The Importance Of Act One Hale In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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People change over time based on mistakes made and situations they experience. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play about the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem is a religion-centered town. Religion helped determine the person’s reputation and how justice was defined. In the beginning, the girls were dancing in the forest and making a potion with Tituba to get the men they love. Parris saw them in the forest and the next day asks what they were doing. He does not want the people of the town to suspect witchcraft in his household. One girl named, Abigail took it too far and the girls started to follow her and act crazy. The girls turn on the rest of the village and blame them for the witchcraft to get out of getting in trouble themselves. They are the cause of the death of many innocent people. Throughout The Crucible, Rev. Hale transitions enthusiastic to remorseful though his own statements, other characters’ reactions to him, and the use of stage direction.
In Act One Hale was eager to help and find witchcraft in the village. This can be seen through his actions, stage directions and other characters’ reactions to him. Hale comes into Salem with the intention to help people and “His goal is light, goodness and its preservation (p:36).” This is what he starts as and what he wants to do in Salem. He is excited to use this knowledge to help the town out. He
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Hale transitions enthusiastic to remorseful though his own statements, other characters’ reactions to him, and the use of stage direction. In the first Act Hale is determined to the discover the truth in his investigation. He comes into Salem not knowing the full issue of the property disputes and struggles for power within the community and church. Over time, Reverend Hale changes as a person going from feeling proud and knowing what he is doing to trying to fix his mistakes. By the end of the play, Hale questions the very foundation of everything in

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