The Crucible Act IV

 Orphans
roam the streets begging for food
 Cows also roam the streets
 Crops rot in the fields
 More people have been hung
 Andover is now having trials
 Abigail
and Mercy Lewis have stolen Parris’
money and run away.
 Surprise
and worry
 Her sudden disappearance may increase
 Postpone
the scheduled hangings
 Convince
them to confess to save their lives.
 It
would bring Danforth’s character and
power into question.
 Confessing
to save his life or refusing to
submit and dying.
 Her
cold heart was partly to blame for her
husband’s infidelity.
 He
agrees to sign a confession, but refuses it
to be posted publicly.
 His
confession also condemns his friends as
 She
does not want to take away her
husband’s chance for salvation (redemption).
 John
 Lechery
 “Why,
it is a lie, it is a lie; how may I damn
myself? I cannot, I cannot.” (Rebecca, 1116)
 “I
can. And there’s your first marvel, that I
can. You have made your magic now, for now
I do think I see some shred of goodness in
John Proctor.” (Proctor, 1120)
 “You
misunderstand, sir; I cannot pardon
these when twelve are already hanged for
the same crime. It is not just. (Danforth,
… I should hang ten thousand that dared to
rise against the law, and an ocean of salt
tears could not melt the resolution of these
statutes.” (Danforth, 1110)
 “Quail
not before God’s judgment in this, for
it may well be God damns a liar less that he
that throw his life away for pride.” (Hale,
 “John,
I counted myself so plain, so poorly
made, no honest love could come to me!
Suspicion kissed you when I did; I never knew
how I should say my love. It were a cold
house I kept!” (Elizabeth, 1114)

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