Jump to content

Difference between revisions of "Fringe (TV series)"

Line 40: Line 40:
== Emotions and conscience ==
== Emotions and conscience ==


One of the themes underlying this series is that of the emotions that make us human, together with conscience which is our interior moral compass. This is developed through the characters called [[w:Mythology_of_Fringe#Observers|Observers]] who had no emotions and no conscience.
One of the themes underlying this series is that of the [[w:emotion|emotions]] that make us human, together with [[w:conscience|conscience]] which is our interior moral compass tightly tied to emotions. These are developed especially through the characters called [[w:Mythology_of_Fringe#Observers|Observers]], who had no emotions and barely any conscience.


The Observers are hairless pale men that typically wear grey suits and fedora hats. They are quiet, tending to mind their own business and interact only minimally with others.<ref>{{cite web | url =https://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2009-11-19-fringe19_ST_N.htm |title =Michael Cerveris of 'Fringe' relishes role of the Observer |date=  2009-11-19 |accessdate= 2011-08-13 |work= [[wikipedia:USA Today|USA Today]]|first = Gary|last = Levin}}</ref> Appearing in every episode, they tend to appear before significant events in history.<ref name=opensalonfirefly>{{cite web | url =http://open.salon.com/blog/mad_typist/2011/01/24/fringe_recap_ep_310_the_firefly |title =Fringe recap: Ep 3.10 "The Firefly" |date= 2011-01-24 |accessdate= 2011-08-13 |publisher= [[wikipedia:Open Salon|Open Salon]]|first = |last = }}</ref> They use advanced equipment, such as advanced communication devices and compact binoculars, and they employ an alien written alphabet. A distinguishing trait is their diminished sense of taste, and it is often shown that they can only taste very spicy food. Observers also have diminished emotions.
The Observers are hairless pale men that typically wear grey suits and fedora hats. They are quiet, tending to mind their own business and interact only minimally with others.<ref>{{cite web | url =https://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2009-11-19-fringe19_ST_N.htm |title =Michael Cerveris of 'Fringe' relishes role of the Observer |date=  2009-11-19 |accessdate= 2011-08-13 |work= [[wikipedia:USA Today|USA Today]]|first = Gary|last = Levin}}</ref> Appearing in every episode, they tend to appear before significant events in history.<ref name=opensalonfirefly>{{cite web | url =http://open.salon.com/blog/mad_typist/2011/01/24/fringe_recap_ep_310_the_firefly |title =Fringe recap: Ep 3.10 "The Firefly" |date= 2011-01-24 |accessdate= 2011-08-13 |publisher= [[wikipedia:Open Salon|Open Salon]]|first = |last = }}</ref> They use advanced equipment, such as advanced communication devices and compact binoculars, and they employ an alien written alphabet. A distinguishing trait is their diminished sense of taste, and it is often shown that they can only taste very spicy food. Observers also have diminished emotions.