The Crucible

Lines 700–703: Review Hale’s line of dialogue where he asks Elizabeth if she knows the Ten Commandments. What event might this foreshadow, based on what you already have read?

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Elizabeth's knowledge of the Ten Commandments foreshadows her husband's inability to name them, and his eventual need to publicly admit the way in which he broke the sixth commandment..... which we infer, he could not name because of shame.


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