crucible act 4 information Flashcards Preview

11th Literature/ English > crucible act 4 information > Flashcards

Flashcards in crucible act 4 information Deck (39):
1

act 4 begins as the

morning that the last 7 are supposed to hang. our main characters

2

act 4 has a theme of

reputation

3

what is andover

a community close to Salem

4

what happened in Andover

a rebellion happened there. people overthrew the witch court

5

who instigated the rebellion in Andover

Reverend Hale

6

reasons why the court begins to break up

orphans and cows need care
Andover rebellion
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

7

abigail says that she is doing what

sleeping at Mercy Lewis's house

8

Mercy Lewis says what

she is sleeping at Abigail's house

9

how much money did Abigail take from Parris

thirty-one pounds

10

what is a gibbet

a gallow

11

"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. "

speaker- Parris
He- Hale

12

"You cannot hang this sort. There is danger for me. I dare not step outside at night!"

speaker- Parris

13

"You misunderstand, sir; I cannot pardon these when twelve are already hanged for the same crime. It is not just."

speaker- Danforth
Hale is trying to get the others pardoned.

14

how many have been hanged already

12

15

how is Danforth worried about his reputation

already hanged 12, must finish the 19

16

"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

17

"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."

speaker- Hale

18

what is a harlot

whore

19

why is elizabeth dry eyed

not going to give them tears

20

what happened to giles

he died by pressing (putting stones on him)

21

what was giles last words

More weight

22

Giles doesn't say the name so...

his children can have his land and Thomas Putnam will not

23

What does elizabeth call herself

a cold wife to john

24

why did elizabeth think john committed lechery

because she was a cold wife toward john and prompted him to do it.

25

failure of american dream

willy loman

26

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
you.

parris to danforth

27

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.

Parris

28

The sun will rise in a few minutes. Excellency, I must have more time.

Hale

29

Postponement now speaks a floun- dering on my part; reprieve or pardon must cast doubt upon the guilt of them that died till now.

Danforth

30

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.

Hale

31

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!

Hale

32

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!

Hale

33

where has proctor been this whole time

in the dungeon chained up

34

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;

Hale

35

I Think that it must be the devil's argument

elizabeth

36

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

37

Why, for the good instruction of the village, Mister; this we shall post upon
the church door! To Parris, urgently: Where is the marshal?

danforth

38

technical climax

elizbeth lying in act 3

39

dramatic climate

john arguing for his life

Decks in 11th Literature/ English Class (102):