Some confess to being a witch which contributes to the hysteria.
For such a travesty to occur and to end, there must be certain people that catalyze the event and others that speak out against it. This makes Hale lose all faith in the law. His job is to diagnose witchcraft if it is present, and then provide a necessary cure through conversion or by removing the "infected" inhabitants from Salem.
During the scene you can tell he knows now that the girls are lying and he must do anything he can to see justice succeed.That is why I consider him to be the best, and most flushed out character in the Crucible. I am a minister of the Lord, and I dare not take a life without there be proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscious may doubt it" Remember: This is just a sample from a fellow student. He grows from an accuser to sympathizer. He realizes the unfair judgement the court is presenting and begins his objection to it. Through these actions, Hale proves to be an important catalyst in sparking the trials. Gradually, Hale changes. He must acknowledge that children have manipulated his own irrefutable beliefs, while also realizing that he has sent innocent people to their death. He realizes that the evil was not in the supposed witches, but in the hunt to eradicate the possible menaces to the Salem society. This knowledge is a heavy burden, but it changes Hale for the better. Hale's arrival played a vast role in the hysteria that begins to plague the town. For such a travesty to occur and to end, there must be certain people that catalyze the event and others that speak out against it. In his transformation, he comes to believe that earthly life is a greater gift that eternal life.
At the conclusion of Act I, Hale asks the group of girls about the people they saw with the devil. Reverend Hale makes attempts to persuade other prisoners to confess and help them avoid execution by using lies to prevent lies. Although Hale remains determined not to declare witchcraft unless he can prove it, the expectations of the people of Salem sweep him up, and, as a result, he takes their evidence at face value, rather than investigating it himself.
Tituba, you are chosen to help cleanse our village. Hale to Salem.
The rumors quickly spreading through the town caused hysteria, defined by people behaving in an uncontrolled way due to fear or anger, eventually leading to nineteen righteous people being hung. Your time is important.
I quit the court!