What does Putnam stand to gain by charging people with witchcraft?
Upon conviction, those people forfeit their land rights, which then leaves the property available for purchase. Putnam is the only Salem resident wealthy enough to buy that much land. Putnam stands to gain a lot of land cheap if his neighbors are convicted of witchcraft.
How is it possible that Danforth is so deluded?
Despite his intelligence and prestige, Danforth is the most deluded a character in the play. Once he believes the girls, lead by Abigail, really are possessed, Danforth is trapped by his own ego, unable to see that they’re lying despite mounting evidence. He just can’t go back and admit that he was fooled.
What is Danforth’s eventual decision at the end of Act 3?
Judge Danforth decides to ‘test’ the truth of John’s statement by calling in his wife, Elizabeth. She is not allowed to look at or speak to John or Abigail while the judge asks her if her husband has committed adultery.
How is it possible that Danforth is so deluded in Act 3 explain why he Cannot see the truth?
Danforth cannot see the truth because it is hard for him to comprehend. It doesn’t make sense to him that the girls would lire about being bewitched. His reliance on the bile and the mass hysteria is at fault. Without either of these, things may be more clear to him.
Which man is accused of killing his neighbors in order to buy up their forfeited land?
Putnam is killing his neighbors by accusing them to gain land.
What compromise or deal does Danforth?
question for act three of the crucible
|as the act opens, who is being interrogated, and on what charge?||Martha Corey is being charged with Witchcraft|
|What Compromise, or deal, does Danforth offer to to Proctor?||Danforth said he would spare proctor’s wife for another year because she is pregnant|
What happens to Proctor at the end of Act 3?
What happens to Proctor at the end of the act? He is accused of being a witch and jailed.