The Crucible

Based on the transformation he undergoes, is Mr. Hale a truly good man? Why or why not?

Mr. Hale is a dynamic character. Use details from each act to trace the changes he undergoes in the course of the play.

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I think Hale is a good man despite his misguided profession. Despite his early enthusiasm for discerning the presence of witchcraft in Salem, Hale soon grows disillusioned with the witchcraft accusations that abound and defends Proctor when he challenges Abigail. Hale does this out of guilt, for he fears that he may have caused the execution of innocent persons.