Ready Player One Analysis

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The Struggle for Independence In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, both Wade and John the savage share the struggle and journey of independence. Finding one’s independence can sometimes be a struggle especially when society is judgmental. John the Savage has always been the outcast; John is not wanted by either culture because he is independent and cannot confine to one just culture. John grows up ostracized and learns to be independent while establishing his own morals and values. After moving to the New World, John begins to feel self-conscious about his way of life and slowly loses his inability to look at things in a unique way. However, Wade Watts has been living in a world that is dependent on a virtual utopia and is on a journey to find independence where a game does not control his life. As Wade uses OASIS to find his…show more content…
Though he is eager to learn about new things, John is not very open minded and sticks to his unrealistic ways, which defines himself. Coming to the New World, John is confronted with new, strange morals and values and begins to questions his beliefs. As he struggles to keep his unique individual independence John says, “But I don’t want comfort I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.” (Huxley 240). This shows that John just wants to live a “normal” life where his morals and values are not seen as irregular. He wants to be human where he can express who he instead of being a clone in the newfound society. While realizing what he wants most in the world, he also begins to lose his sense of his own individuality. John’s independence from both cultures begins to deteriorate as the New World society’s judgments’ get to his head. After a long journey of fighting for his individual independence, John the Savage gives up and commits

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