When John asks for advice How does Elizabeth respond?

When John asks for advice How does Elizabeth respond?

John asks Elizabeth if he should confess, but Elizabeth does not give him the answer he wants. She reminds him that he has to answer to his conscience. She wants him alive, but she does not want him to swear under oath to something that is not true. John does choose to testify, but he regrets it almost immediately.

What happens when Elizabeth is called to back up John’s testimony?

Who is called to back up John’s testimony? Elizabeth. What happens? She lies about the affair and therefore condemns her husband because of it.

Why is there tension between Elizabeth and John?

Why is there tension between Elizabeth Proctor and her husband? John Proctor has had an adulterous relationship. Abigail stuck a needle into her stomach in order to… John knows his adultery has caused Elizabeth to be arrested.

Why does Elizabeth not influence John’s decision?

Why does Elizabeth refuse to influence John’s decision whether to confess? She feels he must face his own conscience and make his own decision. What is strong motivation for John to tear up his confession? He wants to be courageous like Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey.

What did John just confess why?

The reason that John Proctor decides to confess in Act IV is that he does not want his wife and their child (Elizabeth is pregnant) to be left without a husband and father. Because of this, he will confess so as to save his life.

What happens to Giles Corey What are his last words Why is this significant?

1. He was going to die either way, so he died the Christian way. What were Giles Corey’s lat words, and how did he die? His last words were, “more weight.” He was pressed to death by stones on his chest.

Why was Giles Corey pressed to death instead of hanged?

By Marilynne K. Roach. “About noon, at Salem, Giles Corey was pressed to death for standing mute,’ wrote Samuel Sewall on 19 September 1692. Corey had pleaded not guilty to the charge of witchcraft, but he refused to agree that the court (which had found all the defendants tried to date guilty) had a right to try him.

How many people died during the Salem witch trials?

25 people

Are there ongoing witch-hunts today?

Witch-hunts are practiced today throughout the world. While prevalent world-wide, hot-spots of current witch-hunting are India, Papua New Guinea, Amazonia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.