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    Fahrenheit 451 and Hunger Games as Dystopian Fiction Fahrenheit 451 and Hunger Games are both dystopian fiction books. Dystopian fiction is based on dystopia. Dystopia is a fictional, futuristic universe where there is a sense of control and perfect society. Some characteristics of dystopian society are propaganda, people under constant surveillance, people under total control or in a dehumanized state, the society being an illusion of a perfect utopian society, etc. First, Fahrenheit 451 and Hunger Games both use propaganda. It is the first characteristic that they show. Propaganda is used to control the citizens of society. In the book, propaganda is used to stop the society from reading the books that the government considers illegal. In Hunger Games, propaganda is heavily used. The government uses it to control the districts. They use the games as a way to show the dominating district. The government controls the games as a way to control the society.…

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    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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    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…

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    Dystopian Research Paper

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    Dystopian story's often start off great, but turn into a harsh society. A dystopias are a "bad place" they normally start off great or look great from outside point of view but are actually not the greatest. Someones possible "bright idea" to help us progress in the future could have an effect of a dystopian on our society. "Walking through carnivals, we love to laugh at the versions of ourselves that appear in the funhouse mirror." the fun house mirror shows a completely different reality than…

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    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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    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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    Dystopian Analysis

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    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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    Unwind

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    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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    Erika Gottlieb, an academic scholar, warns against totalitarianism and dictatorship in her definition of dystopia. “Dystopian fiction looks at totalitarianism and dictatorship as its prototype, a society that puts its whole population continuously on trial, a society that finds its essence in concentration camp, this is, in disenfranchising and enslaving entire classes of its own citizens a society that, by glorifying and justifying violence by law, preys upon itself”(Gottlieb). Gottlieb…

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    The Dystopian Fiction genre is one of the most compelling genres of literature available to the average reader. This is because these types of stories often depict very high-stakes types of themes such as the future of humanity, the will of the individual, oppression, and the ability of individuals to come together to accomplish a singular goal. Generally these types of stories feature a totalitarian government that engages in mind-control and propaganda programs while also harshly punishing all…

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