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Created: Jun 11, 2014
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The Crucible

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Proctor: Pontius Pilate! God will not let you wash your hands of this!

Elizabeth: John-I think I must go with them. (He cannot bear to look at her) Mary, there is bread enough for the morning; you will bake, in the afternoon. Help Mr. Proctor as you were his daughter - you owe me that, and much more. (She is fighting her weeping) To PROCTOR: When the children wake, speak nothing of witchcraft -- it will frighten them. (She cannot go on)

Proctor: I will bring you home. I will bring you soon.

Elizabeth: Oh, John, bring me soon!

Proctor: I will fall like an ocean on that court! Fear nothing, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth (with great fear): I will fear nothing. (She looks about the room, as though to fix it in her mind) Tell the children I have gone to visit someone sick.

(She walks out the door. HENRICK and CHEEVER behind her. For a moment, PROCTOR watches from the doorway. The clank of chain is heard.)

Proctor: Herrick! Herrick, don't chain her! (He rushes out the door. From outside: Damn you, man, you will not chain her! Off with them! I'll not have it! I will not have her chained!

(There are other men's voices against his. HALE, in a fever of guilt and uncertainty, turns from the door to avoid the sight: MARY WARREN bursts into tears and sits weeping. GILES COREY calls to HALE.)
Grade 11 The Crucible
Grade 11 The Crucible CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5
How do the parts of the passage in parentheses help enhance the theme of the passage?
  1. They help illustrate the characters' emotions.
  2. They provide stage directions for characters.
  3. They provide flashbacks to help explain the text.
  4. They offer notes to help the reader better understand the text.