6 October 2009 Aim: To analyze the roles of Rebecca Nurse and Rev. Hale. Do Now: Vocabulary Test
Complete the quote portion of the Act One Study Guide
The Crucible R esponse and Study Guide Act One 1. What happens in the woods before Act I that causes Betty’s mysterious illness? 2. What are Dr. Griggs’ findings? 3. What is the real reason that Abigail cannot find work? 4. Why is Ann Putnam convinced that her daughter is bewitched? 5. What shocking thing does Betty try to do when she awakes, and of what does she accuse Abigail? 6. Describe Rebecca Nurse’s thoughts about the sick children. 7. What three things does Abigail say that Tituba has done to her? 8. What does Tituba say to avoid being whipped and hanged?
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN LIES TRUTH
Rebecca Nurse is an elderly, well-respected member of the town of Salem. When she comes to visit the Parris household, she says: I think she (Betty) will wake in time. Pray calm yourselves. I have eleven children, and I am twenty-six times a grandma, and I have seen them all through their silly seasons, and when it comes on them they will run the Devil bowlegged keeping up with their mischief. I think she'll wake when she tires of it. A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon come back itself. Wh at does Rebecca Nurse say is the cause of Betty's illness?