Idiots are Types in movies or literature – I’m not talking about “funny idiots movies” like Dumb & Dumber, it’s more like the village idiot, who is… there, accepted, like a necessary part of all communities.
This guy is interesting because he is an innocent, ignoring the complex rules of society : therefore he often says the truth at the most unexpected time, revealing or unblocking things…
There’s a category about village idiots in movies at IMDB :
Of course, there are other idiots, more like “people acting stupidly” to make the movie move forward, or to innocently denounce a situation or a society peculiarity.
A little like in this article I wrote a few weeks ago : The Persian Letters Tool
What are the assets and features of the village idiot?
- He doesn’t understand.
- He doesn’t believe.
- He doesn’t know.
- He doesn’t obey, or randomly.
- He is inside but outside, he is not really playing the game.
- He says his truth, he’s a revealer.
- He’s funny.
- He can also be a scapegoat.
- He watches, he lurks.
- He’s more free.
So… of course you see me coming…
There can be an advantage when you enter a group to appear as an idiot – of course you have the whole game of shades, from the slightly different/weird.unadapted guy to the complete idiot. Idiocy as a mask.
You can also borrow temporarily one of these assets :
- Make a stupid move (which is a smart move). Idiocy as a manipulation tool.
- Don’t understand something… on purpose (to follow your own idea?).
- Don’t know (to be lazy?)
Bahhhh, etc. I should dig more, but I’m an idiot, today.
Thanks for reading!