Reverend Hale Monologue– the Crucible
Act Four I have actually always been a man of God, and I utilized to believe with all my heart that what I did was for him. I took it upon myself to find pollutants worldwide and banish them. Whether they be cursed spirits, satanic forces or, most common, witches. I was good at it also, where I went, witches died, however let me inform you now; every single man or ladies hung by my order had proof that they were evil so thick that It could not be ignored … Heel deaths don’t bother my conscience. Salem, however was a different matter altogether. From the very first minute inside that town I could notice wicked and corruption so thick It felt as if It remained in the really alular Individuals were frightened to talk aloud in-case someone shouted witch. Lucifer stalked the streets, that I am specific, but people utilized the suspicion for their own good, their own benefits, and in payment great Christian individuals died, all in the name of God.
What injures my heart most however, is that it might of been my own vanity and self-confidence which began all of it. Through years of training and experience, I had believed that I had grown to be the very best witch-hunter there was, and yet here I had Allen for the Lies of the true witch Abigail, who led the town by the nose by condemning anybody who opposed her. If I hadn’t been so quick to call Tuba a witch, then possibly, simply maybe, the process of hanging, of killing, a lot of because town may of stopped altogether and my heart would be at peace.
When I think back on It all question If we even captured a single witch, or simply succumbed to Abigail’ lies. She Is a witch, and my heart burns with hatred and shame to know that she still strolls the lands God himself made for us, which asks the question; how can God let good Christian people pass away and still let somebody as wicked as her live? I can not answer that question, nevertheless I do know that Gods word and Judgment Is offered to individuals of Salem through the courts of Massachusetts … He really same court that Wants to sign the death warrants of 72 men and women unless they admit to witchcraft. It rips up everything I have ever believed that something so impure can happen In Gods name. I have some choices to make, options which will challenge my faith, choices which will alter who I am, however options which I need to make all the very same, due to the fact that even after el of this I am still a man of God, and God Is telling ME to put a stop to this.
But if I am to stop this insanity I will require to break the court, to break Gods spoken law on Earth, which means I will be opposing Him and for that reason be doing the ‘Off Devils work to making g Christian individuals break His laws. In this case to make them lie. How can a guy serve God by doing his sworn enemies work? Yet, how would it look in Gods eyes if a male had the power to stop evil however chose not to? I can not see a response but I do see what path I will take, I am not a man who stand aside while the Devil walks Gods lands.