Alienation In Feed

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June 11, 2012 ENG 1DG Anderson Gary Shen Alienation in Feed and the Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks In March 2010, a life was ended in a very tragic way. Daryl Day, who at that time was only 18, was a “goofball athlete who loved his aviator sunglasses” ended his own life. He had been hiding his anxiety and depression in fear of being alienated. Alienation is not just a major issue in society that needs to be addressed; it is also an important theme in many modern books. Both Feed by MT Anderson and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E Lockhart supply similar complex explanations to what causes teen alienation. In Feed, alienation is caused by Titus’s stronger mental ability compared to his friends as well as his relationship with Violet. Likewise, in The Disreputable History of Frankie…show more content…
At first, Titus is attracted to Violet, which alienates him from his previous group of friends. His alienation from his friends is shown at the party after they get back from the moon when he tells Violet “People have just gone so quick back to like before” (Anderson 89). He feels this way because he is changed and more separated from his life of parties and fun. What used to be fun for him is now “Nothing but a party” (Anderson 83) and this is because he thinks of life differently after meeting Violet on the moon. Later he loses his connection with Violet so he becomes alienated from both his previous group of friends and Violet. He is alienated from Violet because he is not yet ready to resist the feed. This is shown when he breaks up with her because “[He] kept picturing [her] dead already” (Anderson 269). Titus knows she is dying because of her resistance of the feed and he is not ready to resist the feed with her. However, Violet has still changed his view on the world and therefore, he is still alienated from his
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