Passage 1: Once upon a time, somewhere filled with hexagons in plain grayscale as far as eyes can see, stand Dennis Kim, who once promoted π, and the greatness of circle, now discover the truth, his heart now broken, and filled with regret, with his mouth open wide, come to the realization that “Hexagon are the bestagons”.
Passage 2: A emotionless young man, all in plain dark grey colour, with messy black hair covering his forehead, and ears. A young man, with his black near sight glasses, with a old black table. A young man who is obsessed into the world of anime, who eyes, and hands are flawlessly in sync with those circle in the computer screen, who never learn
I found the ending of this play, share some details that’s common between this play: “Antigone”, and “Oedipus Rex”. for example in the end both beg for being taken away, out of sight. The main character in Creon, personally I dislike this character, and what he gets is what he deserved. The setting of the play is clearly set in a time where classes are more well-defined, that can tell by the language which is very formal, and “old-fashioned”, and the register is high. The structure of the play is more chronological, compare to Oedipus Rex. In my opinion, I can not make the case that Creon was right, an event he can be considered as a trailer of Thebes, he was supposed to be the king at the time, and even those cases can be argued, place a body, especially suppose king out in the open, is not acceptable, and if I place the mindset of the time Creon deserves more than what he got. To make a connection with myself, the Hong Kong protest appears in my mind, after Hong Kong is “return” to mainland china in 1997, Hongkonger is promised election of our head of state, a.k.a. “Executive”, and yet after 2 plus decades, mainland china, and Hong Kong government not still deliver, the people of Hong Kong took on the street to protest, and mainland china/ccp response with HKNSL, led to today the thousand of Hongkonger is now in exile.
(Note: mainland china is not capitalized as part of my silent protest)
The entire play focuses on the main character: Oedipus, starting the search for the murder of his father Laius, which is not present in the thought out the play. Personally, I neither like, or dislike any of the characters, however, I do sympathise Oedipus, as in some ways he is like a “toy/character” cursed by the gods, my feeling could may grow stronger if I know I am in a simulation. Unlike the story/summary we initially read, the play has the part of the timeline in reverse order, an example is the play start with Oedipus call the search of the murder of his father, and the detail slowly unwrapping.The setting, and the time the play written is very different from now, the story, and the tradition in the time example: when a baby is born, and their partner wants to kill/abandon them, they tie the baby, and put them on a mountainside is inhumane, to say the least. The language of the play is very formal, and old-fashion. The tone of the play is registered in a high-register. The play, makes connections to the “big question” that was raised in the recent decade: Are we in a simulation, are we being controlled by someone else like we are in video games? Like Oedipus being cursed by the god.
This short text, expand my brain into much more than this doll. First, sometime lying does make everyone’s life better (Santa…), Second, this recalls me of the story Ex Machina, where an A.I. humanoid robot escapes on a trip to see the world.