A Sense of Pride in the Crucible by Arthur Millle

617 Words Feb 24th, 2018 2 Pages
This can be directly related to The Crucible, by Arthur Milller. During the play many characters are influenced by their strong sense of pride or of them having too much pride. The characters then make life or death decisions based on how they are influenced. Three characters that are greatly influenced by their pride are Reverend Hale, Elizabeth Proctor, and John Proctor. These three character’s decisions based on their sense of pride ultimately make up the outcome of the play. Reverend Hale is one of the main characters that is greatly influenced by his pride. Hale is known for hunting witches. He shows that he takes pride in taking on this task. "This is a beloved errand for him; on being called here to ascertain witchcraft he felt the pride of one specialist whose unique knowledge has at least been publically called for." This quote from the play shows that Hale was very prideful for taking on this task in Salem. Once in Salem Hale soon finds himself in a situation he has never been in. Hale feels as if the people that are dying of witchcraft are his fault. He attempts to tell the accused to plead to witchcraft in order to save their lives but yet, no one will listen. Hale realizes that his pride got in the way of what he was suppose to do and tries to make sure others do not make the same mistake he made. Elizabeth Proctor is another character that allows here pride to influence her…