The BACKSTABBER!

😡 I cant even begin to explain how I feel toward Titus.

Violet was sick. So Titus took her to the hospital after malfunction. She already felt awful about what she said to Quendy at the party but she also felt relieved to scream.  As Violet was in the hospital she sends him a list, a Definitive list of things she wanted to do. Something like a bucket list. As Violet chats Titus he begins to ignore her. He starts to avoid and delete some of her messages. When Violet needed him the most he was drifting away! Violet finally got Titus to decide to go to the mountains with her, it was one of the things on her list to do, as was staying in a hotel, and so they did. Then Violet starts pulling some moves on Titus to be romantic being that she’s his girlfriend and all. Titus couldn’t go through with it. Her dying was the only thing he could think of. So they have this argument! 😡  They break up. I was so upset! Titus why! Would you let that happen when she told you before in the hospital (216) that she wouldn’t forget you that you’ll always be in her memory! 👿 Such a guy move.

Then. Titus eventually starts to date Quendy! Seriously Titus Quendy. Quendy just wanted to be loved I understand but Seriously???

Sometime later Around summer. Titus feels something is wrong. He sees Violet laying in bed literally like a potato. Of course Violets father was heartbroken. Violet had no hair she couldn’t move or speak. Of course Titus leaves because he cant handle the truth. Its too late when he comes back Violets dead. What a way to end.

When I first read this book I though it would be boring. As I read along I built a relationship with the characters. I believe the reason why Violet died was because of the implantation at a late age and her trying to resist the feed didn’t help either. Plus all the stress. All she wanted was to live a life where she wasn’t categorized, where she was free to think and like what ever she wanted.

I know Titus cant feel. I know he doesn’t want to be dumb. But I do believe if took violet a little more serious. He would understand more. He would feel more. I know he tried and it made them further. But Titus decided to leave. Titus decided to date Quendy. I keep thinking If Titus would’ve left Violet alone when they were on the moon. Would she have still been hacked? Would she have left early instead of helping Quendy with her stupid hair to cover her stupid lesion. If they never bothered Violet would she have still been alive?

Violet was a great girl she didn’t need to be left alone. She shouldn’t have went out like that. My jaw dropped and I literally almost shed a tear.

I still believe Titus is a backstabber. I feel you shouldn’t leave someone when they needed you especially when you were that close.

 

Slumberland

In part 4 of Feed by M. T. Anderson, violet was brought to the hospital by Titus due to her malfunction getting worse. Her father comes to see her while Titus is still in the hospital. Violet’s frequent malfunctioning has made her father and Titus very worried. They take her home soon. Titus goes to her house the next day and she chats him that she wants to do so many things in life. she also tells him that she lost 1 year of her memory from her feed. she can’t recall what happened before she got the feed. later Violet messages Titus a list of things she wants to do before she dies and labels it, “Definitive list of things I want to do” (229). Violet begins messaging him a lot, but Titus starts to avoid her messages, he even deletes some of them. She wants to go to the mountains, so she persuades Titus to go with her. They stay in a hotel, Violet gets romantic with him, but Titus can’t accept that because she was going to die. After arguing, Titus decides to break up with her and they leave home. Titus has started to date Quendy after that. A few months later, during summertime, he feels something is wrong so he visits Violet and sees her in bed, she’s bald, she can’t talk, move, or do anything. Violet’s father blames Titus for her condition. Titus couldn’t bare to hear that so he left, but he does come to see her again in a couple of days and unfortunately she dies.

Violet’s early death was mostly because of the feed. She probably should’ve never gotten it because it was kind of late for her. She got her’s when she was seven and other people got it when they were babies. Her father should’ve known not to get her an old or perhaps cheap model of feed. Now they are facing the consequences of their bad decision. The late installation of her feed is not the only thing to blame for her death, the hacking is also to blame because it made her malfunction even more often which eventually lead her to death.

