The Crucible Deleted Scene Analysis

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When writing a book every author aims to perfect it; often times along the way parts are amended, removed, or added. As in the tragedy, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, he wrote Act 2, Scene 2, but before the play was released, he removed it; it was not his intent to destroy it entirely as it was additionally added to the appendix of the book. The scene between Proctor and Abigail should not be attached to the book. Moreover, the scene should not be added because John Proctor’s darker side should not be revealed. Along with this, Abigail is no longer just spiteful and cunning, but crazy, unpredictable, and evil. Her personality and inner desires should be more shrouded so the reader can speculate and fill in the blanks. Additionally, the supplemented scene would have been repetitive; Proctor and Abigail's complicated relationship is already defined in the book. Abigail true motivations and inner desires should be shrouded as…show more content…
Proctor and Abigail's complicated relationship is already defined in the book. John arrives at Reverend Parris’s house then Abigail and him end up in a room alone together. Abigail confesses to John,”And you must. You are no wintry man. I know you, John. I know you. She is weeping. I cannot sleep for dreamin’; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I’d find you comin’ through some door”(Miller 22). Here Abigail is expressing her desire and love for John. In numerous instances Abigale professes her love to John, and he expresses the same animosity every time. Scene 2.2 restates everything that develops in the book. Instead of letting their relationship play out through multiple scenes, the essence of it is caught in one scene. The play is understandable and smooth with no strange gaps; the play doesn’t truly require the scene. This is recurrent to what is known about their relations; he scene is not really needed, it's just fluff on what the reader already
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