Meaning of Liberty in a World Where Order is Sacred Than Everything Else
The new Amazon Prime series is an adaptation of the 1962 Philip K.Dick novel, showing how life could have been under a Nazi-occupied America had the Nazis won WWII. In simple words, the series is a peep into a different history of North America. The show portrays a divided and oppressed America of the early 1960s being ruled by the Nazis on the East Coast and Imperial Japan on the West Coast.
The Man in the High Castle depicts the dreadful images of Hakenkreuz over Times Square, oppression of the Jews, violence and the complex torture techniques employed by the rulers to subjugate the populace. The scene gets even more horrendous when rumors about the deteriorating health of Adolf Hitler triggers an almost definite stateside war situation between the tyrannical powers.
The series starts off without much thrill and excitement, as almost the first half of its season struggles to take off with character establishment and storytelling. However, things become dramatic and thrilling as the series picks up the pace, especially when Joe and Juliana abscond Canon City to go back to their homelands: San Francisco (being ruled by Imperial Japan) and New York City (being ruled by Nazi) respectively.
The weird thing in The Man in the High Castle happens in the climax when it shows a conspiracy to kill Hitler whereas you want him to live because if he dies, then nuclear war will begin and humanity will be wiped from the Earth’s surface. And in the end, a strange thing happens; the show lets you meet an aged Hitler.
The Man in the High Castle adeptly questions our judgment of history. It also questions what liberty means in a country where order is held in esteem over everything else. The series is worth watching, thanks to the striking and amazing sets, outfits and camerawork, and other components. The novel the series is based on was extremely slim to support a 2-hour movie, so you should not expect 100 percent adaptation of the novel for television.
Go watch “Man in the High Castle on Amazon