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2 other works by Arthur Miller

All My Sons, Death of a Salesman

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Number of victims of Witch Trials

19 people hanged, 1 executed (2 dogs)

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Miller's work that won Pulitzer Prize

Death of a Salesman

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Year the Salem Witch Trials took place

1692

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"She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, shiveling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a-"

Speaker: Abigail
She: Elizabeth

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"No, you cannot break charity with your minister. You are another kind, John. Clasp his hand, make your peace."

Speaker: Rebecca
His: Putham

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"Reverend Parris, I have laid seven babies unbaptized in the earth."

Speaker: Mrs.Putnam

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"What'll we do? The village is out! I just came form the farm, the whole country's talking witchcraft! They'll be calling us witches, Abby! Abby, we've got to tell"

Speaker: Mary Warren

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"How may we blame ourselves? I am one of nine sons; the Putnam seed have peopled this province. And yet I but one child left of eight- and how she shrivels!"

Speaker: Mr. Putnam

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"Oh, how many times he bid me kill you, Mr. Parris!"

Speaker: Tituba
He: Devil

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"How can it be the Devil? Why would he chose my house to strike?"

Speaker: Parris

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" You are God's instrument put in our hands to discover the devil's agents among us. So speak utterly Tituba, and God will protect you"

Speaker: Hale

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"Now look at you, child, your punishment will come in its time"

Speaker: Parris
You: Abigail

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"Gah! I almost forgot how strong you are John Proctor!"

Speaker: Abigail

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"It discomforts me! Last night -mark this- I tried and tried and could not say my prayers. And then she close her book and walks out of my house, and suddenly- mark this- I could pray again."

Speaker: Giles

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" What victory would the Devil have to win a soul already bad? It is the best the Devil wants, and who is better then the Minister?

Speaker: Hale

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"I like not the smell of this "authority""

Speaker: Proctor

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" There are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires!"

Speaker: Mrs. Putnam

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Who had no blush about their name?

Abigail

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What is Elizabeth accused of doing with the poppet?

She is accused of using it to hurt Abigail and to cast spells and use special forces. (the needle in the doll's stomach and the needle in Abigail's stomach)

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What are the 4 questions Reverend Hale asks Proctor concerning his religion?

1. Why does Proctor miss church so much?
2. Why are only 2 of Proctors 3 children baptized?
3. Do Elizabeth and John know their commandments?
4. Does Proctor believe in witches?

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What is an example of irony in this act II?

When saying his commandments to Hale, John leaves out adultery (lechery), which is the sin he has committed.

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What is an example of Parris' materialism in Act II?

Parris must have the genuine gold candlesticks for the church.

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What are three examples of the winter imagery in this act?

1. "It's winter in here yet." Proctor says to bring in flowers. (49)
2. "Oh, Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer!" Proctor speaking about Elizabeth. (53)
3. Their relationship is cold. Proctor kisses Elizabeth but she does not return it. Proctor says an everlasting funeral marches around her heart.

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What type of figurative language is "... and where she walks the crowd will part like the sea for Israel."

It is a Biblical Allusion

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"We burn a hot fire; it melts down all concealment"
Speaker:
Why is it ironic?

Speaker: Danforth
Because the trials are only causing more lies and concealment to be brought out rather than the truth.

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"In her life, sir, she have never lied."
Speaker:
She:
Why is it ironic?

Speaker: John Proctor
She: Elizabeth Proctor
It is ironic because she lies very soon after this is said.

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"This girl has always struck me false!"
Speaker:
This girl:

Speaker: Hale
This girl: Abigail

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"I may shut my conscience to it no more--- private vengeance is working through this testimony!"
Speaker:

Speaker: Hale

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"...to God every soul is precious and his vengeance is terrible on them that take life without cause."
Why is Danforth's statement ironic?

Because he is taking and will take lots of lives without any real cause.

