Dystopia. Images of a Future. Dystopia Defined . A futuristic, imagined world with oppressive societal control and illusion of a perfect society - maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological , moral, or totalitarian control
Images of a Future
- maintained through corporate, bureaucratic,
technological, moral, or totalitarian control
- through exaggerated worst-case scenario, makes a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system
1+ large corporations control society through products, advertising, and/or the media. Examples include Minority Report
Society controlled by a mindless bureaucracy through tangle of red tape, relentless regulations, and incompetent government officials
Society is controlled by philosophical or religious ideology often enforced through a dictatorship or theocratic government.
1) Propaganda used to control the citizens of society.
3) A figurehead or concept is worshipped by citizens of the society.
5) The natural world is banished and distrusted.
Syme was not only dead, he was abolished, an unperson.
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Part 2, Chapter 6.
Individuality and dissent are bad.
7) The society is an illusion of a perfect utopian world.
9) Citizens have a fear of the outside world.
• 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 recognizes the negative aspects of the dystopian world through his or her perspective.
- the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever necessary.