What Is Hale's Behavior In The Crucible

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Reverend Hale does not exhibit corresponding behavior throughout the play. Hale starts out with an attitude against witches, and ends up a broken, cynical man. He starts off with really good intentions—even if it seems to be ridiculous. In Act I, Miller describes Hale as: "His goal is light, goodness, and its preservation." (Miller, 33) It means that he tries to bring peace, and keep it that way. He observes and examines Betty for marks of the devil. That is seen as him being caring and faithful hoping that there are no marks. He also listens to everyone’s problems of how someone maybe a part of witchcraft, he then gives solutions. He shows much confidence in his work, and has no doubts in what he does. At first he believes all that he hears
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