Our hero hides who he is in between his inconsistencies, a man best adumbrated by contradiction.  He is more his subtext than any other, and is well described by the ellipsis at the end of this line… .

Like Daedalus, he built the Labyrinth to hide a monster… .  Like Theseus, he slew his Baal-Moloch… .He is the artifice of his own design… .  It is a test, to see who is worthwhile, who is worthy of his time… .  Admission is free, but many flee at the entrance… .

The maze is built over a place with no center and so it has no middle… .  And when you understand why someone would build a puzzle with no answer, you’ll know what it means to be—…

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