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The Crucible

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Parris Speaks Up

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Parris warns the judges that:

It were another sort that hanged till now. Rebecca Nurse is no Bridget that lived three year with Bishop before she married him. John Proctor is not Isaac Ward that drank his family to ruin...I would to God it were not so, Excellency, but these people have great weight yet in the town. Let Rebecca stand upon the gibbet and send up some righteous prayer, and I fear she'll wake a vengeance on you.

What is MOST significant about this speech?

A

It speaks to the power and influence that Proctor and Rebecca still have in town.

B

It shows that Parris may be conniving but he is also intelligent.

C

The speech convinces the judges that they must get one of the accused to confess in order to convince the town that witchcraft is real.

D

The speech demonstrates how Parris is trying to get back into good favor with the judges.

E

The speech is a warning to the judges that Rebecca is innocent and that, if they hang her, they will be punished in the afterlife.