The Dystopian Novel, By George Orwell, And Andrew Niccol 's `` Harrison Bergeron ``

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"War is peace, freedom is slavery, Ignorance is strength" (Orwell 7) this is one of the very many slogans that were used to control society in George Orwell 's piece 1984. Dystopian literature is a futuristic universe that is oppressive and uses bureaucratic, totalitarian, and/or technological control to control society. In Orwell 's Dystopian book 1984, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr 's short story "Harrison Bergeron", and Andrew Niccol 's film In time, there are many examples of a Dystopia is that contain a lot of comparisons between the stories. Dystopian literature whether it be novel, film, or short story focuses on similar characteristics and things. A similarity that these three dystopias have in common is the time setting. All of these stories are set to be in a futuristic time, or at least a time that was the future from them. For instance, Orwell 's book 1984 was written in 1948 as it stated on “George Orwell Wrote 1984 in 1948”, but since it wasn’t 1984, or anywhere near, so at the time it was considered the future. In Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron” the author clearly gives evidence that they are ahead of time when he writes “The year was 2081 and everybody was finally equal" (Vonnegut 1). the story is set to be 66 years ahead of the current year. In Niccol’s dystopian movie In time, the exact year is not clearly stated, but in the plot summary written by Claudio Carvalho they mention that it was set to be in futuristic times as it says “In a

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