Compare Crucible

Compare Crucible

  • Submitted By: ysfe12
  • Date Submitted: 12/25/2008 7:06 PM
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In the play, we never actually experience Tituba and the girls dancing in the forest, we merely hear about it later, in the movie it is the opening scene. The scene was likely added for dramatic effect, and foreshadowing. Many of the scenes that were indoors in the play, were shown outdoors in the movie, this could have been done for effect, and wouldn’t have been as possible in a theater situation. Some of the outdoor scenes in the movie could have been used to create a symbolic message. There is a downpour of rain in several of the scenes directly before the trials began. There were more girls in Abigail’s group in the movie, than had been in the play. This could have been done to add more of a presence to the girls, a sense of power in numbers, and also the effect when they all move and speak in unison.

There is an additional scene added with Abigail accusing Rev. Hale’s wife of being a witch, this scene was not in the play, and Rev. Hale’s wife was never actually mentioned. This scene was added to show that Abigail would go to any lengths to get those in her way out of the picture. She is trying to discredit Rev. Hale, since he at this time opposes her, and believes she is a fraud. It also shows how desperate Abigail is, and that she will accuse anyone, even one she has never met, to protect herself. Another scene added to the movie was of Abigail stealing money from her uncle. In the play the only way we find out about this is by dialogue later on, it could have been added to show a little bit more of Abigail’s character. She is sneaking around, and not just lying but now stealing from her own family, and leaving him with nothing.

In the movie there is a scene where Abigail is going to see John Proctor in jail. She is offering him escape with her. She has formulated a plan to get him out of jail, and save his life. Proctor refuses her, and tells her that they will meet again, "'"in hell"'". This shows the strength of John’s character, and his true...

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