The Crucible Act 4

He is trying to get the convicted persons to confess to save themselves from hanging. He believes they are innocent. What is Reverend Hale doing at the jail house?
The farms are rundown and the animals are running wild and starving. This is happening because many of the farmers are in jail and unable to care for their farms or their livestock. What is happening to the farms and animals in the town of Salem? Why do you think this is happening?
Abigail stole money from Parris and they left on a ship. What has happened to Abigail and Mercy Lewis?
The people ruled against the executions. He is afraid the people of Salem will riot. What happened in the town of Andover? Why is Parris afraid of this news?
Parris suggests they postpone the executions because he fears for his own life and retaliation against him. What does Parris suggest to Danforth? Why does he make this suggestion?
Orphans are on the street begging for food. What other indications does Hale give that the town is falling apart
He feels that he is responsible for the executions because he is the expert and he did not stop all the executions. What does Hale mean when he says, ” There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head”?
He doesn’t want to seem weak to the village. Why does Danforth refuse to postpone the executions?
3 months How long Has passed since the trials first began?
They beg her to get John to confess; they can’t get him to, so they are hoping Elizabeth will make him change his mind. What do Hale and Danforth beg Elizabeth to do? Why?
He was killed, he was pressed with rocks. What does Elizabeth say happened to Giles Corey?
He has been contemplating confessing. Elizabeth says that it is not her place to judge his decisions. What has Proctor been contemplating doing? What is Elizabeth’s response to this?
They want to post the written confession on the church doors. What do Danforth and Parris plan to do with Proctor’s confession?
He thinks his verbal confession is enough: he doesn’t want his name to be shamed in the town. Why does Proctor refuse too sign the confession?
He tears it up, and is then taken to be executed. What does he do with the confession, and what happens to him as a result?
She says that John did the right thing; he didn’t confess to something that he didn’t do, so he has his pride and good name still, and no one can take that away from him. What does Elizabeth mean by: ” He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him”
Mobs can lead to crazy behavior with consequences What lessons do you think Arthur Miller wanted reader and audiences to learn from his play? What do you think are the most important themes of the play?

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