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Ingmar Bergman The Seventh Seal

It deals with the spiritual struggle of a knight who is returning to Sweden from the Crusades. His country is now
suffering under the Plague. He himself has lost faith in God and is being pursued (symbolically) by “Death.”
Some ideas–What do you think of the contrast between the cynical squire and the religious knight? How is the
plague portrayed in the film? What is the nature of the knight’s religious crisis? Why does he choose to play
chess with “Death”? Finally, how did the characters make meaning in their lives during the disaster of war and
plague?
This is meant to be a reaction paper, so just about any reflection you make on the film will be relevant

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