The Reverend Hale is the most obviously dynamic character in The Crucible. He enters the play as a self-confident expert, eager to perform a task for which he believes himself to be exceptionally well prepared. In Act II, he seems increasingly assailed by doubt. He visits the Proctors to ascertain for himself the Christian character of their home and is evidently perturbed at the arrest of Rebecca Nurse and Elizabeth Proctor. When John Proctor calls him a coward and orders him out of the house, he has no reply except to say that there must be some reason, unknown to any of them, for what is happening.
In Act IV, Hale has changed completely. He regards the court as grossly unjust and bitterly regrets his own part in the proceedings, pleading with the obdurate Danforth to relent. He says that he counts himself guilty of John Proctor's murder and that he has been doing the Devil's work, counselling "Christians they should belie themselves."
Another dynamic character is Mary Warren, who...
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