¨Hale, continuing to Elizabeth: Let you not mistake your duty as I mistook my own. I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died; and where I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up.¨. Hale recognizes the way he had first acted when he was introduced in the play he had false confidence, was falsely assertive, a title of the best witch hunter in that region meant nothing and being a reverend, he had failed miserably to bring justice to the town of Salem. Along with being a failure he has realized that those that he had convicted were innocent and the girls that had played the system were the actual ones guilty and had escaped their well deserved punishment. The whole point of Hale being the tragic hero was that Hale would have been able to prevent all of these things onto the town but having a title does not mean you are qualified for the
Reverend Hale 's beliefs in witchcraft are strong in the opening of the play. In the beginning of the play Hale travels to Salem to help identify the presence of witchcraft .Reverend Hale 's craft is described when Miller says, “on being called here to ascertain witchcraft he felt the pride of a specialist whose unique knowledge has at last been publicly called for”(Miller 1146). Hale is a Reverend who has deeply studied the invisible world. The people of Salem are curious to know if the devil is present in their village so they call Reverend Hale to check their daughters for signs of witchcraft. Hale has a strong belief of witchcraft and that the devil is present in the village of Salem.
Throughout the novel, Offred constantly feels watched and anxious about people’s views of her. The secret police in Gilead are called the Eyes, and they patrol around, looking for anyone who goes against the country’s values. The motif of eyes represents the surveillance as well as the lack of freedom women face in Gilead. Offred must be careful about what she says around members of the eye, and is always cautious as to what persona she exudes in public. An instance of Offred’s fear of the Eyes in when she converses with the interpreter of the Japanese tour group.
The Crucible is an allegorical play written by Arthur Miller that criticizes McCarthyism during the 1950s through an historical event called the Salem witchcraft trials. The main protagonist is John Proctor, a man with a good reputation for being an honest and a diligent person. The second most important character, Reverend Hale, is a witchcraft expert who comes to Salem to determine whether or not witchcraft is present in Salem. They both are devout Puritans; however, they are different in the ways they show their piety, causing them to have numerous similarities and differences. Proctor and Hale, are similar because they both see the genuine motivations behind the accusations and struggle to defend the people being harmed.
When Reverend Hale was first introduced into the play, it was that Reverend Parris had asked Hale to come down and assist in the pursuit of the evil that was devouring their small town whole. Hale was cautious at first in accepting situations that people believe have witchery involved. Considering he is recognized for his authority on witchcraft and the devil, Hale initially comes off as arrogant and authoritative. Although Hale never accused anyone of witchcraft, he just asked questions about it, he is more than ready to investigate and rid Salem of any demonic influences. In Act I, Hale arrives with his heavy books of authority.
This development of his character can be linked to the personal realization of his sins and the budding awareness of his conscience. Hale evolves from the infamous witch-hunter into a morally-driven human; therefore, he must look at his actions and realize that much of what he has done in Salem does not bear the marks of a saint. His delayed guilt from the condemnations begins to show through in his conversation with Deputy Governor Danforth in the
Outline: Rev. Hale page numbers are approximant. At the beginning of the play, Hale was a haughty person, who thought of himself as having the power to accuse someone of being a witch, but by the end, he realizes that it has spiraled out of control and he has no power, but is responsible for starting something that kills many innocent people When Proctors and Hale are talking at their house. “Rebecca’s charged! God forbid such a one be charged; she is however mentioned somewhat.” (Miller 64) Giles and Proctor scene in the court where Giles confronts Danforth, and says that his wife Martha is innocent and that she could not be a witch, and Hale comes to Giles defense.
Conflicts take time and questioning to unfold the hidden truth behind a problem. In the course of a lifetime, confidence in a belief continues to grow until a roadblock stops it and changes the way of thinking. Confronting a problem that contradicts a popular belief is presented in Arthur Miller’s character, Reverend Hale, from The Crucible. Reverend Hale has been called to Salem to examine Reverend Parris’s daughter, Betty, for precise signs of the devil. As the play draws out, As Hale witnesses the corruption of the Hale’s stance on the problem changes and contrasts his initial thought on the matter.
An observer of ll the events, Reverend John Hale is seen to begin as an upright, religious man with positive look on life and the jib to find and condemn witches in Salem. However, as the events unfold, Hale soon descends to a cynical, pessimistic state. Hale’s confidence slowly fades away as more accusation are thrown as a mask for personal gain. Beginning his journey as a strong believer in witches and a leader/neutral party in Salem, he has the unique position of being able to observe all that happens fairly with only the purpose of doing good in the world and getting rid of witches. However, all does not go according to plan.