He knows that if they confess, they will be released from jail.
Why does Reverend Hale try to get the prisoners to confess?
Their confessions would help make other imprisoned people to confess.
Why are Danforth and Hathorne so intent on getting John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse to confess?
She has stolen his money and run away.
What does Reverend Parris say has happened to his niece Abigail?
After not giving up the names of the people on the affidavit, he was pressed to death by stones.
What happened to Giles Corey
He would rather die for honesty than be freed for a lie.
Why does John Proctor decide to rip his warrant to pieces?
a small dagger
What does Parris say he found lodged in his door?
She believes that he has found his goodness and is at peace with his decision.
What does Elizabeth think about John’s decision?
keeping a cold house.
Elizabeth tells John that in their marriage she has been guilty of…..
He won’t confess out of spite.
John Proctor says that there is only one thing keeping him from confessing. What is it?
a concern for his own safety
What is Parris’s real reason for wanting Proctor saved?
It might look as if he has wrongly executed innocent people.
Why does Danforth refuse to postpone the hangings?
Giles Corey can best be described as…..
fear the villagers will turn on them.
You can infer that Abigail and Mercy have left Salem because they…..
many farmers have been jailed and can’t take care of their farms.
Cows are wandering loose on the roads of Salem because…..
“I am not your judge, I cannot be.”
What line best expresses a major them of this play?
That they have run away and stolen all of Parris’s money.
What does Parris reveal about Abigail and Mercy Lewis in the beginning of Act IV?
Rip up the confession so that it cannot be hung on the church door.
What does Proctor do after signing his confession?
The people have rebelled and overthrown the court.
What can you conclude from the references made to Andover?
His confession will convince people the court has been just.
Why is it important to Danforth and Parris that Proctor confess?
He has self-respect and knows there is some goodness in him.
Why does Elizabeth say of John, “He have his goodness now”?
Proctor rips up his confession.
The climax of Act Four occurs when…..
she has robbed him.
Paris’s news about Abigail is that…..
the public display of his signed confession.
Proctor objects most strongly to…..
the Salem jail, the autumn after the trial.
The setting of Act 4 is…..
She holds some responsibility for John’s affair.
What lesson has Elizabeth Proctor learned during her imprisonment?
a lie is appropriate behavior for a man of his low character.
Proctor confesses because…..
it would be unjust to those already executed.
Danforth will not pardon the accused or postpone the executions because…..
he refuses to name anyone else he saw with the Devil.
Danforth begins to question the validity of Proctor’s confession when…..
he had the strength to tear up his confession.
Proctor admits to performing magic when…..
The people overthrew the court.
In Andover what has happened?
he sees that Parris is motivated by fear for his own safety and reputation.
Danforth treats Parris with contempt because…..
not crying for her husband’s fate.
Elizabeth convinces Danforth of her guilt by…..
to save Proctor from execution
Why does Hale want Proctor to confess?
their confessions will confirm the guilt of the others.
Paris hopes that Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor will confess because he believes that…..
he is afraid of the crowd’s reaction.
Paris wants to postpone the executions because…..
temporarily lighten the mood after the tension of Act 3 and before the dramatic finality of Act 4.
The opening scene in Act 4 between Tituba and Sarah Good is to…..