What were Abigail and the girls actually doing in the woods?
Abigail, Tituba, and the girls were dancing around a fire that was supporting a boiling pot. Most of them were casting harmless “spells” they had learned from Tituba, but Abigail’s spell was different. She drank a charm that was supposed to kill Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife. Abigail has her eye on John Proctor.
What were Abigail Williams and the other girls actually doing in the woods?
Abigail insistently tells her uncle, the Reverend Parris, that all she and the other girls did in the forest was dance. She says, “Uncle, we did dance, let you tell [the town] I confessed it—and I’ll be whipped if I must be. But they’re speakin’ of witchcraft.
Why did Abigail drink blood in the woods?
How does Abigail initially defend the girls behavior in the woods? She says that they were dancing and Tituba was singing, and no witchcraft was being done. Abigail drank blood to try to kill Elizabath Proctor. She loves John Proctor.
Why does Elizabeth not beg John to confess?
Elizabeth does not beg John to confess because of what she refers to as “his goodness”. She sees that he refuses to be a hypocrite and a liar. He has denounced the witch trials as a farce and for him to now sign his name to a false declaration of guilt would be hypocritical.
Why is Mary Warren so afraid of Abigail?
Mary is afraid of telling the truth about Abigail because she thinks that Abigail will accuse her of witchery and then she will end up in jail awaiting a trial. Also, if she tells the truth, then she would be going against the young girl’s group dynamic and then risk being accused.
Why is Rev Hale going from house to house?
Why did Hale come to Proctor’s house? Hale came out to question all accused persons for himself, so that he would have some knowledge of the people before they appeared in court or jail. He came to Proctor’s house to question them to see if either of them had any suspicious activities which would relate to witchcraft.
What is John’s response to her prodding him to go?
Act II Review for Quiz
|Where does Elizabeth want John to go, and what does she want him to do there?||She wants him to go into Salem to tell the authorities that the girls are lying.|
|What is John’s response to her prodding?||He is reluctant to go.|
|What gift did Mary give Elizabeth?||A poppet (a doll)|