No.2 wanted information, information, information, and by hook or by crook he will get it! It's not at all sure what it is they do with this information when they get it, or who has access to such information, if anyone at all. But to my mind, any such information gained is filed away in these grey filing cabinets. I have always been of the opinion that this room filled with grey filing cabinets was in connection to The Village, seeing as how the Prisoner's letter of resignation was filed away in this room under RESIGNATION. But then another thought struck me recently, that this room has nothing whatsoever to do with The Village, but possibly a representation of the Public Records Office at the time in
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it's an interesting thought! If so, then this can be taken as the first hint which side runs the village, isn't it?
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It is certainly suggestive of that idea.
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What if the Village simply hired registration space, used a stooge to do it? - BCNU!ReplyDelete
Either way, if the file cabinets are similar to the Public Records Office and are used by the Village they are another good example how the Village mirrors society. If they really represent the Public Records Office then the Prisoner has become a number in both places. I wonder what the file number of his resignation file.
For me, the storage seems to be either a symbolic or an actual link between the Village and the "outside world".
I'd like to think that the cabinet, the archive vault, is a strong visual symbol regardless of who owned or hired it. An individual anonymised, abolished, in a way. Although, one could maintain, the symbol only displays what it represents. And yet we've got another circular reality the Prisoner is full of. It means what it is. Or what it appears to be. - BCNU!ReplyDelete