The Man in the Strange Hat

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing!”

One of the characters in the story either the Madman (The Man who Laughs) who is completely insane has only one conscience. This conscience represents evil, and he is dressed as A Man in a Strange Hat. His dialogue will represent a philosophy of life that serves as an antithesis to the philosophy of the inhabitants of the protagonists home world.

The Man in a Strange Hat knows a plethora of languages and switches between dialects depending on his mood. He will share similarities with Lord Henry (Portrait of Dorian Gray), The Mirovengian (Matrix trilogy), The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland), Mephistopheles (Faust).

I am not sure if I want him to be the conscience of the Madman or the developing evil side of the protagonist after he is exposed to the corrupt and inhumane world, Earth.

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~ by whereisdagnytaggart on December 10, 2009.

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