The crucible study guide act 3

Describe the questioning of Martha Corey. Does this seem like a fair process? Explain. They questioned her to confuse her so she says what they want her to say
Why do Giles and Francis interrupt the court? They have evidence for the court.
Explain the reactions of each of the following people to the interruption: Danforth, Hathorne, Parris and Hale Danforth: offendedHathorne: offended Parris: worried Hale: shocked
What does Danforth tell Proctor about Elizabeth? Why does he choose this point to share this piece of information? How does John react to the news? Tells him Elizabeth is pregnant thinking it would make John back down. John was shocked but he didn’t waver.
What document does Proctor present to Danforth? Why? A list of his neighbors declaring their good opinion of Rebecca nurse, Martha Corey and his wife
What about Danforth’s reaction to the document upsets Francis? Wants to bring everyone in for questioning but Francis promised them they would not be in harms way.
What claim does Giles represent through his deposition? That Putnam is having his daughter Ruth accusing people so he can cheaply buy land and gain money
How does Mr. Putnam react towards Giles claim? He denies it
Why won’t Giles give the name of the person referred to in his deposition? What does this show about Giles’ character? He doesn’t want any one else to get in trouble. He is a man of his word
Describe Reverend Hale’s reaction towards these events. In what ways has his opinion change since act two? How do we know? Shaken and doubting the girls. When Hale advises Proctor to get a lawyer
In your opinion, why is Mary unable to faint on command? Because she isn’t able to get into character (role)
How does Danforth react to the news of Abigail dancing? Does her opinion of her seem to changed. How can we tell? He believes she lied to him. He starts to question her because of that
Why does Abigail claim a cold wind has struck her? What is she trying to achieve? To make people look at Mary. Get the attention of herself
Why does Danforth have Elizabeth brought in to the court room? To see if she will tell the truth about John
Why does Elizabeth lie? So she can save him.
Abigail claims that Mary is threatening her in the form of a bird. Why does Elizabeth take this claim? Does she succeed achieving what she wants? To take the blame off herself. Yes, they start accusing Marry Warren.
Why does Mary change her story and accuse Proctor? So she gets the blame off herself.
At what point does Proctor give up? How can we tell? After Elizabeth lies for him and the girls blame him.
What is Reverend Hale’s reaction? He’s devastated and feels it’s his fault.
With which character do you most sympathize in this act? Why? Hale, because he was brought to Salem then had to hear all the accusations.
Do you think Paris really believes of the girls accusations? Explain your answer with support from the text. No, he just wants there to be someone to blame so the town won’t riot
Do you think Giles Corey will eventually give the name of the informant? Explain. No, he won’t because he’s a man of this word.
Why might Danforth and Hathorne be reluctant to accept the girls are frauds? Then every case and accusation before were all false
If you were Reverend Hale, would you have quit the court? Does it matter if Hale quits or stays? Explain. Yes, I would have quit. He is unassured of witchcraft now. Yes it would matter

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