Ompare and Contrast the play rendering and the film rendering of the crucible

To complete this essay you will first need to watch the 1996 film The Crucible. You will also need to read Arthur Millers play the Crucible. You will then need to compare and contrast the two.


Writing about The Crucible  A comparison-contrast analytical essay  3 part, 750 1000 words, double-spaced. Assume the reader has not read the play or seen the film.

Introduction:
Opening sentence + hook

Name of play/film (italics or underlined) &publication/release date, and names of author/screenwriter/director in first paragraph.. If you are going to use characters names, be sure that when you reference the film, you also mention the actors who played those roles.

Brief plot synopsis, with any significant differences between the two forms.

Important or unusual features  from perspective of stage play or film. Any significant elements  director, cinematographer, actors, special effects, studio, locations, historical context of setting and/or of publication/release?

[This section of the intro should lead to your thesis statement in a logical and interesting way. Connect your ideas.]

Thesis statement that makes claim (an informed opinion) and lays out the argument (examples and reasons supporting the claim)

This part of the essay sets up the argument and establishes a context for the analysis to follow.


Body: (at least 3 ¶ s or more)
Supports the thesis by developing evidence and reasons given in thesis with specific examples and concrete details

Design the comparison between the effect or impact of the stage play vs the film version to support your thesis.

Each paragraph develops one of the supporting arguments by alternating the comparison-contrast example by example or by developing all the examples from one form and then all the examples from the other form.

Concrete examples include specific information from film or text, with the specific context and quotations.

(Think about using the 5 H s & W as relevant  Who? What? Where? When? How? and Why?)
At least three supporting examples from the play and from the film to provide a triangulation of evidence, to  prove the accuracy of the claim

Each body ¶ should begin with a topic sentence that connects to one element in the argument as stated in the thesis. The  reason in the thesis can become the topic sentence in the body ¶. Each topic sentence should lead to a specific example, illustrated by concrete details from the film or text. You need to explain how your choice of examples supports the claim in your thesis.


Conclusion:
Synthesize your analysis to look at consequences or effects of the forms and issues you have examined; think about the impact of the film/text elements.

Evaluate values, attitudes, beliefs demonstrated in your analysis within the creative, aesthetic, historical or cultural perspective

Develop a strong clincher statement to close the essay with as strong a statement as you began it.

Conclusion should refer to but not restate the thesis  reflect on the issues explored in the essay, but avoid bringing up new ideas.


Fluency & correctness: Ideas are expressed in mature, fluent style. Grammar, mechanics and punctuation errors are few and do not distract from the content.


Notes on writing about film (with some material from play to compare and contrast as well.

Use literary, dramatic, and cinematic elements to support the thesis.