Hale: "Aye. But tne Devil is a wily one, you cannot deny it. However, she is far from accused, and I know she will not be. I thought, sir, to put some questions as to the Christian characterof this house, if you'll permit me." (pg. 61; Act 2)
This is Reverend John Hale. He came to Salem because Parris asked him to investigate the witchcraft asssumption.
Hale's main motivation is to seek and convict witches in Salem. Hale's main conflict is getting to the truth.
Reverend Hale's effect on the plot is seeks out interviews accusers; tries to get down to the truth of what is happening in Salem.
Rev. Hale's personality is calm, focused, generally stable, and educated. HIs goal is to light and goodness.