The Crucible

The Crucible
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  • John commits adultery
  • I have a sense for heat John. You loved me and and you do now!
  • No, no, Abby. That's done with.
  • Abigail curses Elizabeth
  • Will this kill Elizabeth?
  • Yes long as you drink the blood
  • I think I see Reverend
  • Tituba confesses to witchcraft and accuses others
  • Glory to God- it is broken!
  • And he say I have white people that belong to me. And I look- and there was Goody Good.
  • I saw Goody Osburn with the devil! I saw George Jacobs!
  • John's affair with Abigail starts the witch trials. After John lusted for Abigail, Abigail obtained an unhealthy attachment to John. She would be willing to kill Elizabeth so that she could have John. Her unhealthy attachment to John leads to the witchcraft in the woods.
  • Elizabeth and John are questioned
  • Let you repeat them if you will.
  • ...Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
  • Adultery John
  • After Abigail had an affair with Proctor, she desired to end Elizabeth and take her place as Proctor's wife. Her escapade in the woods with the other girls is what caused the witch trial hysteria that led to the death of 19 people. If Reverend Parris did not see the girls those lives would be saved.
  • Elizabeth accused and arrested
  • And what signifies a needle?
  • It is a needle!
  • At the end of Act I Tituba confesses to practicing witchcraft; and in order to save her life, she falsely accuses others in the town. Abigail and Betty do the same thing. By the Act II 32 people in the town will be tried. Their accusations contributed also to the witch trial hysteria
  • John confesses
  • She never saw no sprits sir. I have known her. Excellency, forgive me. She thinks to dance with me on my wife's grave and she might. t is a whore's vengeance and you must see it.
  • This scene is important for the character development of John Proctor. John has been away and separated from Salem and the witch trials. When he hears from Hale that his wife has been accused of witchcraft, John is reminded of his sin with Abigail, the consequences of his sin, and the possible actions he must take to solve it.
  • You have said that twice, sir.
  • When Elizabeth is arrested by Cheever for witchcraft, John makes the decision to testify before the court and confess his Abigail. Abigail will not stop until Elizabeth is ruined. In order to protect the lives of his wife and friends and bring an end to the witch trials, John must confess.
  • Tis hard proof! Testify it were your wife's spirit stabbed Abigail!
  • Through John's testimony to Danforth, he proves his loyalty to his wife and friends in Salem. He is willing to sacrifice his name and endure public humiliation so that his wife and friends be set free. This scene shows John's character development- a complex man that is not prefect but is humble enough to admit and fix his mistakes for the sake of the other.
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