Religious Themes in Westworld Are No Accident
I’m submitting another of my reddit posts for your thoughtful consideration below:
I don’t think it’s by accident that there are a lot of religious themes in this series. Ford considers himself to be like a god over his creations. Some of the hosts that hear voices in their head assumed it was the voice of a god. Even the church building in Escalante is pivotal.
Maybe the point of all this is not us viewing the hosts from above, but to see how we are all like hosts. Most of us have loops we are caught up in. We wake up, go to work, come home, and repeat. We feel like we have total control over our lives, but for many of us our loops stay pretty closed. We look outside ourselves for answers to the bigger questions of why we are here, and the meaning of it all. Many of us wrestle with our lives, and feel like there must be something more.
I guess to sum it all up, we see Ford and the others as creating and looking down upon the hosts, but what if there is a layer above them. Where does it end? It’s like host inception. What really got me to thinking about all this was a conversation in the show where there was a question about the difference in a host and someone “real”. There was not a good answer. The hosts feel, show emotion, remember, and sometimes make decisions outside their loops. Ford is so focused on his creations (aka loop) that he never stops to consider that someone might be controlling him much like he controls the hosts.
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