Why does Cheever come to the Proctor house? Cheever comes to arrest Elizabeth. Explain the significance of the needle in the “poppet.” Abigail had accused Elizabeth of sticking a needle in her (Abby’s) stomach through the use of a “poppet” (doll).
If she is accused of being a witch, she cannot believe in witches. On this basis of this evidence, Cheever determined witchcraft was possible and took Elizabeth to jail. What will happen to Proctor if he tries to discredit Abby? She will tell them they had an affair, she will discredit his name by calling him a lecher.
Additionally, where does Elizabeth want John to go and what does she want him to do there *? She wants him to go into Salem to tell the authorities that the girls are lying.
Just so, what is the significance of the needle in the poppet?
The presence of the needle is seen as “evidence” to substantiate how Abigail was under attack that evening at dinner, claiming that she was stabbed with a needle. The discovery of the needle inside the poppet is taken as proof that Elizabeth is practicing witchcraft to get back at Abigail.
Why does Reverend Hale pay a visit to the Proctor household?
Hale goes to the Proctors to warn them to get their religious affairs in order, such as baptizing their youngest child. Elizabeth’s name has been brought up by Abigail as a witch, and Hale wants the Proctors to look like they are religious, upstanding people.
What does Proctor do to discredit her?
Proctor, in his anger and desperation, grabs Abby and calls her a whore. He then confesses his sins to the court and admits to his affair with Abby and tells the court that his wife Elizabeth had set Abby out for being a harlot.
Why do golden candlesticks hurt John prayer?
explain why golden candlesticks hurt john proctor’s prayer. it hurts John proctors prayer because he is having to pay with his own money for these golden candlesticks with his own money for a minister he believe has nothing to do with christ our lord.
What is proctors response to Elizabeth’s prodding?
What is John Proctor’s response to Elizabeth’s prodding to go to Salem to tell that the girls are lying? He is reluctant to go. You just studied 14 terms!
What did the paper that the 91 signed say?
What paper did 91 people sign? They signed saying that Rebecca, Elizabeth and Martha were all good, upstanding God-loving citizens.
Why does John hesitate exposing Abigail?
John hesitates in exposing Abigail as a fraud because of two reasons. She thinks that it is because of his previous relationship with Abigail that he is hesitating to expose her as a fraud, which he denies.
Why does Elizabeth want John to go see Abigail?
Long Answer. Elizabeth Proctor first urges John Proctor to go to Salem so he can testify that Abigail and the other girls are frauds. John knows this to be a fact because when he and Abigail spoke alone in Act 1, Abigail scoffed at the suggestion that Betty’s illness had anything to do with witchcraft.
Why does Elizabeth mistrust?
Why does Elizabeth mistrust him? He is afraid that if he reveals Abigail to be a fraud, she will confess their affair. – Elizabeth is even more upset to discover that Abigail and John have been alone, and she thinks John is hesitant to tell the court because he wants to protect Elizabeth.
What does John Proctor mean when he says?
When Elizabeth is taken away in chains, John tries to convince Mary to testify against Abigail. What does John Proctor mean when he says, “God is dead!” HE MEANS THAT IF THIS IS JUSTICE, THEN GOD IS DEAD BECAUSE IT REALLY ISNT JUSTICE. Why does Rev.
What is found in the poppet?
3. The poppet was found with a needle sticking out of its belly. It was commonly believed that dolls were kept by witches and manipulated in order to torture people.
Why did she give the poppet to Elizabeth?
Mary tells Elizabeth that she has made the doll in court as something to do that kept her busy. However, Abigail Williams may have instructed Mary Warren to give the poppet to Elizabeth so that she could accuse Elizabeth of witchcraft.
Who really stuck the pin in Abby’s stomach and why?
Abigail stuck the pin in her own stomach because she wanted to frame Elizabeth of witchcraft. Abigail was sitting next to Marry Warren in the court so she saw Marry Warren make the doll and stick the needle in the doll’s stomach.
What does the doll symbolize in the crucible?
The obvious would be that the poppet symbolizes witchcraft. In a more specific form the doll means voodoo. The poppet symbolizes the manipulation of Abby along with the other girls. It holds the fate of Elizabeth and the ending of this play as well.
What does the golden candlesticks symbolize in the crucible?
The golden candlesticks symbolize Parris’s selfish materialism, and they perhaps symbolize the deep rift between Parris and Proctor.
Is the accuser always holy now?
Is the accuser always holy now? After Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft, Proctor asks Hale why he believes the accusers but not the accused. Because testimony depends on honesty, Proctor argues that it’s impossible to know who is lying and who is telling the truth.