In the beginning of the play, this conceit leads Reverend Parris to support the court's false judgements in order to preserve his reputation, but as the play progresses he begins to question the court for the same reason. The village people began to spread the rumor that witchcraft is the cause of Bettys illness. We know the girls do not really see any spirits attacking them and so does Hale. No one believed in her statement, she was arrested and was charged on first degree murder. Despite his adulterous behavior John Proctor is a man that often serves as the only voice of reason during the play.
Again, at the beginning of the play, Hale believes that this is just about the Devil and witchcraft. Even the thought of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in the late 1600s would put the whole village into mass hysteria. Towards the end his character changes and is less in favor of the court and more in favor for the people being wrongly accused. Proctor also presents various personality traits as the play progresses, but however at the end he emerges as a strong character who is essentially? John was in his 30s. He immediately becomes a danger to whoever owns land, particularly Giles. Elizabeth also has to suffer through the decision to reveal the unfaithfulnessof John or to remain strong in her love of him.
Her jealousy of Rebecca Nurse leads her to accuse Goody Nurse of being a witch. Another not-so-redeeming quality about Parris is his sheer greed. He is however, far more personable than the other judges presiding. Throughout the play Reverend Hale contributed to both sides of the arguments. In the end, Hale joins the side that defends the innocent.
Another quote that gives evidence to his new belief is when Danforth asks Hale if he had preached in Andover this month. Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! When he quits the court, he becomes a much better man. Later, Reverend Hale makes attempts to correct his shortcomings because he is striving for justice. Besides, Miller shows that people are shaped when they react to these situations. Hale: Is every defense an attack upon the court? The play opens after a group of girls has been caught dancing in the woods by the town minister, Reverend Parris. Hale knows now that Proctor will hang so he speaks in his defense to Danforth.
However, he could not give the sickness any name. After writing multiple plays, including Death of a Salesman, All My Sons, and The Man Who Had All the Luck, Miller wrote The Crucible, which opened on Broadway January 22, 1953. Generation after generation of being uneducated and treated like animals has left the black community in shambles, and thinking they are not as good as the whites. Reverend Parris is walking down the forest, when he spots a group of girls, including his niece, dancing around a fire. Hale: They must be; they are weighted with authority. He believes a faction plans to force him to leave Salem, so he attempts to strengthen his authority through the witch trial proceedings.
He cannot take part in a system that wrongfully hangs innocent people so, he simply denounces his affiliation with the court and leaves. As his belief in witchcraft falters, so does his faith in the law. A minister in the nearby Massachusetts town of Beverly, and an expert in identifying witchcraft. Think of tuning in mid-season to Teen Mom, The Real Housewives of Miami, or Big Brother. When people do not know any better, they accept what is thought to be true to be the truth. This all began in the Salem Village in Massachusetts. The reverend of Salem then calls on Reverend Hale, who hails from Beverly, to come ascertain the truth.
Reverend Parris' only concern is the preservation of his good status within the town of Salem. Everyone in the world needs a helping hand. The event takes place in the Puritan society. He is very intellectual, and close-minded to the opinions written in the books that he carries and. After the affair ends, Abigail still wants nothing more than to be with John and wants Elizabeth out of the way.
John Hale was born in June 1636 in Charlestown, Massachusetts to Robert and Joanna. Jackson, an ordained Baptist minister and also a crusader for rights of African Americans. The political advances of the time were not merely on members of Hollywood. The character I have chosen to be my subject of this essay is Reverend Hale. He though that himself is an expert in the mysterious world of witches.
Mass hysteria refers to collective delusions of threats to society that spread rapidly through rumors and fear. But one day, Elizabeth had discovered what was going on and she had dismissed Abigail. John Proctor is a man who has some flaws, but also many good points to his personality. She argues against the witch trial investigations. She needed to see if there were any dresses they could make over for that poor little orphan, Katie Meany. The tortured reverend is a great example of the kind of rich, morally ambiguous character for which Miller is famous.