Dystopian 

Literature

Utopia: (noun) 

a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions

How Do We Create a Society of Perfection?  

Equality. 

No War. No Fighting.

Everyone follows the rules.

But who makes sure everyone follows the rules?

Control: 

When does too much control for perfection turn into the opposite of perfection?

 

When does it become a dystopia?

Dystopia: (noun)

an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, 

dehumanized, fearful lives

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Know this list to identify characteristics as you read.  Understand the Genre before you begin reading.   

What kind of warnings might Dystopian Literature be giving to us?

Five Characteristics of Dystopian Fiction

1. Government Control

The Giver

Lois Lowry

Railway Tracks
Divergent

Veronica Roth

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card

Harrison Bergeron

Kurt Vonnegut

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