How are Abigail and Elizabeth similar?
One of their major similarities is they both love John Proctor. Elizabeth loves him because he was her husband, they have shared their lives together, and they have children together. Abby loves him for the lust. She only wants him because she knows she cannot have him.
Why is the crucible relevant or irrelevant in today’s society?
The Result The Crucible continues to be relevant and sorely needed in the 21st century because it reflects society back onto its audience, regardless of which country or community is staging the play.
Who are the two dynamic characters in Act 2 of the Crucible?
Mary Warren and Reverend Hale are the two dynamic characters in this scene. Mary Warren is no longer timid and shy like a mouse. She stands up for herself and stands up to Elizabeth Proctor. Reverend Hale has also changed his viewpoint on the witchcraft hysteria and the truth in it.
What did Betty and Abigail accuse Tituba of doing?
a) Abigail accuses Tituba because she feels others will think witchcraft is something Tituba would likely be involved in. Also, Tituba is a slave who is outside of their community and is considered different and is also in a powerless position because she is a slave, so it is likely Abigail will be believed.
Why is Tituba blamed?
Abigail specifically blamed Tituba because she is a black slave, who is a native of Barbados, therefore Tituba is seen as having satanistic beliefs, which leaves her vulnerable to the accusations of Abigail. Tituba was one of the first of three people to be caught performing witchcraft.
Who is the most to blame in the crucible?
Why does Abigail laugh in church?
Reverend Hale asks Tituba if she’s sent her spirit out on Betty, which prompts Abigail to claim, “She sends her spirit on me in church” and makes her laugh during prayers. Reverend Parris confirms that Abigail often laughs during prayers, which essentially “proves” Abigail’s accusation.
Where is hysteria shown in the crucible?
Hysteria is most clearly seen in the villagers’ irrational acceptance of the girls’ fabricated claims of witchcraft. One specific example of hysteria occurs in Act III when the girls, led by Abigail, accuse Mary Warren of witchcraft to prevent her from testifying against them.
How are Arthur Miller and John Proctor similar?
The way that John Proctor and Arthur Miller are alike is because they were both accused. Proctor was accused for witch craft, and Miller was accused for McCarthyism. Proctor spoke out against the witch trails, similarly Miller spoke against the Red Scare. They were both accused based on mass hysteria.
Who is to blame for hysteria in the crucible?
Thus Abigail is to blame for the beginning of the hysteria because she deceives the other townsfolk, and blames others for her actions. 1.
Why should I read The Crucible?
One of the most important reasons why The Crucible should be part of the curriculum is because of its historical context. Very few of the books read for class are based on historical events. Reading about these events is important because students can learn from mistakes made in the past and know better for the future.