Austin Caelin Marshall
These two characters are different in almost every way. Winston is a very depressed and oppressed person, and is sad about his whole life. Titus, on the other hand, is rather content with life. His major concerns are about simple, and to be honest rather stupid, things. The things that seems to link these two together is that random girl who pops out of nowhere, and suddenly they’re going head over heels for them. For Titus, he was thinking about his ex-girlfriend, and said “then it was like this big thing. She was like, I never want to see you again, and I was like, fine? Okay. Fine. Then go get some special goggles.” This shows that he’s very childish and is really concerning himself only about the things going on around him. He’s not looking at anything in the rest of the world, he’s only concerning himself with himself. Winston’s thoughts are very different. He always has thoughts of rebellion, and this is very obvious, such as when he writes, “down with big brother” over and over in his journal.
The societies are very different. One society is appearing to give you a lot of freedom. The other society is restricting you from everything. It doesn’t allow you to do anything at all, and controls your whole life. The feed world is not as heavy as the Party world. You can definitely do a lot more and your thoughts are generally your own. People in the feed world are usually happy, and don’t seem to have many worries of their life, but no government or corporation has come into play yet. In 1984, the government is literally staring you right in the face with B.B. posted everywhere and Ingsoc a constant factor in your life.
The setting is definitely changed compared to 1984. The mood is also completely different. It’s very casual and happy, while 1984 is rather creepy and scary. No one in the feed world seems to want to rebel and agree with all the things given to them. 1984 was a very “gray” world. It was very black and white, and feed appears to be more of a “color” world. Feed’s mood is very relaxed, the writing is extremely casual. Everything about these two books seems to differ. Yet, somehow they may still end up being similar. Although, the setting of 1984 is very gray. Dust is swirling everywhere, and the whole place is a wreck. The Feed world only has junk and “useless” stuff where no one actually his. Nothing is not used, and everything seems like it can help you.
Bradley Ethan bryson
The only similarity I see between Winston and Titus is that they both seem to be not like most people in their society. In 1984 Winston sees himself as a rebel and he isn’t like all the other citizens, while Titus isn’t like the other teens and he seems more mature by wanting a girl and wanting to sleep instead of play with his friends.
In feed it seems like everybody is rich and can afford to go to the moon and have fun, while in 1984 there wasn’t enough food for people and people were starving. The settings are different by the way the people are living.
Even though the two societies are very different and one seems a lot better than the other, I get the feeling that the mood of the story is the same. It’s a kind of sad and depressed feeling. It’s strange because in 1984 they had almost nothing and in feed it felt like they had everything and they just got bored with things in 10 seconds. I relate how the mood in feeling is to the life of spoiled children. When people have everything they want more, or the next best thing. Where as a child in Africa a 3rd world country would appreciate the gift or thing and use it for a long time and not get bored of it.
by Aly, Emma and Nikki
Characters, setting, mood by ip and noah f
Compare Winston and Titus as characters. Do they seem more or less alike in terms of their characteristics or description?
Titus is more of a lonely person. He wants someone to experience the things he goes
through with him. He hopes to find someone on the moon to have a good time with, to spent time with, to go throughout the things he does. He says, “And it would be good to have someone to download with. It would be good to have someone in the upcar with you p, flying home with the lights underneath you, and the green faces of mothers that you can see halfway through the windows of dropping vans.” He is a teenager who just wants a girlfriend because he is lonely. While Winston is in a messed up world, he hates girls until Julia so his priority is to become independent while Titus just wants a girlfriend.
2. Compare what society is like between Feed and 1984 - do the settings for these 2
novels seem similar or different?
Feed says the moon looks like a wasteland of some sorts. “And the craters all being full of old broken shit, like domes nobody’s using anymore and wrappers and claws.” It seems similar to 1984 in the actual physical state of the setting. As for the meaning of it, it’s different. Titus goes to the moon to have a good time, relax, and hopefully meet someone. Winston is being controlled and its a dark theme throughout the whole book. Where as Titus kind of hints that things are going to get better if his plans go through as planned.
