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Dystopia. Dystopia: an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive state in which government control maintains the illusion of a perfect society Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system. .

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Dystopia

Dystopia

  • Dystopia: an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive state in which government control maintains the illusion of a perfect society

  • Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system.


Characteristics of a dystopian society

Characteristics of a Dystopian Society

  • Propaganda is used to control the citizens of 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.


Characteristics of a dystopian society1

Characteristics of a Dystopian Society

  • Citizens have a fear of the outside world.

  • Citizens live in a dehumanized state.

  • The natural world is banished and distrusted.

  • Citizens conform to uniform expectations. Individuality and dissent are bad.

  • The society is an illusion of a perfect utopian world.


The dystopian protagonist

The Dystopian Protagonist

  • 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.

  • helps the audience recognize the negative aspects of the dystopian world through his or her perspective.


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