Day 2

The Crucible Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the commandment that John Proctor forgets, and what is notable about it?

    Adultery; it is the sin he has committed by engaging in sexual acts with Abigail. Elizabeth gently reminds him of it, which is ironic because he committed adultery against her.

  2. 2

    How would you characterize the relationship between John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor at the beginning of the act?

    Reread the following section:

    PROCTOR: If the crop is good I’ll buy George Jacob’s heifer. How would that please you?

    ELIZABETH: Aye, it would.

    PROCTOR, with a grin: I mean to please you, Elizabeth

    ELIZABETH: -it is hard to say: I know it, John.

    He gets up, goes to her, kisses her. She receives it....

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