What is the setting of Act III?
Salem Meeting House
What does Giles mean when he
says he has “broken charity
with the woman”?
he has betrayed/condemned his
What is the deal that Danforth
tries to make with John Proctor?
If John will drop the charges, he will
not try Elizabeth for a year because
she is pregnant.
Who begins to have doubts about
the rightness of the witch trials?
What does Judge Hathorne ask
Mary Warren to do in court that
she cannot do?
What does Abigail do as soon as
Danforth begins to question her?
She threatens him.
What does John tell the court
about his wife?
She will not lie.
How do the girls torment/terrorize
They repeat everything she says
What does Mary Warren do at
the end of Act III?
Accuses John Proctor of
“The Devil is precise; the marks
of his presence are definite as
“I never knew I must account to that man for I
come to church or stay at home. . . Since
we built the church there were pewter
candlesticks upon the altar; but Parris come,
and for twenty week he preach nothin’ but
golden candlesticks until he had them . . it
hurt my prayer.”
“I want my mama! . . . I’ll fly to
Mama. Let me fly.”
“Tonight, when I open my door to
leave my house – a dagger clattered
to the ground. You cannot hang this
sort. There is danger for me. I dare
not step outside at night.”
“I come to counsel Christians
they should belie themselves.
There is blood on my head.”
Why has Reverend Hale come
back in Act IV?
He hopes to talk the accused into
What news does Reverend Parris
give the courts in Act IV?
Mercy and Abigail have stolen
Parris’ money and disappeared
What does Hale urge
Elizabeth Proctor to do?
Persuade her husband to confess
John tells Elizabeth that he
has not confessed to
He does not want to confess a lie
to contemptible people.
What is the one thing that
John cannot do?
Sign his name to a lie/allow lie to
be posted on the church door for
the public to see
When John goes to the gallows
and Elizabeth says that her
husband has his “goodness now”,
she means that:
By tearing up his confession, he
feels that he has regained his
Why does Elizabeth refuse to
influence John’s decision
whether to confess?
She feels he must face his own
conscience and make his own
Elizabeth reports to John that
has been pressed to death with
Why did Giles not confess to
or deny being a witch?
By not pleading guilty or innocent,
he did not have to forfeit (give up)
Who is Rev. Parris’s
Who is the Proctor’s servant?
What is Rebecca Nurse
The supernatural murders of Ann
What is Elizabeth Proctor
The attempted murder of Abigail
“I hope you are not decided to
go in search of loose spirits,
“Last night – mark this – I tried and
tried and could not say my prayers.
And then she close her book and
walks out of the house, and suddenly
– mark this – I could pray again!”
“A child’s spirit is like a child, you
can never catch it by running after
it; you must stand still, and for
love, it will soon itself come back.”
“I saved her life today! . . . I’ll be
ordered to bed no more, Mr.
Proctor! I am eighteen and a
woman, however single.”
“A fart on Thomas Putnam!”
“There is no blush about my
“I just come from the farm; the
whole country’s talkin’ witchcraft!
They’ll be calling us witches
Abby….Abby, we’ve got to tell.”
“I do not judge you. The
magistrate sits in your heart that
judges you. I never thought but
you were a good man….”
“He say Mr. Parris no goodly
man, Mr. Parris mean man and
no gentle man, and he bid me
rise out of my bed and cut your
“But you must understand, sir,
that a person is either with this
court or he must be counted
against it, there be no road