The Corruption Of Reverend Hale In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Doing something you believed right then to be proved wrong is the worst fear someone can have, right? In Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, there was a ticking time bomb that would later explode into something bigger. The Crucible shows the corruption of one girl can cause. Reverend John Hale of Beverly comes to Salem to help the witch trials, but comes face to face to people being hanged for denying of being witch and living if they confess. People were being wrongly accused on the count of children. In Puritan beliefs a minister is very important figure. If someone were to go against the court will the title of a minister help the one in need of saving? The corruption of a court can change the way someone sees the court, this is case of Reverend Hale. …show more content…
Reverend Hale is present as man who’s word is so when talking about witchcraft. In act one Reverend Hale says, “No, no. Now let me instruct you. We cannot look to superstition in this. The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone, and 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.” Reverend Hale comes into Salem knowing the difference of someone who is a witch and someone who is not. This leads to this quote, when Giles Corey is describing what happens when his wife, Martha Corey opens one of her books and he cannot pray. Thomas Putnam is extremely quick to say she is witch, but Reverend Hale stops Putnam’s allegations because Reverend Hale has not seen Martha Corey yet, and will be able to determine if she really a witch that stops prayer. Reverend Hale’s personality is a strong leader, and he believes what he is doing is

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