Static Vs. Dynamic Characters Of The Crucible

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Static & dynamic characters of The Crucible Dynamic Character In The Crucible by Arthur Miller the character Reverend John Hale was a dynamic character. In the beginning of the Play Hale was a little cocky and thought that he was at a higher status than all the citizens in Salem. He looked at all of his fancy witchcraft books and used them for evidence more than the witness's testimonies.

He was stuck up and against anyone who doubted that the cause of the mysterious happenings in Salem was anything but witchery. It was, in part, his foolish pride that caused so many innocent people to be charged with witchcraft.

As the play went on, during the trials Reverend Hale began to figure out that the proceedings that were going on in the court were unfair. Hale realized that people in the town and the judges were developing a "hang them all" attitude and that none of them were paying any attention to the evidence that was mounting against the girls.

Hale was the first to speak out about the madness of the court that everyone else was missing. The man who in the beginning did only what he thought would make other people happy was coming out with something with something that the people of Salem were incapable of believing. He stopped trying to please the brainwashed citizens and decided to help the innocently convicted.

Static Character In the Play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Procter played the roll of a farmer and family man in the town of Salem. He was honest, hardworking and a fairly religious person. The only thing that came before church was farming to feed his family, and that was on very few occasions. As the town was getting heated about the witch trials...