How do Proust’s observations apply to A Visit from the Goon Squad?  (2022 latest answers)

What impact do changing times and different contexts have on how the characters perceive and present themselves? 

Are the attitudes and actions of some characters more consistent than others’, and if so, why? 

4. In a 2010 interview Egan said, “I think anyone who’s writing satirically about the future of America and life often looks prophetic. . .I think we’re all part of a zeitgeist and we’re all listening to and absorbing the same things, consciously or unconsciously. 

Considering current social trends and political realities—including fears of war; increased digitization, online communication/virtual realities (ex. Metaverse) and computer automation; and environmental devastation—evaluate the future Egan envisions in the final chapters of the novel