Reverend Hale Lies In The Crucible

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Every person has that one person that they believe is completely evil. Now imagine a town full of that person with a couple of good role models thrown in there. That is exactly how Salem, the town in The Crucible, is. The whole witch trials started with people getting revenge on the people they believe wronged them. For some reason, the public just goes along with it and believes their lies. Most characters just believe the lies all the way until the end but Reverend Hale does not. Reverend Hale believes the lies in the beginning, in the middle he starts to question what is really happening, and in the end, he believes the truth and tries to have people confess to being a witch. Reverend Hale first appears in The Crucible at the end of the …show more content…

He has begun to question what is really going on in Salem. At the end of act one, there were 12 people accused. Reverend Hale visits the Proctors to try and find out the truth of this whole thing. He is starting to question what is really going on. He does not know what to believe but he knows something is going on. John gives Hale information that helps urge him to question the court and the truth. What finally puts Hale over the edge to believing is that he finds out Rebecca Nurse has been accused of witchcraft and killing eight babies. “I am a stranger here, as you know. And in my ignorance I find it hard to draw a clear opinion of them that come accused before the court. And so this afternoon, and now tonight, I go from house to house - I come now from Rebecca Nurse’s house and -” (Miller, 198). He has been going house to house to let people know that they have been accused. Right before coming to the Proctor’s house he went to the Nurse’s house to tell them that Rebecca has been accused of being a witch. Rebecca Nurse is a godly woman and everyone knows that she is not a witch. Now that Hale knows the truth, even though he is still struggling to believe it, he urges John to testify in court. Reverend Hale has found out the truth but he is still struggling to accept

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