symbols in sheep
Posted by karen l on February 01, 1998 at 02:03:36:
In response to Did somebody noticed...., written by Gwennie on February 01, 1998 at 00:46:00
] I noticed something at the end that really makes me laugh. When Edward comes at Barton Cottage, he tries to say at the family how Lucy's affection skip to Robert. He is close of a shelf and as anxious as he can be, he plays with a little statuette which occur to be...a shepherdess with a sheep!
While I was researching and analyzing the movie for my presentation a while back, I noticed the sheep figurine Mrs. Dashwood puts away just before Fanny and John arrive (and Edward plays with later). I was wondering if there was any symbolism in the sheep or figurine...Hey, the sheep could have a deep psycological meaning...something passed from Mrs. Dashwood to Edward? (Elinor)...From a religious POV, there's something about being sacrificed?...I don't know exactly...of course I think this is going too far, and Ang Lee probably wanted it for wholly the period look ("Very bolshie 'period' sheep")...but I believe, if you want to get some 'deep inner meaning' out of anything, you can...whether the symbolism was intentional or not.
I always wondered what the authors of classics themselves would say about professors analyzing their works to death...and easily OVERanalyzing...especially Shakespeare editions with a full (opposite) page of notes..."Oh, I didn't think of that...glad I chose those words!"
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