Comparing The Novel ' Uglies ' And ' The Maze Runner '

2341 Words Jun 12th, 2016 10 Pages
In today 's society, equality is a big deal, with many people still fighting for their rights. People all over the world are still being discriminated against, a topic that is not uncommon for a vast amount of dystopian novels. In fact, it 's a very common theme for multiple dystopian pieces. Scott Westerfeld 's Uglies, Joelle Charbonneau 's The Testing, Liam Hughes ' The Social Classes, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 's Harrison Bergeron, and Wes Ball 's interpretation of The Maze Runner all have social discrimination integrated into their story lines. Despite the many problems in dystopian societies, authors also present the classic hero that rises above those issues and works to rebuild their government or community. However, a hero isn 't just born, they 're made through a series of events such as problems with social class discrimination. When writing the book Uglies, the author, Scott Westerfeld, used a sufficient amount of details to emphasize the differences in social classes and how each class is distinctly separated. By labeling the citizens in the colonies, Westerfeld was able to show how each class was viewed. The novel follows a character named Tally, who is a teenager living in a time set ahead of our own. In this community there are different stages a person goes through while growing up. All citizens first start out as "littlies," or kids younger than twelve. Once over twelve the kids move to their own town, called Uglyville, away from their parents and are…
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