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Define "spectral" evidence. Give examples of spectral evidence.
Ghosts or spirits. Tituba says that the devil comes to her in the night and tempts her to kill Parris.
beguile
delude
Sarah Good
Hopkins
subtle
penetrating; not obvious
How does the use of intimidation and fear bring about early confessions?
Parris threatens to whip her to death unless she confesses. Putnam suggests hanging.
calamity
disaster
Giles Corey
Deputy Governor Danforth
intimations
hints
Marshal Herrick
Tituba
Samuel Parris
Elizabeth Proctor
Francis Nurse
Ezekiel Cheever
notorious
unfavorably well known
Give an examples of Miller's use of foreshadowing and flashback and describe their purpose in the act.
Flashback to dancing in the woods "You think it is God's work you should never lose a child, nor grandchild and I lose all but 1.
Foreshadowing: Rebecca "There is prodigious danger in the seeking of lose spirits"
Mercy's faltering & willingnessto confess
penitence
regret; sorrow for misdeeds or sins
Thomas Putnam
Ann Putnam
licentious
immoral
Where do we see the beginnings of themse relating to hypocrisy, guilt, authority, and hysteria?
hypocrisy-Parris so concerned with money. Supposed to be plain simple God fearing people Guilt - John Proctor's guilt for being w/Abigail Authority-Hale. Parris should be in authority, but manipulated by Putnam. Hysteria - The girlsbegin randomly crying out names whey they see that it is what the people want.
effrontery
boldness
Mary Warren
Rebecca Nurse
Describe the mood or atmosphere surrrounding Salem village in the opening scene.
Ominous, dark, nervous.
Betty Parris
Susanna Walcott
anonymity
namelessness
Mercy Lewis
Judge Hathorne
contemplation
deliberate thought
What is Tituba's religious background?
Pagan. She is from Barbados
afflicated
distressed physically or mentally
purge
cleanse
citadel
fortress
deposition
statement under oath
What is the importance of the setting?
Massachusetts 1692
Puritan culture - Theocracy
abomination
shameful vice
probity
uprightness; integrity
defamation
slander or libel
Define "theocracy" and apply this term to Puritan society.
Government controlled by the church.
vindictive
spiteful; vengeful
What is the role of "point of view" in Act I?
Since the scene is contained within Betty's bedroom, the audience is able to see the play from the point of view of each person that enters. In Act I the Point of View is 3rd person omnicient, Miller gives us commentary about the characters.
Abigall Williams
Reverend John Hale
Describe the puritans cultural environment during this time and how it serves as a backdrop for the play.
Puritans wer extremely religious people who believed themselves to be chosen by God to fulfill his purpose. Puritans were intolerant of other religions & believed that the devil was an actual living being that walked the earth among them. The forest was the Devil's domain. Puritans had no way to wash away their sins so their guilt piled up inside.