My Genre Comparison Learning Model
Comparing Utopia/Dystopia and Fantasy
Standards: RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.9
A similarities in the two genres, for one, is that there is all four different types of conflict in each book. The conflicts are in different circumstances and settings. From what I've read, the books are either in the future, telling about the future, or in a make-believe world. There is usually a concept that the world could possibly be real,or in the future, like in The Hunger Games. Our world could possibly be a world split into twelve districts and run by the Capitol, but the book itself is fiction.
The characters are very similar in the way that they are all kind, brave, a leader (usually), smart, and athletic. The fantasy characters are usually more honest, since they don't have to lie to save their live (like they might have to in, say, The Maze Runner)
My Theme Comparison
I also think this because in The Hunger Games series, Katniss is rebelling against the Capitol. She is surviving, taking risks, and escaping from other tributes in the 74th and 75th hunger games. The book is telling about all of the concepts in the the perseverance category.
My Character Comparison
I also think this because in The Hunger Games, Katniss has to be all of the above in characteristics to survive the Hunger Games, and in the arena, she certainly shows these qualities.
My Conflict Comparison
I think there are character vs character conflicts in The Scorch Trials because on pg. 92 (in my eBook), the Gladers said "'Just keep going!' Thomas shouted after Minho. 'I can't take this much longer. Just go!' 'Wait a minute.' Frypan's voice. 'The voice said this was a one-chance deal. We have to at least think about it.' 'Yeah,' someone added. 'Maybe we should go back.'" The Gladers, or the characters of The Scorch Trials, were arguing over whether to keep going down the tunnel full of deadly metal balls, or to go back and possibly face death. Since the characters are arguing, this makes it a character vs character situation.
I saw a character vs nature conflict on pg. 102 (in my eBook), where the narrator started to say "...the square of blinding sunlight coming through the now-open door. 'the whole stairwell heated up like an oven. 'Aw, man!' Minho said, a wince on his face. 'Something's wrong, dude. It feels like it's already burning my skin!' 'He's right,' Newt said, rubbing the back of his neck. 'I don't know if we can go out there.'" There are facing a problem where the outside (nature) is too warm and bright to walk in. The outside is nature, and the characters are facing the problem, so it is a character vs nature.
I found conflicts in other utopia/dystopia books, such as Catching Fire. There is a character vs society conflict when Katniss and the other districts are rebelling against the Capitol, or the government. Since they are doing this, it is a character vs society conflict.
I think my book (The Lightning Thief) has character vs character conflicts because Percy and Annabeth fight a lot, since their parents (Poseidon and Athena) have a grudge. They eventually outgrew their own grudge and became good friends.
I think that there is character vs nature conflict because Percy and Annabeth fight TONS of monsters, which are a part of nature. One example of friendly monsters are dryads, which are water spirits.
I think that there is character vs society conflict (this is a smaller one) because, later in the series (The Last Olympian), there is a fight between the gods and the titan army. Since most kids in the army came from being rejected by their godly parents, this makes me think that this is a form of character vs society conflict.
There are character vs self conflicts in this book as well. I think this because Percy often faces scenarios where he has to make a big choice, say, about giving Luke the knife or not in The Last Olympian (You'll understand it more if you read the book).
For example, a fantasy character vs nature conflict (from The Lightning Thief) would be about the characters fighting nature monsters, but a utopia/dystopia conflict (The Scorch Trials) would be about surviving the horrid Scorch.
My Setting Comparison
Later in the book, the characters are outside in a wasteland called the "Scorch." I know that they are here because, for one, the book tells me that they are going to be placed in the Scorch, and, on pg. 94, the narrator says "..the ground just below his face. Dirt and dust. a few brown rocks." On pg 95, the narrator says "It was a wasteland." The first quote describes the elements of a wasteland, and the second quote actually tells me that the place is a wasteland.
The setting in The Lightning Thief is, like I said before, in the woods and in the real world. For us, the book is technically set in the past, but the author wrote it in the present time. I think this because the book The Lightning Thief says that they go to Las Vegas and the Empire State Building. Both of these places are set in the present time, which makes me think that the book will be set in the present time.
These settings are not very similar; the only similarity that I saw (that was major) was the fact that the characters were usually outside. Other than that, the settings are completely different. The time period is different (present and future), the actions in the book that are affected by the setting are different (like dehydration and hunger being caused by the environment), and the setting physically (houses, stores, etc.) are also different.
The settings in each and every book are different, but I'm just comparing these two.