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Title: The Crucible


1
The Crucible
  • An in-depth look at the play

2
Basic Questions - Characters
  • Who was the old man crushed with stones?
  • Answer Giles Corey

3
Characters
  • Who was the girl who led the accusations?
  • Answer Abigail Williams

4
Characters
  • Who was the godly woman who was put to death as a
    witch?
  • Answer Rebecca Nurse

5
Characters
  • Who was the slave that taught the children about
    spirits?
  • Answer - Tituba

6
Characters
  • Who came to Salem by request?
  • Answer Reverend Hale

7
Characters
  • Who used the witch trials for personal vengeance?
  • Answer Thomas Putnam

8
Characters
  • Who tried to stop the trials, then charged
    Proctor of witchcraft?
  • Answer Mary Warren

9
Characters
  • Who did Abigail have an affair with?
  • Answer John Proctor

10
Characters
  • Who tolerated no challenge to his authority?
  • Answer Judge Danforth

11
Characters
  • Whose only concern was his reputation?
  • Answer Reverend Parris

12
Plot
  • Reverend Hale questions the Proctors for a number
    of reasons.
  • Abigail was the instigator in the witch-hunt
  • Giles Corey was well-respected in the village.
  • Reverend Parris was only concerned with himself.

13
Plot
  • Reverend Hale questions the Proctors for a number
    of reasons.
  • Abigail was the instigator in the witch-hunt
  • Giles Corey was well-respected in the village.
  • Reverend Parris was only concerned with himself.

14
Plot
  • Elizabeth Proctor does not hang for witchcraft.
  • Rebecca Nurse confesses to witchcraft.
  • Proctor missed church because he disliked Parris.
  • Putnam owned a lot of land.

15
Plot
  • Elizabeth Proctor does not hang for witchcraft.
  • Rebecca Nurse confesses to witchcraft.
  • Proctor missed church because he disliked Parris.
  • Putnam owned a lot of land.

16
Plot
  • Mary Warren gave Elizabeth a poppet.
  • John Proctor died with his name.
  • Hathorne acted as a fair and objective court
    official.
  • Giles Corey was pressed to death.

17
Plot
  • Mary Warren gave Elizabeth a poppet.
  • John Proctor died with his name.
  • Hathorne acted as a fair and objective court
    official.
  • Giles Corey was pressed to death.

18
Plot
  • The conflict between the witches and the Puritans
    is like the fight between the communists and the
    democrats.
  • A witch could escape execution by confessing.
  • Elizabeth Proctor condemned herself by denying
    her husbands affair.
  • John Proctor was absent from church because he
    was an atheist.

19
Plot
  • The conflict between the witches and the Puritans
    is like the fight between the communists and the
    democrats.
  • A witch could escape execution by confessing.
  • Elizabeth Proctor condemned herself by denying
    her husbands affair.
  • John Proctor was absent from church because he
    was an atheist.

20
Plot
  • The accused were put to death by burning at the
    stake.
  • Elizabeths execution was postponed because she
    was pregnant.
  • Giles Corey escaped from being condemned a witch
    because he refused to answer the charge.
  • Parris desperately wants Proctor to confess
    because he wants to calm the villagers.

21
Plot
  • The accused were put to death by burning at the
    stake.
  • Elizabeths execution was postponed because she
    was pregnant.
  • Giles Corey escaped from being condemned a witch
    because he refused to answer the charge.
  • Parris desperately wants Proctor to confess
    because he wants to calm the villagers.

22
Plot
  • Danforth is unable to pardon Proctor because it
    would cast doubt on the guilt of those already
    executed.
  • John Proctor was a farmer.
  • Mary Warren withdraws her testimony because the
    girls accuse her of witchcraft.
  • Proctor confesses his affair to save his life.

23
Plot
  • Danforth is unable to pardon Proctor because it
    would cast doubt on the guilt of those already
    executed.
  • John Proctor was a farmer.
  • Mary Warren withdraws her testimony because the
    girls accuse her of witchcraft.
  • Proctor confesses his affair to save his life.

24
Plot
  • Hale investigated for witchcraft then denounced
    the trials.
  • Elizabeth thinks Abby wants to kill her to take
    her place.
  • John Proctor forgot the commandment about using
    the Lords name in vain.
  • Rebecca Nurse was charged for the marvelous and
    supernatural murder of Goody Putnams babies.

25
Plot
  • Hale investigated for witchcraft then denounced
    the trials.
  • Elizabeth thinks Abby wants to kill her to take
    her place.
  • John Proctor forgot the commandment about using
    the Lords name in vain.
  • Rebecca Nurse was charged for the marvelous and
    supernatural murder of Goody Putnams babies.

