Colour, Sound and Other Symbols in "Soylent Green" by Richard Fleischer
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 pro…
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