Feed by M.T Anderson Summer Essay

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Feed by M.T Anderson, 2002
Love, Peer Pressure, what some people have over others are some powerful themes that affect my interpretation of the book. Technology takes over in this futuristic novel where the Feed, a sort of supercomputer, is put into your brain and keeps you connected with the rest of the world. It is sort of a large market economy where all the corporations are in control. The two main characters of the story, Titus & Violet, are two very different people who fall in love on the Moon. Violet came from a family who were not as high- tech as the rest of the world, and because of that, she didn’t get the Feed until she was around 7 years old. She and Titus end up getting hacked on the Moon, and along with that, and Violet’s late implantation, her Feed malfunctions faster and she gets closer and closer to death. Things are changing. Change along with them or die. It is how the book is, and if change happens and you don’t go along with it, death or defeat is sure to come. Since Violet got the Feed implanted late, her brain already started development, so her Feed is going to malfunction and deteriorate faster than everybody else. This is one example of change because if her parents stayed with the times and how things were changing, she could have gotten the Feed earlier and not get hurt. “It makes good times even better when you know they are going to end. (145-6)” “We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck. (1)” Titus says the Moon sucked because he and his friends got hacked up there. Another example of change is that if they didn’t go to the Moon, and change up their normal day, he would have not met Violet, and the plot of the book would be very different. In fact, Titus did not even want to go to the Moon, his friends did though. So he went with the change and ended up meeting a girl that changed his life. Change was everywhere around Titus in this book, it was constantly happening. And if he did not go with...
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