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Shallow Grave directed by Danny Boyle was indeed a film filled with Tragedy Throughout the movie we as the audience can see the sequence of tragic events unfurl before us Among these are the many masks used Appearance vs Reality the conscience and of course foreshadowing Each and every one of these ties into tragedy According to an Archetypal analysis in no way would there be irony or satire Although some romance may have existed this is not as momentous as Tragedy There are many masks and representations of ones personality in this film These include the baby doll the outsized ape the fact David wears glasses and a white lie from Hugo that he is writing a novel The baby doll can indisputably represent David taking account of the fact that Alex hates children as well as despises David More than once did you see the baby flashing on the television crawling around with its uncanny cry echoing off the walls of the apartment There is also an ape presented to us whom can surely represent Alex Alex seemed to be powerful superior and tries to have control over his other friends as an ape would try to dominate Hugo tries to hide behind a wall of lies He begins by saying that he is writing a novel about priests This would give us the inkling that he is a good man That is until he was presented with the question of whether or not he had killed anyone The first major tragic event takes place here as you see a meager man get ruthlessly beaten down for his money and left for dead There seems to be another wall another concealed identity This is none other than the one of David who seems like an undisruptive kind smart gentleman This is what was unanticipated given that he was the one that ended up going mad The conscience plays a
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