken for witchcraft, Hale remarks that she will be back if she is innocent and Proctor exclaims this (why are the accusers being blindly trusted)
You know yourself I must do as I am told.
Act II; Ezekiel Cheever; Cheever has come to arrest Elizabeth, Giles says how he's doing the wrong thing
I am thirty-three time in court in my life. And always plaintiff too.
Act III; Giles; Danforth remarks how well Giles has written his deposition
I have this morning signed away the soul of Rebecca Nurse, Your Honor. I'll not conceal it, my hand shakes yet as with a wound! I pray you, sir, this argument let lawyers present to you.
Act III; Hale; asking Danforth to allow the accused witches lawyers, respectfully questions Danforth's court procedures
The pure in heart need no lawyers.
Act III; Danforth; listening to Proctor's argument in court
We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment.
Act III; Danforth; Proctor is telling Danforth how everything the girls say and do is pretense, Danforth say the court sees past concealment
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