On The Circle

E2J1: On The Circle

100-200 words


Mae Holland, the protagonist of The Circle, lands what she believes is a golden job at the country’s most sought after employer. She now has a sense of security for herself and her family with prospects for advancement and a pile of perks. However, obtaining this great job brings about personal sacrifices as well. Mae’s life is now very much consumed by her job. Can you identify with Mae’s situation? Have you ever worked for an organization that demanded obedience even if their policies conflicted with your personal view of who you are and what you stand for? Is job security and success worth a certain loss of freedom and independence? Do you see yourself balancing the need for money with the need for autonomy? Do these values change as you age?

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