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  • Dystopia - 673 Words
    Dystopia Essay Dystopias are not as common in the world, as they used to be when technology was not as advanced as it is today. Two good examples of what a Dystopia society would be like is “Animal Farm” by George Orwell and “Wall-E”, the movie created by Disney Pixar motion pictures. Dystopias are environments where citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance, where information, independent thought and freedom are restricted and where propaganda has a huge influence on the...
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  • dystopia - 1603 Words
    Living through a dystopian world In a dystopian story, society itself is typically the antagonist; it is society that is actively working against the protagonist’s aims and desires. This oppression frequently is enacted by a totalitarian or authoritarian government, resulting in the loss of civil liberties and untenable living conditions, caused by any number of circumstances, such as world overpopulation, laws controlling a person’s sexual or reproductive freedom, and living under constant...
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  • Dystopia - 630 Words
    Kimberly Villagonza Professor Delany-Ullman Writing 37 18 January, 2013 Exploratory Draft Societies that are futuristic in settings are what we call a dystopian society. Dystopia is literary the opposite of what a utopian community will be like. In dystopia, everything is distorted where people are ruled by either a strong-opposed individual through the use of militarism or technologies and also by technology themselves. Citizens of a dystopian community doesn't hold their own rights and...
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  • Dystopia - 810 Words
     Dystopian fiction is a world where everything is misery and is under strict order by the government and the people have no control and rights in the world they live in. The general reason why authors write dystopian fiction based books is to have criticism on society today or give warnings on the possibility of what could happen to our world and the devastating effects that can happen if we were to have a dystopian world. 1984 is set in a totalitarian society and this book gives us a message...
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  • Dystopia - 862 Words
    Kirsten Gabbard November 20, 2014 Deveraux MWF 1:00 Dystopian Novels Dystopian novels are a very popular form of science fiction. These works basically are a society where equal rights don’t exist. “Dystopian literature is well known for its symbolism as well as the ability for authors to put in their political, religious, or other views into the literature without being too preachy” (Dayton). These books are so interesting and loved by all because they show us what a future could be if we...
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  • Dystopia - 797 Words
    Dystopia Dystopia is often a society set in the future that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state, often under the control of some form of government but not always. A dystopian society can also be a planned structured society in which the conditions of life are deliberately made miserable. Some examples of these can be characterized by poverty, oppression, violence, disease, scarcity, and/or pollution for the benefit of a select minority or some unnatural societal goal. I am...
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  • Utopia and Dystopia - 803 Words
    Running away from the dark woods at a silent night, the man finally finds the paths. These two paths are separated by an old massive tree. Through the dim light from moon, the sign of the right side says “Brave new world, King—Aldous Huxley”. Turning to the left side, the men reads the sign “Utopia, King—Thomas More”. Thinking and wondering around the road, the men still can’t figure it out which road is better to choose. Suddenly, a wizard popped out. Switching the magic wand, the wizard said...
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  • Metropolis and Dystopia - 434 Words
    Metropolis Homework Task 1 Definitions: Utopia - Utopia is an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system. The term has been used to describe fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia. Dystopia - dystopia is the idea of a society in a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian. Dystopian societies feature different kinds of repressive social control systems, and various...
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  • Dystopia and Utopia - 823 Words
    Do you believe that the life you live will stay ‘perfect’ forever? What is the true definition of ‘perfect’ or ‘utopian’ and who decides what this is? One man’s utopian mansion could be another man’s dystopian nightmare. Using extracts from popular movies, poems and novels such as Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake or the movie directed by respected director Peter Weir, The Truman Show, this essay will compare and contrast why the modern definition of the ‘Utopian’ condition is unsustainable....
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  • 1984, Dystopia - 602 Words
    With the rise of technology in our world we are exposed to more technological threats. The very same things that have been created to assist us in our everyday lives could be the downfall of our society. This concept of technology takeover is nothing new. We could lose our rights to our freedom and privacy. In George Orwell’s book, 1984, be constructs his idea around a dystopian world where everyone’s right to privacy are taken away and the opinions of individuals are manipulated into believing...
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  • Dystopia in Literature - 2161 Words
    Dystopia in Literature Dystopia, a society in an oppressed and controlled state, is a common theme in world literature. I have chosen texts 1984 by George Orwell, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and the film, V for Vendetta, directed by James McTeigue. These texts display different types of repressive control systems and some even accurately predict today’s society's trends. How do the characters react to their dystopian society? In 1984,...
