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A Dystopian Society Essay Examples

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Summary of the Novel Legend
“Legend” Outside Reading Project A. Book Facts - “Legend” by Marie Lu, published in 2011, Utopian and dystopian novel for young adults. B. Summary – Two nations are at war; one called The Republic of California and The Colonies in what used to be The United States of America. June i...
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Comparing Veronica Roth's Divergent and Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games
Sacrifices are what you choose to do for your family; bravery is what
lies in your heart. In order to acquire these two attributes, you first
need to obtain strength. Strength lies in everyone, but it's your decision
to use it to your advantage. In the books, Divergent and The Hunger Games,
accomplishing strength to surpass...
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Corrupted Governments in Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World are two extremely influential novels that were written in the twentieth century to warn people about what would happen to society if it fell under a totalitarian rule. Both of the novels had societies that were controlled heavily by a totalitarian gove...
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Probability of a Modern Canadian Dystopia
A monopolistic society in which the citizens are mere pawns, constantly being monitored and controlled unexplainably- that is a dystopia. A world free of independence, opportunity, rights, and no personal thought. It isn’t uncommon to find poverty, pauperism, or the untreated ill civilians resting in shelter that barely mee...
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An Analysis of George Orwell's 1984
A dystopian society can be a frightening concept. Defined as a society that is characterized with undesirable traits, dystopia has been recorded in writing as fictional. Unfortunately the concepts of mind control within such works have some basis in reality. There have been many dystopian themed writers including H.G. Wells...
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Analysis of the Truth in Dystopian Fiction
Within a society, an individual might come across the question on how they can distinguish between the truths and the lies. One solution to this issue is to change the quality of the information presented to society. Despite certain information being readily available to citizens, sometimes it is censored by the government....
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The Utopia of Plato's Republic: What Are His Views on Independence and Individuality
With the goal of creating the perfect society, the utopia of Plato’s Republic rather presents a dystopia that enforces the marginalization of the individual. Plato believes a strict regulation that constricts independence and individuality makes it possible for citizens to live simple and peaceful lives. Because Plato views...
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Death and Sacrifice in The Lottery and The Most Dangerous Game
Richard Connell's short story `` The Most Dangerous Game'' published in
1924 includes a hunter known as General Zaroff, who loves the sport
hunting. He shares with Rainsford how much he loves to hunt. Zaroff
becomes bored with hunting animals so he decides to hunt people, as for
him it makes the game more exciting. Ironical...
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An Analysis of the movie 'Fahrenheit 451'
The themes of a dystopian society, censorship, and freedom of the individual, are all addressed in the 1967 Vineyard Films' (Universal) version of Fahrenheit 451. Although the film reiterates the themes and basis of the book, there are many differences to contrast. In examining the film and novel, one important item to n...
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An Analysis of a Dystopian Society in Animal Farm by George Orwell
Learning from Dystopia through Allegory A dystopia is a futuristic or imagined society where the citizens are exposed to oppressive control from their government or other societal institution (Dystopias: Definitions and Characteristics). Many dystopian novels have been written with the purpose of exposing negative element...
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The Symbolism in the Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies William Golding uses much symbolism in his novel, The Lord of the Flies, to help readers gain a greater understanding of his message. He uses symbolism in three important areas: objects that have symbolic value as references to ideas, characters that symbolize important historical and religious people,...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of Dystopian Fiction
The drastic use of color has been used to depict the mood of the subject, with greens and intense reds contributing Utopian fiction is the creation of an ideal world as the setting for a novel. Dystopian fiction is the opposite: creation of a nightmare world. Both are commonly found in science fiction novels and stories. T...
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An Analysis of Themes in Lois Lowry's Young-Adult Fiction-Dystopian Novel The Giver
Study of Themes in The Giver by Lois Lowry Lois Lowrys book, The Giver, is a portrayal of a utopian community without pain or fear where all human needs are provided for and the elders of the community make all decisions for each individual. It is a society in which the belief system is based off the idea that pain is t...
