Utopian and dystopian fiction

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  • Utopia And Dystopia In George Orwell's The Hunger Games

    Although a dystopian novel and literary piece of fiction, Orwell manages to capture the paradox of utopia and the quest for perfection. 1984 embodies a civilization uniform in belief and ethics, with a common admiration for Big Brother. As seen throughout the novel, Big Brother gains support of the people and manipulates the thoughts of Oceania’s public to form a belief that their world is impeccable. From the perspective of a “prole”, or any common inhabitant of Oceania, Big Brother seems to be leading a brilliant campaign, and all success of the country is to be owed to him. This adoration can be shown simply by the act of Two Minutes Hate, specifically, “At those moments his secret loathing of Big Brother changed into adoration, and Big Brother seemed to tower up, an invincible, fearless protector, standing like a rock against the hordes of Asia...” (Orwell 15). This excerpt from Winston shows how the power of Big Brother conforms even the greatest enemy of the Party, making them believe Big Brother leads a perfect society. From the very beginning, Orwell’s satirical tone picks fun and exposes the cracks and crevices in the work commonly known as communism and totalitarian leadership. Among these several ironic themes in this novel, Orwell also satirizes the idea of a utopia, exposed by the obvious use of a dystopian…

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  • Dystopia In Starhawk's The Fifth Holy Thing

    Dystopian literature specifically looks at how political, social, and economic structures can go bad and oppress the people that they are meant to help. A dystopia is a general public portrayed by an attention on that which is in opposition to the creator's ethos, for example, mass neediness, open doubt and doubt, a police state or oppression. Most creators of tragic fiction investigate no less than one motivation behind why things are that path, frequently as a relationship for comparable…

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  • Essay On The Passion Of New Eve By Angela Carter

    Carter: Bridging the Gap between Fiction and Reality Angela Carter 's book The Passion of New Eve is a work of fiction that was published in 1977. However, the book could easily be seen as realism through a dystopian lense. When people think of dystopia nowadays, they think of teamwork heroines such as Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games" or Tris Prior from Divergent. This idea of women standing up against their society is not as new as some people like to believe. Like Hunger Games and…

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  • Individuality In Dystopian Films

    Interest in dystopian fiction has surged in recent years because of the popularity and astonishing success of dystopian movies such as The Hunger Games (2012), The Divergent (2014) and The Maze Runner (2014). All three movies focus on the struggle of a community which is forced to conform because of a powerful governing system. Individuality as such does not exist due to the restrictions imposed on society. Readers and spectators alike are intrigued by tales of oppressive societies which deal…

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  • Unwind

    Unwind Unwind written by Neal Shusterman and published in 2007, has 335 pages and is a Biopunk, Utopian and dystopian fiction. Unwind is the first book in the four book series including Unwholly, Unsouled, and Undivided also a mini book that goes along with the series Unstrung. Connor is an independent, hasty sixteen year old. His tendency to act without intuition gives him a rough appeal additionally gets him into a considerable amount of trouble. His parents have decided to have him unwound.…

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  • Dystopian Analysis

    concepts of war, death, despair, oppression, and environmental ruin result in a form of demoralizing literature involving dictators or “damaged” people, revolution, and counterrevolution, or emphasizing the negative aspects of our society. Dystopian literature on the young adult scale, however, typically involves a well-designed setting, an individual or group with absolute power, a strong protagonist who has been shaped by his or her surroundings, and dismal conclusions that leaves readers…

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  • Runaway My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Analysis

    Runaway: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Dystopian Fantasy There were many possible directions to take with this project and in light of the recent ongoing battles with mental health and depression my subject has endured, I have decided to dedicate this research to one of the introspective and controversial artists of our time, Kanye West. West is a critically acclaimed, Grammy winning hip-hop musician known for his breakthrough developments in sound, ranging from his production ability, songwriting,…

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  • The Golden Age In Greek Mythology

    The golden age in Greek mythology occurred in the lifespan of the first generation of human beings created by Zeus. The age is a period of very favorable living conditions and extremely content inhabitants. The people are extremely content in their existence and do not desire any sort of material gain. The Greek golden age ends very abruptly after the death of the first generation, which was known as the race of gold (90). Following the race of gold’s death, Zeus created a second generation…

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  • Conformity Of Individuality In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

    individuality. Similarly, we can adversely pinpoint how our society’s persistent conformity to one ideal of a human being relates to the Utopian society’s conformity of individuality presented in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. We divulge the inhumane isolation of humane emotions in the novel, yet we are conducting the very same principles to human beings who express their true individuality. Consequently, the aspects that define a humane individual appear in the novel’s character, John the…

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  • Utopia And Dystopia In Laura Miller's Fresh Hell

    these two societies depending on their dictatorship are both different, meaning one could be run decent or a disaster. In the novel Beta, the island they live on called Demesne, is a perfect place. Demesne is an archipelago of islands that was formed after a giant undersea volcanic eruption. A perfect everything is what this place really is. “I think you already know that this island is too perfect to allow anything defective to exist here.” (Cohn 48). This shows lots of good things…

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