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    main story in the sense that they coexist but do not affect it. This entirely ruins the purpose of including subplots, as they should intertwine with and almost become a part of the main plotline. This is where Cory Doctorow 's novel Little Brother succeeds. Throughout the novel, Doctorow focuses mainly on the story of Marcus Yallow, a high schooler living in San Francisco with gifted abilities in hacking, and his friends as he fights the manipulative government branch: The Department of

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    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow Essay

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    Fear is inevitably tied to the common saying “I am watching you”. When one’s actions are constantly monitored and privacy being relentlessly invaded, the individual soon will possess a sort of fear. In the novel Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, the government uses surveillance as a tool for exploiting the privacy of the people which then engages their fear. The government has control over people in the form of surveillance which then exploits their privacy. The gait recognition system from the

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    Billy Bathegate by EL Doctorow Essay

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    Billy Bathegate by EL Doctorow Billy Bathgate is an important American novel in it’s portrayal of one young man’s evolution from boyhood to maturity. The novel is about a fifteen year old boy that gets taken under the wing of Dutch Schultz, a 1930’s gangster trying to keep a hold of his diminishing empire. As the novel unfolds, so does the rising maturity of the tough young man introduced to us as Billy Bathgate. Billy finds himself in situations that most of us never see in our whole life

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    advancements in technology, the government is able to watch every move made by Americans. In the book, Little Brother, written by Cory Doctorow, that scenario is portrayed. Little Brother is about a teenage boy named Marcus who is against the Department of Homeland Security. He and his friends get involved in a campaign in an attempt to override their ideas. Cory Doctorow writes the novel Little Brother to prove that having high security has a negative effect on society. Although high security benefits

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    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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    that critic Brian Roberts has called the “central metaphor” of the novel. When put together with the cohesive historical narrative within the novel, the discussion reveals the ways in which Doctorow uses Ragtime to perform a work that mirrors the ups and downs of the classic ragtime style of music. Doctorow does this through the introduction of a distinctive way of reading history which is vitally deconstructive and politically charged. When a curious soul looks for critical material available on

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    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Essay

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    Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Up until the late 1900?s, the American populace on the whole had assumed a very optimistic view of American history. Glossing over disgraceful events, emphasizing the brighter points in our history, our culture has attempted to ignore the obvious fact that we have had, and still have, our fair share of problems. In Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow unabashedly exposes some of the worst aspects of American life in our more recent history. Doctorow doesn?t hold back anything, providing

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    Mass surveillance is a highly controversial topic. On one hand, it could be argued that mass surveillance exists for the greater good of humanity. With mass surveillance, there is always someone watching or someone capable of watching which could instil the feeling of safety for some. For, if something bad should happen, there would be evidence for such an event. This concept makes sense when you imagine ‘good’ people behind the screen, using surveillance for the selfless act of making sure others

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    situation at hand, that the person who orchestrated the attack, was not in a positive mental state. Marcus, a character in the novel said, “Terrorists don’t hate landmarks or bridges or airplanes. They just want to screw stuff up and make people scared” (Doctorow 73). Marcus emphasizes in this line that terrorists reveal their human nature

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    com/250692-nest-thermostat-will-be-the-central-point-for-googles-internet-of-things/ [Accessed 25 September 2015]. Samsung, 2011. Terms and Conditions. s.l.:s.n. Steadman, I., 2014. Betrayed by your smartphone: Cory Doctorow on the future of internet censorship. [Online] Available at: http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2014/10/betrayed-your-smartphone-cory-doctorow-future-internet-censorship [Accessed 25 September 2015]. Steadman, I., 2015. Before we give doors and toasters sentience, we should decide what we're comfortable with first

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    written by E.L. Doctorow. Doctorow uses Father in the novel to represent the stereotypical twentieth century man, along with characters such as Mother, Younger Brother, and the Little Boy. Men like Father are afraid of the change of the new century and are opposed to progression and modernization. Doctorow’s use of celebrities and family titles as his characters give a diverse plotline and allows the reader to think on a higher level to understand the conflicting stories. Doctorow uses Father to represent

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