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The importance of: "I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name you will believe me Mr. Danforth!"
Proctor says this meaning that he just confessed his affair and would not ruin his reputation if it were not true.
The importance of: "Whatever you would do, it is a good man does it. I have read my heart this three month, John. It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery."
Elizabeth says this meaning that she was not as loving wife as she could have been. She is taking the blame for John cheating on her.
The importance of: "Let Rebecca go like a saint, for me it is fraud."
Proctor is saying that he is not as good of a person as Rebecca Nurse. He is a sinner. Therefore if he were to hang it would not be honorable. He is justifying his decision to "live."
The importance of: I look for John Proctor That took me from my sleep and put knowledge In my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was. I Never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! And now you bid Me tear the light out of my eyes? I will not, I cannot! You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!
Abigail says this to John Proctor. She is saying that John has been the one to show her how Salem and the people of Salem are not as perfect as they seem, but are rather very hypocritical. He gave her “knowledge” of the ways of the world. Now he is telling her to forget their affair/love, but she cannot.
Explain “…and the drums rattle like bones in the morning air.” State the literary technique used.
Proctor and Rebecca are hanged. The ending line symbolizes the complete destruction and somber mood of the town of Salem. The literary technique being used is a simile.
This character says, “Let either of you breathe a word about the other things and I will bring about a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” .
This man says “He had no right to sell it. It stands clear In my grandfather’s will that All the land between the river… You load one oak of mine and you’ll fight to drag it home!
Mr. Thomas Putnam
This man has experience with witchcraft. His views change throughout the play and he prompts the accused to confess.
Is arrested for "contempt of court"
Is a good character but makes the fatal mistake of lust.
Accused of being a witch for selling Walcott a pig that died.
The title of the play The Crucible ultimately means...
It is a container of metal for heating substances to high temperatures. This is seen as a "severe test or trial" which relates to the play
Define "author's purpose"
It is either their intent to inform or teach someone about something, to entertain, or to persuade the audience to do or not to do something
State the allegory detected in The Crucible
An allegory is an extended metaphor: a story with two meanings- a literal and a symbolic meaning. In The Crucible Arthur Miller was making a statement about the McCarthy Trials.
How is The Crucible a universal form of literature?
Universality "includes in all cases." Universal literature means that it applies to all people at all times. The Crucible relates to human nature and the need to blame others.
Describe The Hollywood Blacklist
The list of actors, directors, screenwriters, and other U.S. entertainment professionals denied employment becuase of their political beliefs or associations, whether real or suspected.
Finish the phrase: The playwright is nothing without________
Arthur Miller was 81 when he did this...
He wrote the screenplay for the movie version of The Crucible
He believes that theatre can _________ the world
When Miller said, "to keep God and the civic civilization separate, where they belong. Backing up the government with the church is a catastrophe," what is he describing?
The real message of the play- Church and government should have separate laws
John tells Elizabeth that he has not confessed to being a witch because…
Out of spite he does not want to confess a lie to contemptible people