How has Reverend Hale changed in Act 2?
Hale realizes the evil nature the court has taken. Once he realizes that the girls are lying and that there never was any real evidence of witch craft, he removes himself from the court. He tests Proctor and Elizabeth because at that time he was still an agent of the court.
How does Elizabeth feel about Proctor wishing to confess to save his life?
She is shocked/disappointed. She’s a good Christian women because she will not confess to it. John doesn’t want his confession posted on the church door. Why?
What is Reverend Hale’s purpose?
Reverend Hale’s purpose in returning to Salem is to speak with the condemned prisoners and convince them that they should give false confessions rather than martyr themselves. He chooses to do this because he is tormented by guilt.
What does Reverend Parris do in Act 4?
In act 4, Reverend Parris immediately reveals that he is upset at discovering that Abigail and Mercy Lewis have stolen thirty-one pounds from his lock box and fled Salem. He comes to the court visibly shaken and upset and reports to Danforth that his niece Abigail and Mercy Lewis have run away.
Why does John tell Elizabeth that the food is well seasoned?
The vulnerability and self-sacrifice of the rabbit prefigures Elizabeth’s willingness to go against her own nature and lie in court (Act Three) when Danforth questions her regarding John’s “lechery.” And although John secretly adds salt to Elizabeth’s stew, implying its blandness, he compliments her at the table.
What does Elizabeth do to protect John?
Proctor tells of his affair with Abigail and that is why she was fired. What does Elizabeth do to protect John Proctor’s name? She takes the side of the girls, accusing John of forcing her to sign the devil’s book.
What changes do we see in Reverend Parris?
Parris becomes more insecure and paranoid as the play wares on. He has been instrumental in these witch trials by spreading gossip and accusing innocent people for his own benefit. Parris had many detractors from the beginning. His selfishness and favoritism rubbed men like Proctor the wrong way.
What happened in the crucible Act 4?
This act takes place in a jail cell in Salem. Marshal Herrick wakes up the occupants, Sarah Good and Tituba, to move them to a different cell. The two women speak of their plans to fly away to Barbados after the Devil comes for them and transforms them into bluebirds.
How does Elizabeth feel about Abigail?
Elizabeth Proctor feels antagonistic toward her former servant Abigail, who had an affair with her husband, calling her “something soiled.” Elizabeth, who is morally upright and a bit cold, won’t sit near Abigail at church.
How would you account for the way Reverend Hale has changed since the beginning of the play?
4)How would you account the way Reverend Hale has changed since the beginning of the play? He changes because by seeing that he has killed innocent people he losses his fate in the law and starts to believe in god.