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  • Dystopia Transcript - 651 Words
    Transcript Dystopias are a futuristic, imagined universe which enforce oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological and moral control, such as in the text 'We' by Yevgeny Zamyatin and '2081' by Chandler Tuttle. Often we see in these societies the ways that humanity can be repressed, losing one's individuality and also the ways a hero rises to challenge the Dystopia's laws, only to fail and become a victim to the...
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  • Dystopia in 2BRO2B - 317 Words
    Dystopia in 2BRO2B In a dystopian world, there are no extra people in the world. If you want a child, you must have a volunteer to die for that child. Everyone is perfect. There are no diseases, illnesses, accidents, or death of old age. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. shows us how a perfect world, is the most frightening kind of future that can possibly happen. Vonnegut wrote “I want those kids, I want all three of them. I don’t want my grandfather to die, either”(Vonnegut 4). Then “Wehling shot...
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  • The Giver-a Dystopia - 625 Words
    Jonas’ community appears to be a utopia, but, in reality, it is a dystopia. The people seem perfectly content to live in an isolated wreck—in a government run by a select few—in which a group of Elders enforces the rules. In Jonas’ community, there is no poverty, starvation, unemployment, lack of housing, or discrimination; everything is perfectly planned to eliminate any problems. However, as the book progresses and Jonas gains insight into what the people have willingly given up—their freedoms...
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  • Dystopia or Utopia - 1123 Words
     Weston Boone Mrs. McCrady D.C. English 101 20 October, 2014 Dystopia or Utopia? In the books 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury all have a theme of dystopia. Dystopia means an imperfect society. It is the opposite of utopia, which means a perfect society with no flaws. Dystopia is the word that comes to mind with the stories and political horrors with government control, politicians, and community leaders being those who are most...
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  • Dystopia Speech - 1252 Words
    Imagine your hell. What would it look like? Who belongs there? Fictional...or real? Is it anything like our modern world or is it a fear beyond your wildest imagination? At the heart of every dystopia is essentially, the exploration of human nature and the expression of the fears that drive our societies. There are three main fears which are involved with dystopia. They are; political dispute and rebellion, the stifling of freedom to express individuality and the loss of human connectedness,...
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  • Feed: Dystopia - 823 Words
    04/04/2014 Mr. Fama ENG3U Emily Coffey Analytical Paragraphs: Technology & Society Does “Earth” as described in M.T. Anderson’s Feed reflect a dystopian society? Dystopia; a place or state characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease and overcrowding. Often referred to as an unpleasant, totalitarian or environmentally degraded state of living. M.T Anderson’s “Feed” portrayed much of earth’s natural environment as being succumbed to the ecological turmoil caused...
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  • Animal Farm Dystopia - 833 Words
    Animal Farm Dystopia Humans are just as bad as animals, or is it the other way around? True equality between societies can never be accomplished because of true human nature leads societies to become dystopias. Animal Farm by George Orwell is the perfect example of a dystopia for three main reasons. One, propaganda is used to control the citizens of the society. Two, a figurehead of concept is worshipped by the citizens of the society. And third, the natural world is banished and distrusted....
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  • Transformations of Language in Modern Dystopias
    Transformations of Language in Modern Dystopias David W. Sisk Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Number 75 Donald Palumbo, Series Adviser GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut • London -iii- Library of Congress Cataloging-in-PublicationData Sisk David W., 1963- Transformations of language in modern dystopias / David W. Sisk. p. cm.--(Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, ISSN 0193-6875; no. 75) Includes bibliographical references and index....
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  • Utopia vs. Dystopia - 996 Words
    Utopia Vs. Dystopia Each person has their own vision of utopia. Utopia means an ideal state, a paradise, a land of enchantment. It has been a central part of the history of ideas in Western Civilization. Philosophers and writers continue to imagine and conceive plans for an ideal state even today. They use models of ideal government to express their ideas on contemporary issues and political conditions. Man has never of comparing the real and ideal, actuality and dream, and the stark...
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  • Utopia or Dystopia: the Future of Technology
    The future of technology is unknown for now. Many have talked about the subject matter. Technology might be leading us to a world of pure happiness and a place we all fantasized about when we were young or is it leading us down the wrong road with no return where we lose ourselves in the process. The great power it has over one can be truly reflected by the way they interact with others and how we rely on the computer for the answers. However, can we truly say its hurting us as a society? As we...
