|XIII : Death
Falling and descending time and again to arrive at the abyss of the heart
| In Silent Hill 2,
"holes" (including vertical corridors and long, downward
staircases) appear repeatedly upon and after James' arrival
beneath the Historical Society. James falls through these holes
many times over as if lured by something. One can think that
these holes symbolize the abyss which has opened up in his
heart. By means of falling through holes, James dives into his
own subconscious and finally comes to accept the crime he has
committed. As with the scrawled words at the bar, it seems that
in the town of Silent Hill holes open up here and there and lure
those who hold darkness in their hearts.
|| Perhaps holes are entrances to the abyss of the heart
seen only by those who bear the weight of misdeeds.
elongated holes that suggest the birth of God
Although holes appear in Silent Hill 3 as in the previous work, Heather does
not merely drop down them but also ascends using ladders. It seems that the
implication of the holes that appear in the third game differs greatly from
that of the previous work. And so, the hint is in the difference in the
shape of the holes.
Surely, the hole that is torn
up by Valtiel symbolizes the birth of God.
Even in a painting in the
church, an elongated hole is depicted. Could it have some ritual
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