The Giver, The Maze Runner, And The Hunger Games

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Growing up we often have watched movies or read books about a specific character or group who is forced to fight their way through the day or their life just to survive and feel normal in the predetermined society. This specific society is often referred to as a dystopian society; A society characterized by human misery, the idea of perfection, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. The dystopian government of fiction find basis in reality with the use of corporate and bureaucratic control in the novels The Giver, The Maze Runner, and The Hunger Games. One notable example of dystopian society is the well written and intriguing novel The Giver by Lois Lowery. The Giver is an example of a bureaucratic control, which is being controlled by…show more content…
Then he went limp. He head fell to the side, his eyes half open. Then he was still… He killed it! My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned at what he was realizing. He continued to stare at the screen numbly…” (Lowery 150). Living in a society like this is a society that believes they are doing the right thing, but they are being parataxic, or a lack of harmony between attitudes, ideas, etc., to the whole community, (Kariger 1). The Giver isn’t the only book that has a dystopic theme. The Maze Runner by James Dashner is anything but a utopia. Unlike The Giver, The Maze Runner is a corporate dystopian society, or a society ran by companies that have become the acting government. They tend to try and “Fix” the world through technological and medical advancements. One example of this is when the group is asked a question about wicked and Teressa vaguely remembers it; “What do you think WICKED stands for anyways, … Woah. World In Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department. WICKED” (Dashner 324). WICKED is an organization that has taken over in the U.S. Their plan is to create an antidote to combat the disease in the country known as “The Flare”, or the one disease that ruined the world and eats the braincells of anyone it affects. In the book the head honcho is called Ava Paige. She has the phases and plans of everything that is going on now and in the future. This is a big example of corporate

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