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In "The Crucible," what does Reverend Hale ask Danforth to do?

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david020268 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 19, 2007 at 4:17 AM via web

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In "The Crucible," what does Reverend Hale ask Danforth to do?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 19, 2007 at 4:58 AM (Answer #1)

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Both Reverend Hale and Parris ask Danforth to either postpone the hangings or pardon the accused. Hale realizes that the proceedings are out of hand, and while he originally left the court over it, he has returned to try and make it right. Hale realizes he had a hand in the hysteria. He has been unsuccessful at getting those accused to confess to save their lives.

Danforth refuses to pardon or postpone the hangings because he feels it will make him look foolish, and cause the community to question the previous hangings.

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joeking13 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM (Answer #2)

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Reverend hale asks danforth to release or pardon the accused, but Danforth says no,no,no,no,no,no,no its not that easy because of the other accused girls that was hanged for the same reason. 

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