Why does Proctor change his mind in Act 4?

Why does Proctor change his mind in Act 4?

Why did John change his mind? He wanted to die a good man because he had done so many wrong things in his life.

How has Reverend Hale changed in Act 4?

In Act IV, it is he who counsels the accused witches to lie, to confess their supposed sins in order to save their own lives. In his change of heart and subsequent despair, Hale gains the audience’s sympathy but not its respect, since he lacks the moral fiber of Rebecca Nurse or, as it turns out, John Proctor.

What does Elizabeth want John to tell Mr Hale?

He turns to leave, and Elizabeth says that John must tell him (Hale). She says this loudly enough for Hale to hear and turn back around. John then, “with difficulty,” admits that Abigail Williams told him that the children’s sickness has nothing to do with witchcraft. The girls were “sportin’ in the woods” when Mr.

Who is the dynamic character in the crucible?

The Reverend Hale

Why would hale ask the prisoners to confess to a crime he knows they didn’t commit?

Why does Hale want Proctor to confess? their confessions will confirm the guilt of the others.

Why did Hale quit the court?

At the end of Act 3, Reverend Hale quits the court in Salem out of frustration because he sees that irrationality and hysteria have taken over the proceedings. However, in Act 4, we learn that he has returned to Salem to speak with the prisoners and convince them to confess.

What is Abigail’s true objective in court?

According to Elizabeth, what is Abigail’s true objective in court? She want Elizabeth to go to jail or to her dad so she can be with John Proctor.

Why does Elizabeth ask John to visit Abby?

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.

Why does Elizabeth say her husband has his goodness as he is about to be hanged?

Why does Elizabeth say her husband has “his goodness” as he is about to be hanged? She believes that he did the right thing to save his family and that he dies with honor.

Why does Elizabeth say John has his goodness?

What does Elizabeth mean when she says, “he has his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him?” John finally feels that he has made up for his past sins when he decides to die for what is right. She isn’t going to stop him if he thinks it is the right thing to do.

How did Reverend Hale change?

Reverend Hale undergoes a dramatic transformation between Act I and Act III. He begins to doubt Abigail Williams testimony and when she is revealed to be a harlot, for having an adulterous relationship with John Proctor, Reverend Hale no longer believes that there are any witches in Salem.

Is Reverend Parris static or dynamic?

Parris is a notable dynamic character in the sense that at the start of the play, he is terrified as to how witchcraft can affect his stature within the community.

Why does Hale want the prisoners to confess?

Hale just wants people to confess to save their own lives. He knows the court is wearing out their welcome in Salem. All the court wants is confessions to validate their existence. If they refuse to confess, they will be executed.

Who says the witchcraft trials are a black mischief?

John Proctor

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