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  • Utopia Vs. Dystopia - 1106 Words
    Utopian vs. Dystopian The future truly is a mystery. No one knows what it will honestly hold. There are so many key factors that control society. Among them are money, morals, class, and influence. Everyone wants a paradise or Utopia. Everyone hand in hand. No violence, crimes, illnesses, or corruption. There is only peace, love and happiness. It seems so ideal. It’s almost too good to be true; like something out of a dream. Well, that is because it is. It’s simply pure fiction. It is...
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  • Dystopia Text Set - 5161 Words
    Dystopian Text Set Introduction After reading The Giver and The Hunger Games, we were set out on the task to find a common theme. In an ideal situation, teachers would be able to embellish on these young adult books by supporting them with supplemental sources. Through the use of newspaper articles, magazines, picture books, videos, trailers and clips, and electronics our tenth grade English class will explore and discover the theme; dystopia paired with defiance....
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  • The Giver: Utopia and Dystopia - 1295 Words
    Trang Le Antarctica – March 10, 2010 The Giver Essay Lois Lowry’s The Giver is set in a futuristic, dichotomous society, one that is both utopian and dystopian. In response to the overwhelming destruction and chaos in the world, the Elders have attempted to create and maintain a peaceful and orderly utopia, but this security comes at a price. The citizens of the community have sacrificed their individuality and freedom. Although most adult members have some knowledge of the hypocrisies...
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  • Utopia vs Dystopia - 698 Words
    Anderson Speech and Debate 04/02/2013 Utopia VS Dystopia A utopia is an imagined place or state of being in which everything is perfect. Opposite to that is a dystopia which is an imagined place or state of being in which everything is unplesant. The first time that a utopia was invented was in 1516 in the book Utopia by Sir Thomas Moore. Two present day examples would be an Omish Community, because of the set rules that everyone must follow to make the society perfect, and Heaven, which is...
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  • Dystopia and Utopia in the Giver - 280 Words
    The Idea of Utopia and Dystopia in The Giver The word “utopia” has come to define our ideal of a perfect society in terms of law, government, and social and living conditions. The idea behind a utopian society is that everyone works together for common good of the society and the laws and government are meant to protect the people within the community from the evils of the human race. In many ways, these societies take on a communist belief that order is the way to achieve this perfect...
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  • Brave New World as a Dystopia
    A Perfect Imperfection A utopian society is a society in which everything is absolutely perfect; a society in which everyone is happy with their life. The society in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is set up by the World Controllers to be such. However, the society itself is just the opposite of a utopian society: a dystopian society. Even though everything appears to be perfect for everyone, the hidden truth reveals a different reality. The society in Brave New World is a dystopian...
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  • Society vs. a Modern Dystopia
    Brianna M. September 15, 2011 Society vs. a Modern Dystopia Aldous Huxley’s historic book The Brave New World presents a horrifying view of a possible dystopian future in which the society is procreated through scientific advancements. This society shows a civilization that is controlled only by scientific methods and is based on a stringent caste system. Huxley illustrates elements of an advanced society that is ultimately dissimilar from ours through its thoughts, feelings, and morals;...
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  • Brave New World Dystopia
    Brave New World is a fictional story written by Aldous Huxley. In the story, Huxley tries to create the image of a utopian society. In the novel he predicts many possibilities for what the future might hold, including overpopulation, use of drugs, promiscuity, and the elimination of religion and family. Utopias are societies that possess highly desirable or perfect qualities. However, the society in Brave New World does not possess these desirable or perfect qualities and is therefore a...
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  • Lord of the Flies Utopia and Dystopia
    Utopia- A Utopia is a place or society that appears perfect in every way. The government is perfect, working to improve society’s standards of living rather than their own, social aspects of the community run perfectly. There is no war or disease, only peace and happiness. Dystopia- Dystopia came from the term Utopia. It defines a place or society which is in complete chaos. The citizens are all suffering and are miserable. Often times in novels what appears to be a Utopian society it first by...
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  • How The Chrysalids creates a dystopia
    Religion is a way of life to mankind, which provides a purpose and meaning in life. It encourages the good and punishes the evil. In the case of the novel The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham, religion creates a dystopian society. This is the result of increased fear amongst the people who fear another tribulation. The increased fear in society causes the people of Waknuk to become extreme, as they start evicting anything or anyone who is abnormal physically or mentally. Religion is the underlying...
