The Crucible And Salem Falls Analysis

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The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller, based on the Salem witch trials that took place in the early 1700’s. Decades later, a modernized version of the play called, Salem Falls written by Jodi Picoult. Although this film resembles The Crucible, there are many significant differences between the two. In both versions, The Crucible and Salem Falls, the audience learns that jealousy blinds decision-making and ultimately leads to discontent; however, since Picoult’s antagonist atones for her jealousy, audiences are more satisfied with the movie’s ending. Jealousy alone is one of the leading causes of irrational decision-making in our society. These poor choices can greatly affect the ones you care about along the world around you. In The Crucible, the main antagonist, Abigail Williams, is both very similar, yet different from Gillian Duncan in Salem Falls. Abby is a clever,…show more content…
For example, In the end of Salem Falls, Gillian’s actions based upon Jealousy, resulted in Jack being put in jail. However, Jodi Picoult had Gillian have a change of heart towards the end of the movie, thus letting her redeem herself; by freeing Jack of his imprisonment, making amends. Unlike The Crucible, the audience is left feeling happy knowing that everything went well in the end for Jack. However, In the end of The Crucible, Abby’s Character remains the same throughout the play. Unlike Gillian, Abby's actions based upon jealousy resulted in the death of many innocent people in her town. When Abby came to find that she was responsible for John getting thrown in Jail, she decided she had no more purpose in Salem and decided to run away run away. This leaves the audience upset with Abby and heartbroken for John knowing that he’s going to die because of her. In the end both endings had a major impact on the audience and reader, but with Jodi Picoult’s ending
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