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"I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name..."
Speaker:
talking about:

Speaker: John Proctor
talking about: his reputation

32

"Is every defense an attack upon the court?"
Speaker:
Example of:

Speaker: Hale
Example of a voice of reason

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"You're the Devil's man!"
Speaker:
You:

Speaker: Mary Warren
You: John Proctor

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"...you know in your black hearts that this be fraud---God da**s our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together!"
Speaker:
You:

Speaker: John Proctor
You: Danforth, Hathorne, and Parris

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What does Mary Warren do to save herself?

She says that Proctor bewitched her and forced her into helping him.

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What change does Proctor make in this act that makes him more involved in society?

He decides that he cannot just try to help his wife and he has to try to clear the names of all the falsely accused.

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What does Hale do after they arrest Proctor?

He denounces the court and leaves.

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Why do the judges and Parris not want to recognize the evidence that could end the trials?

They do not want to admit that they were deceived by young girls. Also this would mean they were wrong and this would severely hurt their reputations.

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What document does Proctor give Danforth in an attempt to clear the names of the accused but only causes more trouble?

He submits a deposition of ninety-one respected people in the town attesting to the good characters of Elizabeth, Martha, and Rebecca.

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What does Elizabeth claim that buys her some time?

She says that she is pregnant.

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Why is it ironic that Elizabeth lied to the court about her husband's adultery?

Because John had already confessed and he said that she had never lied. It also could have ended all of the trials is she had told the truth.

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Why can't Mary Warren faint when asked to?

Because she doesn't have the "sense of it" and she is unable to feed off the emotion of the other girls.

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What evidence does Giles bring to the proceedings?

He says that Putnam his reaching out for land and that someone heard and told him that Thomas prompted his daughter to accuse George Jacobs so the land would be forfeit and up for grabs.

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"She has been strivin' with her soul all week, Your Honor; she comes now to tell the truth of this to you."
She:

she: mary warren
speaker: Giles

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Three ways that Proctor tries to discredit Abigail

1. laughter during prayer
2. dancing naked
3. admits to his adultery

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What is Parris's reaction to almost all of the evidence brought forth by the defense?

He accuses them all of contempt of court because he worries about looking foolish and wrong if the witch trials proven wrong.

47

What form do Abigail and the other girls say that Mary Warren was taking when the was "hiding in the rafters" and bewitching them?

a yellow bird with talons

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What does Mary Warren come to testify?

Iqn an attempt to discredit Abigail, she says that she and the other girls were only pretending and that none of them ever saw any spirits.

49

Why is Giles arrested?

He is accused of contempt of court.

50

It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery"

Elizabeth

51

What is a harlot?

A Wh0re

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What did Parris find outside his house?

A knife

53

Why does John Proctor decide not to confess?

He didn't want to ruin the other's reputation .

54

Why does Parris transform?

He is scared for his life

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"It is hard to give a lie to dogs"

Proctor giving his confession to the court

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What shows John Proctor's transformation?

He was going to confess but he didn't to save the other's reputation.

57

"Because it is my name"

John Proctor-Reputation

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"You will not use me! I am no Sarah Good or Tituba"

Proctor

59

What is a gibbet?

A platform for hanging

60

"I came in to this village like a bridegroom to his beloved

Hale

61

Why is Andover mentioned in Act IV?

A rebellion happened in Andover where people overthrew the court

62

What is Hale trying to advise people to do?

Lie and confess

63

"I think that be the devil's argument"

Elizabeth talking about Hale's argument

64

"I am not empowered to trade your life for a lie"

Danforth
life - Proctor's

65

How did Giles Corey die?

Pressed to death

66

What does Danforth Symbolize?

Authority

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"He who weeps for these, weeps for corruption!"

Danforth

68

Where has the setting moved since Act III?

A cell in Salem jail

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How does Reverend Hale transform?

He realizes the evil of the court and starts advising the people to confess to save their lives.

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