Little Bee (The Other Hand)
Technology and Modernization Quotes
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I'd never let him know, either, that I scrolled through his BlackBerry, read his e-mails, read his mind while he slept. (6.148)
Technology becomes a road for Sarah to experience a kind of secretive intimacy with Lawrence, raising issues of technology and privacy.
It was less like a discussion and more like a terrible mix-up at the printers. It didn't stop till I threw the flowerpot at him. (6.165)
Sarah even uses technological terms to describe her fight with Andrew after her affair is revealed.
You live in a world of machines and you dream of things with beating hearts. We dream of machines, because we see where beating hearts have left us. (9.13)
Little Bee suggests that people living in industrialized, mechanized societies are alienated from natural life, while people living with limited machinery and technology are subject to abuses of power.