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The Many Faces of Reverend Hale The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a play that is set during the Salem Witch Trails in the Sixteen nineties All of Salem is put into a massive hysteria during the play all pointing fingers at everyone else One character that Miller uses is Reverend John Hale Reverend Hale fights his conscience throughout the play because he doesnt know whether to do what is right or what he is asked to do by the court In Act I Reverend Hale first arrives in Salem He brings many books to back up his theories on witchcraft Hale enters Salem with the belief that he is Gods messenger and he is there to drive out all the witches from the province He is seen as the greatest intellect that the people can turn to in this their time of need It says in the book that Mr Hale is nearing forty a tight-skinned eager-eyed intellectual 30 Hale is part of the court in Salem and nothing will stand in his way to help stop the spread of witchcraft In Act III Hale starts to change his believes in the court system in Salem He starts to see the true dishonesty in the girls and how their lies have lead to such chaos Hale starts to see that many honest respected townsfolk were being sentenced and hung Then Hales conscience starts to affect him Hale knows that the trails are bad but he is a man of the court and does not wish to overthrow it Hales conscience overwhelms his current duty as a person of the court and he starts to help those who have been wrongly accused At then end of the Act a respected man John Proctor is taken and blamed of witchcraft Hale knows that John and the others have been falsely accused and says I denounce these proceedings I quit this court 110 In Act IV
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