The complexity of Escape from Spiderhead

At first, the story was really disturbing and confusing. There was no set up context, so the story just jumped in without explaining anything about where they were, what was happening, and why it was that way. The nature of the story was like understand as you go and it connected the dots as you continued to read it. One of the most powerful sections to me was the comparison to the head of spider, which connected the name to the story. The line was, “Control being like the head of a spider. With its various legs being our Workrooms” (55). The story evolves over time and becomes more understandable as it goes.