Danforth points out, “Postponement now speaks a floundering on my part” (233). Characterization Danforth does not want people to think that he is wrong
Hale wails, “There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head!” (234). Symbolism- blood and guilt Hale cannot walk away from the injustice he sees in Salem.
Hale rationalizes, “It may well be God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride” (234). Char. /Theme of INTEGRITY Hale tries to convince Elizabeth to lie and confess before Proctor (& eventually she) is hanged.
Parris whines, “You cannot hang this sort. There is a danger for me” (232). Characterization Parris is STILL only concerned with himself
Hale admits, “I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved…and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died” (234). Simile Hale admits he was prideful in the beginning
Parris sputters, “[Abigail] is vanished…I am penniless” (231). Characterization of Abigail AND Parris Abigail is still evil (and gets away with it); Parris is still greedy (and now poor)
Rebecca argues, “Why, it is a lie…how may I damn myself? I cannot, I cannot” (237). Characterization of Rebecca; Integrity theme Rebecca is true to her character
Proctor pleads, “I have given you my soul; leave me my name” (239). Integrity His soul is damned, at least his reputation in town should be spared ( & others’ reps by association).
Elizabeth entreats, “He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him” (240). Char.; Integrity theme Proctor regains his goodness by accepting his death by hanging rather than becoming an accomplice to the misguided authorities.