An Analysis Of 80's Nostalgia In Ready Player One

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80’s Nostalgia “The captain tried to apologize when he saw who I was, but I wasn't in a forgiving mood,” (Cline 839). Wade Watts is faced with the toughest challenge of his life in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. In this 80’s pop culture filled novel, the world is plunged into a grim future. The only way for Wade and the rest of the world to escape, is by playing a massive video game. However, when it’s multi-billionaire creator dies, the world breaks it’s neck searching for his hidden fortune. Ernest Cline uses unique imagery to transport the reader into a future dominated by the past.

The desperate setting of this world is shown through the author’s description of the futuristic time. Cline transports the reader into Wade’s world by
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