By: Sarru Bajwa
PART C: Connection ( page 1 to 40 )
PART C: Quote master ( page 40 to 75 )
PART C: Discussion Director ( page 75 - 205)
I personally believe that the new technology introduced in feed does cause the extreme measures of isolation. This is because technology is advertised as something that is needed in peoples lives and persuades people into thinking that life is better with it - this causes the people of feed to be consumed in technology, forgetting to live outside of it. This is evident from feed when Titus mentions that smell factor (his brother) spends all his free time locked up in a closed, consumed in watching the feed all day. While a normal boy would be playing in a park with friends, the feed (a form of technology) causes smell factor to isolate himself from his life, because of the obsession of technology. Another example proving my statement, is the party that Titus attends. Everyone described at the party is caught up in the feed, never talking to one another and all listening to different music and watching separate shows - a room full of people that yet all happen to be isolated from one another. Consumed in the feed, they forgot to socialize with one another and instead isolate themselves in corners (even at a party) with the feed. Lastly the domes (also a new form of technology in feed) also shows how much isolation is evident and taken afar. The dome allows people to detach from their neighbours and isolate the outside world from themselves - the dome serving no other purpose. Overall, even though from afar, the technology used in feed claims to 're connect' people, it really causes people do dis connect from each other and become isolated.
2. Ask yourself and your classmates that if you were to grow up in feed, just like Titus and his friends, would you protest against the feed (like Violet) or go along with the feed, without any resistance?
When this question was asked to my group members , everyone all generally agreed that they would all protest against the feet, just as Violet had. This is because while reading a book about a different generation from ours ( describing Titus life and situation), we enter reading with the knowledge of only our generation and the 'norm' that our generation has drilled into our heads. Therefor, when looking back at Titus life, we see it as foreign, which leaves us to be confused and infuriated, asking ourselves why Titus doesn't speak up like Violet - who we as readers consider sane or normal in our eyes. However if we did grow up in the feed, non of us would actually protest against the feed like we believe we would, because the society in feed would become normal to us and we would be forced to adjust. If someone from the Shakespeare era read a book that described our life today, they would also question if we were sane. They would read about smart boards on top of chalkboards, ipads in classes, everyone spending hours on mini portable computers (phones) and class assignments handed in online. Which would all sound foreign and they would ask the same questions we ask when reading through Titus life. Overall, even though everyone can easily say that they would be a hero in feed (the one to protest) - when really put into the situation, psychologically they would follow along with the rest of society, just as we do today, without questioning technology or our society today.