Comparing The Social Science Fiction Novel 1984 And The Movie 'The Giver'
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A dystopia is a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. A more recent dystopia is the book or movie The Giver. The book starts out as what seems like a utopia where all pain, disease, and conflict have been abolished. As the book progresses and the main character Jonas gains insight into what the people have willingly given up their freedoms and individualities for the so-called common good of the community, it becomes more and more obvious that the community is a horrible place in which to live. Many authors use their dystopian novels to voice their opinion of where the world is heading. The social science fiction novel 1984 written by George Orwell has many similarities and differences as the science fiction movie The Matrix directed by Lana Wachowski. In the dystopian worlds in both the book and the movie, the characters have similar feelings towards how their worlds are ran. In 1984 characters Winston and Julia share the same feelings towards their world, they both decide to rebel against the government, this lead the two to fall in love with each other. Winston first begins to rebel by going into one of the shops owned by the proles, this was against the rules because ¨Party members were supposed not to go into ordinary shops ('dealing on the free market', it was called), but the rule was not strictly kept,