Before Violet’s death, she had desires for doing so many things, because she wanted to experience them in real life. Even though she had a limited amount of time, she made a list called, “Definitive list of things I want to do”(229). which most likely means that she didn’t want to die before completing or fulfilling her desires. She messages Titus oftenly about herself but Titus doesn’t chat her back because he doesn’t like the fact that he is going out with someone that is going to die. Sometimes he skims through the messages or reads the beginning of it, then he decides to delete them. They both have different feelings about each other, their relationship has changed a lot since the beginning.

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We now learn who Titus has become. Through Violets fathers words and her condition, we are taken to a mad sad place. And the feed delivers ever more ominous messages on the state of the world.

People are rioting in the malls everywhere as their skin disappears. It is peeling off and nobody knows why. America is being threatened by “The Global Alliance” who issued a statement that says, “the physical and biological integrity of the earth relies at this point upon the dismantling of American based corporate entities, whatever the cost.”(p.243)

People have been disappearing….whole suburbs. Large groups of people have been found dead. Maybe it is happening already. Nobody knows anything including what a corporate entity is. The feed continuously delivers these types of messages while advertising shaving cream and sales on jeans. The bombardment of information leaves no time to sort it out. There is no thinking.

Titus deals with his breakup with Violet by getting trashed. He is really not capable of feeling. Losing his so called mind is his intention. He hasn’t been able to communicate with her for awhile but going mal weakens him. The concept of death is so foreign and he won’t deal with it, not even for Violet. But he tries and this rips them further apart.

We never get to understand what time is. The feed distorts everything. All we know is that this teenager has moved on. SchoolTM where Titus seems to learn nothing is over. He has become attached to Quendy. While he is away with the guys, he misses her….and life goes on.

The message revealing Violets decline stops time. The feed has made Titus unable to feel but he must find out what happened. After Violets father blames himself for skimping when buying her feed, he blames Titus for helping his daughter get hacked. We really feel the fathers pain through his flying words. Titus can’t understand a word and he demands over and over, “tell me”.(p.291) Violets father wants him to read it himself and find the answer but he won’t do it. He cannot read. SchoolTM teaches them how to use the information given them. They don’t have to speak, feel or read as long as they have credit.

Titus is numb. The sight of Violet with the disks and tubes has had an affect on him. He strips and forces a moment of silence by exhausting his credit. He is invisible.

The act of deleting someones memories and dreams is haunting. The vision of Violet, so helpless and still having the strength to want some part of her to live on is extraordinary. The story of Titus and she coping with a disintegrading life, together and alone is so sad. The book is ending on that note. The bond of these two is forever and forever is a dream. Titus has finally learned something.

Throughout the novel there has been a feeling that Violet would be punished for her thoughts and behavior. She is told that they won’t help her with her feed because of her profile. She is so brave and at this point we understand the value of life. Once Titus clears his credit so to speak, he sits with her. He whispers his memory to her barely beating heart; “Together, the two crazy kids grow, have madcap escapades, and learn an important lesson about love. They learn to resist the feed.”(p.298) And now we know that this is the beginning of the end.

The Relationship

In the third chapter of feed we get to see the relationship of Titus and Violet develop. Violet is independent and outspoken. She is very unusual in the world they live in. She takes Titus on an intellectual journey and he goes willingly.

Through Violet we can begin to understand the moral consequences of this consumer driven government. She has been home-schooled and really educated. Pointing out that getting rid of the trees and replacing them with air factories seems counterproductive is considered
“snotty”(p.125). She is idealistic and Titus father reacts to this concept by defending it, “Do you know how inefficient trees are next to an air factory?”(p.125) Titus is torn between his father who represents the establishment and the irresistible Violet. Titus is fine with the idea of being rewarded with an upcar by his father. He is really very immature, not quite his own person. In the world they live in, he may just remain this way.

Since the experience on the moon Violet has introduced Titus to another way of thinking. She seems torn with wanting to fit in and hating the feed. She has very strong feelings about society. When Titus spends they day at the mall with her, she is “trying to create a customer profile that is so screwed, no one can market to it.”(p.98) He goes along with her and considers it exciting. When he questions her, she flirts with him instead of answering. They are very different.

