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  • Proctor And Reverend John Hale
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    Criticisms of The Crucible Authors often write literature to criticize society and mankind. What this means is, authors hope that one will share his / her beliefs and try to change society's thinking. Arthur Miller, in his play The Crucible, hopes to change society. Specifically, Miller criticizes authority, chaos and / or hysteria, and malicious and sinful acts against mankind. Miller uses Judge Danforth, Reverend John Hale, and Reverend Parris to demonstrate his criticism on authority. He uses...
  • Main Point Of Hysteria In Salem
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    What is hysteria? By definition, it is the behavior exhibiting overwhelming or unmanageable fear or emotional excess. In history, hysteria has always created problems. The Salem witch trials are great examples of the effects of hysteria. Hysteria is much like a disease; it is very contagious and it is hard to get rid of it. In Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, the witch trials were reenacted; however, Miller took it to an extreme and created more chaos by making scenes that did not take place ...
  • Salem As A Very Strong Character
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    Reverend Hale is a dynamic character in Miller's The Crucible as he is challenged by John Proctor's courage. He starts out very convincing and seems to know exactly what he wants. John Proctor is a very strong and courageous character. He influences Reverend Hale so much that Hale completely changes his mind about Salem, the court, and witches. Reverend Hale enters Salem as a very strong character that knows what he wants to do. He is very sure of himself. 'They must be, they are weighted with a...
  • Hale's Many Statements In The Play
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    "I came to do the Devil's work" is the ironic and sad truth that Reverend John Hale realizes in Arthur Miller's dramatic play, The Crucible. One can see that Hale's personality changes enormously throughout the play. These changes are illustrated by Hale's many statements in the play. The statements in the beginning of the play establish Hale's firm beliefs and toward the end of the play his disgust with the outcome of the trials. Hale is a very intriguing person with many character traits. "The...
  • The Crucible Reverend John Hale Character
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    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, Rev...
  • Greatest Examples Of Moral Courage
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    Youre the Devils man! (118), Mary Warren cried out when she accused John Proctor of working for the devil. Courage is defined as mental or moral strength to face danger without fear. This is supported in Arthur Millers The Crucible. Throughout the Salem witch trials in the 1600's, courage was that good people held in to, even through the toughest times. To illustrate this, an example of someone with courage is John Proctor. Proctor is a farmer with a wife, Elizabeth, and three young boys. He qui...
  • Court Hale
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    The Crucible: The Evil of Fear In The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, the strict Puritan community of Salem is bombarded with the hysteria of witchcraft. It starts when five young girls of Salem are caught dancing in the forest. Instead as mere children playing, this behavior is viewed upon by the Puritans as the work of the devil. As the hysteria builds momentum, more and more accusations radiate. Reverend Hale, a well known expert on witches, is brought into Salem to " cleanse' the ...
  • Reverend John Hale Of Beverly
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    Enter the Reverend John Hale of Beverly. Is it fraud that brings out the worst in Puritans On the other hand, is it Puritans that bring out the word of fraud It is arguable that in Arthur Miller's satire of communist witch hunts, The Crucible we see both. When special attention is paid to John Hale, we see how the puritan community's fraudulent behavior brings out the worst in him. Reverend Hale is seen as being very confident in his powers as a minister of God. Since he has books that are weigh...
  • Reverend Parris And Reverend John Hale
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    In 1962, Massachusetts was plagued by a witchcraft craze that would result in the hanging of at least 20 people and the jailing of at least 150 others. This event is considered one of the most tragic incidents in our American history. The witchcraft hysteria originated in the small village of Salem, where most of the people were poor, uneducated, but more importantly, superstitious. The town was quick to blame witchcraft when several of the girls in the village became indisposed by a bizarre ail...
  • John Proctor And Reverend John Hale
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    The Crucible: John Proctor and John Hale - Good Citizen vs. Good Person In The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the two main characters, John Proctor and Reverend John Hale as "good men". The term "good men" in this play is ambiguous. Reverend John Hale was a good man in the sense of being the perfect and good citizen of Massachusetts in the 1600's. He was pious, adherent to the laws and beliefs, and a good Puritan Christian. John Proctor, on the contrary would not be considered the greatest cit...
