The Piano Essay | The Use of Symbolism in the Film "The Piano"

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The Use of Symbolism in the Film "The Piano"

Summary: Discusses the use of symbolism in the film "The Piano" by Jane Campion.
Screen and Visual images are important in the film; The Piano directed by Jane Campion. The screen and visual images are represented by Motifs. They are related to the dominating characters which makes them important.

Firstly, Fingers as signifiers. The films very first image is a point-of-view shot looking through Ada's fingers as if they frame her world. They are signifiers of expressiveness. Ada is mute and her fingers are her tools of communication. She communicates using sign language with her fingers. Ada also uses her fingers to play the piano. Without her fingers, Ada would not be able to continue with her passion. Fingers are the chosen means of her affectionate sex play when she caresses her husband, and Baine's fingers a hole in her stocking. It is a finger cut off by Stewart with his axe, and then sent...

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