* AS YOU READ, DO NOT FORGET TO FILL OUT YOUR CHARTS: CHARACTERS AND READING ROLES! *
**The reading roles chart in your Google Drive folder is vitally important. Continue to fill it out, especially as you go further into the play, to make sure you understand the plot and each of the characters’ motivations.**
Act III: audio begins at 59:46
KEY WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE READING Act Three of The Crucible.
The 3 Essential Questions you are responsible for answering while reading Act Three of The Crucible:
1. How have the witch accusations been used for personal gain? SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER WITH A CITED QUOTE.
2. How have the characters’ morals been compromised throughout the play? SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER WITH A CITED QUOTE AND WRITE AN ANALYTICAL PARAGRAPH.
3. How have the townspeople’s beliefs in witchcraft changed throughout the play? SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER WITH TWO CITED QUOTES.
Questions you should be able to answer while reading Act Three of The Crucible.
1. What is Mary Warren now prepared to tell the court?
2. What compromise, or deal, does Danforth offer to Proctor? What is Proctor's response?
3. According to Giles Corey, what are Thomas Putnam’s motives for his accusations?
4. At what point does John Hale begin to show that he is less than satisfied with the court's procedures?
5. How does Abigail threaten Danforth? What is his response?
8. Explain how each of the following is an example of verbal, situational, or dramatic irony:
a. Elizabeth protecting John’s name in court
b. Proctor's passionate outburst at the end of the act with the court's interpretation of his remarks
c. Miller's comment in the stage directions that Abigail, "out of her infinite charity, reaches out and draws the sobbing Mary to her".
ACT IV AUDIO BEGINS AT 1:29
1. What explanation does Cheever give for Parris' "mad look"?
2. What did Abigail do?
3. Parris says, "You cannot hang this sort. There is danger for me." What "sort" does he mean,
and what is the danger to him?
4. Explain Danforth's reason that a pardon would not be just.
5. Why has Hale come back to Salem?
6. What does Hale want Elizabeth to do?
7. What happened to Giles?
8. Proctor says, "My honesty is broke, Elizabeth, I am no good man." Explain.
9. What "confession" did Elizabeth make to John?
10. What did Proctor do after he signed the confession? Why?
11. "I have given you my soul; leave me my name!" Explain.
12. "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" What does Elizabeth mean?
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