Unit 3 Lost Identity
- Can identity be lost?
- What would this look like?
- How would this happen?
- Is this "right?"
- How do we know if this is happening?
CC: Does Dystopia literature create unnecessary fear of the future or a cautionary warning to people of the reality to come?
What is a Utopia? A Dystopia?
What are common characteristics of a Dystopia?
Why do people write about Dystopia societies?
What can we learn from Dystopia societies?
What fears about the future are revealed?
Are these fears real? exaggerated? possible?
What is dystopia? According to the Merriam-Webster’s definition, a dystopia is an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives. It’s a place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly. But many would ask, what is the point of dystopian texts if they are just fantasies? Well probably in the 19th and 20th centuries they might have been fantasies or imaginary worlds to the public, but throughout the years dystopian novels have gained power and accuracy in the issues it tackles. In fact, as stated in the article “Growing up Dystopian”, “more dystopian novels were published between 2000 and 2010 than in any other decade” (Garrison 12). Dystopian texts show the biggest fears of our society. They basically show the world as bad as it can be. At the end, the main point of dystopian texts is to teach people of the horrible things that could happen if they let greed, corruption, and fear take over their world and government.
|File Size:||756 kb|
The Giver: Novel Study
Questions for Chapter Reading
Chpt. 5 &6 Characterization
Poetry Figurative Language
Utopian vrs Dystopia
Chpt. 3 & 4 Rules and laws
Click to set custom HTML