Why does John Proctor confess in the crucible?

Why does John Proctor confess in the crucible?

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 reason S does John Proctor give Reverend Hale for his absence from church?

What does Proctor say when Hale questions him about not going to church? He lies and tells him the reason he has not been attending church was because his wife, Elizabeth, was sick and had to take care of her. Proctor also said that Reverend Parris preaches too much about offering.

What does the court do with John Proctor?

What does the court do with John Proctor? It arrests and tries him for witchcraft.

Who holds the most blame for the events in Salem?

Abigail Williams

Does Proctor save Elizabeth?

Elizabeth is arrested as a witch and John Proctor tries in vain to save her and clear her name. In so doing, Proctor himself is arrested and accused of being a witch as well. Later, in the courtroom, John Proctor tries to save his wife by exposing Abigail Williams as a fraud and a whore.

Does Proctor still love Abigail?

John’s feelings for Abigail are not entirely clear to us at the beginning of the play. He spends time with her in the first act, and is kind to her, although he also makes it clear that he is not going to resume their affair.

What is Parris’s main motive for clearing Abigail’s name?

main motivation: to keep his reputation clean; to retain his position as Reverend of Salem.

Why do the putnams jump to witchcraft to explain Betty and Ruth’s conditions?

Putnam has a few reasons for believing that Ruth is “bewitched.” Mrs. Putnam has lost seven children during childbirth, and this has made her a bitter, vengeful woman. In an effort to understand what happened to her babies, she sends Ruth out into the woods to conjure up their spirits.

Do you think Abigail really loves John Proctor?

Abigail is in love with John Proctor. When she worked for the Proctors, she and John had a brief affair. John regretted it almost immediately and Elizabeth, suspicious of the looks passing between John and Abigail, let Abigail go.