Violet is smarter than The other teenagers Titus hangs out with. She has never been to a party before she meets him and her uneasiness is felt by everyone. This is a girl that didn’t have access to the feednet till she was seven. She has not been to school with other kids. Violet is not typical and the others do not understand her. They are not really capable of much it seems. They are consumed by the advertising, following all the trends. Using your brain is reserved for very few in this book. This is an attraction for Titus or maybe he is just curious.

Titus spends much of his time defending Violet. It makes him feel smarter to be around her although he may not understand why. She is very complicated. She has a real mind and the guts to use it. Still, she is vulnerable physically and somewhat on the edge. There is a question as to whether she will survive and Titus is determined to stay involved. Maybe he has begun to understand the lives they live. He is not the type to question or rock the boat. He simply wants to be happy. She has influenced him in a way that has never happened.

The complications of Violets words have taken its toll on their relationship. Although Titus parents will accept Violet as long as he is happy, his friends won’t. It may be a decision he will have to make. Titus wants to save Violet but it may be out of his control. He wants to spend time with her but she does not really want to be with his friends. When she attempts it is not successful. And then her body goes limp.

Part 3 utopia

In the part 3 Utopia of the book Feed by M.T. Anderson begin with things are get back to normal since Titus and his friends got hacked in the moon. They go back to the earth and the Feed it works again; everything is return in their normal life. Titus soon has party invited by Quendy, it’s to celebrate their feed is repaired. Titus picks up Violet go together. Violet feels so excited about it because she never join the real party before; she only seen a party on the feed. Later, they arrive at the party. Calista doesn’t like Violet and says she is kind of stuck-up, but Quendy does happy that Violet with Titus together.  Titus worries about Violet because she still has some affected by the last time hacked via she tells him. After the party night, Titus got the dream that he can play many free games from the Feed and only in his sleep. The next, Violet has new project to tell Titus, they are decide to meet in the mal. She says that the Feed makes everyone so simple. She wants to create a customer profile that the corporations unable market. Also, they go many places to just asking for the ridiculous question but did not buy. Before they go to the bed, Violet told Titus that everything goes crazy; she got everything that from the feed what they obscured at today. On the later chapter, i know that Violet was born on the poor family. She couldn’t like Titus could have toy gun, so she took anything object as a gun. They are both have good time since they make up stories laughed and laughed. Titus was shocked when Violet got the feed at her 7 year old and her father needed to save money up to a year for her moon trip. Then, Titus feels so sad about while Violet said the feed makes people foolish and selfish…Since Titus’ parents buy him a car, he with Violet intimacy gets much closer and love grown.

As far as i read, i like that Violet has dissimilar opinion on the feed and acts differently.  I like the way she has individual opinion and not influenced by the other people or feed. i guess this book try to tell us, It’s good always be ourselves, we are control the Feed, not him.

