Jon- short story
-not about religion
-similar to 1984
-Sanders describes things in the near future
-it’s a dystopia of the almost present moment. (dystopia= take the present circumstances and
put them in a fictitious form and put emphasis on the bad things). Example: in 5 years, people
might be doing what his story is about, that’s how near the future it is.
- inside the society there are 2 strata: the coordinators (people who run it), and john and
caroline and his friends (in the party but they believe the lies). The coordinators don’t believe
the lies, the manufacture them.
-john is attracted to a coordinator (same with 1984)
-john’s character is done through actively manipulating the memory of his mother (also the
same as 1984).
-eros: jon and Caroline. (It moves Caroline first and then indirectly jon).
-like 1984, the story shows coercion that’s physical. The coercion here involves technology and