Dystopian Fiction

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Definition of Dystopian Fiction

  • Genre of literature
  • Dealing with societies attempting to build a "perfect" world.
  • Explores social an political structures

What makes it?

The protagonist feels like there is something wrong with society and wants to change society for the better. They believe it is possible to overthrow the government. The protagonists is against the way of society and also wants to escape the society that makes them miserable. For the climax, usually the government is not brought down, the protagonist makes a stand against the government but fails. The protagonists gives hope to other characters. Sometimes the main character escapes from the government, and other times government remains the same. The setting usually takes place in a controlled society.

Examples of Dystopian Fiction

Hunger Games Trilogy, Matched Series, Divergent Series, The Legend, The Uglies, and many more. These books are consider dystopian fiction because the protagonist feels the need to change or disagree with society in some way.

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Harrison Bergeron

This short story displays dystopian fiction in many ways. The first way is that it takes place in a very controlling government. The main character Harrison tries to go against society and government wants complete control. The government tries for equality.

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