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1984. Get your notes out! Add the following to those notes…. Let’s talk about your answers. In what ways do you feel the United States could be considered an oligarchy? In what way does the government keep track of Americans’ use of the Internet, phones, and other personal information?

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1984

Get your notes out!

Add the following to those notes…

let s talk about your answers
Let’s talk about your answers
  • In what ways do you feel the United States could be considered an oligarchy?
  • In what way does the government keep track of Americans’ use of the Internet, phones, and other personal information?
  • Give reasons why this information should and should not be gathered.
  • What do you think Americans’ lives will be like in 50 years? What specific changes do you imagine? What will remain the same? Discuss personal lives, jobs, transportation, education, defense, industry, and any other topics that should be examined.
dystopia
Dystopia
  • Bleak vision of the future
  • The word itself is Greek in origin:

dys (bad) + to’pas (place)

dystopian society characteristics
Dystopian Society Characteristics
  • Imaginary future in a nightmare world
  • Oppressive regimes
  • Dehumanizing technological advances
  • Man-made disasters or polluted wastelands
  • Worlds of misery, violence, and disease
  • A dystopian society is the opposite of a utopia.
utopia
Utopia
  • Utopia is the name for an ideal or perfect society, taken from the title of a book written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More that described a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean. His ideas were based off Plato’s Republic.
utopian ideals
Utopian Ideals
  • Beautiful and peaceful society
  • No poverty or misery
  • Very few laws needed
  • Money not necessary
  • People’s work is enjoyable and benefits common good
  • Examples: the Garden of Eden; the Buddhist concept of Nirvana
dystopias imaginary future worlds
Dystopias: Imaginary Future Worlds
  • Serve as cautionary tales against the threat of oppressive regimes.
  • Are often visions of dangerous and alienating future societies, intended to criticize current trends in culture.
  • The term ‘dystopia’ was coined in 1868 by the English philosopher John Stuart Mill.
dystopias common in science fiction
Dystopias: Common in Science Fiction
  • George Orwell’s 1984, published in 1949, is one of the most famous dystopian texts. The term “Big Brother” came into popular use from this novel.
more famous dystopian novels
More Famous Dystopian Novels:
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
modern films
Modern Films
  • V for Vendetta
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Matrix
  • Blade Runner
  • Minority Report
teen dystopian fiction
Teen Dystopian Fiction
  • The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  • The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  • The Giver Series by Lois Lowry
  • The Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
  • The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
agree or disagree
Agree or Disagree?
  • To protect our country, our government should be able to spy on us.
  • People who are a serious threat to our government should be able to be held in prison without being charged.
  • The government has a right to know what people are reading to determine who might be threats.
agree or disagree1
Agree or Disagree?
  • Society would be safer if we had security cameras in public places to catch criminals.

6. Children should turn their parents in if they are breaking the law.

links
Links
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9JIKngJnCU
  • Apple Advertisement from 1984
  • The Wall, Part 2
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World