The Crucible: Act 3

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1. 7. A crucible is a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures. a. In act 3, who is creating the  high temperature and who is              being melted away? b. What happens when a person(s) is being pressured or subjected to high temperatures? c. Are there any characters in act 3 that have not melted?

1.1. A. In act 3, everyone in the courtroom would be considered the high temperature because all the men were surrounding her and asking questions. The girls are also pressuring her because Abigail told Mary that if she turns on her she will kill her B. When a person is being pressured they will eventually crack or "break down" C. A character that wouldn't be considered melted would be Danforth because he is blind to what is going on

2. Vocab

2.1. Pretense

2.1.1. Definition: an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true

2.1.2. Synonym: Charade

2.1.3. Sentence: "It were pretense, sir." (89)

2.2. Deceive

2.2.1. Definition: cause to believe something that is not true typically in order to gain some personal advantage.

2.2.2. Synonym: Swindle, defraud

2.2.3. Sentence: "Excellency, I never thought to say it to such a weighty judge, but you are deceived" (87)

2.3. Guile

2.3.1. Definition sly or cunning intelligence.

2.3.2. Synonym: cunning, craftiness

2.3.3. Sentence: They're gulling you, mister!

2.4. Concealment

2.4.1. Definition: The action of hiding something or preventing it from being known.

2.4.2. Synonym: Camouflage, Disguise

2.4.3. Sentence: "We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment" (89)

2.5. What do all of these words have in common?

2.5.1. All of these words have to do with being sly or sneakily

3. Questions

3.1. 5. How many times is the word, lie, mentioned in act 3. Do include different word forms and synonyms of lie. Create a tally.

3.1.1. The word lie and its synonyms were mentioned 18 times during act 3

3.2. 6. In act 3, who is actually lying and who is telling the truth. Give one example.

3.2.1. Mary Warren is telling the truth and Abigail Williams is not telling the truth. An example of this is when Mary gives her deposition about how Abigail and all the girls are pretending.