The Crucible Act III Study Questions

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What evidence of Martha Corey’s witchcraft is the court considering.
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She tells fortunes.
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According to Giles Corey, what is Thomas Putnams purpose n prompting the witch trials
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Putnam is \”reaching out for land\” to the people that are being hung
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From his actions and statements, what can you conclude about Judge Danforth
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He thinks he is superior and righteous. He has already signed the death warrants for 72 women, and doesn’t want to look like a fool to consider the girls are faking
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who are proctors allies in his attempt to expose the girls
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Giles corey, francis nurse, reverend hale, and herrick
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Who is proctors enemies in attempting to expose the girls
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reverend parris
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Who apologizes but hurts his credibility
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cheever
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What extravagance does danforth believe proctor guilty of
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danforth thinks that proctor has brought forth mary warren because of his fear for elizabeths life
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what bargain does danforth attempt to strike with proctor, just to make him go away
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Danforth reveals that elizabeth claims to be pregnant, and shell be kept alive until the baby is born
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what makes proctor want to continue with his attempt to prove the girls are lying
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hes also trying to save martha corey and rebecca nurse
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what document does danforth at first refuse to even look at
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mary warrens deposition
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What other document does he consider and then make the men wish they had not given him
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A list of 91 names of people who would test to the good character of women, and had all of them arrested for examination
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why is giles corey hesitant to give the name of the man who heard thomas putnam say his daughters outcry against jacobs had given him a fair gift of land
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corey fears the man would be put in jail with the other 91 people
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what does hale point out to danforth as giles is being tried
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hales tells danforth that there is as \”prodigious fear of the court\”
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What is danforths answer to what hale pointed out
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that their fear is caused by their guilt
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how does danforth suggest a \”way out\” for the girls
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\”it may well be that mary warren has been conquered by satan, who sent her here to distract our sacred purpose\”
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what finally prompts proctor to report his affair with abigail
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she begins to ask god for help, she has swayed danforth to her side, and mary warren gets weaker. proctor at first cries out in anger, but then realizes he must go with the details. Its his only hope of discrediting abigail
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what metaphor does proctor use in his appeal to danforth
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\”i have made a bell of my honor, i have rung the doom of my good name. you will believe me mr danforth
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how difficult do you think it was for elizabeth to tell the lie about johns lechery
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Very difficult
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What dramatic technique does miller use when elizabeth tells the lie
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irony
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what finally completely destroy proctors effects to save his wife
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they badger mary warren so badly that she accuses proctor of being the devils man
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what is hales reaction to the events of act III
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he quits the proceedings

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