In act 1 and 2 in the play ,The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the character Reverend Hale was introduced and learned what his role was. Reverend Hale was a man nearing his forties and was a high-status intellectual who was an expert in witchcraft (Miller 155). In this act Hale said that he believes there always will be someone with the devil(Miller 155). Hale was siding with the court in this act and signing death warrants along with believing in these accusations fully as shown in his visit to the Proctors when he said there is too much evidence to deny the Devil is in Salem (Miller 171). 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.
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.
We are all put in this world under rules and how we should live, but the truth is that those ways aren’t alway how we end up. We are raised on a set of rules that as you grow you see them in a different light. You grow become your own person, that is what Hale has done. Reverend Hale starts off as a man who goes by what he was taught and then in the end he becomes his own person.
The goodness and honesty of a person is revealed when he or she faces a crucible. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a strict Puritan town by the name of Salem is overpowered by the lies and deceit of supposed witchcraft. Everyone is subject to affiliation with the Devil and no one is safe from allegation. Two righteous men – John Proctor and Reverend Hale – compliment and contrast each other in their search to uncover the truth. As the play proceeds, Proctor and Hale find themselves and follow their own moral values. Their devotion to their own code of ethics supersedes their loyalty to the community.
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.
¨There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head!! ¨. Reverend and witch hunter Hale has spoken these words because he has realized he has sent many innocent people to their death.Now he feels guilty for the of innocent people. Weighing heavy on his conscious heart. This show that Hale recognizes and knows what is right and what is wrong. Hale from the Crucible wistfully is the tragic hero of the play
“We can not look to superstition in this,” Reverend Hale states, before subsiding in the fast-paced fervour of vengeful accusations ahead (Miller 1149). In the play, The Crucible, Reverend Hale has been summoned by Reverend Parris to Salem to investigate supposed witchcraft. Conceiving himself as a “young doctor on his first call,” Hale becomes too cocky and he falls vulnerable to manipulation, which serves as an opportunity for the residents of Salem to legally accuse one another of witchcraft (Miller 1148). Hale goes into Salem so determined on finding the truth only to result as one of the heads in charge of this whole ordeal in the courts. In a battle between faith and understanding, Reverend Hale changes
“Moral Authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, and treating people with respect”-Stephen Covey. With power comes great responsibility, just as authority does. However, sometimes people abuse their power in certain situations. It is also common to see people with power step on the people below them. In The Crucible, many characters use their power and authority in Salem for personal gain and for wrongdoing. Throughout history authority figures give orders to people below them and those people have listened, which shows the kind of effect authority has over a population who cannot make a decision in times of stress.
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were considered a dark period of time for the Puritans of Salem, Massachusetts. Accusations flew, and many were hung for false accusations of witchcraft. During the 1950s, a similar situation arose across the United States with the “threat” of communism. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible during that time as an allegory to draw parallels to the horrific events of the past. Times of trouble, like these two examples, have different effects on people. Miller shows the differences in change in the characters Reverend Hale, Mary Warren, and Abigail Williams to show the various effects of mass hysteria on different people.
Reverend Hale, a dynamic character, originally abides strict laws and enforces the death of innocent victims, yet eventually transforms into someone who acknowledges the absurdity of the trials, only to be defeated by the test of The Crucible. Hale enters the play and is described as an “eager-eyed intellectual,” (Miller 32) someone whose goal is “light goodness and its preservation” (36). He enters Salem as a witchcraft expert, someone who assists in the process of uncovering witches within the community, representing a vital portion of the court. Hale participates in the confirmiration of the execution of twelve innocent victims. However, as the trial progresses, so do Hale’s views, exemplifying the cliche “change of heart.” Hale acknowledges that Abigail and her friends are accusing people in a matter of self-interest and the court is solely convicting witches to validate their purpose and power. This leads Hale
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Sometimes even experts can convince themselves of their own word. Reverend Hale's attitude has changed completely throughout his stay in Salem. After Reverend Parris saw some girls including Abigail, Tituba, and Betty dancing and conjuring spirits in the woods, he called Hale to Salem. Hale's job is to search a town for any signs of witchcraft. Reverend Parris has apparently seen work of the devil in Abigail, Tituba, and Betty. Reverend Hale has three different feelings throughout the play. In the beginning Hale was just doing his job and passionate about purging this town of the devil. In the middle of the play Hale is upset with how the trial is going and he feels the girls are lying about the convicted people setting their spirit on the
One major change from Glaspell’s play was when Mrs. Hale opened the pretty box. In the play by Susan Glaspell, Mrs. Hale was looking for some pair of scissors and when she opened the box she said, “ There’s something wrapped up in this piece of silk” (1206). In the video, Mrs. Hale says, “What a pretty box. She had this long time going she’s a girl” (0:20:03-0:20:24). After she opened it, she closed it right away because she didn’t want Mrs. Peters to see what was inside. In the play Mrs. Hale tells Mrs. Peters she found a bird and to look at its neck but in the video, she doesn't want her to see it. This seemed as if she knew something about this homicide but wanted to keep it to herself. This made it more suspicious and changed the overall