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Essays on Ready Player One
Now, the wait is over. Ready Player One is here. But a lot has happened in the nearly seven years since Cline released his virtual-reality-filled geek fever dream. For one, VR, which felt like it was still decades out when Wade Watts put on his goggles in RPO , is now very real and present in many homes. Did he pull it off? Angela Watercutter: So Peter, I want to give you the mic as soon as possible because I just finished reading your great review of Ready Player One , but I want to quickly say I was very nervous about this movie.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Ready Player One is described as a contemporary science fiction novel. And as a plot set in that involves extreme technological advancement and virtual reality, it fulfills the expected futuristic element of science fiction. But this novel also reaches back in time to the eighties. The novel thus produces this balance between the future and the past. It is set in a world that is unfamiliar to us, but simultaneously presents a comforting sense of the familiar.
The Ready Player One Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author.
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Discuss the pop cultural allusions in Ready Player One. Why do music, films, video games, and television shows from the s figure so heavily into the plot of the story? What are some examples of allusions that recur? How well did you relate to these allusions? Describe and discuss the main actions, objectives, and obstacles of the protagonist in Ready Player One.