He knew that his work was admired and respected by the common people and he was proud of this. But Parris came, and for twenty week he preach nothin' but golden candlesticks until he had them. Instead of prioritizing religion and God above all else, he tells Goody Proctor that any faith causing this much turmoil and agony is not worth following. This was shown when he first came to Salem; his loyalty towards his belief, pride on what he learned and enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge to others. Proctor came to his help to carry his heavy books and had a little chat with Hale. That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest? Not Off to a Good Start Sadly, Mr.
He is set in his ways in which he is only in Salem to do his job and not to take it personally. He is very sure of himself. God will bless you for your help. His pride flourishes when he tells Tituba 'the Devil can never overcome a minister. This is not a usual act of a reverend who should have faith in the court system and never doubt it.
He tells Danforth that he is trying to get the innocent prisoners to confess to witchcraft in hopes of saving their lives, his duty for helping to condemn them. He took this time to feel arrogant as he carried his books around. He is called upon as an expert in his field, and we are told 'he felt the pride of the specialist whose unique knowledge has at last been publicly called for. I saw Goody Booth with the Devil 42-46. To Hale: She comes to me while I sleep; she's always making me dream corruptions! I think, sometimes, the man dreams cathedrals, not clapboard meetin' houses. Many people favored the trials while many more opposed them.
Reverend Hale In Arthur Miller's, The Crucible, when characters are faced with adversity, they are forced to show their true morals and beliefs. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law! After Reverend Parris saw some girls including Abigail, Tituba, and Betty dancing and conjuring spirits in the woods, he called Hale to Salem. Eventually the wives of John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Francis Nurse are convicted. There is blood on my head! I begged my husband, I begged him not to call Osburn because I feared her. After Reverend Parris saw some girls including Abigail, Tituba, and Betty dancing and conjuring spirits in the woods, he called Hale to Salem. At this time Salem, Massachusetts was going through what we know as the Salem Witch Trials.
I beg you, woman, prevail upon your husband to confess. Once he realizes that Abigail is a fraud, Hale devotes himself to attempting to persuade the other prisoners to confess so that they may avoid execution — using lies to foil lies. He knows all the girls are lying when they pretend to be attacked by the convicted people's spirits. Proctor: Now look you- Elizabeth: I see what I see, John. This is definitely a fitting name for the Salem witch trials based play, as dealing with the hysteria and unjust courts of Salem is a severe trial in its self. I'll tell you what's walking Salem—vengeance is walking Salem.
Reverend Hale has an epitome while listening to John Proctor and Mary Warren; he becomes convinced that they, not Abigail, are telling the truth. This is a very significant quote because this is the first time Hale crosses the thine line and speaks up against the court. Parris to investigate possible witchcraft and to examine his daughter, Betty, because she seems to not wake. Hale rejoins with 'They must be; they are weighted with authority. Since 1692 a great but superficial change has wiped out God's beard and the Devil's horns, but the world is still gripped between two diametrically opposed absolutes.
Unlike the other priests, his insistence on uncovering facts makes it impossible for him to overlook the evidence indicating that those condemned of witchcraft in Salem were innocent. He is set from the beginning to prove that his daughter and niece are not involved in witchcraft. Hale previously investigated witchcraft in his own parish and found the woman in question to be 'a mere pest' instead of a witch. Can you not see the blood on my head! Reverend Parris sends for him when they begin to suspect witchcraft might be afoot in the town. Instead of crying out as he did before that all the accused should be arrested immediately and clapped in irons, he decides it is more prudent to perform some investigation.
Reverend Hale actually seeks witches and gets them to confess, just so God can bless them and rid them of the devil. He wore the Pastor outfit throughout the movie. He made an open mind about this and told Proctor that hopefully God would open their eyes and seek the truth, unable to make decisions. In Act I, the reverend is described as an eager-eyed intellectual pondering the invisible world. In Act 3, when Abigail Williams, the ring leader of the accusers, is accused herself of committing adultery with John Proctor Mr. Reverend Parris, I very cold man he was.
I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil! As his belief in witchcraft falters, so does his faith in the law. I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died; and where I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up. For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be fraud—God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together! Here is all the invisible world, caught, defined, and calculated. He was confident that he would do his duty in Salem. Instead of immediately arresting the Proctors, he performs an investigation instead.
Tituba; the Devil is out and preying on children like a beast upon the flesh of the pure lamb. For Reverend Hale the witch hunt in Salem is the scene of a moral journey as he eventually makes a complete turn around in thoughts and beliefs as he is forced to see certain realities. He tells Danforth that he is trying to get the innocent prisoners to confess to witchcraft in hopes of saving their lives, his duty for helping to condemn them. Reverend Parris has obviously seen some work of the devil in his niece Abigail, slave Tituba, and daughter Betty. He felt the pride of the specialist whose unique knowledge has at last been publicly called for. I hope you'll leave some of it in Salem.