Important Quotes From The Crucible '

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Act one: 1. The irony of the statement "So now they and their church found it necessary to deny any other sect its freedom, lest their New Jerusalem be defiled and corrupted by wrong and deceitful ideas.", is that the Puritans fled England to escape religious persecution, and so them persecuting other to maintain absolute religious hegemony over their territory is just the Puritans behaving like their persecutors the moment they obtain power. 2. The witch-hunt years were a time of “general revenge” for many of the villagers were accusing their neighbors of being witches/dealing with the devil so that they could be hanged and their land be taken away by them, the “righteous” accusers. A notable example was the Putnam’s accusing the nurses of witchcraft. 3.…show more content…
The quote that John Proctor tells Mary to keep her brave is “Now, remember the angel Raphael and what he said to the boy Tobias…Do that which is good, and no harm shall come to thee.” 8. 8. Giles accused Putnam of accusing his neighbors of witchcraft so that he could take their land. 9. Hale’s problem when Proctor and his friends present evidence to Danforth is that he becomes suspicious of the girls, and that they are lying for beneficial reasons. He quits the court in disgust of what he believes is a corruption of the court, and tries to help as many people as possible from being hung by the noose. 10. Hawthorne wants to test Mary by having her faint for she said the fainting was fake. She can’t do it, for before she actually thought she saw the evil spirits, and so in a placebo effect fashion she was able to faint back then. 11. All Elizabeth says when asked why she dismissed Abigail was that she was no longer fond of her, in order to protect her husband. 12. The girls pretend Mary is possessing them by repeating everything she says. Mary finally succumbs to the pressure and calls Proctor the “Devils man”, and insisted that at night his spirit threatened her. 13. Proctor ends up in the dungeon and will be
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