Reverend Hale In The Crucible

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Reverend Hale thinks and changes his mind a couple of times about how he’s feeling towards the situation between John Proctor, Abigail and the girls, and the whole situation about witchcraft, who is really telling the truth and who isn’t. I see Reverend Hale as a passionate and hard working person that enjoys what he does. He is a spiritual doctor and believes in helping and purging all evil. He first came to Salem in need of evaluating to see if there was any witchcraft in the town. When he first arrived in Salem he told use in his words; “In these books the devil stands stripped of all his brute disguises. Here are all your familiar spirits-your incubi and succibi; your witches that go by land, by air, and by sea; your wizards of the night…show more content…
They later found Abigail stabbed with a needle in her stomach and she had blamed Elizabeth. She has told everyone that it was her fault since she has a poppet with a needle stuck into it the same place she does. Reverend Hale makes a connection with what’s been going on. He finds out that it’s been suspected John Proctor and Abigail had an affair. He knows that his wife Elizabeth has been taken into questioning by the court because her name was brought up in court that she was suspected to be a witch. John Proctor has to tell the court what’s been happening and tell the truth about Abigail and the girls or else his wife and him can be in danger of being hanged. In the court they have arguments and disputes about the whole Abigail and bewitched things that are or aren’t true. They decide that Proctor has to be hung for his punishment about lying which is a serious crime. Reverend Hale couldn’t bear to stand it anymore and knew that proctor would be hung, he stood up and told the court what he thought and said “Excellency it is natural, a natural lie to tell, I beg you stop now before another is condemned! I may shut my conscience ti it no more- private vengeance is working through this testimony. From the beginning this man has struck me true. By my oath to heaven, I believe him now, and I pray you call back his wife before we”. He tries to save Proctor by using his defense against
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