Giles Corey suddenly shouts that he has evidence that Thomas Putnam is using the trials to get more land.
She adamantly denies any involvement in hurting the children. Her husband bursts into the courtroom shouting that he has evidence of her innocence, accompanied by Francis Nurse.
He is dragged out of the room by Herrick and joined by the other men of the court. The court refuses to hear the men and is attempting to dismiss them when Mary Warren arrives with John Proctor.
Parris desperately tries to stop their testimony. Cheever brings up the incident in which Proctor ripped up the warrant for his wife and the men debate the possibility that he is attempting to make an attack on the court.
They reveal that Elizabeth Proctor has claimed to be pregnant and when Proctor still refuses to drop his charges of fraud His wife cannot be hung as long as she carries an innocent childDanforth insists that he means to attack them.
Proctor presents a petition that attests to the innocence of the accused women. Parris tries to disparage these people and his arguments result in warrants being drawn up for all of them to be examined.
Thomas Putnam is brought in and it is revealed to him that Giles Corey has accused him of compelling his daughter to accuse George Jacobs in order to acquire his land.
He of course, denies this.
Corey refuses to reveal the source of this information for fear that this person will be arrested like those who signed the petition. He is charged with contempt of court.
The children are brought in. Proctor continues to try to discredit Abigail and when it looks like he is going to succeed, Abigail unleashes her strongest weapon.
She begins to act as though she is afflicted, and is quickly followed by the other girls. Her accusing eyes roam until finally settling on Mary Warren. Mary Warren tries to fight Abigail but the favor of the room is quickly slipping away from her. Proctor, having no options left, reveals his affair with Abigail.
The men are horrified. Proctor and Abigail are instructed to turn their backs as Elizabeth Proctor is brought in. They ask her if her husband has been unfaithful.
Not knowing that he has confessed and thinking of his protection, she denies it. As she is led out, Proctor tells her that he confessed it and they both realize that they are undone.Saying God is dead is the ultimate act of defiance against Puritan society. Danforth, blinded by absolute faith, thinks Proctor is just confirming his alliance with the devil.
Hale, focused on evidence rather than ideology, knows better. A summary of Act III in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Crucible and what it means.
Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Giles says he’s been in court thirty-three times, always the plaintiff. At this moment, Mr. Putnam enters.
He claims it’s a lie that he had his daughter accuse George Jacobs. ACT ONE (AN OVERTURE) A small upper bedroom in the home of Reverend Samuel Parris, Salem, Massachusetts, in the spring of the year There is a narrow window at the left.
Through its leaded panes the morning sunlight streams. A candle still burns near the bed, which is at the right. this. The Crucible. of - this? The Crucible Act III study guide by studybuddyforever includes 32 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades.
Saying God is dead is the ultimate act of defiance against Puritan society. Danforth, blinded by absolute faith, thinks Proctor is just confirming his alliance with the devil. Hale, focused on evidence rather than ideology, knows better.