The Crucible

So now they are their church found it necessary to deny any other sect its freedom, lest their New Jerusalem be defiled and corrupted by wrong and deceitful idea”. What’s the irony in that statement? They were seeking religious freedom but they denied other religious freedom.
Explain how the witch-hunt years wee a time of “general revenge” You only have to accuse someone of being a witch.
Identify and describe Tituba, Abigail and Betty Tituba is a slave, Abigail is Paris’s niece and Betty is Paris’ daughter.
Why does Mrs. Putnam believe there are witches in Salem? Because she lost all of her babies and her daughter is strange.
Why is Thomas Putnam bitter? The townspeople rejected his candidacy for a minister.
Parris says ” Oh Abigail, what proper payment for my charity! Now I am undone!” What does that mean? Rev Parris has taken Abigail in as a child however she brought nothing but trouble for him.
What is Mary’s argument to Abby? Mary argues that they need to tell the truth
Describe Proctor a married farmer
What happened to Abigail and John Proctor prior to the opening of the play? They had an affair for 7 mths
What was the “sign” that Betty was bewitched? Betty was asleep and couldn’t wake up
Identify Francis and Rebecca Nurse Rebecca and Francis are one of the most noble and well respected citizens of Salem.
Explain the political relationship between the Putnam and Nurse families The political relationship between them is that the Nurse family is respected and the Putham’s are not.
What did Rebecca do to Betty? Rebecca touched Betty’s shoulder and she calmed down.
What is Rebecca’s explanation of the girls’ behavior? The girl will tire of acting once they come out of the silly sea
“There are wheels within wheels in this village and fires” Explain It means there are things that are not always as they seem.
What is Proctor’s reason for his not regularly attending church? He disliked Parris
What does Parris want? Parris wants respect, reverence, admiration and acceptance
Giles says ” Think on it, it’s a deep thing, and dark as a pit.” To what is he referring literally and symbolically? He is referring to how everybody in the village does not seem to thin twice about suing, double crossing and accusing their neighbor of all manner of things. Symbolically Giles is saying that people’s greed and vengeance one their own neighbors is creating a pit of despair that will eventually swallow everyone.
What do Putnam and Proctor argue about? What does this show? They argue over lumbar right and ownership of land.
Who is Rev. John Hale A scholar from Beverly.
Hale says “They [the books] must be [heavy];they are weighted with authority. What is the significance of this remark? They are physically heavy but Hale feels they are weighted with God’s justice.
To what did Tituba confess? Why? She confesses that she saw the devil so Parris would stop beating her.
What do the girls do at the end of Act One? The girls say that Sarah Good was a witch.
Why does John Hale come to Salem? He has been called by Parris to stop the rumors of witchcraft.

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