I wonder which exact concept of individuality McGoohan had in mind? Yes, of course, for him it meant not being a number. Also, to be trustworthy, not a rat, to be respected even. To have the right to mind his own business and expecting others to mind theirs. And I think that he really considered individuality to be a very precious right. But I really don't think that he considered Number 6 to be a perfect hero, and that one reason for this was his pure single-mindedness. There are so many examples when individuality is questioned and Number 6 fails just because of his strengths. To me it seems sometimes as if McGoohan had questioned his own ideas about the freedom of the individuality and freedom in genral. Although I'm not sure about it. Is this something the fans presume, or is it something McGoohan had intended? Maybe the question is what McGoohan thought about self-importance. This is a difficult one, I have to admit that it is something which I have not considered before.
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