The Crucible Act II

At the beginning of this act, John Proctor says, “It is winter in here yet.” Why is this pertinent to what is going on? Because there have been a lot of conflicts in the house. In other words, problems because John has been cheating and she knows it
Why has Mary Warren disobeyed her employers and gone to Salem? She is now an official of the court
What did Abagail Williams reveal to John Proctor? Elizabeth reminds him of this. “Said it not to do with witchcraft” and they were just dancing
Why hasnt John told the court what he knows? What does Elizabeth attribute his not telling to? He doesnt want to have other people find out that he was having an affair. He also has a difficult time trying to prove it. Elizabeth wants him to come forward because she feels he still has feelings for Abagail.
What lie does john proctor tell to elizabeth which makes her more suspicious of him? He first says we were in a room talking with other people and then he says they were alone talking
What news does mary warren reveal to john and elizabeth about the trials? 39 girls are being questioned for witchcraft. Goody osborn will be hanged. Sarah good will be saved because she confessed to something not real
How does mary warren behave towards her employers? She is very bold. Shes not afraid to talk back
What does mary warren mean when she says “i saved her life today!” She saved elizabeth. Name was mentioned in church
What does elizabeth realize when she finds out she has been accused? That abagail wants her dead
What does elizabeth want john to do? Wants him to make it clear to abby that he wants nothing to do with her
Why does rev. Hale visit the proctors? To question their christianity
How does john proctor respond to the questions about why he has not been to church? He says his wife was sick and he doesnt like the style of rev parris’s preaching
What does rev hale ask proctor to do? He asks him to recite the 10 commandments to test him
Discuss the meaning of “adultery, john”. John hasnt forgiven himself for cheating
What information does john proctor reveal to hale? Proctor tells hale according to abby, no witchcraft had gone on in the woods
What does rev hale want john to do with this information from abby? To testify in court
Why does elizabeth say that she doesnt believe in witches at his point? Because she is a good upstanding christian woman and she shouldnt be thought of as a witch
What news does giles correy reveal to the proctors and reverand hale? They took his wife
What has rebecca nurse been accused of? The murders of goody putnams babies
Why has martha correy been arrested? She was accused of killing walcotts pigs by using demonic arts
Why do ezekial cheever and marshal herrick arrive at the proctor house? To take goody proctor
Why is cheever both astonished and afraid when he finds the poppet with the needle in it? Abby was stabbed by a needle that night. He was also astonished because this isnt the thing you would normally find at the proctor house
What does does john ask mary warren to do? To testify in court
Why is mary so afraid to testify? Abby said she would kill whoever said anything
Why does mary warren warn john about testifying against abagail? Abby will charge him with lechery
What does john decide to about testifying? He is going to anyway

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