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In a work of literature one particular type of character found is a dynamic character Dynamic characters are those who change dramatically through out the course of the novel In the play The Crucible Reverend John Hale is an example of a dynamic character because throughout the course of the play his beliefs and views differ then those at the end of the play Reverend John Hale travels from Beverly to the Village of Salem Massachusetts to investigate the strange behavior of Betty Proctor His job upon coming to Salem is to determine whether witchcraft is to blame for this incident Most people including Parris and Thomas Putnam are quick to believe witchcraft as the cause of Bettys strange behavior However Hale says We cannot look to superstition in this I must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless you are prepared to believe me if I should find no bruise of hell upon her Hale is a fair and honest man so he is determined to not jump to conclusions unless he himself finds adequate evidence to prove witchcraft to be the cause of this behavior Throughout his investigation of this strange he is told of many other strange occurrences such as the girls dancing in the woods Titubas admittance of conjuring spirits and the death of 7 Putnam babies that Hale becomes overwhelmed Because of Hales intellect and wise thinking he could if given the chance come to a logical conclusion for each of these incidents However as a whole this gives through evidence of the occurrence of witchcraft in the village of Salem Reverend Hale is now convinced himself that witchcraft is now the reason for all these situations This shows that Reverend Hale is a dynamic character because when Reverend Hale first arrived at Salem he didnt want to believe any sort of superstition was occurring He thought that he could find a reasonable explanation for this event However
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