Saturday, November 26, 2011

Feed pt. 2

One thing I couldn't help but laugh at while I was reading Feed was the fact that every character in the novel besides Violet and her father were pretty immature. The adults were basically children, just like their kids!

When Titus and his father are arguing, his father replies to him, "...Dude, chill. I just bought you an up-car." It's as if Titus's father is no more than a grown up child.  This would make sense in their society considering the adults never really had to grow up and learn any responsibility.  They always had the feed telling them what to do, where to go, what to think, etc.

With the adults having the brain-power of teenagers, it's hard to fathom what the world would be like.  I couldn't imagine my parents talking to me like that.  Parents are supposed to have a sense of superiority and control over their children, but in Feed, they are merely equals to their kids.  It's almost as if there is no sense of hierarchy in Feed at all.  Everything is controlled by the corporation FeedTech and that is basically it.  I just found it hilarious that a father would reply to his son with something as immature as, "...Dude, chill."

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