Flashcards in crucible act 4 information Deck (39):
act 4 begins as the
morning that the last 7 are supposed to hang. our main characters
act 4 has a theme of
what is andover
a community close to Salem
what happened in Andover
a rebellion happened there. people overthrew the witch court
who instigated the rebellion in Andover
reasons why the court begins to break up
orphans and cows need care
Abigail runs away with Mercy Lewis
People not as satisfied as they expected themselves to be with the hangings
Hard to watch some people die
abigail says that she is doing what
sleeping at Mercy Lewis's house
Mercy Lewis says what
she is sleeping at Abigail's house
how much money did Abigail take from Parris
what is a gibbet
"I think--for if he bring even one of these to God, that confession surely damns the others in the public eye, and none may doubt more that they are linked to Hell. This way, unconfessed and claiming innocence, doubts are multiplied, many honest people will weep for them, and our good purpose is lost in their tears. "
"You cannot hang this sort. There is danger for me. I dare not step outside at night!"
"You misunderstand, sir; I cannot pardon these when twelve are already hanged for the same crime. It is not just."
Hale is trying to get the others pardoned.
how many have been hanged already
how is Danforth worried about his reputation
already hanged 12, must finish the 19
"Excellency, if you postpone a week and publish to the tow that you are striving for their confessions, that speak mercy on your part, not faltering."
Hale, his voice of reason
"Quail not before God's judgment in this, for it may well be God damns a lair less than he that throws his life away for pride."
what is a harlot
why is elizabeth dry eyed
not going to give them tears
what happened to giles
he died by pressing (putting stones on him)
what was giles last words
Giles doesn't say the name so...
his children can have his land and Thomas Putnam will not
What does elizabeth call herself
a cold wife to john
why did elizabeth think john committed lechery
because she was a cold wife toward john and prompted him to do it.
failure of american dream
I would to God it were not so, Excellency, but these people have great weight jet in the town. Let Rebecca stand upon the gibbet and send up some righteous prayer, and I fear she’ll wake a vengeance on
parris to danforth
Now Mr. Hale’s returned, there is hope, I think - for if he bring even one of these to God, that confession surely damns the others in the public eye, and none may doubt more that they are all linked to Hell. This way, unconfessed and claiming innocence, doubts are multiplied, many honest people will weep for them, and our good purpose is lost in their tears.
The sun will rise in a few minutes. Excellency, I must have more time.
Postponement now speaks a floun- dering on my part; reprieve or pardon must cast doubt upon the guilt of them that died till now.
Excellency, if you postpone a week and publish to the town that you are striving for their confessions, that speak mercy on your part, not faltering.
Excellency, there are orphans wandering from house to house; abandoned cattle bellow on the highroads, the stink of rotting crops hangs everywhere, and no man knows when the harlots’ cry will end his life - and you wonder yet if rebellion’s spoke? Better you should marvel how they do not burn your province!
Why, it is all simple. I come to do the Devil’s work. I come to counsel Christians they should belie themselves. His sarcasm collapses. There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head!
where has proctor been this whole time
in the dungeon chained up
Let you not mistake your duty as I mistook my own. I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched with my bright confi-dence, it died;
I Think that it must be the devil's argument
You would not; if tongs of fire were singeing you you would not! It is evil. Good, then - it is evil, and I do it!
john talking to elizabeth
Why, for the good instruction of the village, Mister; this we shall post upon
the church door! To Parris, urgently: Where is the marshal?
elizbeth lying in act 3