Reverend Hale from the beginning to the end is almost a completely different person; this is shown by him coming into the story being the authority on how to find witches, then he is shaken greatly by Rebecca and John’s arrest, and finally by him not having religion but keeping faith. When Reverend Hale first enters the story he is depicted as someone with great knowledge and authority. Proctor tells Hale on page 185, “I’ve heard you were a sensible man, Mister Hale - I hope you’ll leave some of it in Salem.” Hale is well known to people around Salem and he is known for possessing great knowledge. The people will listen to what Hale has to say, but know that his presence means that there is suspicion of witchcraft. Soon after that Corey Giles ask Hale about his wife and if she could be stopping him from praying.
Parris] never conceived that the children were anything but thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at the sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak” (4). It can be interpreted from that exert that he also ran a strict household, and was controlling over his daughter Betty. Puritans, including Reverend Parris, believed if you went against their religion or did not follow their rules perfectly that in Salem one “... may be accordingly proceeded against” (5). This means you could be sentenced in jail for not being religious enough. Additionally, a primary trait of Reverend Parris is that he was power-hungry, meaning he lusted the role of being in charge of Salem.
He hadn’t done anything wrong to deserve such treatment from his community, yet as it says in paragraph forty-seven of the text, “Mr. Hooper [was] irreproachable in outward act, yet shrouded in dismal suspicions; kind and loving, though unloved, and dimly feared; a man never apart from men, shunned in their health and joy, but ever summoned to their aid in mortal anguish.” Due to the veil and the reactions of his peers, Father Hooper’s reputation is forever altered; tarnished by a black cloth draped over his
Reverend Hale’s morals drive him seek him to seek and reveal the truth at first, but as he comes to new realizations he finds that it is better to lie and avoid the killing of innocent people. His morals are what led him to Salem, to help the town in their time of crisis. Since Reverend Hale is motivated by strong morals, his decision to challenge the legitimacy of the court results in him convincing the falsely accused to confess at the end of the play. Reverend Hale starts out seeking the truth. While investigating the trials he informs the citizens that he will not make assumptions based on religion and he will look to all causes to find the most accurate reason for the anomalies.
In his confession, Proctor is showing his level of self- awareness and full disclosure to remedy the hidden demons. In another scene, when the judge, Danforth, say that he should give up all names of people who are with the devil, Proctor refuse and say that these are my sins and he will not drag others to save his own life. He realizes that there should be no more people who should get hurt because of his sins and failures. Not only he admits his sins, but also he accepts the consequences of it which is death which shows how much he
After the trial,the judges accused John Proctor of forcing Mary to evoke the Judges, furthermore, no one but Elizabeth and Hale tried to stop the hanging. Surrendering from trying, John Proctor was glad in the end, confessing his sins to god and not letting the court take advantage of him. Before the hangings, some civilians intimidated or warned Paris to postpone the hangings, which didn’t happen so Paris might be dead in
He tells Hales that it strange how at night when she muttering aloud her books he cannot say his prayers out loud, but when she stops he can pray again. This makes Hale very suspicious of Martha Corey for witchcraft, thinking that it is her spirit that is casting out at her husband so that he may not say his prayers.
Also, Hale almost played as an interrogator when he was giving rapid fire questions to John about his Christian character and if he goes to church in his visit to the Proctor house (Miller 171). In the beginning acts, Hale was trusting the court more than John and was a big part of handling warrants of the accused individuals along with having much confidence in himself, his knowledge of witchcraft, and knowledge of witches in Salem. In Act 2 and 3 in the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the character Reverend Hale was changing a lot. Throughout the first act of this play Reverend Hale had much of his trust in the court and fully believed the devil is in Salem but as the trial begins and goes on things start to change when Hale starts to question the court shown when he pleads
I understood why the best in me had been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins. I understand that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man not the sense of truth within him.” Equality realizes what the importance of his “curse” was that the thing he called a curse was a desire to learn and achieve knowledge. The great “We” was a monster that did not let him move forward but now he was finally free. Most importantly we see that Equality realizes that even if they had lashed him nothing could kill his spirit he was independent he was different. Equality realized that he had never felt guilt because his sins were never sins he wanted to know the truth but the monster of “We” had always wanted Equality to know the
The court presents him with an ultimatum with which he can plead guilty and live or be hanged with the others who didn't confess. After speaking with Elizabeth, John decides that he wants his life and surrenders to a confession. After he signs the confession, he also tears it up signing his own death warrant so to say, not wanting to live a lie. As Reverend Parris and Hale are about to object, John pronounces "...for now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor..."(133), referring to his honesty. He would rather die for the greater good, which are the honest people in society.
When Reverend Hale first Appeared in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, he was very different from the person shown at the end of the play ...At first Hale believed that he was to be helpful and that he was doing the right thing, but by the end of the play he was stuck trying to fix his horrifying mistake, weighed down by the guilt from the lives of those killed. When Hale first appears in Act I, he is on his way to Salem in order to see Reverend Parris’ daughter, Betty. Abigail began accusing many people of witchcraft, which then led Betty to “wake” and join her in the accusations. this strengthened hale’s belief that he was doing good for the town of salem, encouraging him to stay in town and further the trials at hand. However, this encouragement
Whenever you have the odds on your side, are you confident or sure of yourself? That’s the case with Reverend Hale, he just so happens to be the most courageous. He traveled from Beverly to help the town of Salem rid the talk of witchcraft The confidence of Beverly’s own Reverend Hale is outstanding, he arrived to Salem with the utmost confidence. He also arrived with books on how to stop witchcraft, he was prepared and determined to put an end to the hysteria around Salem. Once he got settled he asked for help to carry his books, Reverend Parris decided to help, in response he told Hale the books were heavy; Hale responded arrogantly “The must be They are weighed with authority”(Miller.1.712).