On the day after his arrival, when the Prisoner was being discharged from the hospital, as well as having been given new clothes, a medical orderly issued the Prisoner with a credit card, health and welfare card, and a card of identity. The only time we see a card of identity used, is in ‘The General,’ when Number 2 is going into the projection room. Why the need to show the security guard his identity card, wasn’t the badge he wears not enough to identify him? But then perhaps not, after all when Number 6 masquerades as a Top Hat official of the Board of Education he wears the number 56, but that doesn’t make him 56. So really the wearing of a numbered badge isn’t necessarily a badge of identity because just about anyone could be wearing it!
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