The life of Y-S categorizes all who inhabit inside the dome, deciding who will work where and what they are allowed to do (Piercy, 1). It reminds me of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World by the organization of people’s lives without the individual’s choice. Y-S is like a machine that is framing a forceful life upon everybody that is perpetuated by the corporate class. This machine reminds me of the world we live in, connecting politics and money from corporations deciding what is and what is not to be happening. I’ll never forget when the hopeful presidential candidate Mitt Romney referred to corporations as “people”. I think this is a haunting depiction because it implies that humans are no longer running humanity, money is.
The life of Y-S was not for Shira, especially when her line was crossed of having her child taken away. I find Shira to be quite brave for leaving what she has lived for so long when she heads back to where she grew up in Tikva, searching for an answer regarding her own well-being. I think the experiences Shira had are what freed her from distress. Her relationship with Yod made her question how she should and should not exist because it was not of the norm to be having sex with cyborgs. The fact that Shira was able to decide for herself, not the elite of the corporate world in Y-S, shows a type of release from the cycle of her world. It’s the same as Jim Mcpherson in The Gold Coast, breaking the cycle of the world that imposed his outlook on life (389). Being open to experience is what allows authenticity and learning such as Yod for example, when he experiences a rose that changes what he theoretically knew about roses (Piercy, 87).
Piercy, Marge. He, She and It. New York: Ballantine Books. 1991. Print.
Taylor, Claire. “Corporate Brainwashing.” Linkedin. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.