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Who is the voice of reason in Act 1 of The Crucible?

Rebecca Nurse

Who is the voice of reason in Act 2 of the Crucible?

John Proctor seems to be the only voice of reason in the confusing end of Act II.

Who is the voice of reason in Act 3 of the crucible?

John Proctor

How does Rebecca Nurse act as the voice of logic reason in the text?

Rebecca Nurse, like John Proctor, is there to stand for the voice of reason. She is older, respected, and has served as a midwife for many years. She is logical, and has a no nonsense way about her. She and John are among the first to blow off the idea of witchcraft among the girls.

What is Proctor’s reason for not going to church?

Proctors reason for not regularly attending church was because he is fearful. They say if you don’t go to church, you will go to hell. His wife is also sick so that is his reason for not going to church. If parris is saying this, he has better things to do in his life like take care of his sick wife.

Why were the witch hunt years a time of general revenge?

Explain how the witch-hunt years were a time of “general revenge.” Because she thinks they’ll be accused of being witches. Mary’s telling Abigail to tell the truth of what they did because the worst that could happen is that they get whipped.

Is Abigail a victim or villain?

Although Abigail Williams is typically thought of as the antagonist of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, she is in fact a victim as much as any other tragic character in the play. The true antagonist of the play is the town of Salem itself, because of the judgemental and self concerned peoples, and its oppressive views.

Why does Betty scream in Act 1 of The Crucible?

Proctor goes to Betty as Abigail is trying to pull her hands down, calling “Betty!” Of course, Mrs. Putnam is eager to seize on the fact that it was the psalm – the words of Holy Scripture – that started Betty screaming, interpreting it as another sign of devilry and witchcraft.