Feed Part 3 Utopia

Part three begins with everything back to normal everyone went back  to earth and everyone’s feet began to work again, even though some people had some difficulties with getting back to normal. Titus and violet are somewhat going out. Titus and the crew had a party at the end of the week at Quendy’s house. Quendy’s parents were hanging out somewhere. They meet at the mall near violet’s house and they went to the party together. while they were on their way to the party they got a chance to talk a little bit to know each. violet has never been to a real party before,she was really happy that Titus ask her  to go with him. Calista thinks  Violet is stuck up a bit. Titus chats with Violet and finds out Calista makes fun of Violet because she uses good vocabulary when she converses so she looked up  the meaning of the word after they finished talking. Titus asked her if she is okay and she said she is fine just having a friendly conversation with Calista, but we all know that is not true. she is happy that she finally have a real friend she can have fun with  because she was home schooled. at some point when they were together violet told Titus about a research project she is working on, so She says the corporations have figured out what everyone wants due to the feeds, but this makes everyone simpler. Her project is she creates a customer profile that is so confusing none of the corporations can market to it. while they were talking Titus ask her why her father didn’t come to the moon to visit her at the hospital and she told him that he couldn’t come because it cause a lot of money to go to the moon and her father would save up to a year to pay for her to go to the moon. Titus is amazed that it’s expensive it is to go to the moon…so after they both went home Titus’s parents told him that “he has going through so much and they are very proud of him and that they want to buy him a up car” so he chooses a red dog. Violate thinks he’s a lucky guy, She tells him they do not have to go to court because the hacker died. Titus is surprised because he does not know this. Violet gets mad at Titus’s dad because he suggest they don’t go to the forest. Violet gets upset and says trees can make air and that people need trees…Titus went to violet’s house to pick her up so they can go drive around while he was there he met her father for the first time, so he describe how messy the house was and her father…after  a little, while in the car, violet tell him about her life story ,and how her mother left them when she was six or seven and her father raised her by himself and home school her and Titus also tell her his family’s story but it wasn’t as interesting as her story.  he was glad that they sheared  there stories. When they got to the country beef there wasn’t much a lot of people there so it was really peaceful. they walked  with each other to and they  have fun, also they watch the sun set and he talked about how he was turned on when she was talking about self-control.  Titus has strange nightmares. A kid looks at him and points a gun at him. It all makes no sense.  so he ask her  if he know  who the intruder is but she don’t, so Titus went back to sleep and the feed was back to normal.so there was a party going on…at the party they played a game called spin the bottle and everyone was having fun until Marty spun the bottle and landed on violet so Marty  got up and he kind of started to disrespect violet .she than got mad and got up and stared to yell at him and everyone.Titus saw how violet was looking and he new she was not okay and he asked people to call the ambulance but no one helped him. Every one was like she is in mal. violet did say to Titus about how she hasn’t been feeling to good after the hacking situation on the Moon.

The Ecological Devastation of the Utopia

Ok so yeah, I would definitely like to make this entry about the idea revolving around the Utopia chapter or section/part. I don’t even know what’s it called. But anyways back to the utopia topic, there were many big important events happening within Titus’s life and his surroundings. But I only want to focus on several of them. One of the issues or topic I’d like to write about is the TM business and the environment in general. It seems that the entire environment has been official made artificial, there is no more trees, the clouds are all polluted to extinction, there are no animals which in my opinion is pure ridiculous. The air is artificially made, schools are also TM based, and everything that has to do with weather and the sun and night time are controlled! The audacity of this so called utopia has made is enraging to its people, in my opinion. But of course no one seems to realize this except the Feed resisters. The clouds and air are factory made and it seems like the clouds are holograms mixed with some artificial gas that has been dyed white or other white to dark gray color line dye. Or perhaps the clouds have just been replicated through a corporation. Oh yeah, so I won’t forget, TM stands for Trade Marked. Schools have been bought by corporations and marked TM to increase the Feed networks  and teach based on the feed. Another crazy thing, is the thing with the animals. When Titus and Violet go out into the country, apparently they end up in Beef Country. Throughout the land was just a complete extension of how the meat they eat seems to be processed. He mentions how there were like tissue throughout the land and how the heart seems to pulse and flex a muscle of some sort. I found it really strange that there would be meat without animals to get it from. Now the meat is artificially made like the clouds and are completely replicated. The craziest thing to manipulate is basically time, in which they do also. Titus briefly mentions how each home is barricaded and the seasons are changeable. Also that the day time and night time are also controlled to replicate the real thing. It seems like they probably live underground with still access to the “surface.” ITs crazy how their technology has even surpassed natural human sexual reproduction. Genes are no longer necessary to create a child. Now its all based on one’s tastes and likes. For god’s sake, Link turns out to be a replica of Abraham Lincoln. I think I spelled his last name wrong, oh well. Parents can say, hey I want my child to this person’s chin, or hey my little boy should have a feminine face; lord its horrible. Well im w\running out of time so my last comment will be that its actually not that far from happening in our time because nowadays, our future parents can customize their baby’s eyes and hair colors through technology.

