Free Writing #6

The beginning of the passage describes the universe as a library which is, “… indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings” (Borges 51). Within the walls of the the hexagons, collections of books lining the shelves of the walls. It is then that the text describes humans as, “… the imperfect librarian…” (Borges 52). What I think is going on is that humans are on a quest to find and know about the library they live in to answer why the universe exists and what are purpose is. Some go on the divine path believing their is a person out there that has the book that answers everything (Borges 56). But the descriptions of the text bring an almost nihilistic view that there is “no meaning and we will never know anything, so why try”, is what I get out of this.

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