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In Act Three Opportunities constantly arise for the whole problem of the play to be cleared up satisfactorily. But these are always frustrated. Show how this act has one interruption and explanations which are tragically delayed.

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Introduction

In Act Three Opportunities constantly arise for the whole problem of the play to be cleared up satisfactorily. But these are always frustrated. Show how this act is one interruption and explanations which are tragically delayed. By Niraj Shah In act three frustration and confusion builds up as each character comes present. Each wanting to argue there own case showing there evidence, yet the truth is never near or far from it. In this act there are constant opportunities for the play to be cleared adequately yet these are always aggravated. This act is one or interruptions and explanations which are tragically delayed. This act begins with the court in session with Martha Corey's when she is accused of fortune telling but it is interrupted by Giles Corey roaring his evidence "Thomas Putnam is reaching out for land!" This shows Thomas Putnam has a motive to get more land. Paris interrupts Giles and denounces Giles of being "Contentious" This undermines Giles authority preventing him off showing his evidence. However Giles inadvertently accuses his wife by telling the court how she is taken by books. ...read more.

Middle

However Francis doesn't want these people to testify in court as he "gave them all his word no harm come for signing this." This frustrates the truth yet again as the people are not going to testify and another opportunity is frustrated. Giles takes the lead and gets Proctor to give his deposition to the court. He repeats his original argument that Thomas Putnam is reaching out for land. "If Jacobs hangs for which he forfeit up his property - that's lay! And there is none but Putnam with the coin to buy such a great piece." "The day his daughter cried out on Jacobs, he said she'd given him a fair gift of land." This shows a specific motive that Putnam and his daughter are crying witch! Nevertheless this is again frustrated and the problem continues. After several failed attempts to get to the truth the court bring Mary Warren back in. "Mary bursts into sobs." This shows the weakness of her and how frightened and nervous she is. She states that she is with God and how she cannot lie no more. ...read more.

Conclusion

"I have known her." Proctor has just given away his good name, saying that no man would ever give his name away for no reason. This also shows that Abigail has a motive in that she wants to get rid of Elizabeth Proctor so that she can get with Proctor. There is one last opportunity that this play can be cleared satisfactorily and that is when Elizabeth is asked to come and say that Abigail was a harlot however she wants to save her husbands good name instead of saying the truth and lies at the point she find out that Proctor confesses "I have confessed it!" she only realises what she has done but cant do anything to save his life. Abigail then realising her own status she turns on Mary for saying its lie. "Mary, please don't hurt me!" Mary "Stop it!" Girls "Stop it!" This leads to the end of the act when Mary joins with the girls and turns on Proctor. "You're the devils man!" He retaliates but then realises if the court is going to let the girls carry on he need not care or live! "I say - God is dead!" ...read more.

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