The Downfall Of A Dystopian Society

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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.
First of all, in the novel Delirium one can analyze the downfall of a dystopian civilization due to the triumph of love. Lena Haloway, the protagonist of the novel lives in a world where the thought and any expression that relates to love is illegal, as well as the entire concept of loving one another between the opposite sexes is a crime. Lena unknowingly falls in love with an invalid individual who still needs to go for the curing process for love; Alex. Lena shares her emotions with him in private, “I love you remember they cannot take it!”. This is substantial as Lena’s inner feelings are reflective of her love, a rebellious action in her world where love is
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