Hathorne comes up with an idea: if Mary was pretending to see spirits and faint during the trial, she could do the same now. Shall the dust praise him? Hathorne comes up with an idea: if Mary was pretending to see spirits and faint during the trial, she could do the same now. How is Giles deposition turned against him? His house still stands at 39 Hale street in Beverly Ma, although much altered from it's original state when it was inhabited by Rev. She answers that she cannot judge, but he asks in return who will judge him. Miller continues the theme of revolving accusations in this act when Mary finally breaks down and accuses Proctor of witchcraft. The trials have taken on a life of their own, separate from the accusations of the principals, who set legal machinations in motion that even they cannot stop.
Abigail pretends she sees a bird in the rafters, and that the bird represented the spirit of Mary Warren. Liked by Abigail turns the court against Mary by using fake evidence against her during the trial to prove Mary is the witch. Robert Hale, and James Hale. Despite Proctor's obvious sin, this places Proctor as a martyr, sacrificing any chance for a good reputation in Salem, where public reputation is essential, in order to save his wife and others wrongly accused of witchcraft. And it is my face, and yours, Danforth! How and why does Giles die? The doctor can not find anything wrong with them and suggests that there are super natural causes. Abigail turns the court against Mary Warren by accusing her of being a witch. Abigail threatens Danforth, claiming that the powers of Hell may affect him soon.
Abigail denies the charge, but Proctor says Abigail has often laughed at prayer, and that Abigail and the other girls frequently danced in the woods. Why does she tell John what happened to Berry? When she leaves, they are not. When Abigail pretends to see a yellow bird attacking her, it is an obvious falsehood that is nevertheless admissible as evidence in this court of law. I don't hate that man. It is his own suspicion, but he resists it. Why is this an unfair test of Elizabeth's word against John's? Parris thinks that they have come to overthrow the court.
She is enraptured, as though in a pearly light. That she has accused Abigail of stabbing herself and she was faking everything. Shall the worms declare his truth? Analysis Amongst the characters in the play, it is who seems to provide the most obvious symbol of Senator Joseph McCarthy. They turn to her, startled. It is not a finding of innocence, simply a stopping of the prosecution at a particular point. In response, Proctor says God is dead. Giles says he means no disrespect to the court, but he only meant that his wife was reading books, not that she was a witch.
When she got mad they pretended that the spirit attacked them and they ran to the corner of the room. But witchcraft is ipso facto, on its face and by its nature, an invisible crime, is it not? At the end of the story, he must decide between lying and living or refusing to confess telling the truth , but dying. How does Abigail turn the court against Mary Warren? This essentially negates the idea of evidence, taking opinion and allegation to be concrete fact. Hathorne's father even tried a case of Corey's. Now she realizes she never saw them, and can't faint.
Why does Danforth allow Elizabeth to speak to John Proctor? Despite Proctor's obvious sin, this places Proctor as a martyr, sacrificing any chance for a good reputation in Salem, where public reputation is essential, in order to save his wife and others wrongly accused of witchcraft. He will not let Danforth have his signed paper because he wants to keep his good name. Danforth sends for Elizabeth, whom Proctor says will never lie. Because the judges believed that there was witchcraft going around all Abby had to do was say that Mary was a witch and she was trying to hurt her and the other girls, so Betty and the other beign accused allong with Abby just played allong. This is how they turn the court against Mary. Hale asks if every defense is an attack on the court, but Parris tells him that all innocent and Christian people are satisfied with the courts in Salem.
Once again Proctor gives in to melodramatics when faced with injustice. Parris calls a witch expert Rev. He calls Proctor a bad christian and telling the court how he doesn't go to church and even works on Sunday, Sabbath Day. He quits the court and storms out in anger. The court fears that if this is true, it finally provides a motivation for Abigail to be lying. Why is Thomas Putnam willing to speak of witchcraft? They turn to her, startled. Hale has been begging to admit to witchcraft.
He thinks that Proctor is threatening Mary into his confession. Liked by Abigail turns the court against Mary by using fake evidence against her during the trial to prove Mary is the witch. It is this critical factor that allows Proctor to accept his martyrdom when he chooses to sacrifice himself to stop the perpetuation of the witchcraft accusations. Analysis The fourth act of largely concerns the perversion of justice that has occurred in Salem. What is the professed purpose of the court? Why do Abigail and Betty name names? Proctor: Do you see a bird? The proceedings can be started again in the future if certain events occur for example, new evidence is fo … und. Miller indicates that the citizens of Salem supported the trials when the victims were obviously disreputable members of the community, but the executions of respected figures like Goody Nurse are much more controversial.
Danforth seems to believe Mary and turns back to question Abigail, but Abigail suddenly shudders and claims to feel a cold wind. Putnam arrives, and Danforth tells him that there is an accusation that he prompted his daughter to cry witchery upon George Jacobs. Like Abigail turns that court against Mary Warren by making it seem as if Mary was taking shape of a bird and perching herself on the rafters of the court. It is Reverend Parris who appears as the demagogue in this act of the play, denouncing all challenges to the court as challenges to Christianity and God himself. Why does Elizabeth want him to go? When Rebecca is near, the girls are calm and quiet.
In an ordinary crime, how does one defend the accused? It is his own suspicion, but he resists it. God was the only true witness. Mary Warren works for them and Mary Warren gave the poppet to Elizabeth. How does Parris nullify Proctor's testament? Offstage, Judge Hathorne and Deputy Governor Danforth question Martha Corey. Throughout the story, John Proctor has thought of himself as a bad man because he cheated on his wife.