Eng 133 - the Symbolism of the Champagne

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Jeremy Wills
Eng 133
Professor Youngren
17 April 2011

In Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, the Symbolism of the champagne, Miss Wilson, and the penthouse all point to the theme of superiority. Hitchcock uses these symbols to portray the wealth of Brandon and Phillip and how they use it to justify their treatment of those they consider to be inferior beings. Is murder socially unacceptable or a grand masterpiece of art?
The champagne is obviously a symbol of stature and wealth. Phillip was surprised that Brandon had put the champagne in the refrigerator and is shocked that it is going to be served at the party. Why is the use of champagne as a symbol important at the party? Champagne is the symbol of celebrations and joyfulness. You can say that it is the symbol of life. In this case, it is a symbol of celebration for Brandon and Phillip for "the carefully planned, coolly executed 'thrill' murder of their long-time friend, David ..." whose "only crime seems to be that he's 'ordinary". Not only do they choose to drink champagne following the murder, some of their guests seem surprised that they are drinking such an expensive brand. Brandon and Phillip are not just celebrating that they have gotten away with murder. They are celebrating that they are really superior enough to make murder into art.

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