1984 to Now

How the novel 1984 is relevant today

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Put a quote from the V for Vendetta packet here

Explain how this quote represents an aspect of a dystopian society. Make sure you include what context the quote was used in the movie.


Do we live in a dystopian world?

Write a 500 word explanation of how the world we live in is dystopian in some way. You MUST include SPECIFIC examples to back up your stance. CITE information from the Big Data, Big Brother article and the guardian.org Snowden article as evidence.


Correctly cite your sources and place them in an MLA Works Cited post at the bottom of the page.


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Social Media as a dystopia

Choose a social media outlet and describe (in 2 paragraphs) how it creates a dystopian culture. In your writing, you must include what the media is, what it's original purpose was, how you use it, and what aspects are dystopian. USE DETAILS/EXAMPLES.


Post that social media's logo above this post.

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Wordle

Create a wordle that has at least 25 terms describing what a dystopia is. Put the image above this, and write your definition of a dystopia here.


Create an event

Tuesday, Dec. 17th 2013 at 9pm

Everywhere USA

Your task:

You are a citizen of a dystopian society and are tired of how your life is being controlled. Think back to the Gunpowder Plot, The Million Mask March, V for Vendetta and 1984, and create an event that would make your fellow citizens want to join a movement to change the way of living. Set a place, date and time and give explicit instructions here on what the "movement" is and how it will take place.

Songs can present a dystopian world too

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Flobots by ChronoSounds1432

Find a song that promotes a dystopian world, explain how it does that (in 250 words or less) and paste the lyrics below. Remember to correctly cite the lyrics and put them in a Works Cited post

"Handlebars" by Flobots

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars
I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

Look at me, look at me
Hands in the air like its good to be
Alive and I'm a famous rapper
Even when the paths are all crookedy
I can show you how to dosey doe
I can show you how to scratch a record
I can take apart the remote control
And I can almost put it back together
I can tie a knot in a cherry stem
I can tell you about Leif Ericson
I know all the words to "De Colores"
And "I'm proud to be an American"
Me and my friends saw a platypus
Me and my friends made a comic book
And guess how long it took
I can do anything that I want 'cause look

I can keep rhythm with no metronome
No metronome
No metronome
I can see your face on the telephone
On the telephone
On the telephone

Look at me, look at me
Just called to say that its good to be
Alive in such a small world
I'm all curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine
64 miles to the gallon on gasoline
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computer survive aquatic
Conditions I know how to run the business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the systems
I can do anything with no resistance 'cause

I can lead a nation with a microphone
With a microphone
With a microphone
And I can split the atoms of a molecule
Of a molecule
Of a molecule

Look at me, look at me
Driving and I won't stop
And it feels so good to be alive and on top
My reach is global
My tower secure
My cause is noble
My power is pure
I can handout a million vaccinations
Or let em all die from exasperation
Have 'em all healed from their lacerations
Or have em all killed by assassination
I can make anybody go to prison
Just because I don't like them
I can do anything with no permission
I have it all under my command because

I can guide a missile by satellite
By satellite
By satellite
And I can hit a target through a telescope
Through a telescope
Through a telescope

And I can end the planet in a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars
I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars


Life as a dystopia

Choose a trend, activity or group of people that you can argue is a dystopian society. Describe what it is, how those people act, and what makes them a dystopia. An example of this would be fantasy football.


School sonnet

Place the sonnet you wrote about school here. If you want to make it fancy, add a picture that goes with it.


Works Cited

Create an MLA Works Cited page right here.