DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE

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					DYSTOPIAN LITERATURE
DEFINITION
     • A type of literature
       that provides a dark
       vision of the future as
       a warning for current
       readers
    IMAGINARY SETTING
• May borrow
 elements from
 reality, but the
 setting is typically
 imaginary
FUTURISTIC SETTING
         • Most pieces of
           dystopian literature
           take place in the
           future
   THEMES OF OPPRESSION
• Usually, dystopian
  literature focuses on
  the themes of
  oppression and
  rebellion
• The oppressor is
  typically stronger than
  the rebel
FEAR OF CHARACTERS
         • The citizens in this
           society live in a
           state of fear and
           paranoia
          TECHNOLOGY
• Dehumanization
 occurs because of
 technological
 progress
CONDITIONS
     • The citizens of the
       society live in both
       undesirable and
       horrifying conditions
               PURPOSE
• Can be regarded as
  a warning for the
  future
• Encourages readers
  to make a change
  while they still can

				
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