In its first sense, “Narc” is an abbreviation for The Narcissist…a person whose concept of self is so expansive, so acidic, that it corrodes the boundaries between himself and others.
“Narc,” in its second sense, means The Informant…a person who gives information in exchange for his survival. His access to information requires him to keep his status as an insider, which in turn requires continued existence within the maze.
The duality of Narc’s identity puts him in a state of conflict… It is in his nature to destroy the walls of the maze, while his survival depends upon them.
“Narc in the Maze” is also a variation on orthodox mythology. Here it is not Icarus, but Narcissus, who attempts escape from the labyrinth.
It would not be in Narcissus’s nature to fly. Instead, he would communicate secretly with outsiders; he would alter the locations of walls… He would be a con-man, a magician, a shaman…