这个角色，Reverend Hale，作为一个非常忠诚和受人尊敬的人被引入了熔炉。很快就被拉进了塞勒姆不断扩大的混乱之中。几天过去了黑尔从人将提取的人会试图挽救Proctor的生命，女巫转化。黑尔既是导师为村和学监而故事的进展同时也保持和平。黑尔是一个40岁的教会牧师，被告知在另一个更大的城镇帮助女巫狩猎，在塞勒姆很受欢迎。Reverend Hale是经典的导师的原型，其强大的信念，但政治经验的缺乏阻碍了他的拯救塞勒姆人民的能力。导师原型描述为“他或她的任务是保护的主要特点。”（据literarydevives .net）。黑尔完全符合这一点，试图在一路上保护约翰。阁下，这是一个很自然的谎言，我请求你，在另一个被定罪之前停下来！我不想再良心谴责了，因为这一证词正在进行个人复仇！从一开始，这个人就把我认出来了。我的誓言，天堂，我相信他，我祈祷你给他的妻子打电话回来之前我们”他说在119页说伊丽莎白刚刚试图挽救他的名字时，他去叫阿比盖尔卖淫。另一个例子是当他恳求Danforth不要让他承认别人148页阁下，这足够他承认自己。让他签字，让他签字。最后一个例子是当他几乎恳求伊丽莎白请求他签字的时候，尽管约翰说得非常清楚，他不会在第152页上签名，“女人，恳求他。”！女人！这是骄傲，是虚荣。做他的助手！-他流血有什么好处？尘土岂能赞美他吗？虫子们会宣布他的真相吗？去他那里，把他的耻辱带走！”在许多方面确实硬朗。符合经典导师的原型，他帮助大众和后来的学监因为他关心这么多。
The Character, Reverend Hale, is introduced into The Crucible as a very faithful and respected man. Swiftly being pulled into the ever broadening chaos that ensued in Salem. As days passed Hale is transformed from the man who will extract the witches to the man who will try to save Proctor’s life. Hale being both a mentor for the village and for Proctor while the story progresses while also keeping the peace. Hale being a 40 year old Reverend of the church and is told to have helped in the witch hunting in another much larger town is seen highly in salem. Reverend Hale is the classic Mentor archetype, whose strong faith but lack of political savvy hinders his ability to save the people of Salem.The Mentor archetype is profiled as “His or her task is to protect the main character.” (According to Literarydevives.net). Hale fits this perfectly, trying to protect John all along the way. “Excellency, it is a natural lie to tell; I beg you, stop now before another is condemned! I may shut my conscience to it no more-Private vengeance is working through this testimony! From the beginning this man has struck me true. By my oath to Heaven, I believe him now, and I pray you call his wife back before we-” He spoke on page 119 saying how Elizabeth had just tried to save his name when he went to call out Abigail on Harlotry. Another prime example was when he begged Danforth to not make him confess others on page 148 “Excellency, it is enough he confess himself. Let him sign it, let him sign it”. The final example was when he began to nearly plead with Elizabeth to beg him to sign it even though John made it extremely clear he wouldn’t sign his name away on page 152 “Woman, Plead with him! Woman! It is pride, it is vanity. Be his Helper!-What profit him to bleed? Shall the dust praise him? Shall the worms declare his truth? Go to him, take his shame away!”. In many ways does Hale fit the classic Mentor archetype, he helps the general populace and later Proctor since he cared so much.