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What is Parris role in Act 3?

What is Parris role in Act 3?

In Act Three, Reverend Parris plays the role of antagonist, judge, and accuser. He again reveals that he is a selfish, wicked man whose only intentions are protecting his reputation and position throughout the community by siding with the court.

What does Parris lie about in Act 3?

Parris keeps bringing stuff up and replaying stuff over and over again. He lies to protect himself. He lies about seeing them naked. What point does Hathorne make about Mary fainting?

Why does Elizabeth fear that Abigail wants to kill her?

Why does Elizabeth think Abigail wants to kill her? Elizabeth knows of John’s affair with Abby. She believes that Abby wants to take her place as John’s wife. Hail 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.

What happens that is ironic when Rev Hale asks John to say the Ten Commandments?

When John Proctor is interviewed, or interrogated, he is asked to recite the Ten Commandments, and he can’t remeber the commandment against committing adultery. It is ironic, because he has committed adultery, with Abigail Williams.

How will John’s reputation be ruined if he tries to discredit Abigail in court?

What will happen to Proctor if he tries to discredit Abby is that his reputation will be ruined and he committed of adultery. Why doesn’t Mary want to testify about the doll? Mary doesn’t want to testify about the doll because her friends will turn against her.

What is Elizabeth’s first request of John and what is his response?

Elizabeth originally wants John to go to Salem so he can tell the court that he knows the girls are lying. Then, when she finds out she was accused in court, she wants him to go to Salem to speak directly with Abigail. Elizabeth makes these requests with an eye towards correcting injustice and saving her own life.

Does Elizabeth Proctor forgive John?

Overall, Elizabeth is a blameless victim. The only sin we see her commit is when she lies in court, saying that John and Abigail’s affair never happened. Elizabeth’s noblest act comes in the end when she helps the tortured John Proctor forgive himself just before his death.

Why does Elizabeth Proctor forgive John?

She ends up recognizing that he has”finally has his goodness.” In this moment, there is forgiveness as she recognizes how John has changed. When makes this ultimate sacrifice for “his name,” Elizabeth grasps the dignity that John possesses.

How does Elizabeth Proctor feel about Abigail?

Elizabeth Proctor feels antagonistic toward her former servant Abigail, who had an affair with her husband, calling her “something soiled.” Elizabeth, who is morally upright and a bit cold, won’t sit near Abigail at church.

What is the relationship between Abigail and Elizabeth Proctor?

Abigail is the former servant of John and Elizabeth Proctor. Over the course of the first two acts, it is revealed that Abigail used to work for the Proctors but had an affair with John; she was kicked out when Elizabeth confronted John with her suspicions and he confessed.