Thursday, 27 January 2011
The Prisoner - A Vicious Circle?
So the Prisoner is in the village a second time around. Is there anything he can do to escape? Well search the helicopter for the remote control device set in the helicopter, and rip it out before he takes off, might be favourite. Then No.6 could simply fly away, and there would be no stopping him!
So what if the Prisoner-No.6 was aware of the possibility that he was trapped in a time-loop, he could have some fun. For example, while in the hospital No.6 could stop Cobb from jumping out of the Hospital window, which he never did in the first place! In The Chimes of Big Ben No.6 would know not to trust Nadia-No.8. No.6 owuld alos know that it would be a watse of time and effort 'running for Public Office in the elections of Free For All,and so on and so fourth through the whole series of events right up to and including those events of Many Happy Returns, No.6 could simply not play the game, but just sit down somewhere until the village eventually came back to life, as indeed it surely would. Or having escaped back to England, not to return home to 1 Buckinghame Place, or to do so to get a wash, shave, and a change of clothes, but as soon as he drove away in his Lotus, don't go and pay those two calls as he previously did, one in town, and one to the Colonel in the country. Then escape would be possible.
But then again, what if there is no changing the events of the Prisoner, what is it they call it, cause and effect? That no matter what No.6 does to try and alter things, events are pre-ordained, and history cannot be altered no matter what one does to try and change events, they will still happen no matter what, and No.6 will forever remain a Prisoner.
I'm Piet Hein