Children of the New World - “Migration” Summary & Analysis

Alexander Weinstein
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Summary

An unnamed narrator tells his story from the first-person limited perspective in “Migration.” The narrator, his wife, Ann, and his son all live inside their home. They have not left their house in years, and it seems that no one leaves their house anymore. The narrator works as a teacher online, which is the only type of school there is now, and his wife is a virtual designer for companies. The narrator’s world is filled with virtual reality as the only form of entertainment. Everyone has an avatar that they use when online, and the only people the narrator actually knows are the people he lives with.

The narrator’s son is quite angry and rebellious. One day, he escapes from the house by riding a bicycle. The narrator believes this is a dangerous act and goes outside looking for him. The son...

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