Ready Player One | Study Guide

Ernest Cline

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Ready Player One | Level 2, Chapter 0017 | Summary

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Parzival and Art3mis grow closer, but she refuses to share her real-world identity with him. Soon they are spending time together daily in chat rooms and going on dates inside the OASIS. Wade graduates from high school and works to complete quests to advance his avatar to the highest possible level.

While watching a cereal commercial from the 1980s, Wade makes a breakthrough regarding the Jade Key riddle. He realizes it has something to do with a toy whistle inside a box of Cap'n Crunch cereal, but he is at a loss for where he might find it.

Consumed by his new relationship with Art3mis, his "pseudo-girlfriend," Parzival has less time for his friendship with Aech and begins to lose his focus on the quest.

Analysis

Parzival's single-minded obsession for the quest is threatened by his romantic feelings for Art3mis. He knows he has no idea who she really is and it is foolish for him to fall in love with her, but his OASIS romance feels entirely real to him, which blurs the lines between the OASIS and reality. His obsessive nature has thus far been an advantage in the quest. Now, with romance entering the picture, this obsessiveness becomes a disadvantage. Art3mis's similar obsession with the quest causes him frustration. Although Wade reveals personal details to Art3mis, she is unwilling to share anything personal with him. She likes Parzival, but the quest remains her primary goal.

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