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One object, two powerfully different meanings.
4 Famous Movies With Deceptively Complex Symbolism

#4. The Bottle Flask in Children of Men
Clive Owen plays Theo Faron, a former activist who has become a drunken bureaucrat. Since the death of his son and subsequent divorce, he no longer cares about society. From his first introduction into the film, he carries a flask-shaped liquor bottle.
Later in the movie, Theo gets drawn into a resistance movement — that he must also flee — as he safeguards the life of perhaps the only pregnant woman on the planet. When that woman goes into labor, Theo must help deliver the child in a filthy room, and does his best to create a sanitary environment. After a quick wash, he pours out his liquor bottle to sterilize his hands. When Theo did not care about others, the flask-shaped liquor bottle represented drunk indifference, but as he begins to think of others, that same object becomes a symbol of compassion. It becomes a symbol of charity and commitment.

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cracked:

One object, two powerfully different meanings.

4 Famous Movies With Deceptively Complex Symbolism

#4. The Bottle Flask in Children of Men

Clive Owen plays Theo Faron, a former activist who has become a drunken bureaucrat. Since the death of his son and subsequent divorce, he no longer cares about society. From his first introduction into the film, he carries a flask-shaped liquor bottle.

Later in the movie, Theo gets drawn into a resistance movement — that he must also flee — as he safeguards the life of perhaps the only pregnant woman on the planet. When that woman goes into labor, Theo must help deliver the child in a filthy room, and does his best to create a sanitary environment. After a quick wash, he pours out his liquor bottle to sterilize his hands. When Theo did not care about others, the flask-shaped liquor bottle represented drunk indifference, but as he begins to think of others, that same object becomes a symbol of compassion. It becomes a symbol of charity and commitment.

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