| Significant Quotes | Commentary/Questions about Quotes | Act 1 | Parris: “I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me . . .” | This quote tells me how Parris feels about his parishioners. He must not think too highly of them. | | goody putman-"but i must! you think it's god's work you should never lose a child, nor a grandchild either, and i bury all but one? there are wheels within wheels in this village, and fires within fires!"
| What does this these words mean. ?When he says bury all but one does he mean his grandkids or her?| | parris-"how can it be the devil? why would he choose my house to strike? we have all manner of licentious people in the village.
| If parris is known to be a good then why would they assume she was of he devil because she was saw dancing around a fire with friends does not justify shes a witch or evil.| Act 2 | "He sentenced her. He must. But not for Sarah Good. For Sarah Good confessed, y'see. (MW to Proctors)
| -This quote just shows that if you confess to being a witch, you are spared, as long as you can name someone else, basically. The first woman didn't confess to being a witch, and therefore was sentenced| |
"And thinks to kill me, then to take my place.(Elizabeth to John
| Elizabeth is spot on in this accusation that Abigail wants to kill Elizabeth to be with John.
| Man, remember, until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven" (Hale)
| -This means that your nature can change based upon your actions. God thought the Devil was beautiful at first, but when the Devil turned against God, he was cast out.
Act 3 |
"Now, Mr Proctor, before I decide whether I shall hear you or not, it is my duty to tell you this. We burn a hot fire here; it melts down all concealment." Danforth to Proctor
| spirits. Danforth believes that Proctor has some other hidden agenda bringing Mary to the court such as to...