Warren provided many evasive answers during her first examination, possibly because she was unsure as to how to not be convicted. Proctor is astonished: what court? She is always unhappy with him, whatever he does. She never seems to be fully confident in herself or what she is saying, which again highlights the extent of the hysteria in Salem. Fake crying, seeing fake spirits, and blaming people of witchcraft just because someone else is doing it shows her being a follower. It's hard proof, hard as rock, the judges said. To stop the accusations and to be saved from death, Tituba admits to act with the Devil.
They'll be callin' us witches, Abby! Meanwhile, there is a hue-and-cry about the events taking place for unknown reasons. When Danforth threatens Giles with contempt, Giles responds that this is not an official court session. She does not speak out on her own in the beginning about dancing in the woods with Abigail. GradeSaver, 15 June 2008 Web. I--I would have you speak civilly to me, from this out.
Rebecca is a freelance writer and history lover who got her start in journalism working for small-town newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire after she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B. Downloading text is forbidden on this website. The Salem Witch Trials: A Reference Guide. Arthur Miller himself recognized that the Salem Witch tests of the late 1600s were the perfect drift for making a pandemonium big plenty to prolong his play. In this particular scene, Mary's unintelligible muttering also increases the tension as the audience strain to hear what she says and anticipate what effect it will have on the events of the play. Elizabeth asks who accused her, but Mary refuses to say and goes to bed. She wants to confess to dancing in the woods instead of being suspected of witchcraft: 'Witchery's a hangin' error.
Abby threats the girls, she tells them if they tell she will come and kill them herself. Eight days later, John Proctor returns home late from planting the fields. On the other hand, Mary is just misinformed, and so wrapped up in the hysteria that she can't see the ridiculousness and superficiality of the events that are occurring before her eyes. Struck like a beast he says, and screamed that a bull would weep to hear. Firstly, the fact that Mary Warren gets so involved in this interaction with the girls shows how deeply the hysteria appears to be engrained in her mind.
She'll ruin you with it, I know she will. Many have gathered at Parris' residence in order to unearth the mystery. He has been a plaintiff in thirty-three court cases, and thus has great experience with the law. John fears that Elizabeth will be accused of witchcraft, but she does not believe him. However, upon the arrest of Rebecca Nurse and , Reverend Hale now eschews the supernatural explanations for more concrete, legal explanations.
Later still in the play, Abigail accuses Proctor of witchcraft, and manages to convince Mary Warren to revoke her confession. Parris knows that the trials are a fraud and that the girls are lying, yet continues to push against witchcraft to suit his ends. It is a dramatized and fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. By the end of her examinations, Mary was established as an accuser, and she safeguarded her life by providing the magistrates with ample accusations and evidence. Hathorne's father even tried a case of Corey's. Cheever, comes to arrest Elizabeth on the charge of sending out her spirit to harm Abigail Williams.
If Abby were to tell, Mary threatens, 'I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. Parris interrogates Abigail, who says they were not up to anything at all, except for dancing. In an early scene, she suggests telling the truth about the dancing in the woods, but she is shot down by Abigail and the other girls and is identified as the most likely weak link in the group. While in court, Mary passes the time by making Goody Proctor a present of a small rag doll called a poppet. Emotionally she has no power to stand up for the accusals of Abby and the other misss even though she is seeking to salvage the guiltless adult females.
It is this flaw on which Abigail Williams and the other girls capitalize when making their accusations. Abigail said Elizabeth's spirit pushed in the needle. During the first event of the trials, Abigail was present with the rest of the girls, mimicking one another. The first theme I will talk about is the lying that goes on throughout all of the acts and the whole play. Hale advises Danforth that he cannot say that Proctor is an honest man, but it would be better to send him home to hire a lawyer. Mary Warren is an innocent girl stuck in the middle of a bad situation. On April 4, several afflicted girls, , , Mary Walcott,.
Why I Wrote The Crucible. This incident begot many other incidents which were unaccounted for. Abby, we've got to tell. Miller continues the theme of revolving accusations in this act when Mary finally breaks down and accuses Proctor of witchcraft. You must remember, Goody Proctor.