Feed Teaching Component
-begins in waiting room
-Violet's dad gives Titus address to check her feed function
-goes in to see violet, still mad at her
-has weird dream of droplets of water and string and Violet saying, "How many do you need?"
-violet tells him she lost her memories from when she was six
-tells him what she wants to do
-Violet and her dad contact feed tech
-Titus talks to Quendy
-wakes up with long message from Violet
-"It was all about how she had lost her memory, and how sometimes she couldn't move parts of her..." (Anderson 219).
-Titus doesn't want to stick around when she can't be stable for him
-"I wanted Violet to be uninsane again, just a person who would touch my face" (Anderson 211).
-"Later, before I left, I watched Violet and her father petition for free repairs. Violet's dad couldn't pay for all the tests and shit himself" (Anderson 219).
-people in the lower class speak with higher diction
- "If you do not acquiesce, others will" (Anderson 219).
-"She was like, Da da da, she was completely in mal, don't listen to her, da da da, she's a completely fuguing bitch" (Anderson 221).
After you read, go back to pages 229-233 and reread Violet’s “Definitive list of things I want to do.” Then, contrast these activities with the first sentence of the book: “We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.” Do you think Titus and the others are spoiled by the feed?
How does Anderson's work question the dangers of overreliance of technology?
-loses control over body and decisions
-become the technology
-loses purpose and individuality
Presentation by: Ally Peeples
Anderson, M. T. Feed. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2002. Print.