How The Crucible Changed

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In The Crucible, many tiny details were changed so that the story would be easier to present and it would make more sense to an audience. One detail they changed was the fits that the afflicted girls had. The movie portrayed the fits as a sleep from which they couldn’t be woken. In real life, these fits were physical and irrational behavior. “The Devil in Salem” described the girls as jerking, speaking gibberish, blindness, convulsions, and hysterics. Today, these fits could be explained through a combination of mental disorders, seizures, boredom, and oppression from being regarded as young adults. They had changed this because they idea of not waking up was more noticeable and easier to comprehend then a variety of odd behavior. In addition
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