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What news does Danforth tell John Proctor about Elizabeth Act 3? What deal does he try...

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meli2 | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 15, 2007 at 3:32 PM via web

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What news does Danforth tell John Proctor about Elizabeth Act 3? What deal does he try to make with him?

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ms-t | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 15, 2007 at 5:34 PM (Answer #1)

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Danforth tells Proctor that his wife asserts she is pregnant,and offers to let Elizabeth go free until she has delivered. Even so, John cannot in good conscience drop his charge of fraudulence against the court.

Danforth is asking him to give up any further attempt to show that the proceedings are fraudulent. Proctor must again make the difficult decision to either remain uninvolved or do what he can to make the truth known.

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deeqo | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 30, 2008 at 10:23 AM (Answer #2)

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difficult decision to either remain uninvolved or do what he

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tedmm | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM (Answer #3)

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hell to the yes

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smasella | eNoter

Posted October 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM (Answer #4)

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Deputy Governor Danforth informs John Proctor with the news that his wife, Elizabeth, is pregnant.  He tells Proctor, "This morning, your wife send me a claim in which she states that she is pregnant now" but "There be no sign of it--we have examined her body."   Danforth tries to strike the following deal with Proctor, provided that his wife is in fact pregnant and "if she begin to show her natural signs", then he will let Elizabeth out of jail until she delivers.  In return, Proctor must drop his charges against the court.

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