Betty is fine. We were just dancing and having fun.
What's wrong with Betty? I saw you and the girls were in the woods last night screaming. Were you girls preforming witchcraft?
I promise sir, I have never seen the devil.
Praise God! I love God!
PRAISE GOD! I LOVE GOD!
Lies and Deceit
This can happen anymore, Abby. It's done.
John, you can't deny what we feel for each other.
This scene portrays the theme of reputation and integrity because Abigail and the girls lie to Reverend Paris about what happened in the woods to protect their own reputation or their integrity. They chose to lie unlike Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor.
This scene represents the theme of hysteria because Abigail and the girls are accusing Mary Warren of witchcraft to ensure that she doesn't tell the court the truth about what happened.
I have not seen the devil! I WANT MY NAME!
The entire play of the Crucible revolves around the lies and deceit John Proctor and Abigail face with the town of Salem. The lies they've told about the affair effects the people who get of witchcraft such as Elizabeth Proctor.
My strongbox was broken into. Abigail took all 31 pound.
This scene portrays revenge because Abigail is facing jealousy towards Elizabeth Proctor because she's married to John Proctor. Abigail wants Elizabeth dead so she accused her of witchcraft.
Who accused her? Was it Abigail?
Elizabeth was accused if witchcraft Mr. Proctor.
John Proctor has pride in the Crucible because he has the chance to live by lying and saying that the accusations about him doing witchcraft are true, but he has self-respect. So he was prosecuted for having pride and telling the truth.
This scene portrays greed because Reverend Parris is more concerned about being 31 pound short, rather than worrying about his niece who is missing.