Dystopia

This world isn't perfect

Definition

  • Dystopia is the opposite of Utopia which means "a perfect society."
  • Where have we seen an Utopian society before?
  • A dystopia would be an imperfect society.

Utopian Society

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Distopian Society

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Elements of a Dystopian Society

  • Information, independent thought, and freedom are restricted.
  • A figurehead or concept is worshipped by the citizens of the society.
  • Citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance.
  • Citizens have a fear of the outside world.

Elements of a Dystopian Society

  • The natural world is banished and distrusted.
  • Citizens conform to uniform expectations.
  • Individuality is bad.
  • The society is a illusion of a perfect Utopian world.

Dystopian Protagonists

  • Often feels trapped and is struggling to escape.
  • Questions the existing social and political systems.
  • Believes or feels that something is terribly wrong with the society in which he or she lives in.
  • Helps the audience recognize the negative aspects of the Dystopian world through his or her perspective.

Our Novel's Dystopian Protagonist

KATNISS EVERDEEN

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