What does where my beasts are bedded mean?
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Also asked, what does the metaphor theology is a fortress mean?
"Theology is a fortress; no crack in a fortress may be counted small." Reverend Hale; He said this to John when John didn't know the commandment about adultery. Even the smallest sin can let the devil in.
Additionally, what are the consequences of Elizabeth's lie? The result of Elizabeth's lie is to make a bad situation worse for herself and Proctor. She is asked by Danforth whether her husband had an affair with Abigail, and she denies it, wanting to save Proctor's reputation.
Similarly, what does it mean when Proctor says a funeral marches round your heart?
John Proctor uses this metaphor to describe Elizabeth's icy demeanor towards him. He thinks he's gone out of his way to make amends for his affair with Abigail Williams. Yet Elizabeth still acts coldly towards him.
What does Proctor mean when he says I will curse her hotter than the oldest cinder?
Saying she does not judge John. "Oh, Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer!" Saying that the reason he blushes in church when he sees Abigail is for the shame of his sin; he says this to emphasize how truly ashamed he feels. "I will curse her hotter than the oldest cinder in hell."