By: Kristopher Schweda
What is a Dystopian novel?
What are they about?
Often-seen traits of dystopian societies are a corrupt or whacked-out government, messed up societal views and or a "dictator" whose only reason for being in their government is to perform messed up experiments on his/her society.
How do you know if your book is a dystopian novel?
The easiest way to find out if your novel could be "dystopian literature" you simply have to look at the plot. Is the main character trying to deviate the twisted plans of his/her society? If so then you'd most likely have a dystopian novel on your hands.
Harrison Bergron by Kurt vonnegut Jr.
A society in which your matched with your life-spouse at the age of seventeen.
A society in which all people are divided into five groups and at the age of 16 you choose your faction. "faction before blood"~Four
A society in which two people are taken from each part of the world a male and female to pay tribute to the annual hunger games. "May the odds be ever in your favor"~Effie Trinket
By: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
It's 2081 and the United state's Government is tired of rebellious people. Now everyone is exactly the same. How would you feel if you looked exactly like your best friend?