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Frequent polarizations are not the only way the dysfunctional world of Soylent Green is vividly recreated for the audience there are also individual signs or symbols lacking opposites whose connotations are very different from their literal meanings These connotations include emotional overtones subjective interpretations and socio-cultural values Because of their ability to change over time signs create a unique chain of references that can be broken down to provide an even bigger insight into the dystopia of the future The most obvious symbolism is that of the name the protagonist Robert Thorn and his friend Sol Roths names are particularly interesting Representing sin sorrow and hardship the thorn is one of the most ancient symbols in the world along with the rose it represents pain and pleasure The thorn is an emblem of Christs passion the crown of thorns There is an element of Christ in Thorn he is passionate determined and heroic Sol may be derived from Solomon meaning wise By giving the characters such meaningful names the writer gives us an immediate insight into them Colours symbolise a great deal in this film and some colours have particularly strong meanings Green is the most prominent colour in the film and it also forms part of the title It can represent envy evil trickery growth renewal life neutrality passivity and indecision It is a sign of freshness youth virtue and peace In the film we can link green to global warming a sick feeling unhealthiness weirdness depression and pollution It is also ironic because the colour green represents life and Soylent Green is composed of dead people Black represents a lack of colour a primordial void and emptiness It can also mean sorrow or mourning the Christian tradition of wearing black to funerals In this respect it can also symbolize death Black is also linked to witchcraft Black Magic evil the unknown loss depression and despair In Soylent Green black is
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