What To Do About The Solomons Symbols & Objects

Bethany Ball
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Kibbutz

The kibbutz, as the place of origin for the Solomon family, symbolizes community and the lost home. Various characters originally from the community spend their adult lives trying to ignore their roots and every trauma that reminds them of their old home. However, they are only able to reconcile with their issues when they return to the kibbutz. The kibbutz also represents the old guard, a place where archaic cultural values are prominent, including homophobia and an aversion to age discrepancy in relationships.

Wealth

Wealth is not only a symbol of power, but it represents hollow accomplishments. Both Yakov and Marc are wealthy, but neither seem to derive much comfort from their material wealth. Yakov is constantly agitated by his children's need to be taken care of, while also happier with having Vivienne as a trophy. Marc's seemingly perfect American life is upended, making it clear...

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