Why does Abigail blame Tituba?
Abigail blames Tituba because she knows that she was in the forest with the girls and she was involved with conjuring the spirits. Abigail is accusing her of performing voodoo, aka witchcraft. Another reason is that she simply wants to pass on the burden because Abigail is Tituba’s scapegoat.
Who drinks blood in the crucible?
Who does Abigail blame for the activities in the woods?
What is the conflict between Putnam and Parris?
Putnam opposes Parris because of a long held grudge about his wife’s brother-in-law not becoming minister of Salem. He would have had power over his wife’s brother-in-law, and when people broke away from the town, they took their land with them.
Why does Abigail drink blood?
In act 1 of The Crucible, Abigail drinks blood as a charm to bring about Elizabeth Proctor’s death because she is envious of Elizabeth and desires John Proctor. When Reverend Parris demands to know what the girls have done the previous night, Abigail does not tell him everything.
Why does Rebecca Nurse calm Betty?
They think that Betty has been bewitched so if she really was she would not be able to survive hearing the Lord’s name. More likely the reason was that she heard everything about the affair between John Proctor and Abby. Rebecca Nurse is able to quickly calm Betty when others could not comfort the girl.
Is Abigail to blame in the crucible?
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Abigail is a mean and vindictive person who always wants her way, no matter who she hurts. Before the play began, Abigail tried to kill Elizabeth with a curse.
What do we learn about Hale and what qualifies him to discern witchcraft?
John Hale is a reverend who is called by Parris in order to examine his daughter Betty. We learn that Hale is an intelelctual, and an eager one at that. He projects an air of great knowledge, and feels very proud of it. Hale is an especialist in witchcraft.
What is the problem in the crucible?
There are several conflicts taking place in the Crucible, but the major conflict is between the reason of the human mind and the irrational fear of hysteria. Miller was using the story of the unreasonable hysteria of the Salem trials to comment on the anti-communist husteria of the MacCarthy era.
What reason does Abigail give for being fired?
Abigail was fired for having an affair with John Proctor. Proctor admits to the affair in court. His wife knew about it, and obviously did not want Abigail around the house.
What is Proctor’s reason for not going to church?
Proctors reason for not regularly attending church was because he is fearful. They say if you don’t go to church, you will go to hell. His wife is also sick so that is his reason for not going to church. If parris is saying this, he has better things to do in his life like take care of his sick wife.
What tragedy occurred in Mrs Putnam’s life?
What tragedy occurred in Mrs. Putnam’s life? Seven of her children died before they were a day old.
Do you think Abigail really loves John Proctor?
Abigail is in love with John Proctor. When she worked for the Proctors, she and John had a brief affair. John regretted it almost immediately and Elizabeth, suspicious of the looks passing between John and Abigail, let Abigail go.
Why did John Proctor sleep with Abigail?
Abigail sleeps with John Proctor because she wants to, not caring about his marriage. When she’s kicked out of the Proctor house and sent back to her uncle’s, she’s upset, not because she loves John, but because of the loss of her good reputation.