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Ready Player One Lesson Plan

Introduction to Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a dystopian science-fiction novel published in 2011 by American novelist and screenwriter Ernest Cline. The story draws heavily from iconic elements of 1980s American culture, but it is set in a near-future alternate reality in which an internet-like immersive simulation called the OASIS has become an integral part of society, with the simulation functioning as a realistic, virtual society. The novel's protagonist, Wade, is set on finding three "keys" hidden in the virtual system by James Halliday (OASIS's deceased creator) in order to gain access to Halliday's vast real-world fortune. Throughout the novel, Cline satirizes modern society and culture and shows a...

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