The Red Violin

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Individual Project

Ming Tai (Instructor)

In The Red Violin, Frederick gets inspiration while having sex with Victoria. The relationship between Frederick and Victoria is not only lovers, but also each other’s muse. When Victoria is on her trip to Russia, they exchange love letters to each other. However, Frederick loses his inspiration and stops writing to Victoria.

In one of Frederick’s letters to Victoria, he wrote: “Come to me now and I will not free you, I should have pinned you to the mattress, like you are a butterfly, I was the pin.” I will use butterflies as a metaphor, revealing the communication between the violinist (Frederick) and writer (Victoria). The red butterfly will represent the death of their relationship.