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