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    Fictional stories act as the portals to the human heart. Through fiction, people are given insight into new perspectives from a wide variety of authors and characters, and develops a sense of empathy in readers that furthers their connection to each other. The knowledge offered by fiction is best demonstrated through insight on society, one's own nature, and other perspectives. Fiction provides the reader with a deeper understanding of their own society, other societies, and possible societies. Through intricate worldbuilding, authors are able to introduce their audience to unfamiliar settings and even provide warnings by drawing parallels to the real world. By setting stories in existing places, readers can be introduced to foreign cultures…

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    The first dystopian piece of fiction to be created is credited to the work of H.G. Wells, who published The Time Machine in 1895. Since The Time Machine, hundreds of thousands of dystopian fiction works have been published, making it one of the most popular genres in works with young adult audiences, be it literature or movies. The movie The Hunger Games, based on a book published in 2008 by Suzanne Collins, is one of these works of dystopian fiction. The dystopian genre has several common…

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    Jacob Hickey Savage Government December 20, 2017 “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem”. Dystopian fictions depicts a realistic future for our society that our current government cannot protect us from. There are many different stories that show the examples of how they show a realistic future for our society that our current government cannot protect us from. A couple book examples that show this is “The Hunger Games”, “Divergent”, “The Circle” and…

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    Dystopian Fiction is a subgenre of fiction that describes a hopeless future. “The concept of dystopia arose in the 20th century in response to such world events as the First World War, according to literary scholar Gregory Claeys.” (Scholes and Ostenson, Paragraph 3). The protagonist is often a person who is looking to find his or her own identity, thinks for him or herself, and questions whether the society he or she lives in is just. The settings of the stories usually take place in the future…

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    Maya Euliss Race/ Hr 2 Science Fiction Although out history books by the hundreds have been adapted into movies. But no matter how hard directors, producers and actors try they will never get it exactly right. Enders Game is about a dystopian society. The government as usual is mean and all controlling. They use kids like Ender to train mentally and physically to fight of these things called Buggers. Which of course are threats to human life and society’s existence as we know it. The Book was…

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    The emergence of the female heroine in young adult dystopian fiction is working to change stereotypical representations of women through texts. Women are often under represented, hyper-sexualised or lack complexity in modern works, with just 23% of films distributed globally from 2010-12 featuring female protagonists according to a report released by the Geena Davis Institute. While it is true that female protagonists have been seen over time, they are all too often represented in manners that…

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    Many attributes of dystopian societies are manifested in today's world. Some say people’s actions are being monitored others say the education of children is deficient. Authors of dystopian literature use blind following, segregation based on intelligence, and technological influence to establish the connection between dystopian society and today’s world. Currently, many partake in traditions without knowledge of the historical context. Independence, intelligence, and authenticity are slipping…

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    Harrison Bergeron, written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is what is called dystopian fiction. Dystopian fiction means it is fiction based in a futuristic degraded and broken society. This story is about how government tries to keep equality among all. Equality is based on how they look, how strong they are and how intelligent people are. In this story Vonnegut is really showing the reader that even though complete equality sounds good, it is not achievable and loss of individuality becomes reality. He…

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    Fahrenheit 451 and Hunger Games as Dystopian Fiction A dystopia is a term used to describe a universe where there is a great measure of societal control, and an intention of a perfect society are made through tight control. These controls can be corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Dystopian societies have characteristics in which keep them apart from others. For example, a dystopian society may use propaganda to control the citizens of the society.…

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    Everybody wonders about the future. People wonder if they, their children or even grandchildren will grow up in a safe, peaceful society. The Dystopian genre in fiction introduces a devastating turn on the future of the world in which no sane person would enjoy living in. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road delivers a compelling sense of misery in it’s shattered, dark atmosphere. The book focuses on describing it’s horrific world, developing it’s few characters, and adding warnings, which are all…

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