How do we create a society of perfection? An idyllic society with equality, no war, no fighting, and everyone follows the rules. But who makes sure everyone follows the rules? With control?
When does too much control for perfection turn into the opposite of perfection?
When does it become a dystopia?
an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives
Read. Write. Think.
Review the Definition and Characteristics sheet to understand the genre before you begin reading. Think: What kind of warnings might Dystopian Literature be giving to us about our society?
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Five Characteristics of Dystopian Fiction
Loss of Individualism
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