Throughout the play Reverend Hale contributed to both sides of the arguments. This madepeople change their minds pretty quickly too. Herrick leads the seven condemned prisoners, including Proctor, to the gallows. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller progresses and evolves the outlooks and views of the townspeople of Salem and shows how events, people, and catastrophes cause the characters to change their views on whether the people prosecuted were guilty or innocent of witchcraft. Hale and Parris plead with Elizabeth to remonstrate with Proctor, but she refuses to sway him from doing what he believes is just.
We have no idea what caused it today and have many, many theories, but in 1692, they assumed it was witchcraft. This is a very significant quote because this is the first time Hale crosses the thine line and speaks up against the court. Early retirement might come next. Background He is a man in his forties from the town of Beverly. He is a sensible man that we can comply with. He says that he does not hold out, like Rebecca and Martha, because of religious conviction.
Eventually it wasn't just the skeptics and rebels, but also thepowerful and well-connected who were being accused. In this scene Reverend Parris wants to question the people who signed the petition, but Francis has given his word that the names would be kept secret. Hale now knows the trials were lies started by teenage girls who got caught doing something wrong. The accused were given a trial in front of a panel of judges. Rather, he does so out of spite because he wants his persecutors to feel the weight of guilt for seeing him hanged when they know he is innocent. Eventually the wives of John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Francis Nurse are convicted.
I have given you my soul; leave me my name! He knows all the girls are lying when they pretend to be attacked by the convicted people's spirits. This statement is bold because this is a religious run court and the special priest involved in this trial doesn't even agree with the verdict. Robert Hale, and James Hale. I come to counselchristians they should belie themselves. We know the girls do not really see any spirits attacking them and so does Hale. He wants them to confess so theywon't hang. Also, doubt spread among the people when good people such asRebecca Nurse were hanged, and also when George Burroughs perfectlyrecited the Lord's Prayer before he was hanged.
Proctor refuses to allow him to nail the paper with his name on the church door and, after arguing with the magistrates, tears the confession in two and renounces it. . Someone reading this play by Arthur Miller can feel more emotional towards Hale's character because he thinks similar to the reader when they hear the false accusations in the court. Danforth replies that postponement or pardons will cast doubt not only on the guilt of the seven remaining prisoners but also on that of the twelve who have hanged already. It is open for touring June 30, 2001 through August 25, Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:00.
Hale came to Salem a devoted reverend who put all his faith in the courts in which he worked. Elizabeth tells Proctor that almost one hundred people have confessed to witchcraft. In 'The Crucible,' Reverend Hale was an expert on the supernatural,specifically witchcraft, from nearby Beverly. Reverend Parris has obviously seen some work of the devil in his niece Abigail, slave Tituba, and daughter Betty. Students learn such facts like 19 men and women were hanged because they were convicted of witchcraft. Students learn the essential information as deemed important by their teacher; yet, students do not have the opportunity to learn about the trials from a subjective and personal point of view. 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.
Shortly thereafter the trials were concluded. Of course, the results were easy to fake. He wascalled to Salem to determine if the strange happenings beingexperienced there could be tied to witchcraft …. He decided not to enter a plea, so that his farm would fall to his sons. He wants them to confess so they won't hang. I may shut my conscience ti it no more-private vengeance is working through this testimony! Giles Corey being pressed to death for refusing to stand to trialalso affected people greatly. Parris assures them that Hale only wants to persuade the holdout prisoners to confess and save themselves from the gallows.
Hale wrote a book titled A Modern Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft, which condemns those who took leading roles in the trials. The sight of Rebecca shames Proctor. This led to a meetingbetween 8 officials from surrounding areas including IncreaseMather, in which spectral evidence was banned. He is very stern and is set in his ways. If you are talking about Arthur Miller's The Crucible , Reverend Hale denounced and quit the court because he no longer agreed with what they were doing. By the end of the play Hale has lost all faith in the court system and is very upset with judge Danforth's stubbornness. Contrary to popular belief, a very small percentage of the accused was executed: 19.
Property lines and land acquisition are also possibilities - those who were convicted of witchcraft forfeited their property to the state, which could then be bought up by wealthier townfolk. This quote shows Hals's complete and utter dis- respect for a court that he is associated with. Reverend Hale has three different feelings throughout the play. Imagine one who wins the lottery. The following day the girls were found in bed inert.