It is clear that the ‘fatal flaw’ works
by simple juxtaposition in seeking to posit a personal
rationality for the death of the hero, and that this outlook
can be seen to be now all but inherent in most human psyches.
For our ‘bindings’ we may have to look a little deeper.
So, what three eventualities would cause the demise
of any individual if ignored?
‘Three minutes without air.
Three days without water.
Three weeks without food.’
A rule of thumb for the survival of our species!
These durations are general
and can be prolonged with dedication
but the strictness of the numerology is quite suggestive.
Two of these necessities are familiar principles
but we can go out on a limb and posit food
as a cypher for earth because, ultimately,
all our food derives from the Earth.