Every time in the movies or series, people use no other fruit but apple! Did you notice, why villains always eat apples? Why apple is being used for something related to ominous, revenge, or comparison?
I thought, apple is an exotic fruit and has a bright red color which may attract attention. But, what about other countries then? Because it can be an exotic fruit for us but not for others. Why does it only need to be an apple? Why don’t they use any other rare or fancy fruit? Just imagine your favorite character or villain is slowly peeling off a banana and biting it. No way, seems funny right? Imagine someone is eating mandarin or dragon fruit in an intense or suspense scene. Maybe no time for peeling.
For instance, Apple was shown in Fright night, Death Pool, Harry Potter, and Aladdin as well. Remember Snow White? The witch was giving a poisonous apple to her. Even Adam and Eve ate a fruit offered by the devil, which was forbidden. Though the name of the fruit was never mentioned in Bible, however, we end up calling Adam’s Apple (the lumps of cartilage stick to our throat) and it was assumed that the fruit was similar to the apple kind of fruit. Even in a Bollywood movie named Mom, the apple (Apple Seeds) was used as a tool for revenge.
It has been found that apple is the only fruit that has a distinctive crunchy or juicy sound plus using a knife for cutting, adds a more threatening vibe. Sometimes an apple is being used to present dominance, lack of interest, mysterious or intense scenes. Moreover, it means Death, luxury, knowledge, Wisdom, etc. which are the reasons for using apple. It’s always used as a metaphor. It has already been used as a metaphor for psychopaths, comparisons, and retribution in Mouse, Vincenzo, and Mine respectively. There is a dialogue from Vincenzo where also it has been used as metaphor rather than any other fruit and the dialogue is, “We have an apple where one side is rotten and another side isn’t. Then is it rotten apple or edible apple? We usually say it’s rotten apple rather than saying half rotten or half edible. what’s your opinion about it?
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