The Crucible Quotes

“It were pretense, sir.” Mary Warren; The girls accusing others of witchcraft was a lie/”pretend”. She said this to Danforth in court.
“She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave. John Proctor; This is said to Danforth in court; John means that Abigail wants Elizabeth to hang so she can have John.
“I cannot mount the gibbet like saint. It is a fraud. I am not that man.” John Proctor; He means that he is not like Rebecca Nurse. He has sinned by having an affair. (mount the gibbet – walk up to be hanged)
“It’s strange work for a Christian girl to hang old women.” John Proctor
“He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him.” Elizabeth Proctor; She says this to Rev. Hale at the end. John has forgiven himself.
“It were a cold house I kept.” Elizabeth Proctor; She said this to John about herself. She was not as attentive/loving a wife. She pushed him into looking elsewhere for affection.
“Theology is a fortress; no crack in a fortress many be counted small.” Reverend Hale; Says to John Proctor. John thought not remembering one commandment was no big deal. Hale says even the smallest mess up can lead to the devil entering our lives.
“I am a good girl! A proper girl! There be no blush about my name.” Abigail Williams; Said this to her uncle Rev. Parris. When he asked if she had a good reputation in town.
“I love me Betty.” Tituba; when she was asked by Rev. Parris if she had something to do with Betty’s “illness”.
“Give me a work, John. A soft word.” Abigail Williams; Wants John to be intimate with her again.
“This is the highest court of the supreme government of this province. Do you know it?” Danforth; says to Giles Corey when he disrupted the court proceedings
“Theology is a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be counted small.” Reverend Hale; He said this to John when John didn’t know the commandment about adultery. Even the smallest sin can let the devil in.
“Life, woman, life is God’s most gracious gift; no principle, however glorious may justify the taking of it.” Reverend Hale; to Elizabeth Proctor. He wanted her to convince John to confess and save his life.
“I have not moved from there to there these last seven months without I think to please you–and yet an everlasting funeral marches around your heart.” John Proctor; to Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth is still upset and doesn’t trust him.

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