John Proctor says to him, 'I've heard you to be a sensible man, Mr. Instead, he is predisposed towards the supremacy of the law and the church and thus proceeds in Salem in accordance to these priorities. An intelligent man, Hale sees himself as a scientist and philosopher, a kind of physician of the soul. Hale is the compassionate and logical minister who comes to Salem to investigate claims of witchcraft after young Betty Parris is struck with a mysterious illness. Quote: Because it is my name! The stage direction tells us 'It is his own suspicion, but he resists it.
One calls up witnesses to prove his innocence. He shows up at the home of John and Elizabeth Proctor after Elizabeth Proctor was 'somewhat mentioned' in court. His background, problems and concerns, development through the story, first impressions, what he thinks of himself, what others think of him, and what he thinks of others. Hale knows now that Proctor will hang so he speaks in his defense to Danforth. After his experience with a mother and her child that was afflicted with a behavior change that he allegedly cured within a few days with his kindness and a few days of rest. An intelligent man, Hale sees himself as a scientist and philosopher, a kind of physician of the soul. She is a witch, and my heart burns with hatred and shame to know that she still walks the lands God himself made for us, which begs the question; how can God let good Christian people die and still let someone as evil as her live? Many Salem citizens were in favor of the courts at first; later, however, began to despise the court.
At this part, Hale began to unravel the truth and discovered that the girls was stating a fraud. This is a very significant quote because this is the first time Hale crosses the thine line and speaks up against the court. Called from Beverly, a special reverend, Hale's job is to search a town for any signs of Lucifer. . Were they born this morning as clean as God's fingers? Many people favored the trials while many more opposed them. Hail at once regards the accusation as truth.
His good intentions and sincere desire to help the afflicted motivate him. Justice Reverend Hale begs Judge Danforth to pardon the remaining prisoners. Are you silencing this child? She fully understands the ramifications of being found guilty of witchcraft, which makes her faulty accusations all the more disturbing. The character of Reverend Hale fights a battle between what ideasl have been engraved in his mind by books and society, and what he feels in his soul is truly right. How can you bear to see these children suffering? Due to his good reputation, he could come out as an arrogant person at times. Is there some figure bids you fly?. However, Hale seeks out witches because in his own misguided way he wants to rid the world of evil.
I feel like a complete foreigner in my own land, the townsfolk were bitter, cold and unwelcoming. Sobriety Creeps In In the second act of the play, Mr. I danced for the Devil; I saw him; I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. Unfortunately, Hale is also vulnerable. Proctor is not willing to sanction the bizarre court proceedings by signing away his good name on a faulty confession. I labor the earth from dawn of day to blink of night, and i tell you true, when I look to heaven and see my money glaring at his elbows it-it hurt my prayer, sir, it hurt my prayer. I questioned his character from the very moment he welcomed me.
Abigail starts the stories and she being a strong leader is followed by the young er and weaker girls. Although the confession, in the context of the play, refers to witchcraft, it can be inferred that he is referring to his affair with Abigail, is accepting his fault in the matter, and wishes not to point the finger at another. Could Betty be trying to fool the town? I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died; and where I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up. At the beginning of the play he's something of an innocent, taking for granted that the world is black and white and that he, with his expertise, can tell the difference between the two. John Hale, or known as 'Reverend Hale' , was the Puritan pastor of Beverly in Massachusetts performed in The Crucible. God will bless you for your help. When John and Elizabeth Proctor are convicted of witchcraft Reverend Hale completely loses all trust in the court and leaves Salem.
Lesson Summary Reverend John Hale arrives in Salem full of confidence and at least a little pride. From the beginning this man has struck me true. Hale is mentioned in Arthur Miller's The Crucible shortly after the play opens. Hale is the only member of the court who questions the court's decisions. I think, sometimes, the man dreams cathedrals, not clapboard meeting houses.
Reverend Hale's faith and his belief in the individual divide him. I find it hard to draw a clear opinion of them that come accused before the court. Though it is his specialty, Hale does not immediately call out any sorcery, instead, he reminds the Puritans that protocol is better than rash conclusions. Hale enters in a flurry of activity,. In the beginning Hale was just doing his job and passionate about purging this town of the devil. He catches a glimpse of true faith through those he has condemned, particularly Rebecca Nurse and Elizabeth Proctor.
He knows he is asking these people to lie, but his signature is on their death warrants and he doesn't want their blood on his conscience. Does someone afflict you child? Reverend John Hale changes his view, more and more drastically as the play advances, as a result of the events that he underwent and the experiences he had. When Hale arrives in Salem he finds the entire town in total chaos. However, he could not give the sickness any name. When he learns that his confession will be posted publicly on the church doors, however, he tears up the confession. Character Development Hale first appeared as an eager man who committed himself into an expert on witchcraft.