the crucible Essay

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The Crucible Essay

In the play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller; Reverend Hale and Abigail Williams are characters who change throughout the play.
Reverend Hale goes through personal changes during the witchcraft trails in Salem. Arthur Miller writes that Reverend John Hale is a trained witch-hunter and he will fight the Devil. Reverend Hale comes to Salem to help out Reverend Parris’s daughter, Betty, who is supposedly possessed by the Devil. In Act One, Hale states, “What victory would the Devil have to win?” when he answers the question if Betty is possessed by the Devil. He believes that she is. Throughout the play, in Act Two, lines 631-669, Reverend Hale arrives at John Proctors’ house. Reverend Hale says, “…..it’s said you hold no belief that there may even be witches in the world. Is that true sir?” For their safety, Reverend Hale urges Elizabeth and her husband to remain to the external rituals of religion. The most notable change that John Hale goes through is when he no longer believes that witchcraft is happening in Salem.
Abigail Williams is very manipulative, mean, and a great liar during the whole play until the ending. Abigail and the other girls are caught dancing in the woods by Reverend Parris. When Reverend Hale arrives in Salem, and everyone is standing the room together in Act One, Reverend Parris openly admits that he saw his niece, Abigail, dancing naked in the woods with the other girls. Reverend Hale states that the Devil is in Salem. Abigail is blamed for Betty’s sickness. What does Abigail do? She opens herself to God. In Act One, line…