The Crucible

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The Crucible: Act One 1. Where and when is the opening scene of the play set? * The opening scene was held in the Salem in the Spring of year 1692 2. Why has Parris sent for Reverend Hale from Beverly? * Parris sent for Reverend Hale to see what is going on with his sick daughter, Betty. 3. What do we learn about the events in the forest and Abigail Williams’ connections with the Proctor family? * Abigail is in love with John Proctor and drank some charm to rid of Goody Proctor. They were dancing for the Devil and asked Tituba to conjure spirits. 4. What does Ann Putnam claim in the play about her dead infant children? * Ann Putnam claims that the Devil killed her children. 5. Before…show more content…
He based their faith on them not going to church on Sabbath Days. The Proctors then answered confidently although John Proctor got stuck on the 10 commandments; they believe they are religious with strong faith in God. 6. What theological argument does John Hale use to explain the causes of the events in Salem? * Hale suggests that something in Salem, perhaps a murder that was never solved, happened and God has brought punishment upon Salem. 7. What conflict does John Proctor face at the end of this act? * John Proctor is faced with the problem that his wife, Elizabeth, has been charged and is imprisoned. 8. Explain how each of the following is an example of verbal, situational, or dramatic irony: * Mary’s gift of a poppet to Elizabeth is an example of situational irony. It was just supposed to be nothing but a gift that Mary made. Instead, it turned out to be that evidence that got her chained up. * That one commandment that John Proctor couldn’t remember is an example of dramatic irony. John Proctor committed adultery by having an affair with Abigail Williams that only they both know. When John Hale tested him on his commandments, he can’t seem to remember the 6th commandment which was we must not be guilty of adultery which was ironic since he is. * Proctor’s statement about Abigail, “Good. Then her saintliness is done with.” Is an example of verbal irony because Abigail is
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