drama - the crucible script

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she has an arrow in you yet, john proctor, and you know it well
good evening
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why, mr hale! good evening to you, sir. come in, come in.
i hope i do not startle you
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no no its only that i heard no horse
you are goodwife proctor
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aye elizabeth
i hope your not off to bed yet
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we are used to visitors after dark, but you are welcome here. will you sit down sir?
i will
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will you drink cider, mr hale?
No, it rebels my stomach; I have some further travelling left to do tonight. I will not keep you long, but I have some business with you.
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Business of the court?
: No - no, I come of my own, without the courtNs author-ity. Hear me. I know not if you are aware, but your wifes name is - mentioned in the court.
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We know it, sir. Our Mary Warren told us. We are entirely amazed.
I am a stranger here, as you know. And in my ignorance I find it hard to draw a clear opinion of them that come accused before the court. And so this afternoon, and now tonight, i go from house to house - I come now from REBECCA NURSES house and -
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Rebecca's charged!
: God forbid such a one be charged. She is, however - mentioned somewhat.
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You will never believe, I hope, that Rebecca trafficked with the Devil.
Woman, it is possible.
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Surely you cannot think so.
This is a strange time, Mister. No man may longer doubt the powers of the dark are gathered in monstrous attack upon this village. There is too much evidence now to deny it. You will agree, sir?
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I - have no knowledge in that line. But itNs hard to think so pious a woman be secretly a Devil's ***** after seventy year of such good prayer.
Aye. But the Devil is a wily one, you cannot deny it. However, she is far from accused, and I know she will not be. I thought, sir, to put some questions as to the Christian character of this house, if you'll permit me.
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Why, we - have no fear of ques-tions, sir.
Good, then. In the book of record that Mr. Parris keeps, I note that you are rarely in the church on Sabbath Day.
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No, sir, you are mistaken.
Twenty-six time in seventeen month, sir. I must call that rare. Will you tell me why you are so absent?
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Mr. Hale, I never knew I must account to that man for I come to church or stay at home. My wife were sick this winter.
So I am told. But you, Mister, why could you not come alone?
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: I surely did come when I could, and when I could not I prayed in this house.
Mr. Proctor, your house is not a church; your theology must tell you that.
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It does, sir, it does; and it tells me that a minister may pray to God without he have golden candlesticks upon the altar.
What golden candlesticks?
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Since we built the church there were pewter candle-sticks upon the altar; Francis Nurse made them, yNknow, and a sweeter hand never touched the metal. But Parris came, and for twenty week he preach nothinN but golden candlesticks until he had them. I
And yet, Mister, a Christian on Sabbath Day must be in church. Tell me - you have three chil-dren?
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Aye. Boys.
How comes it that only two are baptized?
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I like it not that Mr. Parris should lay his hand upon my baby. I see no light of God in that man. I'll not conceal it.
I must say it, Mr. Proctor; that is not for you to decide. The man's ordained, therefore the light of God is in him.
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What's your suspicion, Mr. Hale?
No, no, I have no -
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I nailed the roof upon the church, I hung the door -
Oh, did you! That's a good sign, then.
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It may be I have been too quick to bring the man to book, but you cannot think we ever desired the destruction of religion. I think that's in your mind, is it not?
I - have - there is a softness in your record, sir, a softness
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Elizabeth: I think, maybe, we have been too hard with Mr. Parris. I think so. But sure we never loved the Devil here.
Do you know your Commandments, Elizabeth?
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Elizabeth: I surely do. There be no mark of blame upon my life, Mr. Hale. I am a covenanted Christian woman.
And you, Mister?
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proctor: I - am sure I do, sir.
Let you re-peat them, if you will.
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The Commandments.
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Thou shalt not kill.
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.. thou shalt not make unto graven image
you've said that twice sir.
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aye ... adultery john ... You see, sir, between the two of us we do know them all. I think it be a small fault.
theology, sir, is a fortress. no crack in a fortress may be accounted small.
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There be no love for Satan in this house, Mister.
i pray it, i pray it dearly, (pause) well then, i bid you goodnight.
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Mr. Hale, I do think you are suspecting me somewhat? Are you not?
goody proctor, i do not judge you. my duty is to add what i may to the godly wisdom of the court. i pray you both good health and good fortune, goodnight sir.
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I think you must tell him, John.
whats that?
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E: Will you tell him? ... P: .... But I know the children's sickness had naught to do with witchcraft.
naught to do..?
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Mr. Parris discovered them sportin' in the woods. They were startled and took sick.
who told you this?
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Abigail Williams.
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abigail williams told you you had naught to do with witchcraft?!
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She told me the day you came, sir.
why - why did you keep this?
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I never knew until tonight that the world is gone daft with this nonsense.
nonsense! mister, i have myself examined tituba, sarah good and numerous others who have confessed to dealing with the devil, they hav
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And why not, if they must hang for denyinN it? There are them that will swear to anything before they'll hang; have you never thought of that?
i have, i have indeed... i you, you would testify this in the court?
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I - had not reckoned with goinN into court. But if I must I will.
do you falter here?
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and the world knows she cannot! I may falter somewhat, Mister; I am no fool.
proctor, let you open with me now for i have a rumor that troubles me. it is said you hold no belief that there may even be witches in this world, is that true sir?
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I know not what I have said, I may have said it. I have wondered if there be witches in the world - although I cannot believe they come among us now.
then you do not believe-
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I have no knowledge of it; the Bible speaks of witches, and I will not deny them.
and you woman?
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I - I cannot believe it.
you cannot!
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p: Elizabeth, you bewilder him! .... E: ... I may do only good work in the world, and yet be secretly bound to Satan, then I must tell you, sir, I do not believe it.
But, woman, you do believe there are witches in -
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If you think that I am one, then I say there are none.
surely you do not fly against the gospel, the gospel-
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why, mr hale! good evening to you, sir. come in, come in.


i hope i do not startle you

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no no its only that i heard no horse


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aye elizabeth


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we are used to visitors after dark, but you are welcome here. will you sit down sir?


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