3. Compare the tone or mood of the story - does it seem different or similar between
these two novels?
The tone or mood of the story sounds like he is bored like lonely. He sounds like he is there just to be there since his friends are there. A quote from the book too support this statement is “Then I was hoping to meet someone on the moon. Maybe part of was the loneliness of the craters. At parties, I was starting to get real lonely”. Another quote is “I just stand there silent and cool”. The first quote explains he is lonely and he just wants to be with a girl and the other quote explains how isn’t special with his friends he’s just an ordinary guy. This relates to 1984 because in the beginning of the book Winston is lonely and he keeps running trying to hide from telescreens. And while he is doing that he is lonely also. And he wants to meet a girl but it only says that on the middle of the book and then meets Julia.
Josh - These books are both very interesting. Although they are a little tricky to compare to each other because they are completely different but in some ways I can see the similarities. The characters are very different, but I think think that Winston thought it was bad from the beginning and the boy in feed thought that it was really cool in the begging of the book. From a social stand point they are very different to because one is a young teenager who has a lot of money and the other is an old man who doesn’t have a lot of money. The thing that I find in common with then is that they both evaluate people, but for different reasons. Unlike Winston, Titus has money and is taken care of and only have to worry about what other people think of him. Over all I think that they are both fairly similar because they are both being watched all the time.
Blaine Sean and Reyn feed and 1984
In 1984 they put restriction on almost everything you do, they also monitor you and keep you under their gaze with technology. While having some alike traits they are actually different to a major degree. Feed wants people to buy a lot of things so they have more and more, while in 1984 the government hides everything and keeps it from the general population. Here are some examples:
Feed: looks like a story where the things inside of your head tell you useful information on anything you want to know. They are very helpful at showing you all the latest designs items and other things you might find interest in. Many people use it to stay connected at all times no matter where they are. If someone is to lose something they can probably buy that same things in seconds with this device always watching over them making sure they are happy, and content with life.
1984: this book is almost or is complete control of everything, telescreens monitor your every move and some people think they can even read thoughts. If someone wanted something a telescreen would see them trying to get it and would make suffer the consequences of the government. The people are hidden from everything and get nothing.
These books are so far opposites with none of the characteristics of either book being the same. I think the ending will be different with something actually changing which is the opposite of 1984 where nothing changed.
Coltrane:The entire nature of Winston and Titus’ societies seem very different from each other even to the point of them being opposites. Winston lives in a dark society which taught him to only concentrate on the party as well as he bare necessities of survival. In feed though, Titus and the other inhabitants of that world care more about styles and trivial niceties than actually anything else, making the youth in feed very different from the youth in 1984. I think that the way that a totalitarian society would remotely impact feed, would be that the drive to acquire the latest products would economically enslave the people using it, and even deeper that that, would control their mind like a second consciousness that worked for the government. The sole similarity between Winston and Titus is that they both classify others feed:exhibit A feed:“Calista is blond and she can do this sorority-girl ice-princess thing, which she does with her voice and her shoulder blades, which makes people think she’s older than she is and really important. Link is tall and butt-ugly and really rich, that kind of old rich that’s like radiation, so that it’s always going deet deet deet deet in invisible waves and people are suddenly like, “Unit! Hey! Unit!” and they want to be guys with him. Marty, his thing is that he’s good at like anything, any game, and I just stand there silent and act cool”
Also, Winston rends to classify people around him such as parsons and snape. In that way, they are somewhat alike. Also, the tone in feed is much mor colloquial while 1984 was dark and sinister. That in a way could make feed even more foreboding though, they really don’t grasp the severity of the situation they’re in, making it even more dangerous. It seems a little bit like the ending of 1984 though. I can’t really identify with Titus’ voice in this novel so I suspect that it will be a bit harder than 1984 to follow. They also both have their own poverty, 1984 with the starving and feed with the lesions. Exhibit b:“We had the lesions that people were getting, and ours right then were kind of red and wet-looking. Link had a lesion on his jaw, and I had lesions on my arm and on my side. Quendy had a lesion on her arm.
