The Seventh Seal Essay

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The Seventh Seal Analysis Ingmar Bergman’s film The Seventh Seal is a story following a man Antonius Block and Jon who just came back to their homeland after the Crusades. When they came back, they come to find out that the Black Plague has conquered their country. In the darkness of doom the people in the way of the plague are scared of death, desperate for time to live one more moment of dignity, and anxious to know what awaits them after death. Bergman uses symbols to demonstrate the horrible doom that is coming for the people. They get what they had coming to them, their destiny was decided before the dark cloud came over their country. Ingmar has his characters represents in the film the mood of terror. Ravel from the seminary that is know in the film by stealing from the dead and selling it for money, warms the people that have not been affected by the plague yet. “Death is at your back. I see his crown gleaming in the sun. His scythe flashes above your head.” The people are terrified and are confused on what to believe. Death instills fear into people and makes them reflect on their live and what they have…show more content…
“Is it so terribly inconceivable to comprehend God with one's senses? Why does he hide in a cloud of half-promises and unseen miracles? How can we believe in the faithful when we lack faith? What will happen to us who want to believe, but can not? What about those who neither want to nor can believe? Why can't I kill God in me? Why does He live on in me in a humiliating way - despite my wanting to evict Him from my heart? Why is He, despite all, a mocking reality I can't be rid of?” This part of the film relates to “The Confessions of St. Augustine” in his confessions he doesn’t understand where worshiping God came from. People were born with the name “Jesus” in their head. Why is that the case? Augustine and Block have the same train of

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