The Zookeeper's Wife

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The opening scene of the Zookeeper’s Wife is vital in establishing the binary between the oasis of the zoo before the war and the destruction the war brings. Natural sunlight fills the first scene of the film and green is a common color found throughout the zoo. The first scene oozes natural beauty and signifies the life that occupies it. The zoo seems almost too perfect, like it could not possibly be a creation of man, but of one gifted from the heavens. The zoo begins as the Garden of Eden in the midst of Poland, but as the war erupts, it mimics the original sin, destroying the zoo turning its sanctuary into a thing of the past. The ash from the ghettos covers the zoo and literally represents destruction of not only the ghetto but, the former
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