When word spreads about the trials and how serious the townspeople are taking the situation, is when people act out in all different ways. Out of fear of being tried for death, the townspeople accuse one another just to save oneself. In the beginning of the play when Hale confronts Tituba she cries frantically and says she does not work for the devil only so she does not die. Tituba is only brought up because of Williams. Williams deceives the court and everyone else so she would not be tried for punishment.
By compare and contrast the movie and text of The Crucible, analyze the roles characters played in the Crucible and find out the purpose of director, the director has used The Crucible movie to create a very strong statement to condemn McCarthyism based on true story. There are several differences between the way the play The Crucible was written and the way it was presented in the film adaptation we watched in class. One major difference was that
Beginning with the protagonist Ofelia in 1944 Franco-era Spain, the director presents the parallels between the evils of Ofelia’s make believe world and those evils belonging to the fascist regime and her step-father, General Vidal who is representative of this regime. Del Toro, additionally, contrasts the real world and the fantasy world through the use of colors, shapes, and varying levels of organization and cleanliness. Furthermore, he places objects of the real world into the fantasy one to draw relations between the two. Through these three singular parallels, Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth explores the realities of fascism in Franco-Era
Miller tries to explain, "The Crucible was an act of desperation" (1213). Arthur Miller tries to explain the Salem Witch Trials through this novel and the movie, by giving detailed scripts to put an imaginable thought into the readers mind. They can keep up with the novel by being able to picture how it goes or how they wish for it to go. An article also states that, "...more than 250 years later- that Massachusetts formally apologized for the events of 1692" (Blumberg). The readers may have various opinions on what The Crucible is trying to explain throughout the book.
The intriguing world of Casablanca, displays a wondrous mise-en-scene in fashion that accentuates emotions and feeling through aspects of cinematography. From the movement of the camera, to the intricacy of the shot distances chosen to be included within the frame, the film reveals important elements of the diegesis without uttering a sound. The cinematography of Casablanca gives the audience an insight into the intimacy of Rick and Ilsa's relationship, and seeks to situate the viewer’s attention to the space and time of the film. Throughout the film, Rick’s romantic relationship, or rather previous relationship, with Ilsa appears to be a focal point of the film. Moreover, the film depicts the relationship as reminiscent of another time, often with the use of medium close up shots as the two interact in a disengaged demeanor.
Unbroken The author wrote this story to inform the reader of the life of Louis Zamperini, while also telling the story in an entertaining way. Hillenbrand demonstrated the main idea throughout the book by using rhetorical devices such as diction, syntax, imagery, and tone. Hillenbrand’s use of these rhetorical devices contribute to the book Unbroken by emphasizing the main character, Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s, life before, during, and after becoming a prisoner of war. In the novel, the author changes the tone throughout the book to add emotion to the story. In the beginning, she uses a depressing tone while also including statistics and the death rates throughout World War II.
Then Lindsay tells an authority figure knowing that it would help Ava. The text quotes:”...I described the teasing at practice, the lack of acknowledgment, Mr. McCoy laughing at me…’Would Mr. McCoy and Jacob Stone please come to my office immediately?” Lindsey helped her friend and solved the problem by getting Mr. McCoy punished. Looking at the situation, the main character would need a lot of courage to tell a friend, let alone an authority figure. The text quotes:”Each afternoon’s track practice became more and more unbearable...Mr. McCoy only celebrated the boy’s accomplishments... My teammates were ready to attack as soon as I made the simplest mistake…” This proves that Ava had a lot of courage because everyone on her track team was against her. Even her coach didn’t care as much as he should
After Sam found out that this time Sam was very serious about the divorce plans he became to use more hurtful forms of domestic violence in a emotional way, discouraging Beth to end the her plans. On Chapter 9, page 120, Sam humiliated Beth in front of her friend Debra, by yelling at her that she can 't take anything of her stuff without an order. However, after all Sam let Beth in the house just for her to found out that he got rid of all her clothes. All the descriptions above clearly show how Beth was a victim of all the concepts over the power and control wheel. However, the actual use of intimidation that Sam constructed over Beth environment and actions was the triggering point that kept Beth at the side of his
Mary Maloney “simply walked up” behind Patrick and struck him with a “big frozen leg of lamb” “as hard as she could”. This completely contrasts the starting character of Mary as a housewife whom was patiently waiting for her husband to return home, which no one had expected. She did it “simply” which moulds an image of her not needing to think through her action, effortless and swift. The readers would be disgusted at how fast her character changes, thus suspense would be created as they would constantly question themselves about how it was possible. Additionally, after she struck her husband, she thought that it was “funny” on how “he remained standing” for a while.
Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is seen as a true piece of American Literature that presents itself at the core of McCarthyism in the bitter wake of Communists spies inside the United States. In many cases the main character of Abigail Williams is considered secondary to that of John Proctor. However, many years later, Miller writes a screenplay for the 1996 film adaptation starring Hollywood heavyweights like Winona Ryder; whose portrayal seems to allow the character of Abigail to have more room to expand. It is to my opinion that the author does this to present a more rapid and truthful motif that differs from that of the 1950 ‘witch hunt’ for communists. It is shown in the differing aspects of Abigail’s character from play to screen,