There was a huge explosion down the hall. He was unsure if he should investigate. He heard his mom yelling, Henry why did you lie to me? Dread filled him. He finally got a hold of himself and looked in the red explosion. He saw his mom using her magic to make the explosion. In the explosion he saw his dad
After a few more minutes of waiting Anna decided to get out of bed and walk down to the food court to see if her father was there. After getting out of bed, Anna found a note taped to her father’s chair that she hadn’t seen before scripted in scribbly letters saying Based on your actions he might come back don’t tell anyone about this and he will come back unharmed. Anna hurriedly found the bag of her clothes that her mother had delivered overnight and pulled on a hot pink mini skirt and a white long sleeve crop top. After getting dressed Anna opened her door and stepped outside, there was no one anywhere to be seen. She continued to walk down the hall and there was still no noise and no one in sight. She walked straight to the elevator and went down to the first floor where the food court should be, but there was no one there either, the hospital had been abandoned and she was sure that the songbook and the object that played her melody the night before were somehow behind it all. She ran back up to her room as carefully as she could trying not to hurt her arm, and once she arrived at the door she grabbed the music book off the desk beside of her bed, tried to flush it down the toilet, and stuffed her cell phone in her bag of clothes that her mom had bought. She was about to pick up her bag when she heard a new melody right outside of her door. La, La, La, La, La, La. La, La, La, La, La. La, La, La, La, La. La, La, La, La, La, La, La. She wanted to see what was making the noise so she carefully opened her door and peeked through the opened crack. There nothing was there! She grabbed her bag of clothes and ran down the steps as quickly as she could but then she heard a voice behind her, “Aaaaannnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaa!!!!” the voice moaned “Aaaaannnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaa it isn’t safe at your house!!!!” said the voice. She spun around and saw a scrawny old man
Own had been visiting, and he had gone out to collect some herbs to help with Percival’s illness. Percival had just drifted off when he heard the front door smash open. Disoriented, he assumed he was dreaming. However, his mother’s earsplitting screams and the sounds of furniture smashing forced
I look to the right of my bed and it’s there; crouching beside me. Its face is pure white and doesn’t resemble skin at all, but a shining porcelain. The monster doesn’t have a mouth - there is just skin running down from the bottom of its nose to its chin. Shielding it’s beady eyes are a pair of raven-black goggles strapped to its bald head. It wears what resembles a completely circular helmet the colour of a neon orange and its hands are covered in tactical gloves, dark as a jet-black night. It wears an amber jumpsuit and stare into my soul. Its wretched face is about five centimetres away from mine and I can feel an ice cold breath creep onto my forehead.The creatures body is hunched over and strange
Brady, feeling a little more excited, followed the nurse inside the house. However, when he heard two quiet voices conversing in the parlor, his excitement vanished as quickly as it had appeared, for he realized that he was truly living in reality. Before he entered into their presence and introduced himself to the owners of the two voices, he reached for Hannah’s arm and asked, “Do you honestly think they will remember me?”
Dystopian societies are themes often used in writing. A dystopian society is the imbalance of power between certain citizens and the government exerting total control over those people. One such example is Hitler and his Nazi regime. If one were to analyze the data, one could examine decisions Adolf Hitler made in creating the dystopian society of Nazi Germany, and the impact those decisions had on the citizens at the time; additionally, a review of how authors use dystopian-themed stories as a means to educate readers about dystopia will be addressed.
The lack of emotion in society has had several effects on not only relationships between the individuals, but also effects the way individuals see their life. The dystopian world includes an increase in violence, a lack of empathy, and a disregard to nature. Mainly because the characters are unable to recognize their own feelings let alone recognize other peoples. We see that the society as a whole has lost their sense of humanity when Montag describes a scene in which he is being chased by a robotic hound and people are watching the TV waiting for his death. Montag describes the inner reflection as the chase is underway, “Then if he wished, Montag might rise, walk to the window, keep one eye on the TV screen, open the window, lean out, look back, and see himself dramatized” (128). He describes the chase as an action show where the stakes are raised to almost keep the interest of the people watching. Montag also imagines “how many parlor- sitters who had been wakened from sleep a few minutes ago by the frantic sirening of their living room walls to come watch the big game, the hunt, the one man carnival” (128). To Montag he can see the ways in which his death is about to be shown as something for entertainment and to excite. What makes his thoughts true is when to get a happy ending to the story a random individual is killed in Montag’s place. “On the screen, a man turned a corner. A voice cried, ‘There is Montag! The search is done!” (142). Although it is obvious to the
Dystopian literature presents a chilling and depressing view of the future in which society itself is generally the antagonist of the story and seems to work against the protagonist’s aims and desires. Dystopian literature explores the many problems within our society and uses them to create a dark and nightmare world, in which squalor, poverty or oppression are present. It acts as a cautionary tale for readers and brings to light the many flaws in humanity, which makes it impossible for a perfect society to ever exist.
Throughout human history, matters not which civilization; humanity has endeavored to attain a sociality in which one can live with freedom, enjoyment, justice, and happiness. It is human nature to see oneself in a place where it is flourishing and enjoyable, and unfortunately that is often elsewhere then where one is; after all isn't "the grass always greener on the other side" (Eng. Proverb).
A wise man of his time, Robert Kiyosaki states “For something to collapse, not all systems have to shut down. In most cases, just one system is enough. If just one system, such as the cardiovascular system, shuts down, death follows”. Robert’s statement reminds all of a weak dystopian society, fragile enough to break by one individual. In the dystopian novel, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, major motion picture Divergent directed by Neil Burger as well as written by Veronica Roth, and published journal How power corrupts leaders written by Dr. Ronald E. Riggio one sees how a single catalyst leads to the downfall of the entire society. In all three works, one sees the collapse of a dystopian society is a result of the triumph of love, the triumph over fear as well as the triumph over the government’s own corrupted power.
Indeed, the best works of literature are those which are of relevance to our lives today. Through their relevance, these novels continue to persist and endure on. Through their relevance, we can better comprehend the messages, the themes, and the ideas that are imbued in them. Rather than literature being contradictory and in conflict with the truth and unpleasant reality of daily life, it becomes a weapon through which we can be educated about the existential crises facing our world today. In fact, the statement above could not be more far and distant from the reality of literature today. It is fatally flawed. Literature, whilst at the surface, seems whimsical and amusing is, at its very core, a medium through which we are enlightened
A characteristic that defines ‘The Declaration’ as a dystopian literature is the extremely controlling government, or ‘Authorities’. The Authorities control; the birth rates (next to none), the Longevity drug distribution, what the ‘Legal’ citizens believe about the Surpluses, what the Surpluses believe about themselves, the catchers, and even what the Surpluses eat for breakfast plus much more.
One night, a very dark night, trouble was lurking in the shadows. You could just smell it in the air everywhere you go. It was like choking on a dark cloud filled with danger. Legend has it that it targets one person until they die. It fills them with dreadful thoughts, making them do bad deeds, and leading them to suicide. Today it chose to pick me...
Both of the visions of the future have had things that come true. In this essay I will explain which one is the closest to society now and how it is the more realistic of the two. I’ll start with brave New World, it showed that everyone is blissfully happy and that the pain of others can’t take their happiness. This is shown when the people come to see John whip himself for their amusement. People in first world nations can be seen as being like this, knowing there are people out there in pain but cheerfully going on with their lives. If you want more obvious ways then look at boxing or other ways of professional fighting. The point is that each individual doesn’t try to stop pain, and when they do it’s usually by donating money so someone else can do it for them.