Act III, in The Crucible is a turning point, several important points of the plot turn leading to the resolution in Act IV. For example, Proctor confesses to adultery in Act III in an effort to... The Crucible: Answers to Packet Questions Act IV 1. Salem is desolate and depressed. 2. Rev. Hale returns and asks the accused to confess, even though it is a lie, in order to save themselves from hanging. Hale has completely changed since the beginning of Act 1, and now believes that God would want the accused to lie. 3.