Feed

Utopia, part 3 of “feed”, Titus acknowledges that things are normal after the hacking and hospital. Few days later, Titus went out on errands and met Violet for the first time after the moon. He picks her up in his father’s upcar to a party at Quendy’s house. Violet was excited to be going to her first real party and feels special. At the party, a lot was going on, friends were chatting and making fun with each other; however, Quendy wasn’t happy with Calista because Calista had her hand around Link and was jealous.

Marty brought in the topic of Coke, everyone was delighted talking about the particular thing they like about coke, Loga said he like the refreshing flavor, Quendy said she likes the regular coke but also the fantastic taste of the Diet Coke, Titus said that he likes Coke due to the energy, then came Violet to say what she likes about Coke, Violet said, “I love the great feeling of Coke’s carbonation going down my throat, all the pain, like….” With lack of words to continue, she appeared funny as the others were looking at her like a stupid person. I think, this could be a manifestation of her lack of exposure which could have been a reason to feel so special and happy with Titus when he asked her to party but without waiting the party to end Violet and Titus left.

Their lives have become customized to the extent that every aspect of it was controlled by corporations. Like Violet said “When you have the feed all your, life you’re brought up to not think about things. Like them never telling you that it’s a republic and not a democracy. It’s something that makes me angry, what people don’t know about these days. Because of the feed, we’re raising a nation of idiots. Ignorant, self-centered idiots.” Unlike Titus who thinks that corporations are better than government in managing the people and institutions as they teaches how the world is used and take care of children, Violet was aware of the manipulations carried out by corporations on their actions and behavior and opt to customize her feed on a way that she can be invisible because of her perception of control.  With the feeds there is nothing hidden, you are observed, monitored, your choice and ability to make sound decision is controlled worst of it, when malfunctioned it can be fatal as Violet put it, “Nobody knows. The feed is tied in to everything. Your body control, your emotions, your memory. Everything. Sometimes feed errors are fatal…”

In a Utopian world where everything is imaginary,   yet still there are limitations with the proper functioning of feed which shows that technology is not 100% reliable. There could be breakdowns or coding errors. However, I can imagine a world of that nature where everyone is assigned a unique IP address and networked, knowing directly what runs in the mind of others, I’m convinced, it will reduce if not eliminate criminal activities. With advances in Information Technology and IP address moving from IPV4 to IPV6, pretty soon, every manufactured product including house appliances, vehicles, airplanes and the likes will be assigned an IP address for easy trace.

 

 

