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  • Dystopian Novels

    been interested in dystopian novels, I like getting transported into these crazy worlds, where the weak points of our society come out and burst and 1984 is the dystopian novel par excellence. I read both the English and the Italian version, I saw the movie but I did not enjoy it as much as the book. The thing I like the most about George Orwell’s masterpiece is the atmosphere: the very first page of the book drives us into the cold and grey town of London, capital city of what once had been called England but now is called “Airstrip One”. We meet the main character, Winston Smith, in “a bright cold day in April” while the vile wind blows. The hallway of Victory Mansions, where Winston lives, smells of “boiled…

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  • Characteristics Of Dystopian Novels

    A dystopian novel is an example of a perfect but oppressed and restricted community in which it is questioned by the protagonist and as a result it has gained great fame in the 21st century. A dystopia is a “bad place” written to frighten the reader and is known as “utopia’s polarized mirror image”. It makes a critique about a current movement, social standard or political system. Dystopian novels have gained great success in the 21st century as part of the Science Fiction subgenre. Many…

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  • Dystopian Novel 'Lord Of The Flies' By William Golding

    Lord of the flies, a realistic/dystopian novel written by William Golding follows a group of boys that have been stranded on an island after a horrific airplane crash which killed all adults. The boys are left to survive on their own on an uncharted island, and form a sense of society - however as the novel progresses, the boys will realize that society can be torn apart by the desire and struggle for power. The protagonist, Ralph, is one of the few British schoolboys who survived a chilling…

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  • Essay On Dystopian Novels

    Dystopian novels are a growing popularity in the world. The amount of dystopian novels published has increased dramatically since George Orwell’s 1984 hit the shelves. Two other famous dystopian novels are Lois Lowry’s The Giver and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. The Giver was written in 1993 by Lois Lowry and The Hunger Games was written in 2008 by Suzanne Collins. The reason dystopian novels are becoming so popular is because of the appeal to teenagers. Dystopian novels appeal to teenagers…

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  • Themes In Dystopian Novels

    Dystopian fiction is a genre that rises in popularity during the mid 19th century. The term dystopian comes from its counterpart, utopia, which refers to an ‘ideal world.’ Authors of this particular genre expose the faults in what seems to be a utopian society, often written to serve as a political warning in the real world. Settings, themes and authorial purpose are elements that contribute greatly to the allegorical warnings of the novels. Dystopian novels are often set in a futuristic world,…

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  • Examples Of Dystopian Novels

    Can one person accurately state what lies in the future? Though people would like to believe so, the future can only be predicted through a person’s opinions and perspectives of the present. Dystopian novelists do an excellent job prophesying the future of a world century in advance, whereas, utopian novels describe an essentially perfect society. They use vivid symbols, compelling word choice, and interesting characters to create a stimulating story. Themes involving technology, corruption,…

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  • Comparison Of 1984 And Zamyatin's Dystopian Novels

    Both Orwell’s 1984 and Zamyatin’sWeare dystopian novels expressing the fear of totalitarian governments and the lives of the citizens in these countries. Both of these novels express a similar theme. For example, both novels are set in an unpleasant totalitarian society in which the citizens are constantly being repressed and in both novels there exists an attempt to rebel against the government. Despite these similarities, a closer look at both novels reveals that they have less in common than…

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  • Review Of The Dystopian Novel 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    the great power of the male gender. Throughout the dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, author Margaret Atwood embarks on the mission of detailing the life of a female in a futuristic society in which such dominating ideals are valued by incorporating a restriction in regards to a freedom of language, demonstrating the lack of individualism amongst women as they forfeit their bodies to society as tools…

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  • Theme Of Individuality In The Giver

    Memories and Individuality Jonas lives in a community whose inhabitants feel no real emotion, where individuality is a thing of the past, and where the world has been drained of color. Jonas is just like everyone else in his community. But after the Ceremony of Twelve, he is separated from his peers in a way that is to them, inconceivable. A man known as The Giver has chosen Jonas to receive memories in order for him to experience the world as it existed in the past: a place of pain, joy,…

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  • Review Of George Orwell's Dystopian Novel 'Big Brother'

    As new technology is created or old technology is enhanced, we start to resemble George Orwell 's 1984 more and more. 1984 is a dystopian novel that narrates the life of Winston Smith, an older man who lives in this totalitarian dominated world where everything is watched and controlled by “the Party”. The book often mentions “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING”, in which “Big Brother” is an idolized symbolic leader in Winston 's country, Oceania. In this new world, the continents have been divided into…

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