RA Essay: Prompt 5 (Dystopian Conventions (corporate control (Corporate…
RA Essay: Prompt 5
connection to Disney cast's language
use of Daily Partner performance Evaluation form
repetition: "I fax it in"
corporate bribing narrator w promotion
corporate surveys worker performance through "Client Vignette Evaluation"
behavior/way of living
need to be in character
counted crackers if not goat
preparing goat from corporate
actual food (eg cocoa) only in "separate area"
pretend swatting/eating bugs
new partner Linda actually eats bugs
Linda also gets a permanent unibrow
corporate want the narrator to get a brow as well to conform to uniformity/enhance reality of performance
cannot leave the cave unless for job-related tasks
narrator takes out trash to leave the cave and gain money
are disney workers' dehumanized? look at article about women being peeked on
Nordstrom: "Its not me its them" to refer to corporate
"them" refers to putting blame on someone else. =no consequences or guilt. "them" could also mean the majority group or overruling of group
technology/progress, and past vs future
use of old tools and lack of new
in contrast of Disney's progressive techonology
setting of cave is controlled
schedules, furniture, etc.(eg pooping in a bag)
"Since when do cave people shake hands"
"Do you have call waiting? Ha-ha!"
narrator is unsure of whether to help Janet or tell the truth
narrator comes to terms with betrayal in order to move up
son has bad actions. not ideal life a parent wants for children
Janet continues to do anything for him
gives the narrator's $20 to the son
janet is disappointed in herself bc her son has grown to be so bad
the Narrator's family
narrator's motivation for work
has to communicate with wife over fax for updates on son's condition
other children are barely mentioned by wife?
crazy kid from customers
dad continues to accept the behavior. blind to anything bad he may do
"i want to stab you" says kid to dad
looking for discipline? or attention?
Subversion of Conventions
smoking cigarettes and hiding mints
talking in english
bringing her son into the cave
The narrator helping Janet
giving Janet's son money
lying on DPPEF
Janet is influencing others to not comply to coporate rules/standards
"The Bible...Christ or God says... our body has a rotten toe by the name of Janet"
"I don't know what they're going to do about Janet"
Corporate wants to get rid of Janet, an individual, for the "good" of the group