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  • Dystopia Trailer Matrix - 1596 Words
    The Matrix is a highly action-packed, exciting movie. It is primarily shown to be a dystopia through its use of setting and characters. The trailer is our main focus. We start by looking at setting. Reality is an illusion. This is the main conflict that Neo (the main protagonist) has throughout the movie. Otherwise known as the plot. One of the key elements of a dystopia is the main characters idea of a controlling society. He is seen in a club, in which people can be seen smoking, taking...
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  • Brave New World - Dystopia
    A Society at its Worst Dystopian novels have become more common over the last century; each ranging from one extreme society to the next. A dystopia, “A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control,”[1] through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, criticizes about current trends, societal norms, or political systems. The society in...
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  • Dystopia and Fredrick Douglass - 1033 Words
    9/16/13 ENG 100 This title means nothing to me I never really liked to read growing up, as it was almost always homework or a task assigned by my parents. My brother and I would rather play the Nintendo gamecube in the basement of our old home than fall asleep trying to read one chapter of the Harry Potter books without dozing off into slumber. Over the course of high school I began to fall out of sync with the world around me. The transition from grade school left me with few friends...
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  • Dystopia Essay: 1984 and Harrison Bergeron
    Year 11, English Extension Essay ( 2 CORE texts and 1 RELATED text) What ideas do you see linking the texts you have studied through your exploration of Utopias and Dystopias. The novels Utopia by Thomas More and 1984 by George Orwell and short story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut explore the Utopic and Dystopic genre through the structure and regulations of their societies. In Utopia, More provides us with a contemporary understanding of society and human nature, with an indepth study of...
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  • Gattaca and Fahrenheit 451 - Technology and Dystopia
    “Analyse how the comparative study of your two texts has deepened your understanding of your composer’s contextual concerns” Analyse: Identify components and the relationship between them; draw out and relate implications Ray Bradbury and Andrew Niccol are both sci-fi/dystopian authors who have expressed concerns of the use of technology in the future. Ray Bradbury displays his contextual concerns about the destructive capabilities of technology in his book Fahrenheit 451, and Andrew...
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  • Utopia or Dystopia Film Review- Gattaca
    Utopia or Dystopia Film Review- Gattaca Welcome back your listening to 104.7 FM Radio National Breakfast and it is time for films with Jane Smith. Today I’ll be reviewing Gattaca, There is no gene for the human spirit. Gattaca enters the same category as Contact (1997). Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law Gattaca is a Science Fiction film about a possible future dystopian world. The movie draws on what it means to be human and the concerns over reproductive technologies which...
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  • Utopia and Dystopia: the Shift Tells All
    “Perfection itself is imperfection.” [1] A perfect world or a utopia can be created, but it cannot be sustained or controlled. A utopia is an imagined fairy tale place with everything someone can desire. A perfect place with everything to its ‘perfection’, with the right amount of fear and fun, which is hard to create, sustain, or control. Perfection is what makes a utopia, since there never can be perfection utopias cannot be prolonged or precise. Everyone has their own utopias as well as an...
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  • Brave New World - Utopia or Dystopia?
    There is a very significant difference between a utopia and a dystopia, however Brave New World by Aldous Huxley could be seen as either. There are many aspects of this society which are perfect and completely cancel out many problems with our real world, nevertheless along with these are effects which could be seen as the opposite. This essay will discuss these aspects and effects and whether the Brave New World society is a utopia or a dystopia. A utopian society is one which is perfect...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 Mildred ( Status-Quo of a Dystopia)
    What if there was a society where knowledge was feared and looked down upon? A society where someone who is intellectual is absolutely abandoned? In Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, a character that depicts the norm of this wrecked humanity would have to be Mildred Montag. Mildred is the brittle, sickly looking wife of the main character, Guy Montag. Mildred, being the status-quo for the broken society in which the novel takes place, has a role necessary to make the novel tie together...
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  • How Does Orwell Create a Dystopia in "1984"?
    A dystopia is the opposite of a utopia. The meaning of utopia is a perfect place. Therefore making a dystopia a nightmarish place with many things wrong with it. The book "1984" is based in a dystopian world in 1984. This is the future from when the book was written. Orwell has to use many ideas and very twisted thoughts and nightmares to create this world, which seems to become more like reality year by year. An example of the dystopia being created would be the weather note on the first line...
