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. Answer: a. In a sense, the people of Salem are all contributing to the calamity that enshrouds Salem, the only one seemingly immune is John Proctor. The rest are subjected to the 'heat' that they themselves contribute to. b. When people are subjected to high pressure (accused) in the Crucible they either smolder to ash or resist and are still broken in a way. ( Those unaffected lose a huge chunk of themselves, someone loved ) c. The character that has not seem to be melted in act 3 is Abigail Williams. For example, every time she is near being proved wrong and exposed for lying, something seems to go wrong which causes the judges to believe her even more.

2. Vocab

2.1. Pretense

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

2.1.2. Syn: Faking, Acting

2.1.3. Sent: Mary Warren: It were pretense, sir." 89 "But if she speak true, I bid you now drop your guile and confess your pretense, for a quick confession will go easier with you." 102 "Proctor: She only pretended to faint, Your Excellency. They’re all marvelous pretenders." 106 "Proctor: They’re pretending!" 108 "Proctor, frantically: They’re pretending, Mr. Danforth!" 115

2.2. Deceive

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

2.2.2. Syn: fool, hoax

2.2.3. Sent: "FRANcis: We have proof of it, sir. They are all deceiving you" 87 "I have until this moment not the slightest reason to suspect that the children may be deceiving me. " 91 "Is it possible, child, that the spirits you have seen are illusion only, some deception that may cross your mind when-" 108

2.3. Guile

2.3.1. Def: sly or cunning intelligence.

2.3.2. Syn:cunning, craftiness.

2.3.3. Sent: "If so, her neck will break for it. But if she speak true, I bid you now drop your guile and confess your pretense, for a quick confession will go easier with you." 102 "Abigail: I - have no power. Girls: I have no power. Proctor: They’re gulling you, Mister!" 117

2.4. Concealment

2.4.1. Def: the action of hiding something or preventing it from being known.

2.4.2. Syn: Hiding, Cover Up

2.4.3. Sent: "We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment." 89 "I’ll not conceal it, my hand shakes yet as with a wound!" 100

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

2.5.1. Answer: They all fall into a lie!

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.

3.1.1. Answer:

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

3.2.1. In Act 3, the biggest lies are told by Abigail Williams, with her superb acting, flocks of followers, and false accusations that carry as much weight as hard evidence, especially when she accuses Mary of witchcraft (a counter-accusation)

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