Dystopian Societies Assignment
Chrysalids, The Hunger Games, and Fahrenheit 451 are considered examples of dystopian societies because the people live in a dehumanized state. The people in Chrysalids live in a dehumanized state because the people of Waknuk classify the things that are not in the image of God as deviations or mutants. If something is done that is blasphemous, the people who did the blasphemy have to pray. For example, when Harriet wants to switch her baby with her sister’s baby, Joseph says, “So there has been a Ddeviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is a blasphemy--no less. You have produced a defilement.”(74) To classify someone as a mutant because in your mind they are not in the image of God is dehumanizing. The society of Chrysalids is also dehumanizing because since they refer to David’s group as chrysalids which is a cocoon; a stage of a bug’s life. To classify someone as a mutant just because in your mind they are not in the image of God is dehumanizing because everything on earth is in the image of God. In The Hunger Games, the people also live in a dehumanized state because the capital cityCapitol has control over all the districts. As entertainment, the Capitol has forces one girl and one boy from the twelve districts to, fight to the death in an arena that is controlled by the game makers. Fighting to the death is dehumanizing because the Capitol does not think of them as children fighting to the death but rather as entertainment. Fahrenheit 451 is an example of a dehumanized society. because aA lot of the things that make people human have been taken away. The books being burnt have made people unable to think for themselves. People are discouraged to speak about their emotions and have conversations because books have been banned. People dehumanizing each other is a symptom of a dystopian society. Chrysalids, The Hunger Games, and Fahrenheit 451 are dystopian societies as they have many examples of...
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