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The Crucible - Quotes
Blatantly plagiarised from Mrs Rutherford's notes. :)
Betty to Abby: "You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor"
Proctor to Abby: "But I will cut off my hand before I ever reach for you again"
Goody Putnam to Rebecca: "You think that it is God's work that you should never lose a child but I bury all but one?"
Hale on the Devil: "I mean to crush him utterly if he has shown his face"
Parris to Tituba: "You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death"
Proctor to Elizabeth: "It's winter in here yet"
Elizabeth to John: "Suspicion kissed you when I did"
Parris to Abigail: "Now then, in the midst of such dissruption, my own household is discorvered to be the very center of some obscene practice.Abominations are done in the forest-" this quote is relevant becasue it was kind of ironic how it was in the Reverand's household that this "mysterious witchcraft" was happening.
Hale to Danforth: "I have signed away the soul of Rebecca Nurse"
This is important and shows how the character is because Rev. Hale is not afraid to fix something when there is a problem.
Elizabeth to John: "I never thought you but a good man, John - only somewhat bewildered" This shows that Elizabeth is very understanding and forgiving of her husband.
Abigail to Parris:
in a temper:
My name is good in the village! I will not have is said my name is soiled! Goody proctor is a gossiping liar!
This reviles that Abigail is short tempered and that she is quick to make sure that she is known as a positive girl so that she is not thought of as a witch.
I want to open myself! I want the light of God; I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced for the devil; I saw him; I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!
This reveals that Abigail is a selfish person in the fact that she will do anything in her power to take the heat off of her and to falsely accuse innocent people, to put the attention on them. (group 3)
Proctor to Danforth: "I-I think I cannot"
This shows that Proctor is a compassionate man and really cares about others. Although his wife is safe, he will not drop the charges against Abigail because Giles' wife and Francis Nurse's wife are not safe.
"She cannot bear to hear the Lord's name, Mr.Hale; that's a sure sign of witchcraft afloat!"
This reveals that Putnam is quick to jump to conclusions and wants to make it seem as if that strange behavior is all due to witchcraft
Proctor to Elizabeth
- Spare me! You forget nothin’ and forgive nothin.’ Learn charity, woman. I have gone tiptoe in this house all seven month since she is gone. I have not moved from there to here without I think to please you, and still and everlasting funeral marches round your heart. I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into this house!
Proctor to Danforth and Francis-
"Oh Francis, I wish you had some evil in you that you might know me!" To Danforth "A man will not cast away his good name." (group 1)
Putnam: “That is a notorious sign of witchcraft afoot, Goody Nurse, a prodigious sign!”
This shows that Putnam is just following what everyone else believes about witchcraft
and going along with the crowd.
Proctor : ''It is a whore!'' shows his ill temper
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