Analysis Of Se7En

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Analysis of Se7en "Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention." In the film Se7en, the character by the name of John Doe murders people in accordance to the Seven Deadly Sins. The story follows Detectives Somerset and Mills as they chase Doe down, just to find that it was his plan all along. In John Doe/the filmmaker’s mind, our world has become too full of people accepting evil because it has become so common-place. The vast majority of the movie takes place in the cold and dark oppressive city. Rain falls down like a meteor shower, people crowd around Somerset and Mills. All adding to a claustrophobic feeling of oppression, making the city feel like it is the main antagonist, and John Doe is just the tool it is using to attack Somerset and Mills. Doe makes several comments about how he admires Mills in the films climax, and thus, Doe himself, rebels against being the city's tool; taking them far out of the city's grip; taking them to the polar opposite of the city. A desert, sunny, dry, vacant, not at all like the rainy, noisy, overcrowded and overcast city the first two acts take place in. Without the confines of the city around them, Doe reveals the horror to Mills, and Mills lets it all out on Doe. Somerset, acting as the film’s most crucial device, decides against what he wants to do, and does what he should do. He does not have to stay in the city, but he makes the conscious decision to, he sees Doe as the tool of the city, a weapon used to harm the innocent, and inspire the oppression. He has no love for the city, but he will fight till his dying breath to protect it. The rain, in conjunction with the film noir feel of it, creates a very dark and pessimistic feeling. Even when all the lights are turned on in the
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