He's lost all faith in the law, and there's a good chance his faith in God is a bit shaky as well. Under the searching scrutiny she was turned into a mere pest. Hale knows now that Proctor will hang so he speaks in his defense to Danforth. The last emotion that Hale feels is entire disbelief in the court system. As a minister, Parris delivers harsh fire and brimstone sermons that sometimes turn off his parishioners.
Reverend Hale enters Salem as a very strong character that knows what he wants to do. His immense pride and fear of public opinion compelled him to withhold his adultery from the court, but by the end of the play he is more concerned with his personal integrity than his public reputation. He starts off with really good intentions—even if he has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Eventually the wives of John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Francis Nurse are convicted. This quote shows Hals's complete and utter dis- respect for a court that he is associated with. When Reverend Hale first arrives in Salem he is very naïve and ignorant to lots of situations and ways of the world.
Private vengeance is working through this testimony! Hale undergoes a transformation from a nave, ignorant persecutor into an enlightened sensible. Instead of prioritizing religion and God above all else, he tells Goody Proctor that any faith causing this much turmoil and agony is not worth following. Hale was not alone in his regret. It was Sarah who later affected his thinking on the witch trials. He feels overwhelmed with the amount of evidence and although he is determined to declare witchcraft only if he can prove it, he takes the evidence of Salem people for granted at face value instead of investigating it himself. Act 1 Here, Reverend Hale is very self-confident, and is very much enjoying the respect he is given in Salem.
These woods are forbidden; the dancing and conjuring are signs of the devil in the puritan society. He does not want to be associated with a system so corrupt and feared by the people of Salem. Reverend Hale is called in to Salem to examine Parris's daughter Betty. No pastor in Salem had ever before. Alongside his religious fervor, Hale was possibly the most respected man in Salem. He comes to understand that his attempt to salvage Salem went terribly wrong.
At this time Salem, Massachusetts was going through what we know as the Salem Witch Trials. Hale became an opponent of the trials and outspoken against them. He knows all the girls are lying when they pretend to be attacked by the convicted people's spirits. After Reverend Parris saw some girls including Abigail, Tituba, and Betty dancing and conjuring spirits in the woods, he called Hale to Salem. From the beginning this man has struck me true. When talking with Mary Warren and John Proctor, he realizes that they are telling the truth and Abigail is a fraud.
His mother, although a native New Yorker, had family roots in the same village of Poland as his father. Towards the end his character changes and is less in favor of the court and more in favor for the people being wrongly accused. This quote shows Hale's development of the theme that the road to hell is paved with good intentions because this is one of the first times he second guesses the court's accuracy. The minister, Reverend Samuel Parris, immediately contacted Reverend John Hale of Beverly who was an expert at discovering the Devil in his many disguises to investigate the possibility of witches in Salem. He felt the pride of the specialist whose unique knowledge has at last been publicly called for.
After he catches them dancing around a fire in the woods, he is very concerned with what this will reflect upon their name and, more importantly, his name. For Reverend Hale the witch hunt in Salem is the scene of a moral journey as he eventually makes a complete turn around in thoughts and beliefs as he is forced to see certain realities. Then Reverend Hale was called in to help the town cure its unnatural problem. The political advances of the time were not merely on members of Hollywood. Hale: They must be; they are weighted with authority. In conclusion, Hale is a very dynamic and essential character to The Crucible.
As a footnote, Hale was featured as a character in Arthur Miller's 1953 play, The Crucible, which became a Broadway production. He starts out very convincing and seems to know exactly what he wants. Hale, who forces confessions out of her as if he wants them to be tr. He is very intellectual, and close-minded to the opinions written in the books that he carries and. Act 1 The Crucible starts out in the bedroom of Betty Parris, the sick daughter of the towns preacher Samuel Parris. Shall the worms declare his truth? Hale was proactive in the initial process, but later shied away from the trials when members of his own congregation and his wife were among the accused. Called from Beverly, a special reverend, Hale's job is to search a town for any signs of Lucifer.
As a young man, he witnessed the hanging of Margaret Jones, which left an indelible impression himself. Focusing on the flawed characters, they begin to exhibit land lust, envy of the miserable and self-preservation. He is seen as all knowing, even holy. His good intentions and sincere desire to help the afflicted motivate him. Putnam disregards all his values in an attempt to gain worldly possessions. Shall the dust praise him? Out of all of the characters in this play, Reverend John Hale undergoes the most dramatic change as he shifts from confident accuser, to uncertain sympathizer, to defender of the doomed.