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  • Dystopia vs Utopia ( a Clockwork Orange vs. Player Piano
    Utopia can be defined as a place immune from inhumane treatment and absent of the hardships of society , where the population is blindfolded from fear, anxiety, and general negative aspects of human nature. A utopia can be generalized as that perfect society. This is one type of a drastic society. There is another, more appalling type of society, that of a dystopia. A Dystopia is nor a fairyland or the promised-land like the utopia is, it looks at the chaos, anarchy, rebellion and...
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  • ‘Dystopia Is Merely a Utopia from a Different Point of View’. Discuss This Statement in Relation to Two Pertinent Literary or Filmic Examples
    ‘Dystopia is merely a utopia from a different point of view’. Discuss this statement in relation to two pertinent literary or filmic examples. The following essay proposes to consider the concepts of dystopia and utopia, analysing the ways in which they can be deemed to constitute the same phenomenon understood from a different point of view. For the purpose of perspective, we intend to consider the problem from the standpoint of H.G. Wells’ A Modern Utopia (1905) and Aldous Huxley’s A Brave...
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  • Perpetual Dystopias: Analysis of Flawed Human Behaviours in Memoirs found in a Bathtub and Fahrenheit 451
     Perpetual Dystopias: Analysis of Flawed Human Behaviours in Memoirs found in a Bathtub and Fahrenheit 451 Humans have always desired to gain power and authority over others. The myth that tells the idea of individuals wanting power over others first appeared in the life when Pandora opened her box. As this desire for authority grows, the authority unconsciously starts to become selfish, calculative and cruel. The...
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  • Farenheit Novel Essay - 1127 Words
    Kellee Vest Matthew Simon English 103-011 12 September 2014 Utopia: Dystopia in Disguise “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do” (Gandhi). The quote above explains that if one seeks social or personal change, both aspects must change together or not at all; they have a symbiotic relationship with one another. Change must be a...
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  • "1984" in Comparison to "The Giver"
    War, torture, and constant fear, all of these are key elements in the distopia George Orwell creates in the novel, 1984. In this book, Orwell creates a society which is based solely on hate and controlled by those who seek only power. Orwell, however, is not the only author to ponder the possibility of an extreme, futuristic society. In particular, The Giver, by Louis Lowry relates a great deal to the themes found in 1984. Unlike 1984, Lowry's novel focuses on the idea of a utopia as opposed to...
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  • The Giver - 516 Words
    1. One of the more controversial topics that Lowry touches upon in the giver is euthanasia, or the practice of ending someone's life to ease their suffering. Jonas's community practices euthanasia on very old citizens as well as upon unhealthy newchildren. Jonas's horror at this practice motivates him to take drastic measures to reform the society, and yet many people in our own society consider euthanasia to be a compassionate practice and one that should be available to all citizens. Discuss...
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  • Dystopian Society - 515 Words
    Dystopian Society The books Anthem by Ayn Rand and Animal Farm by George Orwell are both written about dystopian society, and the most imperfect and dismal society. Both authors write about humans –or animals- failing to create a utopia or perfect society. Though both authors use different points of view, language style, and voice the same theme is expressed: a perfect society where everyone is equal cannot exist. Anthem is from Equality 7-2521 view point he who has a...
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  • The Knife of Never Letting Go - Dystopian Lit.
    Dystopian Literature. A dystopia is quite common as a literary subject. It is usually unpleasant, with a repressive society and/or strict ruling force, and is the flip side to another common literary subject; a utopian society, in which everything is perfect to either the inhabitants or/and protagonist. Some stories set in a dystopian universe or 'world' may seem quite normal or maybe even 'perfect' at first, but eventually the reasons behind that become apparent and become quite unpleasant...
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  • Thematic Synthesis Paper - 1061 Words
    Jazzy Garcia Often times in literature we find common themes, meaning the same idea can be conveyed by another writer. In Anthem by Ayn Rand and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury common themes of individuality, leadership, and broken societies that need to be rebuilt arise. As we see through reading Fahrenheit 451 and Anthem one must break through the norm of society in order to achieve true individuality, so they can become a leader, in order to rebuild a society which is otherwise broken. In...
