Dehumanism In Ed Finnerty's Cat Is In The Machine Man

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Paul does not like corporate personalities. The people in the corporate society are thinking that they are skilled and assume that they alone lead a happy life. When Paul speaks to Anita, she criticizes him. Sometimes humans are acting as machines. It looks very funny. Paul speaks to Anita about the mechanics of marriage. When his wife tells that she loves him, he automatically replies without any feeling ‘I love you, Anita’ (67). On one occasion Ed Finnerty makes a joke about the human body by comparing it with a robot. “Stainless steel, covered with sponge rubber, and heated electrically to 98.6 degrees” (167).According to Susan Buck-Morss, “Western countries have no need for the gulag, they have the ghetto. Homestead looks like gulag. It is a prison without bars. The bars are political and infinitely more effective than those in a real prison. The flesh and bone of the human body becomes its own kind of prison” (154). At the beginning of the novel, cat is in the machine room. The human mentality also looks like a cat. They do not know what to do in…show more content…
Paul’s situation is to drop out of the system but not life. He is tired of the existing system and he tries his level best to alienate from the existing system and counsels others also to do the same. Player Piano represents that the customers in the bar have lost humanism before an era. Dehumanizing factor has been considered as unnecessary in the past as well as in the present culture. But the initiation has to be from someone who really cares the welfare of the society. In such case the revolution must start from the corporate population for re-establishing humanity. In the society people wear different colored T-shirts to create feeling. So the revolutionaries also wear Ghost symbol in their T-shirts to create awareness about their society and their principle among the

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