How does Elizabeth feel about John?

But Elizabeth is human: she doesn’t trust John yet. Her fear and anger about John’s affair come out. She is colder to him, because as much as she loves him, his weakness towards Abigail is a major flaw in his character, which Elizabeth sees clearly even though John does not.

What do you learn about Reverend Parris’s relationship with the community in Act I?

What do you learn about Reverend Parris’s relationship with the community in Act I? Where do you learn this information? They don’t really respect him even though the minister is the most respected in the community. In dialogue and background info.

What does Elizabeth encourage John to do?

What does Elizabeth encourage John to do? She encourages him to go to court to prove Abigail is a fraud and doesn’t see spirits.

At what point does the rising action begin in the crucible?

The rising action of The Crucible begins in Act I, with Parris and Mrs. Putnam encouraging the belief in witchcraft, and continues through Act II, in which personal prejudices and accusations replace seemingly harmless suspicions and questionings.

Why do you think Miller uses this unusual expository strategy for his drama?

The thing to note about The Crucible is that it is a play. That said, there is, in fact, a lot of expository writing within the The Crucible. This is so because there are a lot of intricacies that would otherwise be difficult to communicate to readers via character lines and stage directions.

What does Elizabeth say about Abigail?

Elizabeth also accuses Abigail of vanity over her good looks, which is part of Elizabeth perceiving her former maid as a whore. Elizabeth also says she dismissed Abigail from service because she was a poor housekeeper. Abigail, in turn, calls Elizabeth “a bitter woman, a lying, cold, sniveling woman.”

Why do you think Miller chooses to reveal information?

By withholding some information, and only revealing it in stages, the author hopes to interest the reader and to keep him “hooked” so that the reader continues with the work. As the reader does not know all the facts, he can emphatize with the characters, who also do not have all the information.

What is the most important piece of information revealed in Act 1 of The Crucible?

The most important piece of information revealed in Act 1 is Abigail Williams’s confession to John Proctor that Betty Parris, her cousin, is not suffering as a result of some witchcraft they performed.

Why does Elizabeth want John to go to Abigail now?

Elizabeth originally wants John to go to Salem so he can tell the court that he knows the girls are lying. Then, when she finds out she was accused in court, she wants him to go to Salem to speak directly with Abigail. Elizabeth makes these requests with an eye towards correcting injustice and saving her own life.

Which characters show integrity in the crucible?

Reverend John Hale illustrates integrity throughout the course of the play.

Why does Elizabeth blame herself for John’s predicament?

Elizabeth is telling John that she was never clear with her emotions with John. When Elizabeth talks to John, he is a condemned man. He will be hanged if he does not confess to witchcraft. Elizabeth blames herself for John’s predicament, to a certain extent.

Does Proctor save Elizabeth?

Elizabeth is arrested as a witch and John Proctor tries in vain to save her and clear her name. In so doing, Proctor himself is arrested and accused of being a witch as well. Later, in the courtroom, John Proctor tries to save his wife by exposing Abigail Williams as a fraud and a whore.

How is John Proctor a good man?

John Proctor is an honest, upright, and blunt-spoken man because he fought for what is right and found forgiveness in his fatal flaw. Throughout the story, John expresses qualities of an honest man by defending his wife Elizabeth when she is accused of hurting Abigail.

Who was jealous of Rebecca Nurse?

Goody Putnam

What blame does Elizabeth take for what has happened to John?

What does Elizabeth blame herself for? For John’s affair with Abigail. Elizabeth tells John that she “kept a cold house.” What does keeping “a cold house” mean? Was not a loving or prosper wife.

What apology does Elizabeth make to John?

Elizabeth: John, I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me! Suspicion kissed you when I did; I never knew how I should say my love.

How is integrity shown in the crucible?

Integrity is the adherence to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character, and honesty. The Crucible reveals this integrity through many literary elements. John Proctor has integrity and shows this through his choice to stay true to himself instead of saving his own life.

What did Rebecca Nurse do for a living?

Rebecca Nurse

Rebecca Towne Nurse (or Nourse)
Nationality English
Occupation Housewife
Known for Convicted of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials
Spouse(s) Francis Nurse (or Nourse)

How is John Proctor characterized?

Honest, upright, and blunt-spoken, Proctor is a good man, but one with a secret, fatal flaw. His lust for Abigail Williams led to their affair (which occurs before the play begins), and created Abigail’s jealousy of his wife, Elizabeth, which sets the entire witch hysteria in motion.