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In Arthur Millers The Crucible there are many accusers and defenders for the witch trials There is one man Reverend John Hale whose attitude to the witch trials immensely changes as he goes through one of these extremes to the other In The Crucible Reverend John Hale grows as he moves from accuser to sympathizer to defender of the doomed characters of the play When Hale first comes into the town of Salem he believes in the witchcraft around the town and starts to accuse people himself Hale brings Tituba in and questions When the Devil comes to you does he ever come with another person Perhaps another person in the village Someone you know Hale knew that Tituba should confess that she compacted with the devil or she will be hung but he still accuses her with no proof Just because one person is accused and confesses Hale brings in the accusations that other people around town are witches When Hale visits the Proctor house he says to John Proctor Twenty-six time in seventeen month sir I must call that rare Will you tell me why are you so absent Just because John and Elizabeth Proctor do not go to church often they are accused of practicing witchery Hale makes John recite the Ten Commandments and Hale says he does not accuse Elizabeth but it appears he was thinking about it Through pressure and questi ons Hale accuses Tituba John and Elizabeth Proctor and the other people in Salem of witchcraft At the beginning of Act III Hale begins to doubt the accusations made and starts to sympathize with the accused When the court is accusing John Proctor Hale intrudes and says Your honor I cannot think you may judge the man on such evidence It is odd that in Act II Hale accuses John with the same thing the court does the fact that John does not go to church and now
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