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The characters of John Hale and John Proctor in The Crucible can be compared and contrasted according to their key traits goals and tendencies to change These characters are probably the two most important characters in the play They both are strong men mentally and Reverend John Hale and John Proctor can be compared and contrasted according to their key traits Reverend Hale is a man in his late forties He is intelligent and very proud He believes that he earned his titled as Reverend the title was not only given to him John Proctor is a man in his mid-thirties and like Reverend Hale he is proud of what he does Proctor is also a man who is physically strong since he is always working on his farm He is a person who does not like hypocrites or frauds He is also stubborn and not easily led into things People respect These two characters can also be compared according to their goals Reverend Hales goal is to save the citizens of Salem from being condemned to death and of being accused of witchcraft If someone is accused Reverend Hale wants to get that person freed and prevent them from an unnecessary death John Proctors goal is to first get his wife freed from jail after being accused of witchcraft He also wants to get himself free and wants Hathorne and Danforth to see that there are no witches in Salem and that all the deaths that they have created are They can be further compared and contrasted by their tendencies to change Reverend Hale usually is a straight faced stubborn man who stands for what he believes in At the end of the play he cries as John Proctor is taken off to be hanged before the whole village John Proctor was also a stubborn man that did not deny what he believed but at key times in the play he changed what
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