Reverend Hale In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Reverend Hale As a Character Elvis Presley was correct when he said “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, it becomes evident that the truth will always come out eventually, it just takes time. In the dynamic story, which is based on the witch trials of the century, many characters were challenged with the truth. Hale goes from a character wanting to exploit the witches to a character who sees into the trickery that is occurring. Hale is a man that is lead by his faith and goodwill; with a goal to get down to the bottom of what is really occurring in these so called “witch” cases. Hale is very diverse than most characters because while he is trying to punish the witches he only punishes the ones that he can prove. His strong character is truly shown when he had to overcome Abigail’s manipulation. Throughout this story the true colors begin to show and shine through the characters. Who the characters are as people is brought to the surface in the attempt to free the truth. Many of these characters change from how they are seen to who they truly are. Hale has a major change like this because overtime his character comes to show justice and faith of what’s right. …show more content…

Constantly he is being tested by if he should believe the truth or believe what he was taught. In the end Hale decides to run with the truth and bring justice to the innocent lives that have been lost. On page 1268 of The Crucible, Hale says, “Let you not mistake your duty as I mistook my own. I came into this village like a bridgegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I dence, and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died; and where I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up.” By the end of the play Hale is changed into a man who sees behind the lies and trickery that are occurring in the

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