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I have watched Se7en and followed Gluttony, Greed, Sloth and Lust. But I couldn't place the events of the other sins: Envy, Wrath and Pride.

And also is the scene in which the head of a woman (detective's wife?) is brought, connected to any of these scenes in some way?

Please provide some light on these. I am really confused.

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Maybe just watch it again and pay more attention...? Pride is the model (you know, that whole scene?). Envy is the killing of Brad Pitt's wife (Spacey is envious of Pitt's life -- as he explains quite clearly in the car). Wrath is Brad Pitt taking revenge. It's all there, if you're watching. –  Django Reinhardt Nov 18 '12 at 2:59

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Envy is killing the wife of the policeman. As mentioned on Wikipedia:

...Doe claims to represent the sin of "Envy"; he was jealous of Mills' normal life, and killed Tracy after failing to "play husband" with her...

Wrath is the policeman killing the murderer. I can't remember pride, I should re-watch it to spot it but the Wikipedia page states:

Some time later, they investigate the death of a young model whose face had been mutilated. Having chosen to kill herself rather than live with a disfigured face, she is the victim of "Pride".

The point of the movie was that the killer used the detective to complete the series.

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What I still don't understand is: what was Mill's wife's sin? She was just a tool in John's hands, wasn't she? –  clabacchio Oct 22 '13 at 21:57
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@clabacchio: Mill's wife is not a sinner. Joe Doe is the sinner accountable for the Envy and Mill was the sinner accountable for the Warth. John's master plan was to punish each other, Mill punishment was the death of his wife and future son and John punishment was his execution in the hands of Mill. –  S182 Mar 27 '14 at 8:03
    
@Serge but it seems to me that he didn't kill any "innocent" in the previous cases, how does it fit in his idea? –  clabacchio Mar 27 '14 at 8:24
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I think he kills her in order to punish Mill's for his future actions. It is some kind of circle: when Mills kills John he punish him for the Envy but at the same time he becomes accountable for the Warth, when John kill Mill's wife he punish Mill's for the Warth but at the same time he becomes accountable for the Envy. –  S182 Mar 27 '14 at 8:42

You should pay more attention! :-P

You can see, John Doe explaining each of the sins he's done up until now in the car, in this video.

PRIDE: The model is given a choice after having her face mutilated. Phone an ambulance or take an overdose. Her pride makes her take an overdose.

He has two left by that time, Envy and Wrath.

ENVY: John Doe tells Detective Mills how much he admires him and his wife for the life they've made for themselves. Watch video

WRATH: Detective Mills shoots John Doe for mailing him his wife's head. Watch Video

They're not the strongest cases, but then, John Doe was pretty nuts!

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ISTR that pride was the girl who had her nose cut off and then took an overdose (tablets glued to one hand) rather than phone an ambulance (phone glued to the other hand).

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i think, the victims were killed by the corresponding deadly sin. the fat guy died by eating, the whore by sex, the junkie by lying in bed. in the last scene, Tracy died by Doe's jealousy hence "envy" then Doe died by Mills' hatred hence "wrath"

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