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A Literary Analysis and a Comparison of a Brave New World and 1984
Dystopian Futures in Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The existence created by Brave New World is very efficient however it lacks any meaning, humans have no real extremes in feelings, no love, hate, pain and suffering. They are conditioned by technology to accept these things as normal. People are mass-produced to...
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An Analysis of Orwell and Atwood's Experiment with Dystopian Ingredients
How do Orwell and Atwood experiment with dystopian ingredients to reflect the developing fears of modern societies? In 1984 (George Orwell) and The Handmaids Tale (Margaret Atwood) it is possible to illustrate, through examination of the authors experimentation of dystopian ingredients, social fears of the twentieth centu...
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An Analysis of Power Struggle in Dystopian Novels
Analyzing The Struggle For Power In Four NovelsIf you delve into the content of almost any novel, there is almost always some kind of struggle for power. It could be for rightful integration into society; power over an island; power over a country; or in some cases, even power over the minds of others. These not at all unco...
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A Look at the Dystopian World Described in A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Clockwork Orange In Anthony Burgess s A Clockwork Orange, Burgess creates a gloomy future full of violence, rape and destruction. In this dystopian novel, Burgess does a fantastic job of constantly changing the readers allegiance toward the books narrator and main character, Alex. Writing in a foreign language, Burgess m...
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Analysis of the Character of the Protagonist Winston Smith and His Relationship with Julia in 1984, a Dystopian Novel by George Orwell
In the book 1984, Winston Smith s life, along with the entire story, was dramatically changed with the introduction of the relationship between Winston and Julia. Winston, a lonely newspaper re-writer, finds out that his thought enemy, Julia, isn t whom he first believes. After their first informal meeting they seem to have...
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Analysis of Animal Farm, an Allegorical and Dystopian Novella by English Author George Orwell
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. (Not available; US): Gordon Heath Publishing, 1955. Losing The Religion- Animal farm is a social, but chiefly political, satire. This book appears to address totalitarian governments in the whole, but I ve heard Mr. Orwell was specifically referring to the 1917 Russian Revolution. This book...
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An Analysis of the Underlying Themes in The Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Flies: Themes The world had witnessed the atrocities of World War II and began to examine the defects of their social ethics. Man's purity and innocence was gone. Man's ability to remain civilized was faltering. This change of attitude was extremely evident in the literature of the age. Writers, who thr...
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A Literary Analysis of the Dystopian Fiction of Huxley and Orwell
In the Dystopian fiction of Huxley and Orwell, language is a central function in their critique of utopias: societies formed in subservience to ideology. As ideas have been seen to usurp reality, then language is seen to overcome thought. Thus Dystopian fiction also articulates a very contemporary fear (which developed...
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An Analysis of the Equality 7-2521, a Dystopian Fiction Novella by Ayn Rand
A young man lives in a place where the word "I" does not have meaning. It is a society where there are no individuals. It is, however, a place where you strive to serve your brothers. Equality 7-2521 was taught from birth that the individual is not important. He is in a crazed society where the only form of g...
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A Comparison of Utopian and Dystopian Novels in Seeing the Events Happening in Our World
Samir Patel Ms. Priego English 4 CP May 11, 1998 Utopia or Dystopia All through life humanity tries to obtain a world in which one can live with enjoyment, equality, fairness, and happiness. Many great writers have created utopian worlds that the reader can consider and explore. To create a perfect place compels...
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A Review of George Orwell's 1949 Novel "1984"
In 1949, George Orwell wrote 1984, a stunning novel envisioning haunting images of the future. Fifty years later, The Matrix, a movie directed by the Wachowski brothers, debuted on the big screen featuring mind-blowing special effects and complex kung-fu choreography. There are many obvious similarities between these two wo...
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The Creative Writing, The Creating of an Identity
The creation of an identity The lack of freedom is a problem we still have to deal with, it is not something that does not exist or happens anymore. Matched is a dystopian young adult novel, where a girl named Cassia lives in a society that controls everything from what they eat, where they are going to work and the day th...
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