Dystopian Vs. Dystopian Society Essay

1056 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Detrimental Dystopias
For many years, dystopian based entertainment, as well as literature has sustained interest in American culture. Today’s young people have grown up amongst threats of terrorism, ongoing war, and a continuous news cycle where darkness and evil-doers are an eminent role of the exposition. The prevalence of technology also takes a toll on our younger stage. Authors and filmmakers target the youth by generating an amplified reflection of their own world; by introducing a “hero” challenging society because of his or her beliefs. Although the reaction and response to dystopian literature is positive, it is damaging to young readers because it is unrealistic due to the structure and strength of the text.
A dystopia is the vision of a society that is the opposite of utopia. A dystopian society is one in which the conditions of life are miserable, characterized by human misery,poverty, oppression, violence, disease, and/or pollution. There are many examples of dystopian stories, including Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World and Anthony Burgess ' A Clockwork Orange. However, probably the most well-known example of classic

Robinson 2 dystopian literature is 1984 by George Orwell, written in 1949. It is an example of a dystopia in which a British society, became warped and manipulated into an extreme totalitarian state. The novel introduces “thoughtcrime”, which is an occurrence or instance of controversial or socially unacceptable thoughts. In…

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