Analysis Of The Novel ' Brave New Worlds ' By John Joseph Adams

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Imagine living in a world where you are avoided, not because you are a criminal, but because you are merely different. Imagine a life where everything you think or do is controlled by the society and going against the group norms is punished with isolation, torture or death. There is no freedom, no independence and no individuality. Now envision that the society you are part of does everything in its power to make you think that these are the ideal living conditions for you. Julia Blake, an American writer, believes these are the stereotypical characteristics of Dystopian Literature which are commonly illustrated in various literary forms. Countless authors such as Carrie Vaughn and Joe Mastroianni support this statement evident in their contributions to an anthology featuring dystopian short stories. Brave New Worlds, by John Joseph Adams features Amaryllis and Jordon’s Waterhammer whose key literary element highlight the stereotypical ideas and characteristics described by Blake (2014). Each of the works is set in disciplined, hard-hitting societies which develop weak, self-doubting characters into confident, strong-willed role models. This causes a rebellion with the stories concluding without a resolution. The basic characteristics in the two short stories clearly follow the stereotypical structure described by Blake, making them classic example of Dystopian Literature.
The protagonists in both Amaryllis and Jordon’s Waterhammer develop in accordance to the…

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