The Crucible Essay | Representation of "Authority" in the Film the "Crucible"

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Representation of "Authority" in the Film the "Crucible"

Summary: The film, "The Crucible," directed by Nicholas Hytner conveys ideas about authority through two main characters, Hale and Danforth. Danforth is represented as authority of justice whereas Hale is presented as authority of theocracy, focusing on the truth and God.

The film, "The Crucible," directed by Nicholas Hytner conveys ideas about authority through two main characters, Hale and Danforth. Danforth is represented as authority of justice whereas Hale is presented as authority of theocracy, focusing on the truth and God. Such different aspects of authority are shown through these two characters represented in various scenes, especially through the number of court scenes of in which both Hale and Danforth are conveyed with closed up camera shots and scanning camera angle to contrast the two. Danforth in particular is focused the most in court scenes, always with many close ups and mid-shots to convey the power of authority, from his facial expressions and movements. In contrast to Danforth, Hale is interestingly presented as a character that experiences fluctuation of power of authority through change in lighting and music throughout...

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