16 Important Reverend Hale Quotes From 'The Crucible' Explained

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'The Crucible' was a play first performed in 1953.

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The 1692 Salem witch preliminaries made an individual and public "pot" for the residents of Salem Village, Massachusetts, whose women were tried under the gun to decide the blame or blamelessness of those blamed for rehearsing black magic.

Reverend Hale is a reasonable man. Albeit he inquiries about Rebecca Nurse, Martha Corey, and Elizabeth Proctor since they are known to be acceptable Christian ladies, he is still gulled by the young ladies' dreams and beguiled conduct. Reverend Hale says, "I come to do the Devil's work."

Let's take a look at few quotes by Reverend Hale quotes. Do also check out our 'The Crucible' important quotes or John Proctor quotes.

Reverend John Hale Quotes Act 1

In this section, schemers play upon the fears of witchcraft by using the concepts of guilt by association and the power of suggestion to set the foundation for their deceptions. Let's take a look at some quotes by Reverend.

1. "The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone, and I must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless you are prepared to believe me if I should find no bruise of Hell upon her."

- Reverend Hale.

2. "You are God's instrument put in our hands to discover the Devil's agents among us. You are selected, Tituba, you are chosen to help us cleanse our village."

- Reverend Hale.

Reverend Hale Quotes Act 3

Arthur Miller intends in Act 3 to show how rapidly a fierce clash can heighten when individuals dread that a belief system or a gathering may subvert the one acknowledged by society's dominant part. Add an impetus, an individual looking for power, who adds to individuals' nerves with outlandish "proof," and crowd attitude rules. Take a look at the sayings between Hale and the different characters of the play.

3. "In God’s name, sir, stop here; send him home and let him come again with a lawyer. (to Danforth)"

- Reverend Hale.

4. "I am a minister of the Lord, and I dare not take a life without there be a proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it."

- Reverend Hale.

5. "There is a prodigious fear of this court in the country. (Hale to Danforth)"

- Reverend Hale.

Reverend Hale Quotes Act 4

Act 4 shows the incongruities between the ethics of specific characters and their anxiety for their standing. Here are quotes from the pages of the play.

Hale was anxious to prove his expertise as a witchcraft expert.

6. "I beg you, woman, prevail upon your husband to confess. Let him give his lie. Quail not before God’s judgment in this."

- Reverend Hale.

Explained: Once a smug young pastor, Hale now begs people to lie to save themselves.

7. "Beware, Goody Proctor—cleave to no faith when faith brings blood. It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it. I beg you, woman, prevail upon your husband to confess. Let him give his lie. "

- Reverend Hale.

8. "I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died."

- Reverend Hale.

Explained: Hale is depicting how he came in brimming proudly in himself and his capacities, just to have that pride bring about the passings of others.

9. "Quail not before God's judgment in this, for it, may well be God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride."

- Reverend Hale.

Bible Quotes Reverend Hale

Hale is a true believer of God.

Here is a collection of 'The Crucible' trials quote ideas and religion quotes.

10. "At any rate, very few Indians were converted, and the Salem folk believed that the virgin forest was the Devil’s last preserve, his home base and the citadel of his final stand."

- Reverend Hale.

Explained: Here, the inhabitants gang together to defend themselves against the threat of evil.

11. "The parochial snobbery of these people was partly responsible for their failure to convert the Indians. Probably they also preferred to take land from heathens rather than from fellow Christians."

- Reverend Hale.

12. "Reverend Hale: How comes it that only two are baptized?

Proctor: I like it not that Mr. Parris should lay his hand upon my baby. I see no light of God in that man. I'll not conceal it."

- 'The Crucible'.

The Crucible Quotes

Take a look at 'The Crucible' quotes from the book.

13. "Here are all your familiar spirits – your incubi and succubi; your witches that go by land, by air, and by sea; your wizards of the night and of the day. Have no fear now."

- Reverend Hale.

Explained: Here, Hale addresses an admonition that a few things are less clear than they may at first appear and that even exceptionally shrewd individuals can not be right.

14. "If Rebecca Nurse be tainted, then nothing’s left to stop the whole green world from burning."

- Reverend Hale.

Key Quotes

Here are some manipulation quotes from Arthur Miller's chilling play 'The Crucible'.

15. "What I have heard in her favor, I will not fear to testify in court."

- Reverend Hale.

Explained: Rev. Hale truly believes in the power of the court.

16. "For he is taken I count myself his murderer."

- Reverend Hale.

Explained: Rev. Hale realizes that his good intentions of destroying witchcraft in the village have only served to fuel the prosecution of good, innocent people like Proctor.

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