One Of The First Dystopian Novels To Become Famous Was

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One of the first dystopian novels to become famous was 1984. The concept of dystopian novels is not only to entertain readers, but to let them understand the characteristics and ideas of a dystopian society. Some of these characteristics are shown through our society but at a more drastic level. Basic fears are exaggerated such as the following: distrust of others, disease, contaminated water, nuclear holocaust, etc. The reader can gain more knowledge by finding ways in which the topics the author writes about is relevant to our society today. Young adult dystopian literature is mostly in an adolescent’s perspective. For example, the Giver was one of the first dystopian novels written in a teenager point of view. Now, most all dystopian…show more content…
This is stating that the Governments goal is to erase our past and lead us away from our creator. The reason God created us was to love him and to serve him. The Government doesn’t want that kind of power being given away to someone other than themselves. This is why their goal is to keep any kind of hope out of people’s lives which in most cases the only hope people rely on is God. “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power.” (1984 263) “Incomprehension, indeed, is one of the novel’s themes. People are kept unaware of old age, strong feeling, death; they flee anything unpleasant into the drug soma. Underlying all this unawareness is deliberately-fostered unawareness of God.” In the Giver and 1984, death was not called death. There was no such thing as death. For example, in the Giver, instead of being killed as a baby, they called it “being released”. It was a memory that has, ironically speaking, passed away. Also, in 1984, you were “vaporized” from the world. They claimed that you were erased form history and no one would ever know you existed. In comprehension is an important theme in the novels the Giver and 1984. It shows how a huge part was taken away from the society and the damage it has done. Lowry wants us to experience a world without

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