4. Dreaming in Loops in Westworld [chapter]

2021 Women and Temporality in Literature and Cinema  
The chapter discusses HBO's science-fiction television series Westworld. The focus is chiefly on the character of Dolores, who appears in the first season. The aspects of temporal consciousness, remembrance, and forgetting are interrogated vis-à-vis the premise of humans acting as gods and their creations, the humanoid robots searching for their place in the world. Entrapment within someone else's story and temporality may not be necessarily disempowering and may actually initiate the
more » ... l quest for liberation and self-determination. Choices are uncovered and allowed to take shape as time-sets on their own.
doi:10.1515/9789048553167-006 fatcat:ruseeeemzbbgxbxjmiear7jhiu