What Is The Theme Of Feed By Mt Anderson Consumerism

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Consumerism is a major theme in MT Anderson's 2002 novel FEED. Consumerism is the belief that it is good for people to spend a lot of money on goods and services. When people buy things and spend lots of money they are doing it to impress there neighbor and 'Keep up with the Jones's'. As Titus puts it, "It was like I kept buying these things to be cool, but cool was always flying just ahead of me, and I could never exactly catch up to it." (Anderson, 279). Though some may argue that consumerism stimulates the economy, it harms the National Culture of the United States as people are always competing to have the coolest things and who can have the most- expensive products just to impress there friends and neighbors. Consumerism present in FEED illustrates just how easy it is for people to be influenced with money and fancy things and they lose perspective of many things such as family and friends and are only worried about themselves and become very selfish human beings. …show more content…

"And the feed spoke to me real quiet about new trends, about pants that should be shorter or longer, and bands I should know, and games with new levels and stalactites and fields of diamonds, and friends of many colors were all drinking Coke, and beer was washing through mountain passes, and the stars of the Oh? Wow! Thing! had got lesions, so lesions were hip now, real hip, and mine looked like a million dollars." (Anderson 147). Unfortunately, consumerism is very present in our life and America today which will only get worse over

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