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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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