Crucible Bellringer #7 8/22/12

Report
We know two pieces of info from Act I:
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First of all, we know John Proctor had an affair with Abigail.
Secondly, we know that Elizabeth knows about the affair and
fired Abigail.
Based on what you know about John and Elizabeth’s
situation, how do you think John and Elizabeth will act
around one another? (Hint: What kind of relationship
do you think they have?)
2. This act takes place 8 days after Act I. Predict what you
think happened during those 8 days. What is the
condition of Salem now?
Today’s Target: I can identify words and phrases that
impact meaning and tone.
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Give one example from Act II that demonstrates the
distant/awkward relationship between Elizabeth and
John Proctor.
2. Why do people “part like the seas” (193) when
Abigail walks by?
3. What new information makes Elizabeth angry with
John Proctor?
4.
Why is John Proctor hesitant to go to Salem and tell the
court what Abigail told him?
Today’s Target: I can identify words and phrases that
impact meaning and tone.
Reverend Hale’s appearance at the Proctor’s house is
a surprise. What does his appearance there mean?
2. What commandment does Proctor forget? Explain
the irony of him forgetting this commandment.
3. Explain Reverend Hale’s statement, “Theology, sir, is
a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be accounted
small” (199).
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Today’s Target: I can identify words and phrases
that impact meaning and tone.
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On what charge was Rebecca Nurse arrested?
On what charge was Martha Corey arrested?
Explain how Abigail was able to set Elizabeth up for
murder.
After Elizabeth has been taken away to jail, what
does John Proctor command Mary Warren to do?
Why is Mary Warren afraid to do what he asks?
Today’s Target: I can identify words and phrases
that impact meaning and tone.
What happened at the end of Act II?
2. Make a prediction about what will happen in this act.
Take into consideration how Act II ended. What is
going to happen in Act III?
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Today’s Target: I can identify words and phrases
that impact meaning and tone.
1. What does Giles accuse Mr. Putnam of in the
beginning of Act III?
2. When Danforth gives John Proctor the offer to keep
Elizabeth alive for a year, why does John refuse his
offer?
3. Explain what is ironic about the following statement
Danforth makes: “No uncorrupted man may fear this
court, Mr. Hale! None!” (215)
Today’s Target: I can identify words and phrases
that impact meaning and tone and explain
my thought process in writing.
Abigail to Danforth: “Think you be so mighty that
the power of Hell may not turn your wits? Beware of
it.” (219) What does this quote show about Abigail?
2. What claim does Proctor make to prove that he is not
lying about the affair? (220)
3. What is ironic about Elizabeth saying that John
Proctor did NOT have an affair with Abigail? (222)
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Today’s Target: I can identify words and phrases
that impact meaning and tone and explain
my thought process in writing.
When Mary Warren feels the pressure from Abigail
and the girls and from Judge Danforth at the end of
Act III, what does she do?
2. What does Proctor mean by the statement, “God is
dead” (226)?
3. What does Reverend Hale do at the end of Act III?
What does this show about him?
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Today’s Target: I can identify examples of irony
and explain why those examples are ironic.

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