The Crucible Act III

As this act opens, what accusation does Giles Corey make? Giles says that Thomas Putnam is reaching out for land.
What news do we learn about Rebecca Nurse? Rebecca was condemned to hang that morning.
When John Proctor arrives at court with Mary Warren, what accusation does Reverend Parris make? Parris says Danforth should watch out for Proctor. Parris then says that Proctor has come to overthrow the court.
What two pieces of evidence are brought out against Proctor regarding his Christian nature? Proctor comes to church once a month and plows on Sundays.
What news does Danforth tell John Proctor about Elizabeth? What deal does Danforth try to make with Proctor? Elizabeth is pregnant. Danforth says he will let Elizabeth live at least until the child is born if John will drop the charges. John refuses to do this.
What is going to happen to the 91 people who signed the testament stating a good opinion of Elizabeth, Martha Corey, and Rebecca Nurse? They are to be arrested for examination.
Why does John Proctor say, “Do that which is good, and no harm shall come to thee”? Proctor is trying to reassure Mary.
What is Giles Corey’s proof that Thomas Putnam is “reaching out for land”? Why won’t he reveal his source? A man told Giles that he heard Thomas Putnam say that Ruth gave Putnam a gift of land by accusing George Jacobs. Giles will not reveal the name because he doesn’t want the man arrested.
What happens to Giles Corey? Giles is arrested for contempt of court.
What is Reverend Hale’s advice to John Proctor as he is about to read his deposition before the court? Hale thinks the presentation of the deposition should be postponed until Proctor can get a lawyer.
What does Danforth think Mary Warren’s appearance in the court might be? Danforth thinks it might be the devil trying to prevent the court from doing its religious duty.
When Mary Warren says that she pretended to faint in court, what is she asked to do? What is the result? She is asked to demonstrate how she fakes witchcraft. Mary Warren is unable to faint. She says she has “no sense of it now.”
What does Abigail do when suspicion that she might be pretending falls on her? Abigail says there is a cold wind. The other girls join in and say that Mary is sending a shadow on them.
What does John Proctor do to discredit her? John tells the court that he had an affair with Abigail.
Who is called to back up John’s testimony? What happens? Previously Danforth has been told that Elizabeth will never tell a lie. Elizabeth is called to the court and asked why she dismissed Abigail. Then Danforth directly asked Elizabeth if John Proctor had an affair with Abigail. Elizabeth says there was no affair.
What happens when Reverend Hale states that Abigail has always seemed false to him? Abigail begins to act bewitched. She says that a yellow bird is coming after her in the courtroom. Abigail and the other girls then begin to repeat everything Mary says.
What is Mary Warren’s reaction to Abigail’s performance? Mary eventually blames John Proctor for everything. Mary says Proctor works for the devil. Mary says that Proctor has threatened to kill her if she didn’t testify.
What does John Proctor mean when he says, “God is dead!”? John sees the entire court proceedings as a complete farce. If the girls are believed, then John doesn’t think God is present.
What does Hale do when Proctor is arrested? Hale says that he denounces the proceedings and he quits the court.

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