In “We Will Not Be Here,” which male characters are we supposed to think are actually real and which are not? I think the blind boy with the marbles was a hallucination of Miya’s. I also think the boy on the bike at the end–who is (?) the same boy, is a hallucination or at least represents something that’s going on with Miya’s apparent mental illness.
So the boy (or man, I guess) in the hospital who she thinks is Junpei…he’s real. We know this because Henry (voice of reality) acknowledges him and because his mother shows up. But he’s not actually Junpei.
Is Junpei real? Did he ever exist? How long has Miya been hallucinating?
And how do we define existence, then?