Havo 4 - wk 34 - lesson 3 - Dystopian literature

Today's objective:

Understand Dystopian literature
Know examples of dystopian literature
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Today's objective:

Understand Dystopian literature
Know examples of dystopian literature

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Read two titles from list - START READING NOW 
  1. Oranges aren’t the only fruit - Jeanette Winterspoon
  2. The Chosen - Sharon Draper
  3. Hunger Games trilogy - Suzanne Collins
  4. Divergent trilogy - Veronica Roth
  5. Maze Runner Trilogy - James Dashner
  6. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  7. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  8. Never Let me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  9. This Perfect Day - Ira Levin
  10. 1984 - George Orwell
  11. Ink - Alice Broadway
  12. The Circle - Dave Eggers
  13. Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mantel

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Read two titles from list 

Before end of January (first - fall break / second - Xmas break)

Writing test (50%) & Book test (50%) period III

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Dystopian literature
Utopian fiction (16th century): human being is good and can be perfected (become social/ less selfish) by society and politics

Dystopian fiction:  human nature means utopia ( a perfect world) is impossible; if society doesn't resist power and greed, it will become worse

1984 (G. Orwell, 1949)
-> utopian social programming runs counter to human instincts toward food, sex, pleasure, and aesthetics. 
-> the government controls people, manipulates people's weakness and brings out the worst through fear and deprivation

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Dystopian literature

1950s/1960s -> technology develops -> dystopian literature shows societies ruled by machines

Modern times -> dystopian literature explores  environmental and social justice issues. 

  • The Road (C. McCarthy, 2005)  ->father and son trying to survive in a future America where the natural world is dead or dying and most animals are extinct.
  •  The Handmaid’s Tale (M. Atwood, 1985) -> a totalitarian fundamentalist Christian movement has overthrown the United States government and suspends nearly all women’s rights.  Limited fertility means that women who are able to bear children are randomly assigned to high-ranking men as property. 
  • The Hunger Games/The Maze Runner trilogy -> incorporate (fears of) environmental catastrophe, social injustice, and government surveillance to tell stories of characters fighting to maintain their individuality.

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3 PPT presentations
  1. Characteristics Dystopian Literature
  2. Separate societies - different novels
  3. Separate societies - what do novels have in common

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