The Crucible Act Three

Why do Giles and Francis want to talk to Danforth? They attempt to convince the judge that their wives are good women and are not witches.
What is Parris’ argument against Proctor? he says that Proctor is trying to overthrow the court
What does Mary tell Danforth? “It were pretense, sir.” The girls were lying
When Danforth hears that Elizabeth is pregnant, what does he allow? He allows her time to see if her “natural signs” come up. If they don’t, and she is pregnant, he will allow her one year before she is hung, to give birth
What paper did ninety-one people sign? They signed that Rebecca, Elizabeth and Martha were all good, honorable, God-loving citizens.
“. . . a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no roadbetween.” Explain the importance of Danforth’s statement. Danforth left no room for in-between cases. people were witches or they weren’t. If one opposed the court, one would be in contempt. There was no room for error on the part of the court and no room for question or correction of the court. It could, then, go on forever in its incorrect path.
What quote did Proctor use to help Mary remain brave? “Do that which is good, and no harm will come to thee.”
Of what does Giles accuse Putnam? He accuses him of killing his neighbors for their land.
What is Hale’s problem as Proctor and his friends present evidence to Danforth? realize the people that got in trouble may well have been innocent
Hawthorne thinks of a test for Mary. What is it? Can she do it? Why or why not? He asks Mary to faint, just like she fainted in the courtroom. she can’t do it in front of Hawthorne automatically. She says that she was able to in the courtroom because the mood was set and she got caught up in the mood with the other girls, which let it happen there
Proctor calls Abigail a *****, and he confesses his lechery. Danforth tests Proctors statement by calling for Elizabeth and asking her why Abigail was dismissed. What does Elizabeth say? Why? Danforth tests Proctor’s statement by calling for Elizabeth and questioning why Abigail was dismissed. She lies to protect John.
What do the girls do to Mary? What is her response? They pretend that her spirit is coming to get them, that she is herself doing some bewitching. Mary tells them to stop, but when they don’t, she ends up breaking down and joining them
What happens to Proctor? He is jailed for his disrespect of the court and suspicious acts.
What does Hale do? quits the court

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