The Birds Essay | Student Essay

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The Birds

Summary: Analyzes the Alfred Hitchcock film, The Birds. Describes how the birds in the film symbolize different characters. Considers the importance the three main female characters have to Mitch and details how this is shown through paralleling and symbolism.
Within the Hitchcock film The Birds there are three women who search for the main characters attention. The main character is named Mitch (Rod Taylor) who is a lawyer in San Francisco who commonly travels to Bodega Bay where the story takes place. The women wanting Mitch attention are his mother Lydia (Jessica Tandy) and two women of his own age Annie (Suzanne Pleshette) and Melanie (Tippi Hedren). Hitchcock uses the birds as a symbolism of power with crows representing Lydia and seagulls in place of Annie and Melanie.

Throughout the course of the movie one can observe the balance of power shift by observing the birds. This can be seen when certain birds perch above others or perform an attack. A crow is a dark bird that can be seen as evil and is also large in size, which can be seen as strength. This parallels beautifully...

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