What does this scene reveal about Hale’s role in the trial? He goes to the Proctor’s home to see if they were doing anything odd to see if they were witches, and why john doesnt go to church. This scene shows Hale’s role having character development and changing his beliefs about the trial.
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.
One may also ask, why did Hale go to proctors house? Hale came out to question all accused persons for himself, so that he would have some knowledge of the people before they appeared in court or jail. He came to Proctor’s house to question them to see if either of them had any suspicious activities which would relate to witchcraft.
Subsequently, one may also ask, why does Reverend Hale visit the proctors quizlet?
He is investigating the stories (and some rumors) heard in the court. Earlier, he was at Rebecca Nurse’s house.
How does Hale confuse Tituba What is the significance of their conversation?
Hale confuses Tituba by being kind to her. Hale says to Tituba, “You are selected, Tituba, you are chosen to help us cleanse our village.” Unlike Parris or Putnam, who threaten and beat her, Hale touches her gently, treats her lovingly, and tells her that she is special.
What does Giles report to the proctors?
What does Giles report to the Proctors? What is the significance of his revelations? He tells them that his wife, Francis Nurses wife, and Rebecca have been arrested for witchcraft. He is the clerk of the court and arrests people.
What does Elizabeth say about witches?
Elizabeth says that if she herself stands accused, then witches must not really exist. For if they did, no one could accuse her.
What does Giles Corey reveal to Reverend Hale?
What does Giles Corey reveal to Reverend Hale? He is worried because his wife reads “strange” books at night. One night he couldn’t pray until she stopped reading a book. He suspects witchcraft.
What will happen to Proctor if he tries to discredit Abby?
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.
What does Mary Warren reveal about the trials?
Because of this newly acquired power, in Act 2, scene II, Mary Warren feels justified in talking back to her employers, John and Elizabeth Proctor. She tells them that 39 people are arrested and Sarah Osburn will be hanged while Sarah Good will not because she is said to be pregnant.
Why does Mary Warren go to Salem every day?
Mary Warren goes to Salem because she is an official in the witch trials. She explains to her husband that Mary Warren told her that she had to go into Salem because she was “an official of the court.” Elizabeth is afraid of the court, but her husband tells her it is nonsense and “black mischief.”
Why do Cheever and Herrick arrive and why do they ask about a doll?
Ezekiel Cheever and Marshal Herrick arrive at the Proctor house with a warrant for Elizabeth’s arrest. Cheever discovers the poppet that Mary Warren made for Elizabeth, and he finds a needle inside the doll. Cheever tells Proctor and Hale that Abigail has charged Elizabeth with attempted murder.
What accusation does Giles make?
Giles Corey is accusing Thomas Putman of attempting to kill his neighbors in order to take their land. Giles goes on to say that an honest man overheard Putman instructing his daughter to accuse George of witchcraft.
What gift does Mary give Elizabeth?
Mary Warren brings Elizabeth Proctor a doll. Referred to as a “poppet” in the play, the doll turns out to be part of Abigail’s plan to accuse Elizabeth and get her “out of the way” so that she can re-kindle her affair with John Proctor.
Why did Abigail accuse Elizabeth?
Because Abigail wants John Proctor for herself, she gets Tituba to make her a potion to kill Goody Proctor. Once Abigail has gained power as an “afflicted child”, she seizes the chance to accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft and get her out of the picture that way (Act 2).
Why did Mary give 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.
What does John decide at the end of Act 2?
In act two of Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, John Proctor decides that it is time to stand up to Abigail Williams in order to save his wife’s life.
Who comes to question the proctors about their beliefs?
He is to make Abigail understand that the affair is over. Why does Reverend Hale visit the Proctors? Hale says he is trying to get to know those people who are accused. Hale wants to ask the Proctors about their religious beliefs.
Why does John Proctor not go to church?
However, the real reason emerges when Hale pushes John Proctor further, and he admits that his reasons for non-attendance are based around the Reverend Parris and how he insists on the trappings of wealth in his church, as evidenced through gold candlesticks.