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Network Film Summary & Analysis

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Symbols

Window

The window at the top of the wall in Howard's new show is a beautiful cathedral window. It symbolizes the hope that Howard is supposed to be giving his viewers. Claiming to be a prophet, Howard begins working on his show in order to help others live better lives.

The window is also ironic, reminding us of many church windows. We see that Howard is giving what he considers to be prophetic statements and is gaining a following, but in the end, his whole new career is based on deceit. Diana and the others are simply using Howard to get better ratings.

When Howard finally starts causing problems for the network, Frank and Diana decide that he should be murdered. As Howard is killed by some radical people from another show, we see the pristine cathedral window above him as if he is in a church dying...

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