1a.he discovered Abigail, Betty, and several other girls dancing in the forest in the middle of the night with his slave, Tituba. Tituba was intoning unintelligible words and waving her arms over a fire, and Parris thought he spotted someone running naked through the trees.
1b.They say that they saw her flying over a barn
1c.After Parris saw the girls dancing in the forest, he recognizes the possibility that the witchcraft he thought being practiced by his daughter and niece has originated in his own household, and he worries about the possible danger to his reputation if the townsfolk learn that the girls could be consorting with the devil.
1d.She was fired from the Proctor household. She had an affair with John Proctor and was fired by Elizabeth Proctor (his wife)
1e.Because she refused to be treated like a slave
1f.no we can’t trust her because she fell in love with John Proctor who was married.She lied to him that Betty got caught in the forest while they were dancing and Betty just took fright.Before the coming of John she was angry with the 3 girls and when John Proctor came she became a sweet girl
2.2. we see this theme already in Act I that in the beginning of Act 1, Abigail tried to prove to Parris that her name was good in the village so that he can believe Abigail that she was not a witchcraft. Also, Parris tried to hide the rumor of his daughter because he didn’t want to black his name and his enemies will use that to force him out.
3. Parris wanted to reject Mr and Mrs. Putnam that there was no witchcraft in Salem. This implies that he didn’t want to lose his job which was a pastor because if some of his enemies knew that there was a witchcraft in Salem and it happened in his house, he won’t be a pastor anymore.
4. the Putnam’s reasons for believing the girls and Tituba are involved in witchcraft are Mrs. Putnam saw Betty flew over the barn and come down light as bird; Tituba knew how to speak to the dead.
5. Abigail might want John Proctor’s wife dead because Abigail wanted to prove his wife was the witch and need to die...