Important Quotes – Act 3 Crucible

“I have broke charity with the woman, I have broke charity with her.” Said by Giles Corey; he is ashamed because he was the one who convicted his wife by saying she was reading strange books.
“We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment.” Said by Deputy Governor Danforth: the statement refers to an actual crucible that is used to burn things and uncover hidden substances within them, which is what the court does with their community during the trials.
“You’ll find other Christians that do plow on Sunday if the truth be known.” Said by Giles Corey; describes how many of the townspeople are actually frauds but hide it
“I think not, or you should surely know Cain were an upright man, yet he did kill Abel.” Said Reverend Parris; justifies the point that people may seem nice on the outside, but no one may truly know their intentions; also, tests Proctor’s knowledge of the Gospel
“That woman will never lie, Mr. Danforth.” Said John Proctor; he places all of his faith in his wife, making her seem like a virtuous person (pure)
“But you must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between.” Said by Deputy Governor Danforth; justifies the harshness and high position of the court, and how any threat against them will be considered as hatred/contempt
“Do that which is good, and no harm shall come to thee.” Said by John Proctor; ironic in which Elizabeth believed she was doing good by lying but in fact, doomed her and her husband.
“This man is killing his neighbors for their land!” Said by Giles Corey; describes the new cause of accusations, especially from Putnam
“We cannot blink it more. There is a prodigious fear of this court in the country.” Said by Reverend Hale; displays a change in Hale’s character, confident to full of doubt
“I have known her, sir. I have known her.” Said by John Proctor; tone helps explain the relationship between Proctor and Abigail
“Think you to be so mighty that the power of Hell may not turn your wits?” Said by Abigail Williams; she threatens Danforth because she realizes that she is losing her power
“A man will not cast away his good name.” Said by John Proctor; shows the importance of his name to him and foreshadows his change in thought at the end of the play.
“A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now.” Said by John Proctor; the statement reveals the hypocrisy within him, and how God is above all others and nothing can be hidden from Him.

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