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The crucible - end of act one

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Karen Griffiths

on 12 March 2014

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Transcript of The crucible - end of act one

Read Pages 44-45
How does Miller create an air of confusion?


How does Miller establish Hale as a voice of authority?


What use does Miller make of questioning in the above?
TASK 2
READ THE BRIEF EXPOSITION ON PAGE 43 - NOTE 2 KEY THINGS ABOUT OLD GILES.

WHY DO YOU THINK MILLER NOTES THAT "Old Giles must be spoken for" - have we already formed an opinion of him? What has he just done?
AS A RECAP EXERCISE, CHOOSE A QUOTE FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERS THAT YOU FEEL DEMONSTRATES AN ASPECT OF THEIR CHARACTER.

TRY TO COMMENT ON THE LINGUISTICS OF THE QUOTES YOU CHOOSE (keep a page reference)

REV.PARRIS
ABIGAIL
MR PUTNAM
MRS PUTNAM
REBECCA
HALE
MERCY
YOU HAVE 10 MINS
Page 46 - Abigail and Tituba
How does Miller give Abigail the advantage in her exchange with Tituba?
WHAT MAKES THIS SCENE TERRIFYING?
The mistreatment of Tituba as a consequence of her origins?
The selfish agenda of everyone in the room?
Look at p48 -9
Does your sympathy for Tituba change at all when you hear her longer speech?
What prompts her speech do you think?
Why does she accuse Goody Good and Osburn do you think?
Why do you think Hale's language is so figurative?
What prompts Abigail to 'open herself'?
Look closely at Abigail's confession - what do you notice linguistically?
What is significant about Betty's awakening at this point?
How does Miller employ listing and repetition in this exchange?
Recapping Act one
"...the most comical hero in the history"

"No man has ever been blamed for so much"

"He didn't give a hoot for public opinion"

"He was a crank and a nuisance, but withal a deeply innocent and brave man"

What is Miller establishing about this character?
Titbua's disadvantage
She is called into the room, without knowing what has occurred
Miller emphasises her dialect in order to show her 'separation' from the rest of the room
Everyone in the room has their own agenda
The use of exclamatives
The use of itallics
Terms of address 'woman'
HOW DOES MILLER SHOW THE AUDIENCE THAT TITUBA IS LYING TO HER AUDIENCE?
Why does she lie?
What features of rhetoric do we see HALE employ?
HOW DOES MILLER PRESENT REVEREND HALE IN ACT ONE?
On your tables discuss and consider the question.
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