How does John Proctor feel about Reverend Hale?
Why does John ultimately choose death?
What did John Hales book challenge?
Here’s a short bullet point recap of the answer to this question: Hale returns to Salem to convince the condemned prisoners to confess to witchcraft. He does so because he feels responsible for the miscarriage of justice that led them to their current situation.
What does Hale fear in the crucible?
John Proctor’s character changes from the beginning of The Crucible to the end in that he is initially reluctant to accept blame for his unfaithfulness to Elizabeth and his affair with Abigail but is, in the end, willing to do anything to save Elizabeth, including confess to his adultery.
Hale is the minister in charge of discovering who has marks of the Devil for the witch trials and later is the advocate against them. As a devout Christian, Hale sees it as his duty to seek out the witches, and to ‘save their souls’.
What does John say to Hale?
In the first act of The Crucible, John Proctor feels that Reverend Parris is a selfish hypocrite who only preaches hellfire and damnation and does not instill hope in his congregation. Proctor sees through Parris’s false piety and understands that he is a self-serving, callous individual.