He chose to believe what people said rather than investigating the situation for actual proof. Reverend Hale happened to be the only member of the court who questioned the decisions the court was making. He wanted to quit the court. In Act 3, page 126, Hale declared, “I denounce these proceedings, I quit this court!” He comes back to the court, only to help the victims once he realizes Abigail Williams was a fraud.
(35) This shows that Hale is so involved in his work that he could possibly end up accusing someone who was not guilty of witchcraft. Hale seems overly conscious about his own life and his duty to serve the people to find the devil in Salem; he doesn’t seem to like the idea that he himself could be wicked. This shows that Hale too, did not show himself to be truthful and courteous when it came to the
Since Abigail knows that everyone will believe Reverend Hale, she gets nervous when he starts to question her of doing witchcraft so in order to save herself, she blames Tituba and it shows that Reverend Hale is most responsible for the outburst of
One of the first things he learns, is the dance in the woods that Tituba conducted. When Hale is convinced he has saved Tituba from the devil, that is when Abby’s long chain of lies begins. Hale believes that Tituba has been taken by the devil, but her confession will lead her to god. This is when Abigail realizes she can save herself by lying. Unfortunately, Hale has no idea he has been manipulated by Abigail and all of the girls.
You got accused for doing supernatural activities. The court deems you as guilty for performing witchcraft. The judge says that the consequence for disrespecting God is a hanging. Utter shock and confusion is etched on your face as the ruling of the court is unfair and inhumane. The court gives you two choices: confess your participation in witchcraft or die behind the noose in front of the whole village.
Although his actions are forgivable, Hale has a hard time forgiving himself as seen by when he says, “There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head!” (4.66). This metaphor is used to communicate that he holds himself to be responsible for all of the deaths that have taken place during the witch trials and struggles to forgive himself. As a result of this guilt, it leads him to make one last attempt to remedy the damage he had caused, ultimately earning him sympathy, respect, and
Knowing all of this, Hale becomes desperate to have Elizabeth save her husband and even wishes for him to sin in order to continue living as a role model for the people of Salem. Hale recognizes the significance of each accused on a personal level and he cannot bear to see them suffer for a crime they did not
At the same time he is doing his duty of making her confess. Nevertheless, Reverend Hale knows that John and Elizabeth are innocent, and that Abigail Williams and the girls are guilty of witchcraft.” You are goodwife Proctor”(2. 266-267). He could have done something more than just trying to convince Judge Danforth that they are innocent.
He said, "I dare not take a life without there be a proof no immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it" (Miller 188). He did not want anyone to hang for a crime they did not commit, and he did not want any guilty conscience of it afterward. He started to realize that people are accusing others for their own gain, and when no one would listen, Hale quit the court. In Act 4, Hale tries to save people's lives by convincing them to confess. He doubts his own Puritan faith and pursues the falsely accused on his own.
In the Crucible by Aurther Miller there were many themes shown in the text. One of the most common themes presented in the book is Betrayal. Betrayal happens a lot through out life. Betrayal is when you go against someone who you were for at first. People often deal with Betrayal through out everyday life.
condemned for their attempt, mostly due to the section in Revelations in the Bible that states that there are witches, and that all witches must not live. The accused that do not admit are hung since they are basically going against the word of God that there are no witches. The fact that innocent people are dying for reasons the bible tries to prove reasonable when it is clearly not gives Hale a good enough reason to quit the court. He wants no part of a court that kills innocent people unlike Reverend Parris, who is more worried about his own reputation instead of innocent people’s necks breaking by the noose. He does not want to work with judges that cannot see that people are admitting to something they didn’t do just to save their own
As Bob Marley once said, “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Integrity is the quality of being honest and upholding one’s morals and principles. Living in a fast-paced and ever-changing society, human beings have come into contact with adversity and hardship all throughout history. Those who act with integrity during tough times have a major influence on those around them, and taking a stand and upholding ones’ beliefs and morals at great self sacrifice can inspire and encourage others to do the same. Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, The Crucible is a prime example of upholding integrity, and the characters within the play face difficult choices between doing
Hale says to Danforth, “Excellency, I have signed seventy-two death warrants; I am a minister of the Lord, and I dare not take a life without there be a proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it” (The Crucible pg 184). At this point in the play, John Hale has a new perspective on the situation occurring in Salem. He realizes by starting the witch trials, he encouraged the accusation and death of innocent people. Hale feels guilty for the lives he ended and begins his new mission of saving
The Crucible by Arthur Miller has many lessons to learn from. One of The major lesson I thought that is important is honesty. The accusations throughout the story were built on lies from those trying to protect their own name, and putting the town into confusion. Nobody in Salem, Massachusetts felt like they could trust anymore, after all of the false allegations made. If Three characters in the story would have been honest from the beginning, the town would not have been in such confusion.