The Crucible Movie Vs Play Analysis

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In 1963 a play known as The Crucible by Arthur Miller, was written based on the Salem Witch Trial in the late 17th Century. Since then the play has been performed numerous times, the first of which took place on January 22, 1953 and since then has been readapted into a film directed by Nicholas Hytner. Although these two are very similar, there are several differences between the way the play is written and the way the movie adaptation presented it. This could be seen in the differences in Scenes as well how the Characters, and the settings all changed in various ways throughout the movie. Differences between the two start from the very first scene. In the movie we see all of the girls and Tituba in the forest dancing and casting the spell, while in the book they only reference that it happened, but is never shown in the play. This scene is the most crucial part in setting up everything that is going to happen in the play. The fact that the play does not show this doesn’t let the readers actually visualize what happened like the movie does. Another difference in the scenes is that in the play the Doctor goes to visit Betty, but in the movie he goes to see Ruth and Reverend Parris says that Betty is the same …show more content…
In the play when Betty finally wakes and calls for her mother, Abigail says that she is dead but seems calm and nice when she says it, but in the movie Abby tells Betty that her mother is “dead and buried” by yelling at her slapping her when betty yells back. This shows us how cruel Abby is really supposed to be. Another difference from the characters is that all of the girls gang up on Mary Warren in a separate room and then come to accuse her after while in the play they just start to accuse her during court. These differences allow us to see the true natures of the Characters in the play than just reading and misinterpreting how they are supposed to be when they say certain

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