“I just saved your fucking life, Mom. . . . You could at least offer me an Oreo.”
― Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
In this futuristic, monopolized world, the pizza delivery boy, Hiro Protagonist, gets caught up in events that pose a threat to his own life, as well as the lives of countless others, after crashing his car and losing his job as a deliverer of pizza. However, Hiro is prepared to meet the challenges he faces up ahead, trained to utilize his katana and prolific in hacking computers. Neal Stephenson provides his audience with a fair amount of hacking, fighting, and even sex, in his action packed novel, Snow Crash. He employs a large amount of metaphors and symbolism generating a great ride for the readers, as the connections will startle, shock, and blow the readers’ minds. For instance, a female character carries around an item that see calls “the poon,” which may bear a connection to a similar word referring to female genitalia. There are much more connections like these, some that are even more outrageous, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to find at least one every other page. Due to this, Stephenson has created a complete work of literature, using rhetoric and figurative elements to produce humor, action, and a fantastic story.