The Crucible Quotes Flashcard Example #41268

“He believed he was being persecuted wherever he went, despite his best efforts to win people.” (3)
Who Said It: Arthur Miller (description)
To Whom: The reader
About: Reverend Parris
“a strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with an endless capacity for dissembling.” (8)
Who Said It: Arthur Miller (description)- stage notes
To Whom: The reader
About: Abigail Williams
“But he bid me tell you, that you might look to unnatural things for the cause of it.” (9)
Who Said It: Susanna Walcott
To Whom: Reverend Parris
About: Doctor Griggs’ diagnosis of Betty’s “sickness”
“Uncle, we did dance; let you tell them I confessed it” (10)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: Reverend Parris
About: Dancing in the woods
“But we never conjured spirits” (10)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: Reverend Parris
About: Dancing in the woods with the girls
“Your name in this town–it is entirely white, is it not?” (12)
Who Said It: Reverend Parris
To Whom: Abigail Williams
“is there any other cause than you have told me, for your being discharged for Goody Proctor’s service?” (12)
Who Said It: Reverend Parris
To Whom: Abigail Williams
“I will not black my face for any of them!” (12)
Who Said It: Abigail
To Whom: Reverend Parris
“Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar!” (12)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: Reverend Parris
About: Elizabeth Proctor
“How high did she fly, how high?” (13)
Who Said It: Ann Putnam
To Whom: Reverend Parris
About: Betty
“We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house.” (14)
Who Said It: Reverend Parris
To Whom: Thomas Putnam
“I have laid seven babies unbaptized in the earth.” (15)
Who Said It: Ann Putnam
To Whom: Reverend Parris
“You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!” (19)
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Who Said It: Betty
To Whom: Abigail Williams
About: Abigail Williams
“And mark this. 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. And you know that I can do it.” (20)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: the girls (Betty, Mercy, Mary)
About: Reverend Parris
“He is a sinner, a sinner not only against the moral fashion of the time, but against his own vision of decent conduct.” (20)
Who Said It: Arthur Miller – description
To Whom: The reader
About: John Proctor
“John-I am waitin’ for you every night.” (22)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: John Proctor
“It’s she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she out me out, and you loved me then and you do now!” (22)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: John Proctor
About: Elizabeth Proctor/John Proctor
“A wild thing may say wild things.” (23)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: John Proctor
About: Abigail Williams
“I have seen you looking up, burning in your loneliness.” (23)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: John Proctor
About: John Proctor
“I cannot sleep for dreamin’; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I’d find you comin’ through some door.” (23)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: John Proctor
About: John Proctor
“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.” (23)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Abigail William
About: John Proctor
“Oh I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be.” (23)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: John Proctor
About: Elizabeth Proctor
“She is a cold, sniveling woman.” (24)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: John Proctor
About: Elizabeth Proctor
“I look for the John Proctor who took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart!” (24)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: John Proctor
“I have elevan children, and I am twenty-six times a grandma” (27)
Who Said It: Rebecca Nurse
To Whom: John Proctor, Ann Putnam, Reverend Parris, and Thomas Putnam
“There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires!” (28)
Who Said It: Ann Putnam
To Whom: Rebecca Nurse
“There are many others who stay away from church these days because you hardly mention God anymore.” (29)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Reverend Parris
“I am not some preaching farmer with a book under my arm; I am a graduate of Harvard College.” (29)
Who Said It: Reverend Parris
To Whom: John Proctor
“There is a party in this church, I am not blind; there is a faction and a party.” (30)
Who Said It: Reverend Parris
To Whom: John Proctor
“Why, then I must find it and join it.” (31)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Reverend Parris, Rebecca Nurse
About: the lack of Godly sermon in church–need to break
“I like not the smell of this ‘authority'”. (31)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Rebecca Nurse
“This is a beloved errand for him; on being called here to ascertain witchcraft he felt the pride of the specialist whose unique knowledge has at last been publicly called for.” (33)
Who Said It: Arthur Miller
To Whom: the reader
About: Reverend Hale
“His goal is light, goodness, and its preservation.” (34)
Who Said It: Arthur Miller
To Whom: the reader
About: Reverend Hale
“It’s strange how I knew you, but I suppose you look as a good soul should. We have all heard of your great charities in Beverly.” (37)
Who Said It: Reverend Hale
To Whom: Rebecca Nurse
“I’ve heard you a sensible man, Mr. Hale. I hope you’ll leave some of it in Salem.” (37)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Reverend Hale
“We cannot look to superstition in this. The Devil is precise. The marks of his presence are definite as stone, and I must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless you are prepared to believe me if I should find no bruise of hell upon her.” (38)
Who Said It: Reverend Hale
To Whom: Parris + group
“It is agreed, sir–it is agreed–we will abide by your judgement.” (38)
Who Said It: Reverend Parris
To Whom: Reverend Hale
“She made me do it! She made Betty do it!” (43)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: Reverend Hale, Ann Putnam, Tituba
About: Tituba
“She makes me drink blood!” (43)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: Reverend Hale, Ann Putnam, Tituba
About: Tituba
“You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death, Tituba!” (44)
Who Said It: Reverend Parris
To Whom: Tituba
“Sarah Good? Did you ever see Sarah Good with him? Or Osburn?” (46)
Who Said It: Thomas Putnam
To Whom: Tituba
“You are God’s instrument put in our hands to discover the Devil’s agents among us. You are selected, Tituba, you are chosen to help us cleanse our village.” (46)
Who Said It: Reverend Hale
To Whom: Tituba
“I want to open myself! I want the light of God. I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the Devil; I saw him; I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand.” (48)
Who Said It: Abigail Williams
To Whom: Reverend Hale + group
“There be fourteen people in the jail now, she says.” (52)
Who Said It: Elizabeth Proctor
To Whom: John Proctor
“If the girl’s a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove she is a fraud, and the town gone so silly. She told me in a room alone–I have no proof for it.” (53)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Elizabeth Proctor
About: Abigail Williams
“Let you look to your own improvement before you go to judge your husband anymore.” (54)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Elizabeth Proctor
“Spare me! You forget nothing and forgive nothing. Learn charity woman.” (54)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Elizabeth Proctor
“I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into this house!” (55)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Elizabeth Proctor
“I should have roared you down when first you told me your suspicion. But I wilted, and like a Christian, I confessed. Confessed! Some dream I had must have mistaken you for God that day.” (55)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Elizabeth Proctor
“I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heat that judges you. I never thought you but a good man, John–only somewhat bewildered.” (55)
Who Said It: Elizabeth Proctor
To Whom: John Proctor
“Your justice would freeze beer!” (55)
Who Said It: John Proctor
To Whom: Elizabeth Proctor
“She wants be dead. I knew all week it would come to this!” (60)
Who Said It: Elizabeth Proctor
To Whom: John Proctor
About: Abigail Williams
“She will cry out until they take me!” (60)
Who Said It: Elizabeth Proctor
To Whom: John Proctor
About: Abigail Williams
“There is a promise made in any bed–” (61)
Who Said It: Elizabeth Proctor
To Whom: John Proctor
“And she may dote on it now–I am sure she does–and thinks to kill me then to take my place.” (61)
Who Said It: Elizabeth Proctor
To Whom: John Proctor
About: Abigail Williams

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