What happens with Reverend Hale at the end of "The Crucible"?I finished the book and well it doesn't really say anything about what happens to reverend hale at the end of the book so what...

What happens with Reverend Hale at the end of "The Crucible"?

I finished the book and well it doesn't really say anything about what happens to reverend hale at the end of the book so what happens?

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At the end of the play in Act IV, Reverend Hale is counseling the accused to lie and say they are witches in order to save themselves. This shows a change in Hale because at the beginning of the play, he believed that the accusations against the townspeople were true. Throughout the story, however, Hale begins to see that Abigail is a vicious girl who only wants revenge and to hurt others. He loses faith in the court system, which he once believed to be strongly centered on the Bible. He now knows that there is no possible way for the accused people to defend themselves against such lies and ignorance.

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