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  1. Both Scott Hicks's film Snow Falling on Cedars and Peter Hoeg's novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow create images of natural beauty and purity and also of power and destruction with the same motif: snow.

    She is left alone on a pure-white glacier, in the freshly fallen snow. The natural order has returned, inviting her to a new beginning. Ishmael's journey also concludes with falling snow, he walks away as the snow falls gently around him, the storm has been confronted and he survives, he walks away a free man. Hoeg begins his novel with explicitly detailed descriptions of Smilla's surroundings. The language effectively captures the play of light off the snow, the freshness in the air, the coldness of death is observed ironically with the funeral for the boy, "who will never again feel the cold."1 This description then leads into Smilla's reading of Euclid's Elements which

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