Film Study: Symbolism

Symbolism: Something used for representing something else. Symbols work like images that have meaning added to them. Colours can represent a moods. A rose is just a flower, until it is one of a bunch given as a present. Then it signifies love – passionate if the rose is red, chaste if it is white.

Examples

  • Evil: Fire, black, crow, storm
  • Death or endings: Gravestones, cemeteries, grim reaper, day of the dead, skulls, candle blowing out, coffins, ringing of the bell, cross bones
  • Love:  cupid, harp, heart, rose, red
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