And then he came on one stormy night to me, and he say, "Look! I have white people belong to me." And I look- and there was Goody Good.
She believe in the Gospel, every word!
If you think that I am one, then I say there are none.
You surely do not fly against the Gospel, the Gospel-
I say-I say- God is dead!
My name, he want my name. "I'll murger you," he says, "if my wife hangs! We must go and overthrow the court," he says!
What say you?
In this scene, Betty is ill on the bed from the night in the woods and Abigal has accused Tituba of witchcraft. Tituba confessed and is now accusing Sarah Good of witchcraft to save herself from being killed. This is when panic begins to arise in the town of Salem, due to people accusing others of witchcraft.
In this scene, Elizabeth is being accused of witchcraft. She is denying it but eventually, she goes with Hale and tells Proctor and Mary to take care of the children. At the end of this Act, Proctor tells Mary that they are going to go tell the truth about Abby. This scene is very important because it shows us how innocent people are being accused and builds up to the climax of Proctor going to the court.
It is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!
In this scene, Betty has tunred on Proctor and accused him of witchcraft. At first he is shocked and doesn't know what to say. Then he confesses. This is important to the story because Proctor couldn't prove to the court that Abigal lied and the court will continue to kill inoccent people because of he chaos of the Salem witch trials.
In this scene, Proctor was told to sign a written confession. Once he was told it would be nailed to the church, he did not want to give it to them. He wanted to keep his name for him and his family. Once he tore up the paper he was hung. This is important to the story because it shows how important people names were during this time. Proctor was one of the last people killed during the Salem Witch Trials.
Is that document a lie? If it is a lie I will not accept it! What say you?