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brad9090 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 8, 2009 at 10:25 PM via web

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"..But you must understand sir that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it. There will be no road between."

I need page number and who said it.

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 9, 2009 at 1:24 AM (Answer #1)

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This quote is from Act 3 and Scene 1 of "The Crucible."  In my edition it is on page 87.   The quote is made by Deputy Governor Danforth  and the complete quotation follows.

"A person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time — we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world."

There is a great deal more information on this play at the following links.  Thanks for your question.

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