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  • Compare Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 on utopias
    Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 are two novels, both set in the future, which have numerous similarities throughout them. Of all their common factors, those that stand out most would have to be: first, the outlawed reading of books; second, the superficial preservation of beauty and happiness; and third, the theme of the protagonist as being a loner or an outcast from society because of his differences in beliefs as opposed to the norm. Both Ray Bradbury and Aldous Huxley argue that when a...
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  • On Dystopian Societies - 3290 Words
    On Dystopian Societies A Report on our future world By Jeffrey Clemmons The girl scrambled for food through the thick wall of trash, the smell of mildew crossing her nose. She wore a tattered leather jacket and a pair of old jeans with shoes that people once called Chuck Taylors. She cursed when she didn’t find anything and turned back to her brother who was in the shopping cart looking hopefully at her. She sighed, “Nothing.” Her little brother sighs as well and she begins to push him in...
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  • Modernization - 1716 Words
    In Fahrenheit 451, technology is best shown through the fast TV programs, the absence of books, and the lack of life value, which inevitably conveys how modernization is reflective of their corrupt society. Citizens watch repetitive TV programs over and over, making one program no different from the next. The absence of books within their society shows how books are a sign of traditional life styles, and in their technological era, books will not be condoned. Citizens have a lack of life value...
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  • Technology Dumbing Down Society
    Adam Gracyalny Literature and Composition Honors Mrs. Madrigal 19 April 2013 Dumbing Down of Society Caused by Technology What would a perfect world be like? Could a perfect world be achieved? How would technology play a role in a Utopian society and how would it affect people socially? Technology plays a crucial role in our society today in economic and social ways. It allows people to easily access email and quickly return phone calls. Virtually all businesses today use some form of...
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  • Divergent Vs. the Rest
    Nia Williams 08/29/13 Prd. 1 Divergent Verses the Rest The future. What will it be like? Will we live in a wonderful utopia where everybody is equal or will the world crash and burn, leaving us stuck in a crumbling dystopian society? We can’t know what will happen but we can read futuristic fiction everywhere nowadays. Divergent shows very common dystopian/utopian traits that you can find in other literary works, but there are also many differences that allow it to stand out. Divergent...
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  • The Giver - 1050 Words
    A Closer Look at the Sameness Can you imagine a world without pain, warfare, poverty, hunger, or terror? Sounds pretty good so far, right? Now, take away feelings, love, diversity, choices, and even the ability to see colours. It doesn't sound so great anymore, does it? Some people may consider such a place a utopia, shielding its inhabitants from all evil; others would say it is a dystopia, in which no one has the right to speak out, have choices, or to love one another. In the novel, The...
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  • How Characters in Apocalyptic Novel Similar
    Dang Le Mrs. Trosino American Literature Honor Period 7 May 10, 2013 Similarity in characters of apocalyptic novels. “What is a rebel? A man who says no.”- said Albert Camus, a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist and philosopher. Post-apocalyptic fiction novels usually use the dystopia society, in which rules have changed and life get either better or worse. Main characters of post-apocalyptic novel usually reject the society, since authors want to give a message of objection...
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  • Define Utopia - 456 Words
    How do you define dystopia? What about utopia? Many people don't know the difference between the two, because the line can be very thin. Hopefully, this article will help you discover the specifics of each. The key differences between dystopian and utopian fiction can be found in how the story is constructed and told. Dystopia usually presents a story told out of despair. Utopia presents the "prime directive", so to speak, of a message of hope and occasionally, overwhelming so. Dystopia...
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  • Dystopian Societies - 429 Words
    Dystopian Societies A dystopian society claims to be perfect in it’s efforts to please the wants and needs of human being, but in reality is corrupted in its selfish actions to control society. In the movie “Aeon Flux”, Mother Nature is killing off human beings and society is enclosed within walls of a futuristic society. Aeon Flux is a lady who works with other rebels in the city to seek the truth behind the government’s true intentions. This is a dystopian society because although it has...
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  • Utopia, 1984 Comparison - 2294 Words
    Research Paper: Love in Utopia, Brave New World and 1984 Love is without a doubt one of the most powerful emotions in the world. Most people in the world who have experienced this emotion know that with love, almost anything is possible. ¡§When in Love, the greater is his/her capacity for suffering, or anything else in that matter¡¨ (Miguel de Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life). The governments in both Brave New World and 1984 understand that eliminating love and loyalty is important in their...
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  • Dystopian Heroes - 1106 Words
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