The Crucible

What does Hale request the Proctors do to show their faith? Are they successful?


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Hale requests that Proctor state the Ten Commandments. He names nine of them, but needs Elizabeth to remind him of the tenth – adultery. Proctor says that between the two of them they know all of the Commandments, but Hale says that no crack in the fortress of theology can be considered small.