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  • Dystopian Literature

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    __dystopian__ literature genre. Dystopian literature specifically looks at how political, social, and economic structures can go bad and oppress the people that they are meant to help. In order to better understand what the dystopian genre is, we should first compare it to its opposite genre - utopian literature. [{Image src= 'george_orwell.png ' alt= 'Orwell ' caption= 'George Orwell, writer of 1984, one of the most famous examples of a novel in the dystopian genre '}] !!Utopia vs. Dystopia

  • Dystopian Societies

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    emergence of a 23-years-old female author of a dystopian novel – Tahereh Mafi and her first book, Shatter Me. In it the young woman notes, “The new citizens of our world will be reduced to nothing but numbers, easily interchangeable, easily removable, easily destroyed for disobedience. We have lost our humanity.” What made her so famous in such a short period of time is that her observations resemble the predictions of two noted authors of dystopian novels – George Orwell with his book 1984 and Aldous

  • Dystopian Societies

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    They rule by having everyone as an equal, so no one is poor and few people are rich. They are seemingly alike in so many ways. Amongst the political spectrum there are two dystopian governments more alike than as difference, communism and monarchy. A monarchy the farthest right one can go on the political spectrum, dystopian ideas running at the max. In retrospect it's a single person in control. That's right a single person also know as the king a queen. In isn't like this person is a president

  • Dystopian Analysis

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    The novels The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury both portray a dystopian future of American society. In The Hunger Games the entire continent of North America (now known as Panem) is broken up into 12 Districts, all of which are heavily oppressed by the government; known as the Capitol. In Fahrenheit 451 the government employs firemen to burn books in order to keep the people happy; however in this instance it was the people’s actions that lead to this scenario.

  • Dystopian Novels

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    including that of dystopian novels. Dystopian novels, like any other well-written novel, contain a strongly developed protagonist and a mysterious, controlling antagonist. Often, the author labels the government or leader of the corrupt society as the antagonist. The authors have a propensity to use the ignored social injustices in modern society and embellish them in a future society where they eventually lead to mankind’s demise. Frequently, the protagonist of the dystopian novel is the point

  • What is Dystopian Fiction?

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    Horror and Sci-Fi Synthesis Essay Model Outline Why are you interested in this subject? A personal Intro I’ve always been interested in dystopian fiction. A dystopia is a community or society that is undesirable and frightening. A group rules a dystopian society with a private agenda shrouded in euphemisms or outright lies. In works of art and literature, they are often characterized by: dehumanization, totalitarian government, advancement in technology, or other characteristics of cataclysmic

  • Dystopian Comparisons

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    In the Book A Clockwork Orange, the short stories Harrison Burgeron, The Lottery and the movies Gattaca and the Truman Show by Anthony Burgess, Kurt Vonnegut, Shirly Jackson, Andrew Niccol and Peter Wier respectively. These pieces of literature(and cinematography) all have a society that controls and manipulates the individual or Protaganist. The society does this because it wants total control over both the individual and the society as a whole. A Clockwork Orange is futuristic look at England

  • Dystopian Fiction Analysis

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    I have decided to write two dystopian fiction extracts, one aimed at adults (Great Leap Forward), and one aimed at teenagers (exitSim). Both of which have the purpose of entertaining the audience, however the adult extract is also designed to provide a political message and to provoke thought, a common feature of adult dystopian fiction. In terms of style models, for teenagers I have used The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Divergent, Life as we Knew It, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. For adults

  • Dystopian America

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    Dystopian America What exactly is a dystopia, and how is it relevant today? E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops uses a dystopian society to show how one lives effortlessly, lacking knowledge of other places, in order to show that the world will never be perfect, even if it may seem so. A society whose citizens are kept ignorant and lazy, unknowing that they are being controlled, unfit to act if they did, all hidden under the guise of a perfect utopian haven, just as the one seen in The Machine Stops

  • Dystopian Characteristics

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    REFLECT Dystopian Characteristics The book I am reading is called The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. In the first half of the book the main character, Offred, is just getting used to her new life as a handmaid. Handmaid’s are the women who are still young and healthy enough to have babies. For the women who are unable to have babies due to their age and health, they are called Martha’s. The Martha’s cook food for the Handmaids and take care of the house. Offred is not enjoying her new