The Crucible Assignment

1948 Words8 Pages
Zi Liu Ms. Elder College English 11 The Crucible Break Assignment ACT ONE 1. Why did the Salem settlement need a theocracy? Why had the settlers begun to turn toward individualism? The Salem settlement needed a theocracy because they had to come to some sort of unity. The settlers began to turn towards individualism because they were seeking freedom. But because they had been other a theocracy for so long, anyone who tried to break the rules were considered as a lawbreaker. 2. How does Miller characterize Parris? How does Parris feel about his parishioners? Miller characterizes Parris as someone who is selfish and worries too much about his reputation. Parris is always anxious and worries about everything. He took so long to build…show more content…
Why is Giles Cory expelled from court? Why won’t Danforth hear his evidence? Why is Cory arrested? Giles Cory was expelled from court because he would not list people who signed the document about Putnam wanting to take land. Danforth won’t listen to him for this reason. Giles got arrested for contempt. 2. Why is Mary Warren in court? What does she tell Danforth? Why is Danforth suspicious of her and of Proctor? Why does Proctor remind her of the angel Raphael? Mary Warren is in court to expose Abigail and the girls. She tells Danforth that there is no witchcraft. Danforth is suspicious because he thinks Proctor is threatening Mary to confess. Proctor reminds her of the angel Raphael because he urges her to do the right thing. 3. How does Parris nullify Proctor’s testament? How is Giles’s deposition turned against him? Parris says that Proctor only attends to church once a month. Giles’ deposition turned against him because when he told the court his wife read books, it became evidence against his wife for…show more content…
What is the professed purpose of the court? Why doesn’t the court need witnesses? What does this suggest about the proceedings? The purpose is to get the Devil out of Salem. The victims spoke up, for example, the children, and witness are not needed for this reason. This suggests that the proceedings are not fair and are based on one perspective. 5. Why does Proctor confess lechery? Why does he think Danforth and Hathorne will believe his confession? Why don’t they believe him? He hopes to save Elizabeth by confessing his lechery and to expose Abigail. He thinks Danforth and Hathorne will believe him because he has a high reputation in the community. They do not believe him because his wife did not validate his words. 6. How is Elizabeth’s testimony used against Proctor? Why is this an unfair test of Elizabeth’s word against John’s? Elizabeth was called into trial and she denies Proctor’s lechery with Abigail, which is opposite of what Proctor said. This was unfair because Proctor told the court that Elizabeth was an honest woman, and she just lied. 7. How does Abigail turn the court against Mary Warren? She turns the court against Mary Warren by telling the court that she sees spirits and claims that Mary summoned the
Open Document