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Unforgiven Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 26 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Unforgiven.
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Symbols

Mirror

In one of the final bar scenes, Will stops to take a drink before finally killing Little Bill. As he drinks, Will is standing in front of a mirror; however, the audience cannot see his reflection. The lack of a reflection may suggest that, through his hatred and his murder, Will has essentially become a ghost of a man.

When Will first begins his journey, he hopes that he will not only help his family, but also help to right things for a wronged woman. By the conclusion, it seems that Will has lost his soul. Despite this sacrifice, no one ends up happier than they were in the beginning of the story.

Silhouettes

Silhouettes are used in the first and last scenes of the film, as backdrops to the story that scrolls up the screen. The audience is eventually able to figure out that the house...

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