The Crucible - Study Guide Act IV Summary, The Crucible Summary & Analysis

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Act IV. Act IV opens in a cell of a Salem jail the following fall. As the curtain rises, Marshal Herrick enters with a lantern, nudging a bundle of rags and calling out for Sarah Good. Herrick calls to Tituba and Sarah to vacate the cell for a north cell, as this one is being occupied. Tituba resists, calling out for the Devil to come take her home, and Sarah follows suit, exclaiming, "Tell him I'm goin', Tituba! Now you tell him Sarah Good is goin' too!" (Act IV, p. 123).

Danforth and Judge Hathorne enter the jail, followed by Cheever. It is revealed that Reverend Hale has been at the jail, going among those who are to hang, and praying with them along with Reverend Parris. Reverend Parris enters, stating that Reverend Hale has returned to bring Rebecca Nurse...

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