The Crucible Hale Character Analysis

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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. “Excellency, he claims hard evidence for his wife’s defense. I think that…show more content…
He does this by showing the lack of common sense that some use when influenced by a group. The main character who does this fluctuation in his thinking and ideology is Hale. Throughout the play he changes in three important ways: he changes from a haughty clergyman into a humble common man, he goes from accusing people and suspecting them, to trying to save them, and Hale in the play at the beginning believes that man is morally good, but by the end he realizes that all are hopelessly sinful by…show more content…
This is very clear in the beginning when he is talking to Giles and Paris, as he is begin swayed back and forth based on what their reaction to something is. Also, he is still accusing people (like Abigail) at the end of the play, just not the innocent people whom he was persecuting before. He is almost destroying his reputation as a “witch hunter”, but he knows that he will have better character and a personal name, rather than a public name with no conscience. So, Reverend Hale has not changed in some ways, but the ways he has changed were in his faults, and all of the changes were made for the
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