feed :utopia

The beginning of part three everything was back to normal, and everyone went back  to earth also everyone’s feet began to work again, even though some people had some problems with it sometimes. Then as we all know, Titus and violet are kind of an item. Titus and his friends had a party at the end of the week at Quendy’s house. Quendy’s parents were off choking somewhere.  Then Titus went to pick up violet in his flying car,and it is the first time they saw each other. they meet at the mall near violet’s house and they went to the party together. while they were on their way to the party they got a chance to talk a little bit to know each.violet has never been to a real party before, she only saw one only on feed.she was really happy that Titus ask her  to go with him. Quendy says she is happy that he and Violet are a couple, but Calista says Violet is a snob. Titus chats with Violet and finds out Calista makes fun of Violet because she used a big vocabulary in their conversation and she looked up  the meaning of the word after they finished talking. Titus chat her to see if she is okay and she said she is fine just having a friendly conversation with Calista. but we all know that is not true.days after the party violet and Titus meet at the mall and were just hangout going from store to store looking for thing that they were not going to buy..violet is having too much fun with Titus. she is happy that she finally have a real friend she can have fun with  because she was home schooled. at some point when they were together violet told Titus about a research project she is working on.She says the corporations have figured out what everyone wants due to the feeds, but this makes everyone simpler. Her project is she creates a customer profile that is so confusing none of the corporations can market to it. while they were talking Titus ask her why her father did’t come to the moon to visit her at the hospital and she told him that he could’t come because it cause a lot of money to to go to the moon and her father would save up to a year to pay for her to go to the moon.Titus is amaze that it’s expensive it is to go to the moon…so after they both went home Titus’s parents  were talking to him and telling him that he has gone through so much and they are very proud of him and that they want to buy him a up car.so the next day he went car shopping with his dad and violet.they were so excited about the car shopping.Violet says Titus is lucky because he gets this car as a reward for being brave. She tells him they do not have to go to court because the hacker died. Titus is surprised because he does not know this. Titus chooses the Dodge in red.they went back to Titus house to have dinner with violet.they were talking and Titus mention that him  and violet are going going out the next day to the park or the country  but the father tells them the forest is gone for an air factory. Violet gets upset and says trees can make air and that people need trees…Titus went to violet’s house to pick her up so they can go drive around while he was there he met her father for the first time.and he describe how messy the house was and her father…after  a little while they left the house and were driving around for like an hour and while they were in the car violet tell him about her life story ,and how her mother left them wend she was six or seven years also how how  father raised her up by himself and home school her.and Titus also tell her his family’s story but is was not as interesting as her story.  he was glad that they sheared  there stories.when they got to the country beef there wasn’t much a lot of people there so it was really peaceful. they walked  with each other to and they  have fun, also they watch the sun set and he talked about how he was turned on when she was talking about self-control.  Titus has strange nightmares. He is in a foreign place, seeing riots and fields of black. A kid looks at him. A gun points at him. It all makes no sense.  so he ask her  if he know  who the intruder is but she don’t. so Titus went back to sleep and the feed was back to normal.so there was a party going on and everyone expect Titus and violet to  dressed in riot clothing from the Watts…at the party they played a game called spin the bottle and everyone was having fun until Marty spun the bottle and landed on violet so Marty marty got up and he kind off started to disrespect violet .she than got mad and got up and stared to yell at him and everyone the.Titus saw how violet was looking and he new she was not okay and he asked people to call the ambulance but no one helped him to call.every one was like she is in mal..violet has mention to Titus about how she hasn’t been feeling t well since the hacking on the moon…..

feed part 3

In the Novel feed by M.T. Anderson, feed is about teenagers that are sounded or controlled by something called feed which it has different meaning it could be the internet advertising. In part three of the book it was about the teenagers after went back home from the mood and they had a rough experience in the mood it was boring to them and it was even worst when they got hacked from that old guy in the nightclub, Titus, violet, Marty, Calista, Link, Loge and Quendy stayed in the hospital as it showed in part two of the book. After they left the hospital they went back home from the violet became Titus girlfriend and she was different than everyone else and her feed has a virus she is trying to fix it. She got the feed when she was seven years old unlike Titus and his friends because her family is poor unlike the rest so she tries to help Titus to live without the feed. Violet met Titus family they had dinner together it looks like Titus’s dad didn’t like her. Violet lived at a suburb called Creville Heights it’s an assaulted area Titus went to pick her up to go to the and he met her father he was very weird.

In part three they used mal a lot I didn’t really understand what it meant. Part three was mostly about Titus and Violet. Violet tired making Titus happy even when he wasn’t on the feed they had really great time when he picked her up every time from her house to go the mall and she would run around and ask for things she don’t even buy at first he found it wired but he liked it when she was happy, always when she went to meet his family and his dad was mean to her he wanted to say something to him so he could stop ,when he met her wired father and they went to the country side they had very good time, they told stories but their parents.

Violet got her feed when she was seven and after she went to the moon and it got hacked she could replace it she sometimes a part of her body stop’s moving. I have a question so basically they live can’t live without the feed after they get it? But if yes how was the life of these people that don’t have the feed.

Violet’s feed stopped working and when she went to the technician he told her it because she got her feed when she was fully formed its more likely to malfunction, feed controlled everything their emotion, memory. Lesion was as a fashion to them but when they went to the party and Quendy showed up and she had them everywhere I don’t think anyone liked it then but she thought it was cool. In page 194 in the second paragraph when Titus said that people walk in one door and come out the other.it really caught my attention because it’s like he saying that how technology is we go on it for hours but it’s like we was never on it.