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What does the feed interlude at the end of the book Feed by M. T. Anderson symbolize?

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Anderson’s dystopic world embraces the attractive nature of virtual reality. Titus falls victim to this allure as he refuses the discomfort and distress of actual reality. He submits to the culture industry’s call for continual entertainment and pleasure. Violet attempts to bring Titus into the state of actual reality, in an attempt at collective action, but she fails. Not only does Titus deny Violet in her last days, preferring the virtual reality state of vacationing to the moons of Jupiter and obtaining a new girlfriend. Even at the end, when Titus visits Violet in her comatose state, he refuses true reality. While Titus promises to tell Violet’s story, his version of her story sounds like a movie promotion. He narrates, “It’s about the meg normal guy, who doesn’t think about anything until one wacky day, when he meets a dissident with a heart of gold…Set against the backdrop of America in its final days, it’s the high spirited story of their love together, it’s...

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