  • Later Reverend Hale
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    ACT 1 pg. 3-36 The story opens up in Salem Massachusetts in 1692. Reverend Samuel Parris kneels in beside his daughter's bed praying. The story was introduce to the reader by giving information about Salem's history and religious matters. Many things were restricted because of your religious beliefs. They believe it was the work of the devil. Dancing was an example of doing witchcraft. And for that, people were hanged for what any person would called, "having fun". Reverend Parris's daughter, Be...
  • Victor Frankenstein And Reverend Hale
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    Reverend Hale unquestionably resembles that of the fictional character Dr. Victor Frankenstein due to both of the character's quests for something too idealistic and complex to possibly accomplish. Though the tone, style, and plot are of two completely different concepts, further investigation reveals that two of the main characters in each book are extremely similar. Through this common link, each man's journey is going to begin as a romantic modification in the society that surrounds them and ...
  • Proctor And Hale By The End
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    There is a lot of confusion is the play The Crucible as to what the certain motivations of the characters in the play is. Why are some of the characters lying about sightings of the devil with certain people they are trying to get rid of The motivations of John Proctor, and Reverend Hale haven t been the same throughout the play. I think Reverend Parris had the same motivations throughout the whole play though which was to benefit himself and not others. Proctor and Hale by the end had the same ...
  • Reverend Hale The Witch
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    Hale arrives in Salem he acts as a confident, naive expert on witches, and unknowingly encourages the girls to lie by putting words into their mouths. Near the end when the truth has been exposed, Hale with so much blood on his head pleas: I come to do the Devil work. I come to counsel Christians they should belie themselves. There is blood on my head! Can you not see the blood on my head! (Miller, 131). For Reverend Hale the witch hunt in Salem is the scene of a moral journey as he eventually m...
  • Hale's Interaction And Relationships With Other Characters
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    Beyond the Superficial Throughout the tumultuous Red Scare era, people struggled with the issue of daily conduct. Revealing one's creed or beliefs could have severe ramifications. People brooded over how to express themselves in an appropriate manner. By directly stating your feelings, provided that they were considered the wrong feelings, a person risked persecution as a Communist. But the Catch 22 of the matter is that everyone needs to share ideas and thoughts. So the question was, how did on...
  • Hale's Courtship Of Jerusha
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    As a small child in parochial school, Thursdays were collection days for the Missionaries. It wasn't made very clear to us exactly what Missionaries were, but we were informed that our nickels helped them to convert and save "pagan babies" far away. My nickels were dutifully turned over every Thursday, knowing that I was saving some poor baby an eternity of Purgatory, simply because she or he hadn't been baptized. As my early parochial school upbringing did not endorse free-thinking, it never da...
  • Reverend Hale Believes In Witchcraft
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    David S tier 9-15-03 Mrs. Morrison English Crucible Literary Analysis In the time of Indians, fur hunters, and the British, there was a village in the colony of Massachusetts. In the 1950's a man named Arthur Miller wrote a play about what tragedies occurred in this village. The book was about the Salem witch trials in none other that Salem Massachusetts. The book has many characters and many messages, but what we will be focusing on is a character named Reverend Hale. Reverend Hale is the most ...
  • John Proctor And Reverend John Hale
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    In Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible", set in the year 1692, the small Massachusetts village of Salem is filled with rumors of witchcraft. The word crucible means a hard test or severe trial. Lives and personalities are shaped by the trials we face as we go through life. Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, and Reverend John Hale undergo growth and personal changes as they experience the Salem witch trials. Elizabeth Proctor is the conscientious, somewhat rigid, honest wife of John Proctor. She is hurt...
  • Reverend Hale And John Proctor
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    English 11 The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play, first viewed in 1954, about the Salemn Witch Trials. The play takes place in Salemn Massachusetts, which was then a strict Puritan town. This play is not only about the ruined lives and deaths of hundreds of people, but even more so about the selfish greed, apathy, and revenge of people in this small town. These are the main characters of the play. Several of the characters came to many crossroads in their lives and were forced to make some ver...

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