Table of Contents
- 1 Why does Elizabeth ask John if he will confess?
- 2 What does Elizabeth think about John’s decision to rip up the confession?
- 3 Why does Elizabeth Proctor ask John for forgiveness?
- 4 What confession did Elizabeth make to John?
- 5 What does Elizabeth say she is unable to do for John?
- 6 Why won’t Elizabeth plead any more to save John from hanging?
- 7 What does Hale warn Elizabeth against in the crusable?
- 8 What happens if Proctor confesses to witchcraft and does not hang?
Why does Elizabeth ask John if he will confess?
she owes no allegiance to a theocracy that is so inflexible and unjust. she must convince john to confess even though she and hale know he will be lying.
What does Elizabeth think about John’s decision to rip up the confession?
What does Elizabeth think about John’s decision? She believes that he has found his goodness and is at peace with his decision. Proctor rips up his confession.
Why does Elizabeth refuse to counsel John?
It is because Elizabeth knows John must face his own conscience and make his own decision. At this point, the only thing John has left is the ability to make the moral decision and to uphold the integrity of his name, both in the eyes of God and the good people of Salem. This play is about judgment.
Why does Elizabeth Proctor ask John for forgiveness?
I would have your forgiveness, Elizabeth. John wants to confess in order to avoid the death sentence and stay with his family. However, he is worried about the morality of that decision and asks Elizabeth for her opinion. Elizabeth states that she would not judge him.
What confession did Elizabeth make to John?
What confession did Elizabeth make to John? She confesses the affair was (at least partly) her fault because she had kept a “cold house”. She was cold emotionally and physically.
Why does John decide to tear up his confession and be hanged?
As she questions him, he realizes that be confessing he is leaving a bad example for his sons. He realizes that it is better to die an honest man, than to live as a fraud. Taking ownership of his sins and his name, he rips the confession knowing that he will be hung.
What does Elizabeth say she is unable to do for John?
What two things does Elizabeth say she is unable to do for John? She says she can’t make the decision for him or forgive him if he can’t forgive himself. Why does Danforth want a written confession from Proctor? It will help persuade others to confess.
Why won’t Elizabeth plead any more to save John from hanging?
Elizabeth doesn’t take Hale’s advice because she has recognized that her husband is a strong, proud man who values his reputation and his independence. She doesn’t want to be responsible for helping to take that away from him. She has to let him make his own decision.
Why does Elizabeth not want to influence John’s decision?
Only John can judge his own actions and only John can genuinely confess. That’s why Elizabeth doesn’t even want to influence him one way or another. She doesn’t want to play any role in a decision which must be solely his, if that decision is to be genuine.
What does Hale warn Elizabeth against in the crusable?
What character flaw does he warn her against? Hale maintains that dying for the sake of pride may be a greater sin than lying to save one’s life. Hale is aware of the flaw of pride in his own character, and he advises Elizabeth according to his experience and insights.
What happens if Proctor confesses to witchcraft and does not hang?
If Proctor confesses to witchcraft and does not hang, then Parris will not have to fear for his livelihood and personal safety due to the backlash of public opinion against hanging reputable citizens. Danforth will not face a rebellion by the citizens loyal to
Why was Danforth’s comment to Hale so ironic?
Why is so ironic about Danforth’s comment to Hale when he says, “You misunderstand, sir; I cannot pardon these when 12 are already hanged for the same crime. It is not just.” Danforth is saying that to pardon some prisoners after having hanged others is not just. This is ironic because if the original hangings were not just, then hanging more