Feed

Feed

by

M. T. Anderson

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Summary
Analysis
Violet and Titus go to the seashore, which is “dead, but colorful.” They have to wear special suits so that they won’t smell it. Violet points out that the sea is dead, and Titus becomes angry. He chats Violet that she’s become like the hacker—“so big negative.” Titus isn’t sure what to say, so he chats, “I really like you.” Violet hits the back of his head and chats, “That’ll do.”
The sea—once a site of fun and calm—has become a nightmarish, toxic version of itself, thanks to pollution. Titus continues to struggle with his conflicted feelings for Violet: he’s attracted to her, but he can’t stomach her negativity (even though she’s just stating the truth).
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The chapter ends with excerpts from another feedcast, in which the characters repeat, “Don’t breathe in my face” and “I didn’t give it to her.”
The feedcast shows how vapid popular depictions of love have become.
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Apathy, Happiness, and Satisfaction Theme Icon
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