Reverend Hale The Crucible Character Analysis

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“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better,” stated John Dewey. Always trying to do the right thing and move on from past mistakes will allow people to see how you are trying to improve yourself; Reverend Hale is not always seen making morally correct choices, but he tries to distinguish the right path for him and the people of Salem. Reverend Hale, a morally ambiguous character, tries to prove that witchcraft is taking place in Salem and makes an effort to try and get those accused back to God; Hale tries to convince those accused to confess to witchcraft, to prevent them from being hanged. In the beginning, Hale came to Salem to try and find out if witchcraft is lingering in the village, and if it was present, he yearned to bring those committing witchcraft back to God. Hale had dealt with witchcraft before and knew how he would have to help those who were committing witchcraft. Arthur Miller wrote, “This is a beloved errand for him; on being called hater to ascertain witchcraft he. Felt the pride of the specialist whose unique knowledge has at last been publicly called for” (34). Miller defines himself as an expert on witchcraft and has witnessed witchery…show more content…
Afterwards, Hale tries to convince those accused to confess to witchcraft in reparation to not hang. Hale is trying to do the best thing for the people of Salem this whole time, but he did not know that he was in the wrong; when came to a realization, Hale tries to find a solution that would fix the mistakes he had made. Even though he corrected his mistakes, his actions were still wrong in the end. People can try to do the right thing, but end up doing wrong. In order to keep the peace, people should always try to do what is right when they realize it is doing more harm than
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