Symbolism Of The Film And The Mouse Hole

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Very often an author or a director shares his or hers message with the reader or viewer with the help of certain symbols. In the novel Maus and the film Schindler’s List, both Art and Spielberg use symbolism to show the true meaning of what happened during the Holocaust. Both the film and novel share similar and different symbols. Two of the biggest symbolic details of the novel and film is The little girl in the red coat who appeared throughout the film and the mouse hole which was talked about in the novel. The last but not the least symbols are the list, the animals, and the black and white scenes. The list both appeared throughout the film and novel giving a big impact to the Jewish people that were included in the Holocaust, The black and white scenes also have a big impact on the film too, leaving you wondering why it was filmed in a certain way. The symbolism of the little girl in the film, the list, the animals, and the scenes in black and white also in the film and the novel are essential for the message of the Jews in the Holocaust. In Schindler’s List, the director chose to use black and white. The black-and-white scenes is part of the symbolism in the film. It represents the World War II era and increases the impact of the story. The black and white scenes use color to represent important scenes in time. For example, the opening is one of the biggest color scenes in the film, but later on fading into the next scene, in black and white. This is symbolically

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