'The Crucible' Characters: Meet Reverend John Hale
1. Many characters in have personal flaws that lead/contribute to tragedy. Argue whetherJohn Proctor OR Reverend Hale is the tragic hero of the play. Discuss thecharacter’s strength(s)/noble quality (or qualities) and tragic flaw(s), howhis flaw(s) lead to his downfall and/or death, and the larger message thatMiller conveys through this character. Also consider discussing how thecharacter transforms (perhaps in applying Kohlberg’s moral stages), how thischange is related to the title of the play. Furthermore, consider how forcesbeyond his control combine with his own inner flaw(s) to cause hisdownfall/death.
Essay on reverend hale in the crucible
In conclusion, over the course of the play, utilizes Reverend Hale in a profound way. He is the scientific thinker of the two religious quarrels and the role Reverend Hale plays is one of a reoccurring sense of justice within the framework of the play. Yet, while Hale attempts to be a thinker who depends on the virtues of the Bible, he does not really have a real grasp as an enlightened thinker because, ultimately, he shifts like a politico in almost everyway.
This thesis discusses by Arthur Miller, as well as examines the character of Reverend Hale in the play. Through the prose passages that interrupt the dialogue and action of the play, Miller establishes the particular quality of Salem society that makes it especially receptive to the repression and panic of the witch trials. The Puritan life in Salem is rigid and somber, allowing little room for persons to break from the monotony and strict work ethic that dominated the close-knit society. Furthermore, the Puritan religious ethic permeated all aspects of society, promoting safeguards against immorality at any cost to personal privacy or justice.