Three Wise Men Tone Analysis

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Mae Holland arrives for her first day at “the most influential company in the world”:
The Circle. Mae owes her newfound position at The Circle to her old-time friend, Annie, whose belonging to the “Gang of 40” makes her one of the most influential members of the company. Established by the “Three Wise Men” , The Circle becomes the #1 company on the forefront of technological advancement.
The Circle’s goal is to work towards a new era of communication and safety, what it claims is a more efficient and accountable society. By linking users’ personal emails, social media, banking, medical files, and purchasing with one universal operating system, The Circle creates one online identity called TruYou, a new age of online civility and transparency.
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For example, Eggers uses a different tone when describing Mae’s infatuation and love for The Circle, but casts a different tone while portraying Mercer’s disdain with the company’s level of power and all of the trauma it’s caused. While Mae is at work, she loves the fast paced work and the fact that there’s always something going on. While outside of the circle and work Mae comes home or goes kayaking, and the tone shifts. Mae begins to enjoy the steady calm waters, and enjoy lounging around her house for a few days with her father, unplugged from the …show more content…
She so willingly did what she was told without question, without thought, concern, or pause. Her actions begged me to question whether the author 's purpose for Mae’s blind devotion to the company was to demonstrate her loyalty, or naivety. Although she quickly rose in rank and obviously held some intelligence, her common sense flew out the window when she joined The Circle. Mae’s life had been flipped upside down by The Circle, her family and friends gone. She had more than enough proof to see the dangers and collateral caused by her joining of the company, yet is too brainwashed to see the truth. She has many opportunities to stop the circle, and the influence to do it, yet no will or desire to do so. I was also wondering if anyone at The Circle had the common sense to question why? Seriously, not a single person at the circle valued their privacy? Mae, who I had hoped would undergo struggle surrounding the quality of her life in, and outside the circle, fight for privacy, and save the day, definitely disappointed. I spent nearly the whole book hoping for Mae to come to life and do what everyone said she could do: change the world. When the book ended I had given up on Mae, and the idea that she could or would change the world. The novel left me feeling deprived of the satisfaction of seeing Mae stand up for herself, and proper

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