Spring, Summer

Spring, Summer - no walls means their use is not forced but...

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Reli 4910 4/5/09 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. .. and Spring Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. .. and Spring , from director Ki-duk Kim was by one of the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing movies I have seen in a very long time. But it was not only eye catching but it was full of symbolism that lied beneath the vibrant exterior. After some discussions with other classmates and looking some online, I found a surprising amount of symbolism that I did not even catch while watching the film. One of the most obvious symbols was the title, relating to the four seasons, which somewhat represented the different stages of our lives. After the first spring when the apprentice was first shown torturing the animals, spring didn’t come up again until the new apprentice followed in the formers footsteps. Another symbol that was used was the doors by the lakeside and in the hut. The fact there are
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Unformatted text preview: no walls means their use is not forced but elected. They represent morality and discipline. At first glance they seemed insignificant but I quickly picked up that almost everything in this movie has some sort of underlying meaning. I thought that the film was an amazing portrayal of self-respect and redemption. After all of the terrible things that the apprentice had done throughout his life, he was able to strive to obtain solace. Even after he killed his wife, and almost killed himself, the master showed him that the only place to go was up, and he had to get his life together. The one thing that I thought was a little strange was when the master told the apprentice "desire leads to attachment, and attachment leads to intention to kill", because I never really thought of attachment correlating with intention to kill… but maybe I just missed something there....
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