– worst-case scenarios
– maybe our current society can be jolted enough to avoid those scenarios
– like some of the characterisers featured in dystopian fiction, we might find hope. Then again, maybe not.
– We admire the best dystopian fiction – well written and we can relate
– Fascinated by the terrible
– phenomena, both belong to a particular genre of science fiction with a social background, that describes imaginary places where reigns welfare and happiness (Utopia), and the terrible hypothesis of future uninhabitable worlds (dystopia).
– Dictatorship, revolution and counterrevolution
– We know that politicians, military people and corporate moguls are capable of doing awful things. Meaning that, dystopian literature is kind of… honest.
– dystopia – instead – intends to place itself in continuity with the historical process by amplifying and making tangible those negative tendencies that, if they are exposed and thwarted, lead to perverse societies.
– There are to be reported, however,
– Indeed, authors like Huxley and Berdjaev insist on the dangers of construction material, concrete utopias; but it is symbolic that just some time after Huxley is dedicated to the description of a utopia.
– society’s perverse dystopia
– In other words at the base of these two attitudes there is the complaint of a reality perceived as painful and oppressive and the constructive solicitation to overcome them by the exercise of reasonableness.
– presents the world of hell
– marked with the same rationality and geometric rigor that characterized
– The impulse that drove me to ___
– the desire to protest against a reality
– our appetite
– satiated and our fingers are reaching for
– bleak prediction of our future on earth
– we sink our teeth into dystopian society
– what these novels never fail to dish up are the faults in our society and failure to ______
– indirect way of ______ – reality through an imagined world
– musing and
– conformist life
– feels to familiar
– pressured to fit in
– seems real, yet fictional
– stare at pages – our future society reflecting back at us
– taking place in adolescent minds
– The social, interpersonal, and biological phenomena that define teen-age life
– Adolescence is not for the faint hearted
– Strong link between dystopia and YA
– Grim allegorical tales
– But since the massive success of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy about a bleak futuristic society that pits teen-agers against one another in a televised gladiatorial fight to the death, young readers – along with the many not-so-young readers who are now consuming YA lit in mass quantities – can’t seem to get enough of projecting themselves into the future.
– Entertainment we consume, looks to be
– formulaic, repetitive, nonsensically plotted
– teen social hierarchy as mechanisms of fascist social control
– primary theme in literature and film
– a craze that’s seen a surge
– Theo James, English actor and model