Reverend Hale a villain? A villain- A antagonist in a story who has a negative effect on other characters. Reverend Hale A man of god who is married and works for the court. In the play the Crucible by Arthur Miller Mr.Hale is a man of christian faith who gets caught up in a sudden conflict in the village of Salem,Massachusetts Where there has been accusations of witchcraft. Many if not most people are confused and are desperate for an answer.
Dimmesdale was a devout Puritan, and because of how hard they were on themselves he believed that he can no longer live a life of happiness. His despair was inflicted upon him once he committed adultery with Hester Prynne and decided to keep it secret.“While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul…”(Hawthorne 117). The pain came from deep within Dimmesdale, and he believed that one sin can destroy his whole life. Puritanism is now looked upon as one of the hardest religions because of their strictness in their ways of life. They truly believed that if they sinned they would be looked at as if they were scum in the eyes of the church, and this was exactly how Dimmesdale saw himself.
The move and along with his older sons going to war made Gabriel sad and fearful of not accomplish his dream so he soon found hope in liquor to wash away the pain but it only fueled his rage. “My father was not a strong believer in religion (29).” Gabriel drinking made himself irritable which causes him to mock Marie’s religious beliefs. “Their blood and their ways had kept them at odds, and yet for all this, we were happy (29)”. Even Gabriel and Marie are the complete opposite of each other that is why their relationship has last soon because of the love that the family shares for one
Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community. As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
They were jealous and always suspected that the other people were trying to take things that were not theirs. The witch hunt could only escalate as it did because the people of Salem did not trust each other in the beginning and it just kept on getting worse because they made false accusations. If we talk about an unstable community, we of course have to talk about its people. No one is innocent, many of them are not trustworthy. Two characters in the play take it to an extreme.
Although he is ultimately a good person, he made one mistake that constantly haunts him. And what was this big mistake? Well, let’s just say John couldn’t keep it in his pants. Proctor, a proud and upstanding member of the community, sees himself as nothing more than a low-down sinner, and a fake. Although John Proctor undergoes some pretty serious changes as a person; from a deceitful sinner to a courageous, devoted, and ultimately good Christian, across the entire play he remains a tormented man who cannot escape his internal demons.
Another key factor Nathaniel Hawthorne uses to criticize the human nature and hypocrisy of all people is the community of Salem, as a whole. At the meeting that the entirety of Salem seemed to be attending, the Devil says to the holy group, “Ye deemed them holier than yourselves, and shrank from your own sin” (38). Growing up Hawthorne feels like a sinner as he doubts his ancestors for their so called ‘holy’ actions during the Salem Witch Trials. He feels like a hypocrite himself for thinking they went against god, while he, in judging them is doing essentially the same. LIkewise, in the story Goodman Brown feels like a sinner for leaving his wife and betraying his faith only to find out that so has the rest of the town, and he is not as
When talking about Danny’s ‘imaginary friends’, the psychiatrist explains how reclusive and strange behavior is blindly accepted because parents are used to their children being irrational. Danny can actually see ghosts so he gets frustrated when his parents push his ‘imaginary friends’ under the rug. Along with the majority of teenagers around
Hale tries exceedingly hard to save those who were falsely accused of witchcraft. I, like Reverend Hale, do not like causing other people grief or offending them so I always overthink every decision so as not to do so. When I used to wrestle with my siblings, I always felt terrible if they were hurt. Reverend Hale never made an excuse for the witch trials he admitted he was wrong and tried to fix it.
John Proctor is upset that his name must be posted for all the village to see, because it will tarnish his name. John Proctor’s character is one based on reputation, and guilt. The guilt comes from his affair with Abigail Williams. The reputation aspect comes from when he is accused by Mary Warren of trying to turn her to the Devil. I believe that John Proctor grows tired of the accusations, as to why he speaks of his false involvement with Satan in front of the town.