John Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend John Hale, Elizabeth Proctor. Brinker's realism takes on a very morbid quality after Gene decides not. Called from Beverly, a special reverend, Hale's job is to search a town for any signs of Lucifer. 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. Through textbooks and research, students learn about this event from a factual and objective point of view. Throughout the play Reverend Hale contributed to both sides of the arguments. He's not able to convince anyone to confess.
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. Instead, he is predisposed towards the supremacy of the law and the church and thus proceeds in Salem in accordance to these priorities. The tortured reverend is a great example of the kind of rich, morally ambiguous character for which Miller is famous. In the very beginning of the play, Hale appears strong and resolute. Elizabeth Proctor, Harvard University alumni, John Proctor 730 Words 2 Pages Reverend Hale The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a play that takes place in the sixteen nineties during the famous but tragic witch trials. Reverend Hale who is a minister and an expert of the demonic arts and witchcraft is sent from East Hanover to Salem where there is a spreading fear of witchcraft.
Reverend Hale has three different feelings throughout the play. If he finds there to be witchcraft, he would then eliminate it. 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. His attitude to witch trials changes immensely. Peters, a sheriff, have come to the farm to investigate the strangling murder of John Wright. What he does not realize is that the lies he is urging would only reinforce the slanders the court has already committed.
Those who suppose their judgements are always consistent are unreflective or dogmatic. The women have come along to gather some things to take to Mrs. Puritans relied on religious doctrine to determine what was socially acceptable and their life was characterized by religious fanaticism and intolerance to what they considered inappropriate or unacceptable from the point of view of their religion. This eventually leads to desperate attempts to convince the condemned to admit to witchcraft in order to save them from be hung. Reverend Hale is a unique character that provides attributions to both sides. In Trifles, the play takes place at an abandon house at a farm where John Wright and his wife, Minnie Wright lived. It includes a number of characters who fully conform to the trials and their consequences, it also contains the opposite, those who do not conform and fight it.
Although Hale remains determined not to declare witchcraft unless he can prove it, the expectations of the people of Salem sweep him up, and, as a result, he takes their evidence at face value, rather than investigating it himself. In his line of work he may have to convict people who eventually get hanged for witchcraft. He is a young man who is just beginning to learn how to deal with difficult situations on his own. At their stares, he had bumbled on, explaining that many of his flock were too poor or untrained to make such repairs on their own. The town sheriff, the county attorney, and Mr. Wright, the reader can plausibly argue the case against the neglected wife.
An intelligent man, Hale sees himself as a scientist and philosopher, a kind of physician of the soul. It was about a farmer, John Hossack who was killed while he was asleep in bed one night. He is suggesting wrong doing in their own home. This quote shows Hals's complete and utter dis- respect for a court that he is associated with. Reverend Hale has an epitome while listening to John Proctor and Mary Warren; he becomes convinced that they, not Abigail, are telling the truth.
Hale starts out with a vendetta against witches, not vampires and ends up a broken, cynical man. The end of Act One exhibits the audience a zealous priest, Reverend John Hale, looking for evidence of witchcraft, real or make believe. He though that himself is an expert in the mysterious world of witches. Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Migrant worker 816 Words 3 Pages. The Reverend then came up with the amazing idea that they should visit people this Christmas day to see if they had any things they needed repaired. As the story progresses, he sees the insanity and feels guilty about what he fostered.
Discuss how you would like to portray your character on the stage. They trust him as a voice of authority, primarily because he serves on the court. The novel 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck is set in the Salinas valley, California. Their entire life turns a corner and they see materialistic happiness waiting for them. Although a religious man and believer in witchcraft like Parris, Hale values human life and is motivated by personal beliefs.