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  • Dystopian Fiction : Dystopian Novel

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    Why is dystopian fiction important? Some may say that it is because of the high-tension environments, the action, or the gripping storylines. While those aspects certainly play a significant role in the continued success of dystopian fiction, being well-written stories is not the only goal. This paper will detail various reasons why dystopian fiction continues to be popular and successful with all audiences, using The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Giver, and Ready Player One as examples. In order

  • Themes Of Dystopian Literature

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    2.1 THE SETTING The setting in dystopian literature is mostly connected with the totalitarianism regime. It is also speculated, that many of the dystopian literature writers of the 20th century, which is also the time, when the dystopian type literary works started to gain popularity, based their works as an aftermath of World War I and World War II. This statement is confirmed in various studies, one of them being a study done by Fatima Vieira, who has collaborated her study on dystopias with 24

  • The Pros And Cons Of Dystopian Books

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    government body could segregate and oppress society. Our world is not the only possibility. In a rising genre, dystopian books question us with “What if?” They challenge us with darker versions of our world that is as dehumanising and as unpleasant as possible. Unlike Utopia, a society of perfect and desirable qualities that enable its citizens to live a peaceful and long life, dystopian literature investigates a protagonist rebelling against society and its systems, exploring on the way concepts

  • Totalitarianism In Dystopian Literature

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    Dystopian Literature The Dystopian novel is created by the illusion of a perfect political and social structure in a community. Dystopian literature exposes the negative results of the poor decision making of society. Unlike a Utopia, that is an ideal world, a dystopia is the contrary: a world in which everything is unpleasant, typically a totalitarian or enviromentally degraded one. The government is usually a controlling one and it tries to maintain a perfect society by using technological and

  • Dystopian Literature Analysis

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    says “I submit that the shift from utopian to dystopian fiction is important. Quite possibly, it foreshadows one of those really massive psychological shifts that sometimes occur over a whole culture” (117).Dystopian literature is characterized, by Terry Chung, as “fiction that presents a negative view of the future of society and humankind” (par. 3). The historical events that happened during the twentieth century contributed in the raise of dystopian literature – the Nazi era in Germany, the Stalin

  • The Critique Of Dystopian Fiction

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    To know about dystopia it is necessary to learn about its counterpart and predecessor “utopia”. Utopian fiction has arrived way before dystopian novel writing. The utopia and its derivative, the dystopia travel around social and political structures. Utopian fiction is the construction of an ideal society, or utopia, as the scenery for a novel. Dystopian fiction is the contrary: design of an entirely ghastly or tainted society that is generally headed to an irrevocable void, or

  • Examples Of Dystopian Literature

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    Dystopian literature explores social, political and economic structures by showing us, through a nightmare world, the negative characteristics using exaggerated critiques on real world issues. The Dystopian literature of the 21st century is the complete opposite of the Utopia of the 21st century. While a Utopia is an imagined state of things in which everything is perfect, while a dystopia is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally

  • The Boom Of Dystopian Literature

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    Dystopian literature established the basis of a modern day science fiction novel manuscripts reflecting a merge between previous books and today society conflicts. Critics determined that twenty-century culture conflicts and deterioration open the door for the writer’s imagination determining the parameters to develop a dystopian society mostly similar to the actual. The boom of dystopian novels and works was the response of a government crisis, worldwide conflicts and society oppression due to the

  • Technology In A Dystopian Society

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    events occurring in the United States that has given us the feeling as if we are living in a dystopian novel. People are living in fear and many have their lives controlled by what is going on. From having new technology control our lives, from having robots taking over jobs, and hiding our true identify, the United States has become a place in where many do not desire to live in anymore. In many dystopian novels, technology is viewed as a benefit for a society. Today many people believe it has benefitted

  • The Giver's Impact On Dystopian Literature

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    not know of it’s impact on dystopian literature. The Giver was written in 1993 and won the John Newbery prize. The story itself is about a boy named Jonas living in a dystopian society. The Giver is impacting the genre of dystopias by igniting the rise of Dystopian novels. The Giver achieved this with it’s appeal and popularity. Evidence proving these facts are the dystopian novels publicated after The Giver. The appeal of The Giver contributed to the impact on dystopian literature greatly. The Giver’s