But there is far more to THEPRIS6
The original Village had Observers to watch over the citizens. In the new Village, there are undercovers who watch out for “dreamers,” those people who seem different, who have memory of the “other place.” However it would seem that surveillance techniques have taken a backward step. In the original Village, cameras were everywhere, what’s more many of them we so small you could hardly see them. Yet in the new Village surveillance techniques have reverted back to “roach-cam” technology. This wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t include the necessity to have two Undercovers sitting on top of a veranda having inserted the “roach-cam” into the ceiling. Then having to sit and watch a monitor while the “roach-cam” filmed 1955 slitting his throat with a knife, in an act of suicide. Suicide being a desperate act on the part of 1955, brought about by his despair, because everyone in the Village is a prisoner!.
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In the Village, “dreamers” dream, or have memories of another place, outside of the Village. In the original series, No.6 having been told that everything he wants is in the Village, but for No.6 everything is elsewhere, in his world beyond the Village. No.2 tells No.6 that if he continues with his dream, then he will be taken for mad. But No.6 likes his dream, which begs the question, which is No.6’s dream, the Village or the other place? Because a long time ago it was suggested that the Village of the original series was created in the mind of the Prisoner known as No.6.
The mind is capable of creating it’s own places, places filled with darkness, both in deed and thought. Places of torment and despair. You ask is there no places of light and joy? No say I, because you take your problems with you. What you are you take into the Village with you. In ‘Fall Out’ we witness the former No.6 and his alter ego the No.1, the bad side of his nature, his own worst enemy if you prefer. In ‘Checkmate’ we see 313, who is afraid of her other self, and yet it will be Sarah who dreams the Village as Michael looks to find a better way, to build a better Village, moral Village. So as it was with 6 and 1, so too would it be with Sarah and Michael. To create a better Village one has to be pure in heart, thought, and deed. Which of you reading this could claim to be that? We all have our problems, each and everyone of us, and no-one is perfect. Is anyone capable of making a better Village, a moral Village, to give freedom within the prison?
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