The Crucible: Act 3

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The Crucible: Act 3 by Mind Map: The Crucible: Act 3

1. Vocab

1.1. Guile

1.1.1. Definition: sly or cunning intelligence.

1.1.2. Synonyms: Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.

1.1.3. Sentence from text: "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)

1.2. Pretense

1.2.1. Definition: to act or to pretend

1.2.2. Synonyms: fakery or deceit

1.2.3. Sentence: "I bid you now drop your guile and confess your pretense, for a quick confession will go easier with you."(p102)

1.3. Deceive

1.3.1. Definition: making someone believe something to gain a personal advantage.

1.3.2. Synonym: swindle or dupe

1.3.3. Sentence from text: "I have seen them stuck by pins and slashed by daggers. I have until this moment not the slightest reason to suspect that the children may be deceiving me" (91).

1.4. Concealment

1.4.1. Definition: The action of hiding or prevent something

1.4.2. Synonym: Disguise or Cover-up

1.4.3. Sentence from text: "Before I decide whether I shall hear you or not, it is my duty to tell you this. We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment."

2. Questions

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

2.1.1. Answer: The liar in act 3 is Abigail Williams and the one telling the truth is John Proctor. One example is when John admits to committing adultery with Abigail and Abigail avoids the confrontation.

2.2. 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?

2.2.1. Answer: The person creating the pressure throughout act 3 is Abigail Williams. She creates pressure