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Crucible Essay

  • Submitted by: ehk4101993
  • on October 12, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 4,786 words

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the crucible.  
ACT 1.
1. Why has reverend Parris sent for a doctor as the play begins
Parris has sent for a doctor at the beginning of the play as his daughter Betty won't wake up and she is said to be overtaken by "unnatural spirits" (the devil)
2. What advice does the doctor send back? Why is this scary to Parris?
The doctor sent a nervous youn gril by the name of Sussanna Walcott with the message that "something unnatural is at work". This makes Reverend Parris un-easy as it threatens his position in society in which he is trying to gain respect for and also questions the idea of god vs the devil
3. As the play opens Reverend Parris is questioning his niece, What is he questioning her about and what exactly is his real concern?
Reverend Parris questions his niece about what he had seen previously in the woods, accsing them of "conjuring spirits"   he is concenred for the life of his daughter as well as his reputation within the community
4. What did Parris see in the woods the previous night?
Reverend Parris saw a group of teenage girls in the woods as well as seeing "someone naked running through the trees"
5. What has Elizabeth Proctor said about Abigail?
That Abigail is "soiled" due to the fact that she wouldn't be her slave
6. Why does Abigail say the Proctors dismissed her? What literary device is used here?
The Proctors wanted a slave and Abigail stated that she "will not blacken her face for any of them!"
7.   What rumors have circulated the town about Betty Parris? What proof later occurs that "proves" that she is a witch?
Some rumours that have escualted around the town about Betty Parris are that she is a with and that she flew over a barn, this is later supported when the towns people are reciting a psalm and Betty then can not bear to hear the Lords name  

8. Why did Mrs. Putnam contact Tituba?
Mrs Putnam contacts Tituba as she has the ability to speak to the dead. Mrs Putnam inparticularly wants Tituba to contact the dead as...

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