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Of what religious transgressions does Hale accuse John Proctor?

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In act 2, Reverend Hale visits John Proctor's home to glean more information on John's personal life while he is investigating the town for evidence of witchcraft. Reverend Hale begins by questioning Proctor's church attendance record. Reverend Hale is critical of John's numerous absences and does not accept his excuse for praying at his home instead of attending church. Reverend Hale then questions why two of John's three children are not baptized. Hale then has John recite the Ten Commandments and John noticeably forgets the Seventh Commandment regarding adultery. After failing to remember all of the...

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