The Crucible: Reverend John Hale - A Dynamic Character



In literature, there are different types of characters. There are
the types of characters that change during the story and some that don't,
dynamic and static. There is also how the character is described in the
story. They might be flat, meaning the character is stereotyped, or he
might be rounded, being the author described him in such a way as to just
barely know him enough to tell the story. In the play The Crucible by
Author Miller, Reverend John hale is a dynamic rounded character.

In Act I, the reverend is described as an eager-eyed intellectual
pondering the invisible world. Hale seeks witches and gets them to confess,
so god can bless them and rid them of the devil. An ...

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III during
the trial of John Proctor. “I am a minister of the lord, and I dare not
take a life without there be a proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of
conscience may doubt it.” He starts to doubt if the very thing that he
searches to rid the people of might be a lie.

Let you not mistake your duty as I mistook my own...where I turned
the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up. Beware Goody Proctor-
cleave to no faith when faith brings blood. Reverend Hale realizes
his job of finding and ridding the world of witches is false. “It is
mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice.” He no longer believes in
witches. Hale urges Goody Proctor to get her husband to confess to save
his life.

Reverend Hale's character changed from believing in witches and
saving their souls from the devil to saving their lives from a lie. The
cause of this is from interrogating the people of Salem of witchcraft,
...I find it hard to draw a clear opinion of them that come
accused before the ...

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