26
Plot
  • Cheever came to the Proctor house to arrest John.
  • The poppet with the needle is the deciding factor
    in Elizabeths arrest.
  • If Proctor tries to discredit Abby, she will
    accuse him of lechery.
  • Mary doesnt want to testify about the doll
    because she is afraid of Abby.

27
Plot
  • Cheever came to the Proctor house to arrest John.
  • The poppet with the needle is the deciding factor
    in Elizabeths arrest.
  • If Proctor tries to discredit Abby, she will
    accuse him of lechery.
  • Mary doesnt want to testify about the doll
    because she is afraid of Abby.

28
Plot
  • In Act 3, Giles and Francis want to see Danforth
    to persuade him that their wives are bad people.
  • Proctor uses the quote do that which is good,
    and no harm will come to thee to help Mary
    remain brave.
  • Giles accuses Putnam of killing his neighbors for
    their land.
  • Hathorne asks Mary to faint like she did in court.

29
Plot
  • In Act 3, Giles and Francis want to see Danforth
    to persuade him that their wives are bad people.
  • Proctor uses the quote do that which is good,
    and no harm will come to thee to help Mary
    remain brave.
  • Giles accuses Putnam of killing his neighbors for
    their land.
  • Hathorne asks Mary to faint like she did in
    court.

30
Plot
  • The girls pretend Marys spirit is coming to get
    them when she admits they were lying.
  • Hale comes back to Salem to hang more people.
  • Abigail steals Parris money and leaves on a
    ship.
  • Hale wants Elizabeth to get John to confess.

31
Plot
  • The girls pretend Marys spirit is coming to get
    them when she admits they were lying.
  • Hale comes back to Salem to hang more people.
  • Abigail steals Parris money and leaves on a
    ship.
  • Hale wants Elizabeth to get John to confess.

32
Plot
  • Elizabeth confesses that she also had an affair.
  • Proctor tore up the confession after signing it.
  • Proctor chose to die because he wanted to save
    Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth Proctor had the last line in the play.

33
Plot
  • Elizabeth confesses that she also had an affair.
  • Proctor tore up the confession after signing it.
  • Proctor chose to die because he wanted to save
    Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth Proctor had the last line in the play.

34
Quotations
  • But you must understand, sir, that a person is
    either with this court or he must be counted
    against it, there be no road between.
  • -Judge Danforth

35
Quotations
  • I denounce these proceedings, I quit this
    court!
  • -Reverend Hale

36
Quotations
  • I am a good womanand if you believe I may do
    only good work in the world, and yet be secretly
    bound by Satan, then I must tell you, sir, I do
    not believe it.
  • -Elizabeth Proctor

37
Quotations
  • How many I live without my name? I have given
    you my soul leave me my name.
  • -John Proctor

38
Quotations
  • I have fought here three long years to bend
    these stiff-necked people to me, and nowyou
    compromise my very character.
  • -Reverend Parris

39
Quotations
  • then let us go to God for the cause of it.
    There is prodigious danger in the seeking of
    loose spirits.
  • -Rebecca Nurse

40
Quotations
  • What anarchy is this? That tract is in my
    bounds, its in my bounds, Mr. Proctor.
  • -Thomas Putnam

41
Quotations
  • Shell kill me for sayin that!...I have known
    it, sir. Shell ruin you with it, I know she
    will.
  • -Mary Warren

42
Quotations
  • And now you bid me tear the light out of my
    eyes? I will not, I cannot! You loved me, you
    love me yet.
  • -Abigail Williams

43
Quotations
  • Why - ! The girl is murder! She must be ripped
    out of the world!
  • -Elizabeth Proctor

44
Quotations
  • He say Mister Parris must be kill! Mister Parris
    no goodly man, Mister Parris mean man and no
    gentle man, and he bid me rise out of the bed and
    cut your throat!
  • -Tituba

45
Symbolism
  • What do the golden candlesticks symbolize?
  • Answer Parris materialism

46
Symbolism
  • What does the poppet symbolize?
  • Answer a plaything that is thought of as evil.

47
Symbolism
  • What does the dagger symbolize?
  • Answer unrest in the village

48
Symbolism
  • What does Abigail symbolize?
  • Answer evil and trickery

49
Symbolism
  • What does Parris symbolize?
  • Answer theocratic leader

50
Symbolism
  • What does Proctor symbolize?
  • Answer voice of reason

51
Symbolism
  • What does dancing symbolize?
  • Answer forbidden pleasure

52
Symbolism
  • What does Rebecca Nurse symbolize?
  • Answer goodness and godliness

53
Symbolism
  • What do the chains symbolize?
  • Answer - symbol of bondage

54
Symbolism
  • What does Hathorne symbolize?
  • Answer total authority

55
Tragic Hero
  • What is a tragic hero?
  • How is John Proctor a tragic hero?

56
Characters Motivations
  • What are the following characters motivations in
    the play
  • Abigail
  • John
  • Tituba
  • Reverend Parris
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