Individuality And Mebiting In Feed By M. T. Anderson

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Feed, by M. T. Anderson, is a science fiction novel set in the future, about 100 years ahead of present day. The cast resided in the United States while it was crashing to its demise, unbeknown to the population. In this dystopian country almost all of the citizens have ‘feeds’, an advanced style of the internet, implanted directly into the user’s brain. It has become such a necessity to life that if someone were to live without the feed, they would be seen as an outcast. Feed follows a group of high schoolers, consisting of: Link, Marty, Quendy, Calista, Loga, and Titus - the protagonist. The clique of high schoolers decide to travel to the moon for their spring break vacation, Titus had become bored of the juvenile actions and attitudes of …show more content…
The majority of this theme was portrayed by Titus. In the beginning of Feed Titus had an underlying feeling that he did not belong with his friends, that their opinions were not parallel, but was still content with the use and convenience of feeds. “That 's one of the great things about the feed--that you can be supersmart without ever working. Everyone is supersmart now. You can look things up automatic, like science and history...” (47) Although Titus had felt different around his friends, he was still a victim of the brainwashing for technology. Imagine being able to receive any information you wanted, just with a simple thought. This invention caused people to stop thinking for themselves and letting their feeds take over their inner beliefs and morals. When Titus had met Violet he realized he had finally met someone who had correlating thoughts and more importantly- challenged his own ways of thinking. These two created their own little community, both of them finally having a place to belong. Having Violet forced Titus to start thinking for himself; something that had been replaced for many by the feed. “It was like I kept buying these things to be cool, but cool was always flying just ahead of me, and I could never exactly catch up to it. I felt like I 'd been running toward it for a long time.” (279) At this point, so much had happened in Titus’ life. Although his viewpoint in society wavered near the ending, Violet had taught him the reality of the feed and permanently changed his understanding of the world. He went through this lighthearted, learning period with Violet to a point where he couldn’t stand the idea of being an outcast and wanted to go back to his old life of coexisting in society, not going against

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