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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. Wrath is the policeman killing the murderer. I can't remember pride, I should rewatch it to spot it. But the point of the movie was, that the killer used the detective to complete the series.

EDIT: Before finding time to watch the movie, I looked up Wikipedia and found:

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".

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Thanks a lot! The "..that the killer used the detective to complete the series" helped to clear up a lot. But why did the murderer feel Envy towards the policeman's wife? –  Roshnal Dec 6 '11 at 9:26
    
Thanks again! I checked Wikipedia and found this for my other question (why the Envy towards Tracy?): "...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..." –  Roshnal Dec 6 '11 at 9:41
    
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
    
@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 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 at 8:24

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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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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