What happens after Mary Warren confesses that she has pretended to faint in court?
Although it is clear that Mary was telling the truth when she said that she merely pretended to faint, then reverts to lying again, it is equally clear that she does not much care about the difference between truth and falsehood.
What happens when Mary Warren gives her testimony?
When Mary Warren tells the court the truth that the girls were just pretending that they were being affected by witchcraft, she is challenged by Parris, Hathorne, and Danforth, and she is intimidated by the other girls. Mary explains that she fainted because she thought she saw spirits.
What is Abigail’s reaction when Mary Warren claims that she never saw spirits?
What is Abigail’s reaction when Mary Warren claims that she never saw spirits? She says it’s a lie.
What happens to Mary in the Crucible book?
Mary does confess in court but quickly recants when she is spooked by Abigail and her threats. It is unclear to what happens to Mary after the trials. Here is an excerpt of interest,
Why did Mary come to court to testify?
Mary, prior to testifying in court, had been one of those girls following Abigail’s lead, but once away from that “mob mentality” and confronted by John Proctor, she comes to court to admit she has been pretending – that she has really not seen any spirits; it’s all been an act.
What happens in Scene 3 of the Salem witch trials?
Abigail and the girls again begin accusing Mary Warren, who recants again and claims that Proctor forced her to say that Abigail is lying. Danforth asks Proctor if he is in league with the Devil, placing Proctor under arrest. Hale denounces the proceedings and quits the court.
What does Abigail say about Mary’s testimony, and why does?
Abigail, still trying to make the court believe the injury she suffered in her side was due to the “voodoo technique” used by Goody Proctor, claims that when she worked for the Proctors, “Goody Proctor always kept poppets.” Soon, Judge Hathorne brings the attention back to Mary, saying: