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Have you ever seen a movie that was based on a play or novel I am sure you have And I am also positive that throughout the movie you stated to yourself several times That did not happen in the bookplay Oftentimes these movies can change the way someone understands the literature that it was produced from But does it hurt or help that persons understanding As a reader I try to picture in my head what is going on in the play From reading the play The Crucible and seeing its movie I concluded that the motion picture actually increased my understanding of the play because of its visuals The movie version of The Crucible by Arthur Miller augmented my understanding of the play through its visuals of the emotion the characters displayed the appearance of the village of Salem and the many expressions of the characters The emotion of the characters in the movie gave me excellent visuals In the movie at the point where Judge Danforth asks Abigail whether or not she is speaking the truth Abigail becomes extremely angered She throws herself over his desk and then gets right next to face and threatens that even he can become a subject of the Devil Meanwhile the veins in her face are literally bulging out This helped me to see what Abigail was feeling at that point in both the play and in the movie Obviously by observing this one can get an understanding that Abigail was extremely passionate about getting her point across and was willing to use threats to get people to listen In addition setting had a major effect on my view of the play I pictured Salem as a forest-like town in which the people lived fairly distant from each other From the movie I discovered that the town was a bustling village in which the citizens were in contact everyday In one scene a woman
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