Bradley - These books are hard to compare because they are at entirely different settings and people but in some ways I can see the similarities. Like I said the characters are very different I think that Winston caught on much quicker then he did. titus likes the feed and thinks it is necessary. And from appearance and social status I think they are on opposite sides of the spectrum, one is a spoiler teen and one is a older looking man.
The thing that I see in common is that they both analyze people but Titus does it to get want he wants and for more selfish reasons. But I think that both there personalities are changed by the society they live in. Titus, unlike Winston, live a good life were he is taken care of and has to only worry about is his appearance to others. And if I were to compare the society I say that 1984 is like an alternate universe were as feed is more like a future that I can see happening. And for some odd reason this entire senario reminds me of a middle school. In weirdest part about reading this book is that it does give the feeling that 1984 gave me a middle school fight for survival but 1984 was more lord of the flys like. It gave me a feeling of absolute failure in humanity kind of feeling. And it does scare me how I can see this possible happening with how we worship apple.
By Kris and Noah S
Kai, Trevor, Krislyn
1. Winston and Titus
We feel that Winston and Titus are more alike in terms of being more observant and describing things. For example Titus describes a girl watching them, “She was the most beautiful girl, like, ever … She had this short blonde hair. Her face, it was like, I don’t know, it was beautiful. I guess it wasn’t just the way it looked like, but also how she was standing. With her arms…I stood there wondering what it was that made her so beautiful. Her spine. Maybe it was her spine. Maybe it wasn’t her face.” This is Winston’s description of Julia, ” “The girl with dark hair was coming towards him across the field. With what seemed a single movement she tore off her clothes and flung them disdainfully aside. Her body was white and smooth, but it aroused no desire in him, indeed he barely looked at it. What overwhelmed him in that instant was admiration for the gesture with which she had thrown her clothes aside. With its grace and carelessness it seemed to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system of thought, as though Big Brother and the Party and the Thought Police could be all swept into nothingness by a single splendid movement of the arm.”
The setting starts of in feed on a very sophisticated, high tech earth, but then moves to the moon. And as a result of the blurb we believe feed’s setting will be on the moon. “We were flying over the surface of the moon itself, because the moon was just like it always is, after your first few times there, when you get over being like, Whoa, unit! The moon!The goddamn moon! and instead there’s just the rockiness, and the suckiness, and the craters all being full of old broken sh**, the domes nobodies using anymore and wrappers and claws.” Whereas Winston lives in a totalitarian world on earth. The society in feed contains and revolves around technology. There isn’t much said about earth, because the people there are all preoccupied and distracted from life by technology. Where as on the moon Titus’s mind starts to clear up more and hear a little more about feelings and surroundings. Everyone in the society is controlled or surrounded by the feed, constantly feeding them information, entertainment, and advertisements. Winston lives in London, a London changed by the totalitarian world. “This he thought with a sort of vague distaste this was London, chief city of Airstrip One, itself the third most populous of the provinces of Oceania.”
In 1984 they are living this life not of their own and always have to everything their ruler, Big Brother tells them. “Outside, even through the shut window pane, the world looked cold. Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no color in anything except the posters that were plastered everywhere. The black-mustachio’d face gazed down from every commanding corner. There was one on the house front immediately opposite. Big Brother Is Watching You, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston’s own.” In the book Feed it is very similar to the life of 1984. “We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck. We went on a friday, because there was sh** all to do at home. It was the beginning of spring break. Everything at home was boring…” I’m so null Unit.”
