The use of symbols is not foreign to the world of art. Symbols are used to convey ideas,
criticisms, and emotions to the audience, they are often used when words are not enough, or
when they cannot be used. Every society has their own symbols and meanings
4) Marcia L. Welles wrote, Fiction allows us to become masters of our own fate by transforming reality
and creating a new one more to our liking. Explain this quotation and apply it to Life Is Beautiful.
Wellss quote refers to the magnitude of the power o
1) Comment about the different social groups and classes depicted in the film. In your comments
include some thoughts about depiction of race. How social class and race are visually
represented in the film? Comment on the depiction of the city, Johannesbu
1) Comment about some symbols shown in the film such as the cello, the stones, and different
elements of nature.
a. The film Departures held many symbols. The stones stood for words one could not or
would not say. A stone never dies, much like words. The
1) Comment about the setting of this story: A very isolated 19th -Century Danish village. How does
the aesthetic of the film help to express the ascetic supported by the villagers?
a. The film is shot using rather cool colours. Everything is shades of blu