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Thursday, 28 June 2012

A Favourite Scene In The Prisoner

  From the moment new arrival Nadia Rakovsky asks Number 6 for directions to the Green Dome, to the Green Dome itself.

"Could you tell me where Number Two the Green Dome is?
"Oh yes certainly. Cross the square, cross the street, up the steps, you can't miss it."
"I know it sounds crazy, but......."
"What?"
"........I don't know where I am."
"In the Village."
"Lovely day" greets two passing citizens who salute Number 6
"Be seeing you" Number 6 salutes in response.
""It sounds like a salute."
"It is."
"Could you take me there please?"
"To the Green Dome, yes certainly. Across the square, across the street, up the steps, you can't miss it."
"Can you get a car here?"
"Taxis, local service only."
"Where will they take you?"
"Anywhere you like, as long as you arrive back here in the end. That's why they're called local."
"Who are these people? Why are they here?"
"Why are you?"
"Here you are. The Green Dome."
"Who is Number Two?"
"Who is Number One?"
"I'm frightened!"
"Goodbye."
"I've done nothing wrong. I've comitted no crime. All I did was to resign!"
"No use telling me."

   The way Number 6 describes things to the new arrival, directing her to the Green Dome, explaining about the taxis, it makes Number 6 sound like a long established citizen within the community.
BCNU

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