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Definitions UtopiaDystopia A perfect place with ideal Laws Politics Customs Conditions A future, imagined universe where society is oppressed by at least one of the following Corporate control (Minority Report) Bureaucratic control (too many regulations & red tape) Technology (I, Robot, The Matrix Totalitarian/Dictatorship (The Giver, Delirium)
a.Dystopia: An (imaginary?) place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror i.Dys- is a prefix meaning “bad” or “ill” ii.A devastating event occurs that seriously alters the world. “devastating event” could be a weapon, a disease, or a natural disaster. iii.it alters it to the extent that social, political, and other institutions no longer matter or can function. iv.In post-apocalyptic stories, such people often embark on a quest to search for other survivors, and they often begin their journey based on rumors of a new, stronger community that has emerged somewhere else.
#1: Propaganda Propaganda is used to control citizens of a society
#2: Restrictions Information, independent thought, and freedom are controlled or restricted
#3: Worshipping a Concept A figurehead or concept is worshipped in a society Anti-love sentiment in Delirium Equality in The Giver Obsession with the brain chip in Feed
#4: Constant Surveillance Citizens perceive they are under constant surveillance. Someone is always watching, via cameras or spies.
#5: Fear of Outside World Citizens fear the world outside the boundaries of their country or area. Even if allowed to, citizens would likely not leave.
#6: Dehumanized Citizens live in a dehumanized state. This can vary: Living without love Living in abject poverty Living with too much technology
#7: Fear of Natural World Citizens fear the natural world (nature).
#8: Conformity Citizens conform to universal expectations. Individuality, dissent is bad
POST-APOCALYPTIC DYSTOPIAS Describes the destruction of civilization and/or the aftermath of those events. Some books deal directly with the end times, perhaps a meteor strike or a plague or even zombies. Other stories examine a distopian future where society has degraded. Apocalypse-related works of fiction gained in popularity after World War II, when the possibility of global annihilation by nuclear weapons entered the public consciousness.World War IInuclear weapons CHARACTERISTICS OF POST-APOCALYPTIC End of civilization through nuclear war, plague, or other general disaster Usually set in the future – directly after the catastrophe Deals with psychology and journey of survivors Take place in non-technical world or where only scattered elements of technology remain Imagery is usually grey, bleak with gloomy, solemn diction Survivors usually search for better life or hope.
i.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v =heAVOA8iyCwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v =heAVOA8iyCw ii.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1 BQPV-iCkUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1 BQPV-iCkU iii.Journal: Generate a list of some of the similarities between the video clips, such as: they all take place in the future, there are advancements in technology (that often have too much control), all societies do not seem like a pleasant place to live, there are tyrannical leaders, and the police are ever-present.