Similarites between World Inc. and Wall-E

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Re: Similarites between World Inc. and Wall-E

Post by Ayisha M Ashruf » 07 Oct 2018, 08:17

I have not yet read World Inc. But this discussion about similarities with Wall-E definitely makes me want to give it a try. Hope that it is a good experience.

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Post by PoisonWhiteRose » 07 Oct 2018, 11:11

I haven't read the book yet, but this comparison makes it seem very very interesting.
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Post by Bettercallyourbookie » 15 Oct 2018, 21:58

I get where you're coming from, but I think they're more different than they are alike.

Wall-E features a small robot who cleans up messes, and World, Incorporated features a hitman. The humans are still on Earth in World, Inc, and in space for Wall-E. They may both feature under-stimulated humans, but the humans of World, Inc must worry about competing companies.

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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 20 Oct 2018, 01:02

Good observation! In both of them, giant corporations take over and take control of people's lives and turn them into imbecile beings. As I have not read beyond the sample, I won't be able to point out further differences.

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Post by evan1995muniz » 24 Oct 2018, 21:06

While this is definitely an interesting comparison, there are way more differences than similarities in my opinion. even if something seems similar that doesn't mean the author got their "inspiration" from it. could just be a coincidence.

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