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Why is Reverened Hale in Salem? its in the first act

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seanritz | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 11, 2007 at 5:30 PM via web

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Why is Reverened Hale in Salem?

its in the first act

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted May 11, 2007 at 7:23 PM (Answer #1)

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Hale is in Salem because Parris has asked him to come. Hale is older and more experienced in identifying witchcraft.

Miller (in one of the many excerpts that interrputs the dialogue) writes that Hale was eager to come, it was "a beloved errand" and "he felt the pride of the specialist whose unique knowledge has at last been publicly called for."

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