Table of Contents
- 1 Why does Elizabeth not convince John to confess?
- 2 Does Elizabeth want John to confess?
- 3 Why does John want to confess why does Elizabeth feel guilty?
- 4 Why won’t Elizabeth plead any more to save John from hanging?
- 5 What is Mary’s motive in giving the poppet to Elizabeth?
- 6 What does Elizabeth mean by he have his goodness now?
Why does Elizabeth not convince John to confess?
Why does Elizabeth not beg John to confess? Elizabeth does not beg John to confess because of what she refers to as “his goodness”. She sees that he refuses to be a hypocrite and a liar. He has denounced the witch trials as a farce and for him to now sign his name to a false declaration of guilt would be hypocritical.
Does Elizabeth want John to confess?
Does Elizabeth convince John Proctor to confess to witchcraft? No; she says it is HIS choice and whatever decision he makes, a good man will be making that decision.
Why does Elizabeth not plead her husband?
In the final scene, Elizabeth will not plead with her husband because… she fears that they will hang her, too. even in the face of death, she cannot forgive him. she does not want to take away her husband’s chance for salvation.
WHO urges Elizabeth to persuade John to confess?
reverand hale wants elizabeth to persuade john to confess.
Why does John want to confess why does Elizabeth feel guilty?
The reason that John Proctor decides to confess in Act IV is that he does not want his wife and their child (Elizabeth is pregnant) to be left without a husband and father. Because of this, he will confess so as to save his life.
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 want John to go see Abigail?
Elizabeth initially wants John to go to Salem so he can testify that Abigail told him Betty’s illness had nothing to do with witchcraft. When Elizabeth finds out from Mary that she was accused in court, however, she decides she wants John to speak with Abigail directly.
Why does Elizabeth ask John to visit Abby?
What does Elizabeth ask John to do? She wants John to go to Salem and tell the court what Abigail had said to him about the incident in the woods. Why does Reverend Hale visit the Proctors? He is investigating the stories (and some rumors) heard in the court.
What is Mary’s motive in giving the poppet to Elizabeth?
Q. What is Mary’s motive in giving the “poppet” to Elizabeth? She wants Elizabeth to see her as an innocent girl. She wants to make peace with Elizabeth after disobeying her.
What does Elizabeth mean by he have his goodness now?
He have his goodness now, God forbid I take it from him. What Elizabeth means is that her husband, John Proctor, has finally achieved redemption, and she will not take that away from him by asking him to confess to practicing witchcraft in order to save his life. He did not engage in any practices of witchcraft.
What apology does Elizabeth make to John?
John does not confess — for the charge is false — but he begs Elizabeth to forgive him for committing adultery with Abigail. Elizabeth then makes a confession of her own: she was suspicious of John and Abigail, but she did not confront him.
What does Elizabeth think is the devil’s argument?
“it may well be God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.” This is the argument that Elizabeth says is the devil’s. Her reasoning is that lying is bad, no matter what, and it would be just like the devil to try to convince people it was okay to lie, because it was less bad than being prideful.