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A life time fan and Prisonerologist of the 1960's series 'the Prisoner', a leading authority on the subject, a short story writer, and now Prisoner novelist.
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Friday, 16 June 2017
Number 6 may well have wanted to escape The Village, so it must equally follow that he wanted to escape his daily existence. That’s what he tried to do in his former life. Yes he resigned but that’s just another word for escape. He was disillusioned with the kind of work he did, work which had become mundane and repetitive, he was probably looking for something new and fresh. He may not have altogether known what it was, but he quickly found it in The Village, and for that he only had himself to blame. If he was no longer satisfied before, he certainly wasn’t satisfied now. In The Village, reduced to nothing more than a number, questioned all the time. Confined, coerced, manipulated, conditioned, betrayed, and above all pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, de-briefed, and numbered! If the Prisoner was looking for something it certainly wasn’t this. He was looking more for a tropical beach, palm trees, sun, sand, sea and an ice cream, somewhere to escape to! It may be asked why did the Prisoner need to do that? He’d just resigned his job, people don’t usually look to go further a field straight after chucking up their job. They usually go home, put the kettle on and think what they are going to do next? But then I suppose not everyone is in the position of an ex-secret agent!
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