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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Segregation!

    During his de-briefing in ‘Many Happy Returns,’ Number 6 makes mention that The Village even has its own graveyard. Number 73, having committed suicide by jumping to her death out of a hospital window in ‘Hammer Into Anvil,’ is buried next to Number 113 in a graveyard. 113 isn’t the photographer seen in ‘Free For All,’ but an old woman who died a month ago. However Cobb, supposedly having committed suicide by jumping out of a hospital window, his body is buried in a different graveyard altogether, the one down on the beach at the foot of the cliffs. It would appear that in death the men and women are segregated in death. The one under the sod, the other a watery grave. And yet even in life there is segregation in The Village. One example is how men and women are segregated while queuing up outside the Labour Exchange in ‘Arrival!’

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