Much of the tension and dramatic conflict comes from Proctor's hesitation and reluctance to visit Salem and to denounce Abigail Williams. Thus far, Philip had been too preoccupied in Europe to consider a serious attack on England and its impudent Queen. However, Drake forced the Spanish to delay their attack on England by launching his most outrageous strike yet, against the Armada Philip was gathering at Cadiz. This was a time period in whic … h people were accused of beingor being friends with communists. Philip's Armada failed, partly through the wild, destructive weather in the English Channel, partly because of the deadly firepower of the new-style English galleons.
The English felt both triumph and relief. Elizabeth is also in prison, although the court has delayed her execution until after she gives birth. To demonstrate that Abigail is not innocent, John confesses to having had an affair with her. One of the girls, , kills a chicken and drinks the blood, wishing for John Proctor's wife to die. Meanwhile, Mary Warren insists she only thought she saw spirits but is later cowed by the other girls into recanting her recantation.
Betty wakes up, and she and Abigail name individuals that they say they have seen with the Devil. Proctor reveals his affair with Abigail to show that she's dishonest. Proctor says that he cannot mount the gibbet as a saint, for it would be a fraud to claim that he has never lied. By this time, Elizabeth had been Queen of England for 30 years - a long time to wait for some security. If not, find an inn or go to a house you own or break into someone's house and sleep for 7 days. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
However, Drake forced the Spanish to delay their attack on England by launching his most outrageous strike yet, against the Armada Philip was gathering at Cadiz. Hale learns that the girls were dancing in the woods with Tituba, and that Tituba can conjure spirits. Even Elizabeth 's prevarication could not stop Philip realizing that the English sympathized with the rebels, and that English privateers had cast greedy eyes on Spanish America. This was no piece of childish melodrama. The historical accuracy is almost not accurate at all. Betty wakes again and is hysterical.
This is the widest part of the crucible and has the maximum diameter. Abigail tells Proctor there was no witchcraft, and insists Proctor still loves her. Upon hearing the charge, Elizabeth claims that Abigail is a murderer who must be ripped out of the world. Thomas and Ann Putnam arrive and tell Parris that their daughter, Ruth, is sick. He claims that Abigail accused Elizabeth in order to get rid of her so that she could marry him.
It was one thing to keep suitors in suspense, quite another to challenge the Spaniards in America and Europe without incurring their wrath. It was one thing to keep suitors in suspense, quite another to challenge the Spaniards in America and Europe without incurring their wrath. Mary gives the poppet to Elizabeth, and then coincidentally, Reverend Hale shows up and asks to search fo … r evidence of witchcraft. The base of the crucible has lesser diameter than the top. Twelve members of the community have been executed for witchcraft. Though still early in the day, the realm Elizabeth preserved against great odds was on its way to its later status as a prime world power, while the sun of Spain was slowly sinking.
Here, their dialogue reveals that the couple is still coping with tension and frustration relative to John's affair with Abigail. Abigail and the other girls seize the moment to pretend Mary is attacking them with her spirit. Salem turns into a crucible. None of her suitors realized, though, that while Elizabeth kept them dangling as it suited her, she had no intention of marrying any of them. The dates for the trials and hangings were not accurate, nor were the times of the arrest warrants.
The authorities of Salem search the Proctor house and discover the poppet, along with a needle. By this time, Elizabeth had been Queen of England for 30 years - a long time to wait for some security. As the witch hysteria moves through the village, more and more women are arrested as witches. She behaves as though she is bewitched. In the play, John Proctor is tested in a life threatening ordeal and his death at the end rather than betrayal of his conscience shows that he too has come through the fire, from the affair he had with abi, to be purified. John Proctor can be considered to be a very strong man.
Putnam is jealous of Rebecca because all of Rebecca's children are healthy, whereas Mrs. The ambitious English, however, dearly wanted to muscle in on the wealth of the New World to build up England's resources, and if legal trade came to an end, piracy would do. You would not want to be in a crucible. Parris lives with his daughter and his seventeen-year old niece, , an orphan who witnessed her parents' murder by the Indians. But, he also has many weaknesses, and it is these weaknesses that eventually mark his death.
Elizabeth would not risk a repeat performance and so resolved to keep her nobles from access to royal power. Hale questions Abigail, asking if she sold her soul to Lucifer. Abigail then accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft and is arrested. It was one thing to keep suitors in suspense, quite another to challenge the Spaniards in America and Europe without incurring their wrath. For good measure, Drake sailed round the world, the first Englishman to do so.