Add your rating See all 1 kid review. Do you think religious beliefs should play a role in how government is run. Giles Corey tells the court he has proof that Putnam is accusing his neighbors of witchcraft in order to gain their land.
Mary Warren tells Proctor that some of the girls accused Elizabeth of witchcraft, but the court dismissed the charge because Mary Warren defended her. A minister accidentally stumbles across a group of teenage girls dancing naked in the woods around a campfire.
The witch trials have caused unrest in neighboring towns, and Danforth grows nervous. Why do you think someone who speaks the truth might be seen as a threat to society.
Although John correctly believes that they were pretending, as he had previously accused, the girls create another commotion, running outside from the bird into a nearby lake, making the court think that they are honest.
Once he signs his confession, he refuses to hand it over. After Parris and Hale interrogate her for a brief time, Tituba confesses to communing with the devil, and she hysterically accuses various townsfolk of consorting with the devil.
As Proctor angrily denies it, Hale arrives to investigate the Proctors. On the day before John Proctor is to be hanged, Abigail attempts to convince the court that Reverend Hale's wife is also a witch because Hale was the lone person in the town who doubted her claims.
This section does not cite any sources. After they have taken her, Proctor browbeats Mary, insisting that she must go to Salem and expose Abigail and the other girls as frauds. While they discuss matters, Giles Corey and Francis Nurse come to the Proctor home with news that their wives have been arrested.
Much of the crowd rushes upstairs and gathers in her bedroom, arguing over whether she is bewitched. Do you think the fact that John Proctor was a flawed man made him a stronger or weaker voice of protest against the corruption of the accusers. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Ten-year-old Betty Parris lies in an unmoving, unresponsive state.
Proctor denounces Abigail's charge against Mary Warren, stating that Abigail is a lying whore. Abigail denies the accusation to protect her reputation, so Elizabeth is called in to see if the accusation is true.
While Abigail was a servant in the Proctor household, she and Proctor had an affair. The Parris household is also visited by Giles Corey, who suspects that the children are just acting out, and John Proctor, with whom Abigail had an affair and whose wife she wants dead.
Hale questions Mary Warren and learns that she sewed the poppet and stored the needle inside. The judges insist that the confession must be publicly displayed with his own signature to prove his guilt and to convince others to confess, but John angrily shouts "Leave me my name. One of the girls, Abigail Williamskills a chicken and drinks the blood, wishing for John Proctor's wife to die.
He claims that Abigail accused Elizabeth in order to get rid of her so that she could marry him. To save herself and the other girls from punishment, Abigail claims that Tituba was working with the devil. Parris and Hale try to get the people convicted of witchcraft to confess in order to save their lives, because Danforth refuses to stop or postpone the executions, saying it would not be fair to those already hanged.
Thomas Putnam and his wife enter the room. On the eve of John's hanging, Parris, fearing that his execution will cause riots in Salem directed at him, allows John to meet with Elizabeth to see if she can make her husband "confess" to save his life. Putnam had seven babies that each died within a day of its birth.
Under threat of punishment if she refuses to confess, Tituba breaks down and admits she communed with the devil. John agrees and writes the confession. The authorities of Salem search the Proctor house and discover the poppet, along with a needle.
He is taken away to be hanged. Putnam was heard to tell his daughter that she had won him a "fine gift of land". Abigail wants vengeance against her rival and accuses Elizabeth of being in cahoots with the devil.
The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill. The local physician is unable to determine the cause of Betty's illness.
The Parris household is also visited by Giles Corey, who suspects that the children are just acting out, and John Proctor, with whom Abigail had an affair and whose wife she wants dead.
Hale learns that the girls were dancing in the woods with Tituba, and that Tituba can conjure spirits. To demonstrate that Abigail is not innocent, John confesses to having had an affair with her. Judge Danforth asks the name of the witness who gave Corey the information, but Corey refuses to cooperate.
The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill. The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill.
Complete summary of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Crucible. "The Crucible" is about the Salem witch trials in Several young girls claim to be afflicted by witchcraft, starting with Reverend Paris's daughter Betty.
The afflicted girls accuse people in the town of witchcraft, often choosing victims who they or their families dislike.
The main antagonist. Oct 12, · Check out Arthur Miller's The Crucible Video SparkNote: Quick and easy The Crucible synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel. For more The Crucible resources, go to turnonepoundintoonemillion.com Get all the key plot points of Arthur Miller's The Crucible on one page.
From the creators of SparkNotes. The Crucible is a American historical drama film written by Arthur Miller adapting his play of the same title, inspired by the Salem witchcraft trials. It was directed by Nicholas Hytner and stars Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Winona Ryder as Abigail Williams, Paul Scofield as Judge Thomas Danforth, Bruce Davison as Reverend Parris, and Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor.Crucible movie summary