Reverend hale sacrificed his pride

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There is blood on my head! Putnam asks if it's true that Parris sent for Reverend Hale from Beverly.

Hathorne and Danforth are furious that Corey would disrupt and try His pride is apparent when he refuses to give up everything he stands for to sign the legal document, and to falsely give up names of other members of his community. At the end of the play Proctor is persistent by saying that no matter what anyone says to convince him differently, he would rather die an honest man and save his name than to lie. His self-assurance will soon crumble, but here Hale represents a warning that some things are less clear than they may initially seem, and that even very smart people can be wrong. He was simply a man with pride, not excessive pride. Elizabeth likely believes that if John lies, he'll go to hell for all eternity. Parris says yes, but just as a precaution. Hale begs Elizabeth From the beginning we learn John has had an affair with his young servant Abigail Williams. Reverend Hale no longer is probing for confessions of witchcraft to free their souls of the devil; he now counsels the accused witches to lie — to confess their supposed sins in order to save their own lives. Proctor is given the chance to confess that he is guilty of witchery. His zeal for discovering witchcraft allows others, particularly Abigail, to manipulate him.

The action of the play severely tests Hale's faith and understanding. But she says Proctor has his goodness back now, After the affair, Abigail became horribly jealous of Elizabeth Proctor. Hale to the Parris home towards the end of Act 1 reveals him to be a smug, if intelligent, man who calmly explains to the residents of Salem that he can easily identify a witch.

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He asks why the Proctors For this reason, Reverend Hale finds it necessary to break all relations with the court. John confesses to his wife but initially decides not to confess to anyone else, in fear of ruining his good name and reputation.

Yet Hale has no He possessed the qualities of persistency, honesty, and integrity. It looks like both Hale and Elizabeth have a point.

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This knowledge is a heavy burden, but it changes Hale for the better. I am sick of Hell!

Putnam goes He was persistent, honest, and full of integrity. When he stops believing in witchcraft, he stops believing in everything that he once believed to be true. What profit him to bleed? 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. Proctor and Mary Warren come forward. Copy to Clipboard.
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