Tyler josh Kainoa feed to 1984
Titus and Winston are alike in some ways and different in others they are alike because they are easily annoyed by things in the world and they like little moments of peace. An example of this is when his friends were on the plane annoying him and he just wanted them to be quiet. “Link would be, “Go for it. Try! Try it!” and Marty would be like, “Unit! You are so —!” And then they would be all big laughing and I felt like a complete bonesprocket for trying to sleep when there was fun. I kept hoping the waitress lady would say something and make them shut up for a minute”
Titus have red oozing lessons on his arms. I also think that they are similar because they both are kind of depressed about life and not happy or stoked on life. In 1984 before Winston meets Julia he gives up on life and has no fight and that kind of reminds me of titus, he is kind of depressed when he looks at the moon he doesn’t admire it anymore he just thinks its boring.“when we were flying over the surface of the moon itself, because the moon was just like it always is, after your first few times there, when you get over being like, Whoa, unit! The moon! The goddamn moon! and instead there’s just the rockiness, and the suckiness, and the craters all being full of old broken shit, like domes nobody’s using anymore and wrappers and claws.” I think the mood in 1984 and feed are similar and different in different ways. In 1984 no one is happy people are controlled no one has free will but in feed Titus’s friends are happy but he is sad and doesn’t show any signs of feeling. In 1984 Winston is kind of going out his day to day life the same nothing new just going through the motions and that is how I feel Titus is in feed, but on feed the setting is different and the people surrounding titus are happy unlike 1984.The societies in these two books we feel are very different because
the government is completely different. In 1984, it was
totalitarianism and in feed it is the normal American government.Also, it is different because the characters are different ages so itis a different point of view. In 1984, Winston, is older aged and infeed, the characters are teenagers. This allows us to relate to them.The societies in these two books we feel are very different because
the government is completely different. In 1984, it was
totalitarianism and in feed it is the normal American government.“It was a pretty crummy hotel, and there weren’t enough sheets, and there was hardly any gravity, and no one had a fake ID so they put a lock on the minibar. I was like, “This is a crummy hotel,” but Marty was all, “Unit, this is where I stayed last time. It’s like meg cheap, and all the staff are made from a crystalline substance.”
matt fenton,isiah browning,matt fansler
1.I think Winston and Titus seem more alike then most people would think because they both have similarities. For example, in the second chapter Titus has a love interest and Winston had Julia. Titus seems insecure about himself like Winston. Winston didn’t really know how to act about Big Brother which made him question himself about what he was like. It seemed Winston wanted everything to be normal and kicked him self over the fact that he couldn’t help try and stop Big Brother. “I like normal” said Titus when talking about the moon. It seems like Titus just wants to be on Earth and living a normal life. Both Winston and Titus are lonely to. Winston has nobody to help him fight Big Brother and often struggled because he couldn’t tell who he had as friends or if any for that matter. Same thing for Titus in that he has his friends but he still doesn’t connect with them. “At parties, I was starting to get real lonely, even when there were other people around me, and it’s worse when you leave.” Another way Winston and Titus are similar is there appearance. Both are very dirty. For example, Winston was really small and looked sick. Titus had lissons on his arm and seems small.
2. The setting for feed and 1984 are actually some what similar because in 1984 they are in like a pretend kind of area, and in feed they are in space. They are both in places which in real life no one could picture like a place to ever be on, like the fact on feed there in space. The societies are both kind of screwed up in there on ways, no way something like this could ever be like this, maybe in 1984 because its actually possible in like a couple thousand years.
3.completely different in feed its just titus talking with his friends in a nice way, “unit! hey! unit! and they want to be guys with him. Marty, his thing is that he’s good at anything, any game,and I just tried to sit there and act cool,and were this trio” in this quote it just shows how they really respond with each other. far in the story they all have good relations and they just swear and do things normal teenagers do, to to parties, drink, talk about girls. In 1984 its jus in Winston’s crazy life and its so much more depressing. In feed theres just a real feeling of happiness with all the characters and the way they live. I like feed more because I feel like the people in the book are more real.