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Differences Between The Crucible Book And Movie

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Author Arthur Miller, of The Crucible an excellent job of showing the cruelty of the witch trials. The movie based upon The Crucible, is almost an exact replica of the book. When showing many similarities, it also had some vast differences. These differences don't have much of an effect on the actually story. They are added for dramatic effect and to entice the viewer. Although there are many similarities there are some vast differences. The majority of The Crucible book and movie is very similar. Some of these similarities include, when Abigail and the other girls are in court and they accuse Mary of being with the devil, they yell ‘yellow bird’, also the book and movie showed Reverend Parris’s greed for houses and money. There weren't many differences that one could spot when watching the movie. I would have to say it was one of the most similar movies i've ever seen. These differences include, the movies opening act shows the …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how arthur miller's movie based on the crucible is almost an exact replica of the book.
  • Compares the similarities between the book and the movie the crucible, stating that it was one of the most similar movies they've ever seen.
  • Compares how the movie shows the girls in the forest whereas the book shows only a flashback, and abigail threatens that she saw hale’s wife with the devil.
  • Analyzes how the movie, the crucible, shows the girls dancing around a fire as tituba sang rituals when reverend parris catches them in the act.
  • Narrates how the girls name people they saw with the devil. betty screams at abby saying she drank blood in the forest.
  • Narrates how betty drank blood to kill john proctor's wife. she smashed her across the face and collapsed on the bed.
  • Narrates how tituba conjured ruth putnam's dead sisters and brought a pointy reckoning that shuddered them. betty collapsed and lay inert on the bed.
  • Analyzes how abigail is accused of drinking blood in the forest and blames tituba for making her do such actions. in the movie, reverend parris whips her senselessly till she confesses.
  • Analyzes how abigail flees salem without going to see john proctor first. the movie shows her going for a more dramatic effect.
  • Compares the crucible's book and movie, noting all scenes are indoors, whereas in the movie there are many outdoor scenes. the number of girls with abigail is larger than the book.
  • Concludes that the crucible book and movie were very similar, but the differences added to the movie gave it extra flare.

She says they can leave and be together forever, Proctor refuses then Abigail leaves Salem for good. In the book Abigail simply just leaves Salem without going to see Proctor first. The movie shows her going to see Proctor for a more dramatic effect. There are even some small differences in The Crucible book and movie. Such as, all of the scenes in the book are place indoors whereas in the movie there are many outdoor scenes. Even the number of girls with Abigail in the movie is much larger than the amount of girls mentioned in the book. In conclusion The Crucible book and movie were very much the same and the differences that were present don’t have much of an effect on the viewer. All of the scenes that were added were put there for a dramatic effect. Especially the outdoor scenes in the movie gave a different presence than all indoor scenes would have. Overall, the movie and book were very similar, but the differences added to the movie gave it extra

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