Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Is "Carrie" A Metaphor For Speciation?
Basically, this is a story about a mob of Homo Sapiens who torment a Neanderthal Amud girl until she blows her lid and opens some kind of ancient Nephilim can of whupass on all of them, thrashing them all to death with firehoses and flying silverware.
It is never explained exactly from whence this ferocious hatred of Carrie White originates in the book or the movie other than her "difference." I think it is because the subtext is that the humans who watch the movie know perfectly well what is different about Ms.White. She has a soul and can think and the reader/viewer implicitly understands that the rest in opposition to her are sophisticated people emulators.
I see a lot of this subtext all the time nowadays. I think I can see the woods in spite of the trees after decades of being unable to consciously recognize any of it. We accept the reality we are presented with when we are growing up and we adopt the paradigms we are taught by convention to understand it. Unfortunately, all these received ideas are grossly inadequate to explain anything we see, hear or feel. Hence much of the frustration my kind of people have all their life, sensing the elusive truth to always be right outside the limits of their scope and unable to grasp it firmly. The brain seeks to sort the Tetris cubes of reality but nowadays there is a guy standing there with a megaphone telling us not to bother because none of them go together no matter what you do. I was nearly 47 years old when I realized, this guy is lying. We can understand many of these things, at least far better than we have in the past.