However it does not end there, in Act 4 a further change occurs in the behaviour of Reverend John Hale. Hale begins to visit those who will not confess and persuades them to lie to save themselves. He turns completely against the Puritan rules and persuades people to do something that they know, to be good Christians, they must not do. When he tells Elizabeth to persuade Proctor to lie he puts forward his main argument: “God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.” This point in “The Crucible” shows how just how Hale has changed from the cold strict scholar, to the worried man looking only for what he believes to be right. Eventually Elizabeth persuades Proctor to confess and Hale encourages Danforth to speed up the process of the confession: “(quickly to Danforth) Let him sign it,let him sign it” showing that Hale wants to get it over with to prevent Proctor from getting too annoyed.
In the play, The Crucible, there are many up and downs from Proctor lying about losing his faith, Abigail fleeing the colony, to even Reverend Hale doubting his own faith. The one I found most fascinating was Reverend Hale. His character caught my attention since the moment he was introduced. Hale was allegedly one of the best witch hunters. His intentions in the beginning of the play seemed to be good, but through the play his faith and belief in himself seemed to fall.
The Crucible I am going to depict the character of raverned hale and use various techniques to get across the idea of conscience through his thoughts, actions and dialouge. Reverened Hale is a strong believer of the system and to him things are either black and white (evil and worng or innocent and right). He was a young minister with a reputation of being an expert on witchcraft and has been called to salem to examine Pariss daughter ,betty. Reverned Hale changes greatly from act1 to act 4. In act 1 hale comes to Salem to try and resolve the issue of the sleeping girl and witch craft in the small town.
It takes real love to take the punishment upon her. Hester could have given pearl and herself a better life and a life without infamy of the scarlet letter depict on her bosom. She shows strength in which she followed through and continued to her word by not speaking his name. A weak individual would have easily given up and taken the easy way out by revealing there “fellow sinner”. Nathaniel Hawthorne fulfills the writer’s principle through Hester and Pearl’s intricacy of religious mentality.
I love Daniel Day-Lewis and his superb acting but I am not a big fan of Winona Ryder and they unfortunately cancel each other out to make a passable movie. As for representing the Salem Witch Trials, it seemed to stick with the story even though it had to dramatize and add love triangles to make sure the audience does not fall asleep. I learned much about the Salem Witch Trials, such as, that a man was hanged and not just women, and that another was pressed with stones until he died. I would consider it good history because it gives you the events and in order of which they happened. I would hope after seeing this film that the audience was intrigued with the lies, deceit, and hysteria that it showed and will go out and do their own research and not take any Hollywood historical film at face value.
What points does the playwright make about the Christian division of the world into good and evil? There is no middle in Salem, you are either a good Christian or you working for the Devil, if you show a sign of non-Christianity than your all for the bad and will be hung for it. What assumptions do the adults in the community, (apart from Rebecca Nurse), make concerning the children? All the adults make very sudden assumptions that the children have been touched by the devil and are actually being possessed by some form of evil. Comment on the ending of Act 1.
To add to Proctors advice, if you do good and tell the truth, you will have no harm come unto you and you will be saved. But if you do evil, and lie to save yourself temporarily, you will have harm come your way and you could end up worse than those who were hanged. So in the end Proctor gave amazing advice. If only him and his fellow characters would have followed it a little
The Crucible Essay A building, a book, simple words grouped together; a feeling, a belief, a way of being. Religion is a simple word tied to a complex way of living. Many think of religion as a perfect, beautiful entity. Although it may be beautiful to those who believe, it is not perfect. In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, Reverend Hale, a priest from the town of Beverly who had specialized in demonic arts, was introduced as an optimistic man who was confident he would rid a small town of a dark cloud that lingered above their Christian ways.
Garrett McGrath The Crucibles 1/07/11 In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” the character John Hale goes from being a blind reverend to a guilt-filled, open human being. He goes from believing everything the girls say at the beginning of the book, to seeing that they are telling lies at the end of the book. John Hale is one of the most complex characters in the novel and has the most drastic change amongst all the other characters. At the beginning of the novel reverend hale is the most confident man he believes that he can tell a witch from a puritan, no questions asked. He had all the books on how to do this, he believed he was above and beyond prepared for the witch trials and was going to take them down.
While the empowering and sometimes dictatorial influence of Michael Mompellion’s religious dogma and the uprise of women’s capability provide the novels title with multiple resonant meanings, it is ultimately the ability of nature to “reclaim its place” that supersedes the very structures on which the human population in this remote English village has founded their existence. When presented with devastation on an unprecedented scale, the largely powerless villagers initially look towards the power of unwavering religious faith in seeking guidance from their rector, Michael Mompellion. Mompellion believes the plague to be a test by which God intends to “chastise the souls He would save”, and accordingly insists that his congregation accept the onus of voluntary quarantine. While the ability of