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    Question Any POTC movie experts?

    I don't know if anyone like me notices, but I tend to look for symbolism in movies just to understand why certain things are there or so. For instance, we all know that skeletons or skulls usually represent death or that death is nearby, or that water can mean death, renewal, purity, etc. But what about the apple that Captain Barbossa always has w/ him? Yes, I know he's been saving that apple for when he is no longer cursed, but does that have any symbolism to maybe who he is or to the story? And for those who have seen the second one (I don't want to give it away), that apple appears in that movie, too. Any particular symbolism for why there is always an apple when Barbossa is around, and why it's always green? I was just curious. It drives me nuts when I'm trying to figure stuff out. And if there are any other symbolisms in the movie, let me know. Whether from the first or second movie (which I have obviously seen and loved). Thanks a bunch and have a great day!
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    I'm not sure about apples but the website www.imdb.com has lots of POTC trivia.
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    All right, I finally found something that has to do with the apples that we always see w/ Capt. Barbossa. After some reading and researching, according to Wikipedia.org, the green apple is supposed to be "a symbol of his lost life--and what he never tasted again" (Wikipedia 2007). I finally know the answer. Anyway, I just wanted to throw that out there, even though I don't think I see any apples in the third movie.
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    You've got it The apple's just symbolized what he hasn't been able to have all these years...His ''lost life'' if you will...Alas, they didn't have any reference to the apples in AWE...I would've liked to have seen him finally get a taste of the apple!





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    Yeah, he does actually at the end of Dead Man's Chest. It's pretty cool, though.
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    Quite true! I still would've liked to have seen some reference to it in AWE...





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    yupp. Simoblizes that "taste" he wants to get in his mouth.
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