Philosophically, I tend to agree with the protagonist as to the intrusion of government into our daily lives. But looking at it from another perspective, one has to wonder to what extent rebellion was justified. Assuming no knowledge of the aspects I mentioned, would you be willing to disrupt society over the invasion of privacy that occurred in Little Brother?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Revolution or Radicalism in Little Brother
As a huge fan of Cory Doctorow, I was excited to read Little Brother again. This time however, I attempted to view the plot from the position of an average citizen, rather than from the viewpoint of a student. Disregarding the element of the Treasure Island facility and the plot to allow the terrorists to strike again, very little of what the DHS did was unreasonable. Until the Xnet got involved, there was very little disruption of daily living patterns.