Feed

Feed

by

M. T. Anderson

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Feed: Part 2: Night. And Boring Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
It’s Saturday night, and the friends are still in the hospital. Link is awake, and paces back and forth. Loga has come to visit, but she is clearly chatting with her friends on Earth and laughing at jokes Titus can’t hear.
Loga is so tied to her feed that she can’t even express sincere sympathy for her feed-less friends—indecorously, she uses her own feed to chat with other friends instead of the ones in front of her.
Themes
Apathy, Happiness, and Satisfaction Theme Icon
That night, Titus runs into Violet in the hallway. He suggests that she sit down next to him, and he realizes, “This is nice. We’re just sitting here. We don’t have to say anything.” Suddenly, he realizes Violet is crying. She explains, “You go try to have fun like … a normal person with a real life … and suddenly you’re screwed.” Titus tries to think of something nice to say, but can’t. He just sits next to Violet, and “it wasn’t bad.”
Notice that Titus and Violet don’t communicate through small talk. They have the kind of quiet, intimate moment that’s almost impossible to have when their feeds are on. It’s also here that we learn that Violet isn’t accustomed to Titus’s lavish lifestyle, though she is clearly interested in it.
Themes
Corporations and Consumerism Theme Icon
Apathy, Happiness, and Satisfaction Theme Icon
Class and Segregation Theme Icon