This is our presentation on Unwind by Neal Shusterman. The ideology this book holds is that people under 18 should listen to adults / their parents, or they’ll die. This first started after the Heartland war. They made the Bill of Life, as a peace treaty which allowed unwinding / storking to be legal. Storking is when a mother drops off their baby on someone’s home, and never has to take care of it, as long as they dont get caught. Unwinding is when someone is dismembered and their body parts are donated to someone that needs it. They say that you don’t die, you just live in another form. They don’t die because their memory are stored in muscles / their cells, so technically their memory lives on. Connor is one of the main characters and he was sent to get unwound in November, while his family is on vacation in the Bahamas. He ran away before he was sent to a harvest camp. Risa is an orphan that lived in an orphanage type of place. She was sent to be unwound because they had to get rid of 5% of their teens, in order to make space for more orphans. Just like Connor, she ran away to live. Lev is a tithe, and he was born to get unwound. His family gives 1/10 to the church, so they ‘donate’ their 10th child to get unwound. He was taken as a hostage by Connor, and as he was taken from him, he later learned that his life matters and he can live. He also later turned himself into a clapper. Clappers are suicide bombers that explode when they clap. They inject something in their blood that causes explosion when they clap / punch. This book shows oppression because adults oppress youth by not giving them a chance to live. They show ageism because oppression is only faced towards people under the age of 18. Besides parents, the police also show oppression because they capture run away unwinds. They also refer to unwinds as ‘rats’, like they’re nothing.
The change that we want to make
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