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Bonnie and Clyde Film Summary & Analysis

Arthur Penn
This Study Guide consists of approximately 33 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Bonnie and Clyde.
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Symbols

Photographs

In Bonnie and Clyde, the photographs serve multiple purposes. First of all, Buck and Blanche use the camera to capture their lives, their memories, the places they visit, and the people they see. When Clyde and Bonnie discover the camera, they use it to help in the creation of their own legends. Both of them have pictures taken while holding weapons to further enhance their notoriety. Later, the Barrow Gang takes photographs of Ranger Hamer in hopes of humiliating him and causing him to end his pursuit of them. The plan of course backfires.

Clyde's Gun

Clyde's pistol represents both power and masculinity. Clyde always has the gun nearby, and he isn't afraid to use it. He even boasts about his own skill with the pistol several times during the movie. Clyde's rationale for using the gun so often is to compensate for his inability...

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