The Crucible

John Hale is one of the most important characters in play. Do you find any hints in this act that suggests he will develop into a dynamic character?

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We are told that prior to his arrival in Salem, Hale had one experience with a witch. She, however, turned out to be a "mere pest." This tells us that Hale is not bent on finding witchcraft to validate himself or his job. He is scholarly and sincere in his work.